Belle Vue Primary School students actively participate in creative art activities which develop and explore their imagination and knowledge. Through experimentation with a variety of art medium, students develop art concepts such as space, pattern, contrast and form.
Basic art elements of line, shape, colour, form and texture are explored using various media, tools and equipment and processes. Students explore a variety of modes of art such as drawing, painting, printing, collage, construction, weaving and modelling. Students are actively involved in creating new colours using primary colours, as well as creating tones and shades by adding black and white. Construction techniques are also improved by exploring a variety of joining techniques.
During art appreciation sessions, students examine the work of a variety of artists and gain confidence in making comments about the artists’ techniques and vision. From these conversations students are able to comment on their own work and the work of their peers with greater insight and suitable terminology. They are encouraged to describe sensory responses such as texture, mood, balance, colour, contrast and proportions.
The students’ work is presented at the whole school Art Show which is held in Term 3. All work is displayed for our school community to admire. This is a formal occasion where we encourage everyone to dress up and enjoy the glorious work of our talented students. Each class will complete a group piece of art work which will be auctioned and sold to the highest bidder. It is a wonderful opportunity to showcase our students’ achievements, and an evening that we all look forward to each year.