Visual arts are a way of making and communicating through imagery. Through visual arts, students can construct a sense of self, engaging in a creative cycle of experimentation, action and reflection. Visual art activities enable the child to make connection between the imaginative life and the world and to organize and express ideas, feelings and experiences in visual, tangible form. Students will be stimulated to think and articulate their thoughts in new ways and through a variety of media.
The visual arts are also taught through independent inquiry, with the focus on developing students’ understanding, knowledge and skills of the specific subject area. There will be integration with the homeroom UOI where it is appropriate to support students’ inquiries.
The curriculum suggests the following accessible techniques and media for expression which the child can create and respond to by interpreting the world visually: drawing, paint and color, print, clay, construction and fabric and fibre.
Visual arts will enable your child to develop skills and techniques to demonstrate sensitivity to the visual elements. They explore the expressive and design possibilities of the materials within range of two and three dimensional media. Students respond and make connection to their and others artists work from different times and cultures to think and get inspired.