Art Shack Enrichment Group
Primary Colours Competition
During Term 1 students had the opportunity to enter an art work that focussed on a given theme, set by individual DET Senior Officers. Pieces were selected by DET Senior Officers for Departmental Offices. Art works not selected for display were then auctioned off, raising valuable funds for Stewart House.
Students who successfully submitted art work and had art auctioned and sold were:
|Isobelle P||Sunset Over Beach|
|Emily B||Pastel Bay|
|Alana G||Bush Waterfall|
|Nicholas D||Twelve Apostles|
|Kaitlyn M||The Wave|
Operation Art Competition
Students had the opportunity to enter an art work into the Operation Art Competition. Operation Art is a joint initiative of The Children's Hospital at Westmead and the NSW Department of Education and Training. The Operation Art program provides students with an opportunity to demonstrate their visual arts achievements through exhibitions across NSW.
The focus for 2011 was....
"Art is an important part of the healing environment that is the hospital. It is a tangible expression of the hospital's philosophy of caring."
Professor John Yu
We had a number of students participate in this competition but could only submit four entries. The children whose work was submitted were:
|Caitlyn M||A Magical Garden|
The Easter Show
|Isobelle P||Fairy Garden|
We are extremely proud to have had each student gain a place in the exhibit. Each artist was rewarded with a certificate of excellence. Each artist also received a formal invitation to attend the opening of the exhibit at The Armoury Gallery, Sydney Olympic Park. This exhibition was officially opened by The NSW Premier, Hon. Barry O'Farrell MP.
Expanding Horizons - Visual Arts at the Beach Arts North Primary Camp
This camp provided an opportunity for gifted and talented students to be involved in a fun, challenging and stimulating art education program. Nicholas D and William R were selected to attend this camp and were involved in many wonderful artistic ventures.
Visual Arts Enrichment Program
Our school Enrichment Program has been established to enable students who display gifted and talented tendencies in visual arts and an arena to further develop their excellence and success. Students are nominated by their teachers to attend the enrichment workshops.
This unique Visual Arts Enrichment Program offers students the opportunity to immerse themselves in a range of highly specialised artistic disciplines, during regular lunchtime workshops. The workshops are co-ordinated by Mrs Carol Speight and are run by staff members, guest professional artists and practicing crafts persons.
Students also benefit from exhibiting their artwork and being involved in community art projects that arise throughout the year.
This program offers a differentiated curriculum, exposure to contemporary visual arts practice, and collaborative involvement in studio workshops that provide a stimulating and supportive environment for the gifted and talented learner.
The program's aim is to help our students achieve their full potential by encouraging them to conceptualise, explore visual communication techniques, and develop a breadth and depth of personal investigation.
The Visual Arts Enrichment Program enables artists and craft persons in the local community to become involved in the school, as experts and mentors in their artistic field. Their knowledge is extremely valuable and provides students with role models in a discipline of creativeness, commonality, interest and passion.
Visual Arts provides a powerful learning tool to broaden student's learning outcomes across a variety of KLAs including visual literacy, critical and divergent thinking, self-expression, creativity, communication and collaborative skills.
Our Visual Arts Enrichment Program takes place in the form of a workshop, held during lunchtime sessions. Workshops will incorporate a variety of activities and experiences rich in artistic enquiry, creation and critical reflection and will culminate in students exhibiting their work.
There are two workshops available, one for K-2 students run by Miss Tania King, the other for 3-6 students run by Mrs Carol Speight. Students selected are generally those who have been nominated by their teacher. These students display talent as ‘budding artists' and a natural creative gift.
Gifted and talented visual arts students will have access to a variety resources, interested, dynamic teachers and professionals who are leaders in their field. Students will also benefit from exhibiting their art work and being actively involved in community programs such as the Allambie Heights BOOST Project.
The Visual Arts domain is an area where we encourage students to be involved in:
- Manipulating various elements in arts media and principles, to expressively communicate ideas and develop imaginative solutions to set tasks
- Generating and developing ideas that explore themes, techniques and issues
- Individually and collaboratively planning, designing, improvising, interpreting and presenting art works that expressively communicate feelings, ideas and purpose
- Developing and expressing opinions about their own and others' art work, while being aware of the elements, principles, skills, techniques, processes, media, materials and technologies available.
- Evaluating, interpreting and responding to art works created by artists from different social, cultural and historical contexts, offering informed opinions and using appropriate arts language.
- Identifying ways that contemporary art works, including their own, are influenced by cultural and historical contexts.
This Visual Arts GAT Program will enable students to undertake a variety of projects both practical and written. They create artworks using painting, drawing, printmaking, ceramics, design and digital art techniques. The analysis of artwork is also introduced to encourage creative thinking and reflection and prepare students for future studies.