Visual Art

Visual Art is many things to many people. It can be something to look at, feel, a record of an idea, a moment in time or a way of expressing thoughts.

 

Art explores the creativity that we all have inside us. Creative skills in Art can be applied in other disciplines, allowing for solutions to problems be tackled in new ways.

 

Visual Art is part of the AUSVELS Discipline Based Learning domain. The arts program covers the following strands; Creating and Making (P-6) and Exploring and Responding (3-6).

 

Visual Art  crosses over into the Interdisciplinary Learning, (e.g. communication, design/technology and thinking) and Physical, Personal and Social Learning (e.g. personal learning, civics and citizenship) domains.

 

Some key elements:

  • Exploring materials
  • Manipulating techniques
  • Establishing links
  • Arranging art elements
  • Drafting designs
  • Developing visual awareness

 

Visual Art lessons focus on the ELEMENTS OF ART – line, shape, colour, tone, space,  texture, and form.

 

Visual Art lessons focus on ART CONCEPTS – like spatial awareness, harmony, balance, proportion, perspective, symmetry, pattern, contrast, abstraction and repetition.

 

Visual Art lessons focus on the ART DISCIPLINES of drawing, painting, collage, construction, textiles, sculpture and multi-media.

 

This Semester in Visual Art:

Preps: “What is Art”.

An introductory project where the students look at what the  art space is all about.  We will be exploring all kinds of different mediums, materials and skills that occur in art.

 

1/2: “Clay the Force Be With You”.

The children are going to research and make a sculpture on themselves using both observational and imaginary aspects.

 

3/4 “Say it with Flowers”.

The students will be decorating the school’s garden beds with colourful paintings. The paintings will reflect messages and thoughts of importance to the school and students.

 

5/6 “So You Want to Be a Modern Artist?” Using the techniques of some modern art masters the children will create sculptures with their own meaning.