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VISION

Life Long ARTS Learners

 

MISSION

LOVE – Learn and explore ARTS through Opportunities provided in a Vibrant ARTS Environment. 

 

KEY PROGRAMME

 

Framework

Enlighten (Appreciating)

Aim:

To develop visual Literacy through observation, understanding and making meaning of what is seen.

Objectives:

Developing sensory awareness and imagination

Understanding and valuingart from a variety of cultures and context

Experience (Seeing)

Aim:

To communicate ideas by using and creating visuals.

Objectives:

Developing visual inquiry skills to discover and explore their surroundings

Art Curriculum: A Continuous And Progressive Approach

Fundamental in Art (Primary 1 and 2)

Fundamentals to art are planned for beginning art learners such as the awareness of art elements. At this stage, learners will enjoy looking at and making art with shapes and textures. They are at their preliminary stage of making marks of lines and shapes to express what he/she knows and sees. Learners will have experiences with primary and secondary colours.

Intermediary in Art (Primary 3 and 4)

At this stage, learners will enjoy looking at objects in the surroundings in a more focused manner. They will be able to interpret what he/she sees in a more representational way and have a greater awareness of how space is organised. Learners will have a better understanding of colour theory. Learners will be able to understand why artists do their artworks.

P5/ P6 Semantics in Art

At this stage, learners will draw and paint with greater detail and with a more developed sense of context. Learners will be more exposed to observational drawing and cultural context and will be able to enjoy more complex colours and tones and will recognise and experiment with warm and cool colours and with complementary colours for the effects they create. Learners will develop semantic connection to art works and better appreciate art making.

 

Art Curriculum Units

Historical

·         Units of art appreciation based on historical perspectives and integrative to the learning of the modules

Progressive

·         Units of learning are designed based on art elements/concepts divided into 4  modules- Drawing, Painting, Digital Art, Craft

Standard (Integration)

·         Units of learning are linked with major National celebrations and school events

Art Focus (Cultural Identity)

·         Units of key focus for the level

Art Discussion

·         Integrated in each unit to allow pupils to discuss art with greater depth through formal analysis ie. style, materials, techniques and expressiveness

 

Elegant Tasks

Tasks are set such that the basic understanding of concepts and skills are shared with the learners. Learners will have to interpret the tasks and present them in their own creative ways. Tasks are given such that learners have ownership to their own art making and understanding. 

 

Rationale:

This Art curriculum includes the learning of culture and history of the world through ART. It would be meaningful to engage our pupils to appreciate heritage and history so that in whatever they do in the future, the understanding and the appreciation of how we have evolved as part of human culture in history would serve them in their decisions with regard to globalisation and more than just economic value of what we have in society.

The unit on drawing and painting is an instinctive way for the child to communicate understanding, feelings and his/her imaginative life. Learners use symbols to represent the human figure, animals and a variety of observed objects. Thereafter, learners progress to grow a sense of individuality, experience and look at art with curiosity and concentration at qualities of line, rhythm, texture and colour and tone. Painting is an ideal medium for developing the child’s sensitivity to colour because it is fluid and its effects are immediate. It is important to explore the expressive and descriptive effects of a variety of colour media. Colour awareness promotes sensitivity to the surroundings.

The unit on craft includes clay, sculpture, relief making and so on. It is a versatile unit for imaginative expression and learners get to understand the inherent possibilities for three dimensional expression. Learners learn to understand the properties of the materials and the opportunity and suitability to sculpture.

The unit on digital art complements the other units and maintained a balance between the two and three dimensional media. It is a new media that is highly accessible to young children.

 

Integration with other subject areas allows learners to link their learning and make connections to the world. A focus cultural unit bridges the differences of the individuals in our environment and establishes greater understanding and endurance.