Led by an experienced and passionate Visual Arts teacher, Mrs Flic Pascoe, the Visual Art program at St Thomas More Catholic Primary School incorporates a variety of different art styles, technologies and skills outlined by the Western Australian Curriculum.
Students from Kindy to Year Six take part in these Visual Art lessons each week in a dedicated Art room.
As we navigate through life there is a growing demand on our children to understand and be able to use modern technologies, and through this, they are being exposed to more and more visual stimulus.
We at St Thomas More understand the importance of allowing our students to learn how to unlock the meaning of these visual references and apply creative ways of using art as a form of communication to express, inform, persuade, entertain, etc.
The incorporation of guest artists and speakers and being able to showcase artworks at events like the Margaret River and Districts Show really allows each individual to grow in skills and knowledge, while being able to show pride in their creations.
Visual Art includes the fields of art, craft and design. Students experiment with tools and equipment, learning how to use and evaluate these devices, while developing respect for work safety. They investigate the Elements of Art in Line, Colour, Shape, Space, Texture, Value and Form, as well as the qualities and properties of different materials and objects. They explore both experimental and traditional art approaches to drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, sculpture, construction, textiles and ceramics with influences from different social, cultural and historical contexts.
Having the opportunity to now see the world through various lenses and contexts, our children will be able to recognise the importance of understanding art and to make critical judgements about their own importance as an artist or audience. All this, adding to our children’s comprehension of world culture and their responsibilities as global citizens.
St Thomas More, Margaret River
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