The learning encompassed in the studio art program at Belgrave South is based on the Victorian Curriculum and involves the dimensions ‘Explore and Express Ideas’, ‘Visual Arts Practices’, ‘Present and Perform’ and ‘Respond and Interpret’. These dimensions focus on ideas, skills, techniques, processes and presentations.
At Belgrave South, we use the seven areas of art to develop these skills – painting, printing, collage, construction, modelling, drawing, threads and textiles. These may be introduced as individual projects or as part of a mixed media project or as cooperative group work.
The use of an individual Visual Arts Diary, has been introduced and developed to record explorations, experimentation, planning, rubrics and written assessment tasks.
All areas involve the children’s imagination and allow for differentiation, experimentation, planning, and the progressive development and application of skills, techniques and processes.
At Belgrave South the students explore the quality of art works, discuss the purpose of the works and the audience it was created for and develop art language to express their thoughts about art works.