The Visual Arts at Chelsea Heights Primary is designed to be an engaging and creative program allowing students the opportunity to communicate through artwork their expressive and creative ideas.
During Art classes, children are exposed to a wide variety of artists and study their technique, style, composition and special features of these works. These studies are the motivation to inspire the artwork produced by the students.
Students will complete several Artist Studies across the year and these are planned in units with scaffolded activities that are differentiated to allow for individual skill development.
Students create artworks that allow them to be exposed to elements and principles of art, as well as exploring different mediums and various types of equipment. Students investigate different creative outcomes as ways to express themselves.
Each year students will start the year by completing a portrait or self-portrait study that will be considered for submission in the ”Junior Archies” a competition held by the Gallery of NSW that is held in conjunction with the Archibald Prize. Students are also actively encouraged to submit works to local art competitions as well.
A biannual Art Show is held in Term Four to showcase and celebrate the students work.