Visual Arts is a valued part of a student’s curriculum at Beeliar Primary School.
Visual Arts has been taught at Beeliar Primary School in a beautifully equipped art room since the schools foundation. The Arts have the capacity to engage, inspire and enrich all students, exciting the imagination and encouraging them to reach their creative and expressive potential. The term ‘creativity’ plays a critical role in all arts.
Our school provides a comprehensive Visual Arts programme from Pre-Primary to Year 6 based on the West Australian Curriculum. Students are immersed in and investigate a broad range of genre to learn the visual elements of art- colour, shape, line, texture Students explore, experience and learn about materials, including clay, textiles, print making, sculpture, collage, drawing and painting materials to enhance their Art Making skills.
Students are also provided with opportunities to recognise and develop cultural appreciation of visual arts in the past and contemporary contexts through exploring and responding to artists and their artworks. Beeliar Primary participates with ECU and Curtin University in the Artist In Residences Program – To create murals and other works.
In new innovations during 2016 – 2017 some students have been immersed in the world of Digital Arts using The Smart boards, I Pads and Sphero’s to create some fabulous Art works.
Presenting art works is also an integral part of arts education. Selected students works are displayed in the front office, during special occasions such as Graduation and Anzac commemorations and in the district wide exhibition at Atwell College in August. A whole school Art exhibition is held on a biannual rotation with Music. This exhibition is held in the final week of term Two for parents, students and the wider school community to view in the Music auditorium.