At Wheelers Hill Primary School students in all classes are immersed in regular one hour structured Visual Art sessions in a purpose built Visual Arts room. We aim to deliver an exciting and engaging Visual Arts Program which focuses on sequential development in the seven main areas of the Art program. This enables students to develop skills, techniques and processes in the following discipline areas:
- painting and printmaking
- textiles, and
- clay modelling.
These areas are taken individually or combined, with the students working at a level appropriate to their needs.
By enabling students to experiment with a broad range of materials and styles, we endeavour to nurture individual expression and creativity, cultivate aesthetic awareness and develop an understanding of the elements and principles of art and design.
Students study work from a range of artists and are encouraged to identify specific art styles and discuss their responses to selected art work. The program fosters participation and enjoyment, problem solving, confidence, responsibility, risk taking and personal pride in themselves and their work. The program also has a strong focus on student engagement and improving social skills. Creativity is the ability to think outside the square, which is paramount in achieving success in all walks of life.
Student work is on display throughout the school which the school community is welcome to view and enjoy.