Visual Arts at St Christopher’s Primary is an integral and exciting component of the whole school curriculum. Albert Einstein believed that “imagination is more important than knowledge” with creativity enabling learners to reinterpret and apply their learning to new situations while strengthening their ability to think laterally. Visual art also nurtures inventiveness and engages children in a process that contributes to the development of problem-solving and critical thinking. These skills are vital for our students in becoming flexible and adaptable members of our 21st century community and problem solvers for our future.
During their art lessons the students will be empowered to develop and learn new skills, techniques and processes which also includes their ability to apply art criticism to their own and others artwork. Students across the year levels will be immersed in a variety of different mediums such as ceramics, drawing, painting, sculpture, photography and printmaking. They will be exposed to a variety of sources of inspiration including literature, multi-media and Art History which will enable them to make deeper connections to the world and open them to new ways of seeing.
The art show that is held every two years is an important part of the creative process as it allows the children to develop their confidence and appreciation for art in an environment that celebrates their talents and achievements.
Performing Arts – Music
Music is a rotation that children participate in from Prep to Grade Six. During these classes, students study music appreciation, composition, music technology, theory and dance. They also develop their performance skills by learning basic keyboard and guitar. The music room at St Christopher’s is well resourced with 20 iPads, 10 piano keyboards, 16 acoustic guitars and its own performance stage and small recording studio!