Teaching Team

Melissa Drew and Tess Vu

Curriculum Overview

Learning in visual art involves students making and responding to a variety of artworks.  This is achieved through harnessing curiosity, creativity and imagination, combined with a respectful exploration and understanding of other people, cultures and art forms.

Students will engage with, and develop knowledge of visual art through exploring a wide range of creative processes.  Developing and building on skills, techniques and understandings of key visual art principles and elements will provide a key focus.  The art elements of line, shape, colour, space and texture will form the basis of our creating and making in the art room.

Throughout the semester all students will work through a wide range of activities with the opportunity to use a variety of materials.  These will include working with acrylic and watercolour paints, oil and chalk pastels, marker, fine-liner, pencil, ink, paper (coloured, tissue, embossed & printed), textiles, craft materials (beads, buttons, feathers, sequins, leaves, etc) wire, embossing foil, printing foam and modelling clay.

Each student will be encouraged to see the relationship between effort and achievement as they complete their artworks which will be stored in an individual art folio that is sent home at the end of the school year. 

Student artworks will be regularly published in the school newsletter throughout the year, providing a sample of the art created at NMPS.

Term 4 Curriculum Overview

Junior School – Molesworth Campus

During Term 4, students will continue to explore Art using a variety of materials, tools, techniques and processes. They will continue to learn how to use tools safely and to develop awareness and skills using the Art Elements introduced and explored throughout the year. In addition, each student will select an individual artwork to display and share with the wider school community in our Biannual Art Show.

Artworks created this term will include:

Prep:  Experimenting with repetition and patterns, modelling with clay and painting.

Year 1: Exploring texture with rubbing plates and collage, experimenting with positive and negative shapes and making a fridge magnet.

Year 2: Colour theory, creating a flower mobile and exploring shape through silhouettes.