Primary Visual Arts
“Art is as natural as sunshine and as vital as nourishment. – MaryAnn F. Kohl”
We have had another successful year in 2018 of Primary Visual Art where students from Years Four to Six have had the opportunity to undertake art projects in the secondary art building. The students were able to express their individual creativeness using a diverse range of mediums, such as ceramics, paint and collage. Their beautiful finished products were on display again at the Arts Presentation evening for all parents, staff and the wider community to see.
Year Four students had their first taste of Primary Art in the secondary school during Term Four. Students created Christmas ornaments just in time to hang on their Christmas trees at home. This task required the students to sculpt their ornament from clay and then paint and decorate to have them ready for Christmas. The Year Fours did a fantastic job, especially since most of them have not used clay previously.
Year Five had their first year with Primary Art being a specialist subject. The students created under-the-sea ceramic sculptures as well as the treasure chests which were used for the pirate-themed display in the McAuley Library during Book Week. The students also created city silhouette paintings, dream catchers and numerous collage pieces.
Year Six students had the chance to consolidate their skills from last year, as well as learn some new techniques that they can use in Secondary Visual Arts. Students created ceramic lighthouses, assorted acrylic paintings as well as Asian themed artworks.
We are extremely lucky to have the resources we have in the Secondary Visual Arts department and that we are able share these resources and creative experiences with our primary students in Years Four to Six.
Ms Belinda Kerr – Primary Art Teacher