The Elements of Learning and Achievement community of schools provides many different creative arts programs.
In creative arts, students discover a variety of art forms through a study of dance, drama, music and visual arts where they learn to appreciate, compose, listen, make and perform.
Animal Book Study - Stage 3
Imagery – words and pictures is a picture book and media study focussing on how authors, Illustrators and artists use imagery to express meaning. Students participate in numerous writing activities allowing them to experiment with the use of imagery in their writing including the use of similes, metaphors, personification and sound devices such as alliteration. Students also create artworks using different techniques to express meaning.
** Links to English Stage 3
The focus of this unit is to appreciate and understand the ideas that artists are trying to convey throughout the street art. Students will explore freedom of expression vs. crime and punishment. Students will explore the street artist 'Banksy' and design their own tags conveying their own meaning.
Part 1 of the Identity program will introduce students to the elements in art – line, shape, tone, texture and colour. It is an introduction to the Identity program and is quite structured. Artist's work will be discussed with a focus on these elements.
Part 2 will explore the idea of identity as a way of understanding more about themselves and others.
Artists work will be studied in the fields of Visual Arts and Music. Students will experiment with a range of techniques and materials in 2D, 3D and 4D. A Visual Arts diary will be kept to encourage students to reflect on their development as a student of Art and Life. It will contain ideas, inspirations and observations which lead to the creation of portraits and self-portraits.
Architectural/ Landscape Painting - Stages 4 and 5
Students will investigate the subject matter in context through observational drawing – describing and investigating the qualities of the subject matter within the school environment. Students will develop an understanding of the process of thorough visual research and experimentation of materials, and how this informs and impacts upon their final painting.