Learning in visual art involves students making and responding to a variety of artworks. This is achieved through harnessing creativity, imagination and critical thinking skills combined with a respectful 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 be the focus. The art elements of line, shape & form, colour, space and texture will be the basis of our semester’s art. A secondary focus on the art principles of pattern, emphasis, variety, balance & unity and proportion will also be explored.
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 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 made by students at NMPS.