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Specialist Programs - Art

Art at BNPS is a joyful hour each week for every student. Students are given opportunities to feel free and confident to express ideas in a calm and friendly atmosphere and are encouraged to respond to the artwork of others. The Visual Arts program incorporates both art making and art appreciation in association with developing a visual arts language and supporting various units within the PYP programme of inquiry (POI) which is being explored in the classroom. The IB recognises the value of Arts education and promotes learning about and through the arts as fundamental to the development of the whole child motivating creativity, critical thinking, problem solving and social interactions.

Students learn to explore their creativity and imagination through a skills based visual arts program. This supports the process of art making and we give the students clear instructions on the correct use of tools, materials and techniques. Over the course of the year, students are able to experiment with a variety of media including painting, drawing, ceramics, textiles, print-making, collage, construction and visual communication. They learn to develop a visual language around art elements that is appropriate when thinking and talking about art, such as line, shape, colour and texture.

Students have the opportunity to respond to and appreciate various artworks of well-known Australian and International artists to discover how the artists develop their ideas and use of materials. Students will also explore different cultures and their art. The students are encouraged to share their thoughts, observations and feelings and then have a go themselves.

Student work is regularly displayed both in the art room and the entrance foyer of the school. Work is also sent home. Relevant art information and displays are also posted to the Compass News Feed throughout the year.

Art smocks are provided for all students in the Art Room.

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