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Art

We encourage creativty to inspire learning

Art classes are a highlight of most students’ week. The program aims to develop a range of progressive artistic skills by:

  • using different mediums and techniques to create a range of two and three dimensional works
  • working individually and cooperatively to realise projects from start to finish
  • participating in Art Appreciation activities where students learn about artists and their works from a variety of periods and cultures
  • working together as a whole school to create the biannual Footscray West Art Show

The dedicated art/craft room is a great space for children to explore their creativity and imagination, develop conceptual and planning skills and master techniques.

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Prep
Students are introduced to the world of Art through the recreation of famous works such as Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” and “Sunflowers” and Da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa”.

Grades 1 /2
With a focus on 3 dimensional construction and art theory, in these years students create, papier mache’ sculpture, mosaics, clay and sewing projects.

Grades 3/ 4
Students are challenged to work cooperatively by co-creating works such as life size robots, skeletal creatures, paintings and mixed media works on paper.

Grades 5/6 
Building upon the skills developed in the earlier years, students now turn their hand to more complex and demanding creations such as life size art works and murals.

 

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The Art Show

All the learning that occurs in the classes culminates in our biannual Art Show.  All students produce works to fit a storyline written by the students themselves.  It is interactive, epic and a highlight on the school calendar for all members of our community.

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