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.

 Junior School:

During Term One, all students will begin the year designing their own art folio which will then be used to store artworks created throughout the year. Students will also have the opportunity to work through a range of art activities including the following:

Prep: collage, working with ink, chalk pastel, paint and craft materials.

Year One: working with textiles, watercolour and pencil

Year Two: Etching with foil, weaving, painting and collage

Senior School:

In Term One, the 3-6 classes will begin with a focus on expectations and routines. Artworks this term centre around the elements and principals of art. Students will develop their skills in using colours, lines and shapes to create movement in their work. Materials we will explore include pastels, pencils, paper collage, plasticine, and wire.