Term 1 Students created an art piece with the theme "My Favourite Animal". They were introduced to different elements of Art like lines and shapes . Teachers demonstrated how to draw an animal using simple shapes and lines. After some practices, students drew their own favourite animal.
Term 2 Students created an art piece with the theme "Vase of flowers" after they were introduced to Claude Monet's "Water Lilies". They learnt how to draw different type of flowers and their petals, stalks and leaves. Besides drawing, students explored using oils pastels to do blend for their artworks.
Term 1 Students created an art piece with the theme "Whimsical Landscape". Prior to the art-making processes, students were introduced to artworks by Anthony Poon (Black and White (1970s)) and Wassily Kandisky (Composition VII (1913)). Besides using shapes and lines, students created patterns on the building and scenery in their artwork to demonstrate their understanding of repeating elements in recurring patterns.
Term 2 Students created an art piece with the theme "My Aquarium". Tapping on their skills on cutting, pasting and the concept of space, students created sea aquarium using a variety of materials including paper plates and recycled materials.
Term 1 Students created an art piece with the theme "Fruit Painting." Vertumnus is a popular oil painting produced by Giuseppe Arcimboldo that consists of multiple fruits, vegetables and flowers that come together to create a portrait. After having class discussions on the artwork, students learnt to draw their own fruits using shapes and explored the different painting techniques that they have learnt during the process.
Term 2 Students created an art piece with the theme "Flora and Fauna". Students learnt Batik painting techniques. Based on the students' needs, we focused using wax resist for this Batik Art module. Wax Resist is a technique that uses colored wax crayons or white wax candles to create the intended design. This is based on the fact that wax repels water. Clear wax is used to create the strokes, which are then overpainted with watercolour. The wash/colour will only stick to the paper if there is no wax on it. Similar to wax resist technique, batik art is a technique that involves the application of wax and dye to a piece of fabric, such as cotton, silk, linen, or rayon, to produce intricate and magnificent designs.
Term 1 Students learnt more about the Chinese culture through Brush painting. It is a traditional Art form that originated in China. It is characterized by the use of a brush dipped in black ink or colored pigments to create various subjects, including landscapes, flowers, fishes and panda.
Term 2 Based on Campbell’s Mushroom Soup by Andy Warhol, the students created their own version of Pop Art using an iPad and the app "PicsArt". Pop Art drew inspiration from everyday objects and images found in advertising, comic books, movies, and popular music. They often employed bold, vibrant colors, sharp lines, and repetition of imagery to capture the essence of mass production and the commercialized nature of society. Through the artmaking process, students were aware of the impact of pop culture in daily lives.
Term 1 Students learnt about Mobile Photography this term. They learnt to be more observant about their surroundings as they applied different photography techniques using an iPad. The students also learnt photo manipulation and photo-editing using app like "PicsArt".
Term 2 Students learnt landscape painting using Van Gogh's painting techniques based on his famous artwork "The Starry Night(1889)". Van Gogh often used thick and bold brushstrokes, which added texture and energy to his paintings, creating a sense of movement and dynamism. Van Gogh's colour palette was characterized by intense and vibrant hues to convey emotions and to capture the essence of his subjects.
Through the art-making process and discussions, students learnt to explore the visual movements in Art using colours and texture.
Term 1 This term, students learnt to create their own 3D wire sculpture. They were taught the different age-appropriate techniques used in wire sculptures like looping, bending, coiling, joining, twisting, wrapping. In their final artwork, they created a human figure with action.
Term 2 After learning to look at the creative use of materials and experimenting with objects as sources of materials for art-making, students learnt to create their own Product Advertisement using Stop-Motion Animation. They were engaged in group discussions on their storyboarding and they spent time to research on their chosen products. finally, created short clips based on what they have planned.