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Visual Art

Mission

To provide a holistic education to develop confident and self-directed learners, concerned citizens and active contributors.

The QtPS Visual Art department believes that aesthetics play a fundamental role in stimulating cognitive development, encouraging innovative thinking and creativity. This helps them to form meaningful relationships with the environment they are in. When students’ creativity is encouraged through Artistic expression, their individuality is uncovered and their self-confidence is bolstered and this is important to fuel their motivation to approach learning in general.

Key Strategies

Adoption of Thinking Routines in Art discussion and reflection component of the lessons to frame students’ thinking when examining a piece of art work. They learn to think deeper as they are pushed to look beyond the surface using thinking routines such as “See-Think-Wonder.

In addition to the use of Thinking Routines, the element of ‘play’ integrated during lessons allow students to explore and experiment with different materials helped them to make informed decisions on the choices made. Learning becomes meaningful for students when their personal voice is captured in their final artwork.

Signature Programme

Our 6-year Visual Art Programme is designed to provide all students with an outlet of self-expression through experimentation with various materials and methods. It covers themes based on the alignment of our Lifelong Programme (LLP) ‘Connecting Hearts with the Arts’ and CCE topics that are explored in the school curriculum. The programme affords them a variety of experiences to enrich their knowledge and skills in the learning of arts. They develop their art-making skills and engage in art discussions to achieve visual literacy. Students expand their knowledge of art ideas and techniques through exposure to a variety of art forms that include sketching, doodling, painting, sculpting and collaging.

P3 to P6

Learning Journeys to art museums and sculpture walks.

Extend students’ learning beyond the classroom walls where they can make connections to Art in everyday life.

P1 to P6

Art Appreciation

Develop students’ own voice in art criticism and to help them view artworks with a critical and creative eye.