Art Education aims to enable every child to be visually literate and to appreciate art. Pupils will go through these 3 domains in their art curriculum; Seeing, Expressing and Appreciating.
Being visually literate, our pupils are able to observe their surroundings, understand and make meaning of what they see.
Pupils will then be able to generate and communicate their ideas by using and creating visuals that they have observed.
In the process of learning to appreciate art, pupils will be able to see the value and recognise the relevance of art in their lives.
Art @ Riverside aims to engage pupils in positive learning experiences where they develop sensory awareness, imagination and visual inquiry skills to discover and explore their surroundings. Pupils are also engaged in art discussion, using See, Think, Wonder, which allows them describe and interpret artworks with appropriate art terms.
The school’s curriculum provides pupils with insights on Elements of Art, Principles of Design, Art Forms, Art Techniques and Art Values. Pupils are also introduced to different types of materials, where they get to explore and experiment with a variety of mediums to create artworks.
Our Art Curriculum Experience
Primary One and Two Curriculum Experience
Primary 1 pupils learning about warm and cool colours, in conjuction with Water Conservation Week.
Primary 1 pupils creating
food masks using various materials
Primary 2 pupils making paper plate aquarium
according to their sketches and ideas
Primary Three and Four Curriculum Experience
At this stage, pupils are introduced and will be more inspired by the different types of art forms, such as printmaking as well as sculpting, in terms of cultures or artists.
In Primary 3, pupils are exposed to the different types of art in cultures, for example, Batik and Peranakan Art.
Primary 4 pupils will learn more about the different artists and re-create the type of art forms, such as Andy Warhol’s Pop Art and Claes Oldenburg’s Food Sculpture using the technique of papier mache.
Primary 4 pupils using Abstract expressionism to create self-portraits.
|Primary 4 pupils experimenting with papers to create an abstract
sculpture, inspired by Richard Sweeney, and using the techniques to make a
paper headwear for the final project.
Primary Five and Six Curriculum Experience
Pupils will be more involved in ideation and process to create their final artwork. Pupils will go through research, experimenting with materials and planning before executing the final art forms.
They are also encouraged to create an artwork with meaning, which they can relate to personally. There are also discussion where pupils analyse on the meaning and purpose of a particular artwork, before they plan for theirs.
Primary 5 pupils Art Journal of their wire sculpture, which includes research and sketches.
Primary 5 pupils in the process of creating their final wire sculpture based on the theme “Space”.
Aims of Art Jam
To bring out the artists in all Riverians through:
This recess activity allows pupils to express their creativity and develop an appreciation for the arts through various forms of art-making.
“Bleeding Art” where pupils
use crepe paper and water to create their own abstract art pieces.