Melissa Drew and Tess Vu
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 2 Curriculum Overview
Junior School – Molesworth Campus
During Term Two, all students will continue to draw on their experiences, ideas and imagination to create a range of artworks. Some of the art materials we will be working with will include:
Prep – oil pastel, air-drying clay and watercolour paint
Year 1 – acrylic paint, collage and making a 3D magnet
Year 2 – printing, modelling clay and acrylic paint
Senior School – Errol Campus
During Term Two, the Years 3 to 6 classes will further develop their skills using a range of materials, applying their understanding of the elements and principals of Art taught in Term One. Students will be encouraged to use their imagination and experiences to generate original ideas based on a variety of topics. This term there will be a focus on students talking about their art and explaining the process of creating.