Visual Arts

Welcome to Semester Two 2018 

The Port Melbourne Primary Art Studio is a space where students discover how art and design can have a positive impact on our lives, school, community, and world. 

Overview

In Visual Art, we look at both art making and art appreciation. Children are given opportunities to express their ideas and encouraged to form responses to their own and other people’s artwork. We focus on the joy of art by allowing students to explore a range of art elements, such as colour, shape, texture, and experiment with a variety of techniques and materials across a range of art areas, such as drawing, painting, construction, collage, sculpture, fibre crafts, and printmaking. In our studio there are are no right or wrong ideas, and each workshop aims to give students a chance to experiment and play with creative concepts.

At PMPS, we believe that drawing is very important as it teaches your child how to observe the world. This Semester each child will keep a sketchbook. Inspired by the Brooklyn Sketchbook Project, this book will help your child to share their ideas, practice skills, explore personal interests, meditate, work out solutions to solve the problem and answer the challenges that they may face throughout their semester in Art. At end of the school year, senior students will open sketchbook our library and studio space for all to see.

Handy Hints:

  • Our Visual Arts program is taught by Kate Thompson (Miss Kate).
  • Our studio is located behind the Prep classrooms.
  • Students have Visual Arts once a week for an hour.
  • Semester  One-  Grade P,1,4 & 5  Semester Two- Grade: 2, 3 & 6.
  • Sometimes we ask for donations. Our Studio is currently under construction and has limited storage. When we need items such as magazines, boxes or fabric, we will communicate via a Konnectivewish list.

Places to go & Art programs to explore

MOMA – At NGV

Fezilla – Studio Gallery – Classes for Students 10-16 years of age who are interested in Digital Art- Greville St, Prahran.

Yarraville- Dawn Tan – Little Art Yurt – www.dawn-tan.com/workshops

 Our Studio Sketchbook Gallery

 

Tracing paper is one of those hidden secrets no one tells you about when it comes to refining your work. -Grade One