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Arts

Art Program for Foundation to Year Four
The students in years Foundation to Year Four participate in visual arts usually for one hour per week. This is in a dedicated room with a specialist teacher away from their classroom teacher.

The national curriculum will taught and reported upon twice a year.

Generally each term is broken down into one or two key units of work.  These include painting, printing, construction, modelling, drawing, threads and textiles and collage.

Key arts elements are taught which include line, shape and form, colour, texture, shape and value.

Students are encouraged to participate in national, state and local events to showcase their art work.  These include competitions, fund raising activities and community events such as the Benalla Show and the Benalla Festival. 

Parents are actively encouraged to join their children and share the fun.

Art Program for Year Five and Six Students

In the Year Five and Six Art Program, students develop and communicate their ideas through their art work, expressing those ideas using Art Forms including Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Collage, Mixed Media, Modelling, Construction and Textiles.  They use a wide range of media and develop skills and techniques appropriate to their level.  They manipulate the Arts Eleemnts and the Prnciples of Design.  Students learn to identify and describe the influences from their own and other cultures and times that they incorporate into their own work.  They are expected to consider the audience in presenting their owrk.

Students are encouraged to continue to participate in national, state and local events to promote their art work.  These include competitions, fundraising activities and community events such as the Benalla Show and the Benalla Festival. 

An ongoing reporting system is used at this level.

Year 8 Art Elective

The Year 8 Art Curriculum has a focus around the Art Elements of Line, Colour, Shape, Texture, Tone and Shade.  Students will use a range of mixed materials to explore and create art works.  They will complete an Artist Study on David Hockney and produce a work of Art using an iPad and Adobe Sketch.  They will also look at the Pop Art Era and produce a peice of art using colour, Pattern, Texture and Tone.

                                                           

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