Visual Art is an important part of the curriculum at Coatesville Primary School and is taught weekly by a specialist teacher. From Prep to Grade 6 Visual Art provides students with an insight into the rich, historical and cultural world around them. It cultivates self-expression, imagination and creativity, as well as critical thinking and problem-solving skills.Visual Art consists of the following Content Descriptions:
· Explore and express ideas focussing on creating artworks that express different observations, experiences, imagination, culture, beliefs and history.
· Visual Arts practices which focussing on visual conventions, materials, skills, techniques, processes and technologies.
· Present and perform which focussing on different ways of displaying artworks to enhance their meaning for an audience.
· Respond and interpret which focussing on context, interpreting and analysing, criticism and aesthetics.
Students experience a variety of Arts disciplines that encompass painting, drawing, textiles, ceramics, sculpture, printmaking, mixed media and technology both in 2D and 3D form. Through their explorations, students learn applications of different techniques and develop skills in design. Students build responses to their own and others' artworks, teaching them how to work both individually or co-operatively in groups.
In an age when information is being communicated visually at an unprecedented rate, these skills of analysis and interpretation are important to all students.
Coatesville exhibits artwork around our school, and bi-annually we hold an Arts Fiesta Week that celebrates the Visual Arts over several days and includes multi-age art activities taught by students, a whole school Art Show, art workshops and community involvement in collaborative projects.