Visual Arts at Campbell Primary School
The primary aim for The Visual Arts program is that students will develop creative ways of expressing themselves and use art as a form of communication.
The visual arts are a valued learning area at Campbell Primary School, with students from years 1-6 taking part in specialist run visual arts lessons each week. These lessons expose students to a variety of visual arts styles, media and skills. Our focus for Visual Arts learning is guided by both the state and national curriculum for the arts (Visual Art).
Students investigate the visual elements of art (space, texture, form, shape, colour, line, value), as well as the qualities and properties of different materials. They explore both traditional and experimental approaches to drawing, painting, print-making, collage, sculpture, textiles and ceramics and learn to work safely with various tools and materials in their art making. Students then learn to respond to their own work and the work of others using visual arts terminology to reflect on purpose and meaning.
Visual Arts provides opportunities to explore artworks from different social, cultural and historical contexts, supporting classroom learning and making close links with other Arts Learning Areas (Dance, Music).
Presenting artwork for others is intrinsic to the artistic process. Students are given multiple opportunities to display their work in the art room, the administration block, and the library, as well as at special events and exhibitions within the school and the wider community.
At the end of the school year student work is selected to be professionally framed and displayed in the administration offices for the following year. This is then presented to the student artists, where it is hoped that it will take pride of place in their own homes.
Each year, the Visual Arts program aims to enhance the school grounds with permanent installations of student work. In 2017, Year 6 students will have the opportunity to take part in an enrichment program allowing them the experience of painting permanent murals on school buildings
Mrs Anne Farrell
Visual Arts Specialist