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Visual Arts

The Curriculum:

The objectives of the primary art syllabus are to develop all students as active artists and informed audience:

  • visual inquiry skills to discover and explore their surroundings; (Connection)
  • curiosity, imagination and enjoyment in art making and art discussion; (Curiosity)
  • confidence in working individually and in groups to focus ideas and create artworks; (Confidence/Collaboration)
  • awareness of and respect for histories and cultures of key artworks and artists in. (Connection)

Teaching Approaches

Elements of art and design principles are spiral up over the six years enabling progressive development in achieving the curriculum outcomes. Students are exposed to different artwork and medium over the six years, providing them with broad and rich experiences.

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Focus on Artistic Process and Critical Thinking

The art curriculum is delivered through artistic processes enabling students to explore and communicate their ideas, facilitate imagination and innovation, monitor progress and achieve success. A variety of pedagogical and thinking strategies are used to facilitate the critical thinking process and expand imagination and creativity.

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Art Excursion

With the objective of developing a lifelong interest in the arts, the Primary Fours experience a Museum-based learning at the National Gallery, extended their learning beyond the classroom. The experience enables the students to appreciate Singapore’s art history through selected works of the pioneer artists and to understand how artists use art to portray the life and conditions, in this case, that of Singapore in the founding years.

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Art Display and Platforms

With the objective of immersing the child and providing platforms for display of students’ work, in addition to having art gallery and corridor, the school holds a National Day Art Exhibition annually.

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Street CreARTe – Edgefield Arts Corridor

This “Street CreARTe” corridor features key artists and styles from various periods of Western and Asian art. This 4th floor art history gallery enables students to take a walk down memory lane understanding the evolution of art and getting into the minds of the artist and viewing things from their perspective. Through this gallery, students learn about art history and movements and get inspiration from quotes of famous artists and artworks to transfer their learning into art making.

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