Visual Arts & Design

Planning for our school mural

The Visual Arts and Design program at St Helena’s Catholic Primary school aims to provide students with the opportunity to develop artistic skills in a creative and inspiring environment. Students will experience a diverse range of art forms to include drawing, painting, printing, graphics, sculpture, textiles, and ceramics. Their response to these experiences will allow them to communicate through their art, gain appreciation to the artworks of others and develop critical understanding.

By enabling students to experiment with a range of materials and styles, we endeavour to foster individual expression and creativity, encourage aesthetic awareness and develop an understanding of the elements and principles of art and design in line with the Australian curriculum.

Visual Arts plays a vital role in the development of the whole child by nurturing self-expression and building confidence, in addition to refining their practical and fine motor skills. We celebrate and value every individual ability, were students thrive in inquiry, risk taking and problem solving. Skills which are transferable to all areas of school life.

Our students pride themselves in their artwork and the program allows them to display their work both within the school and outside community, in addition to special events and competitions.

It has been an exciting start to the year with a new Art/Science room, where our budding artists and scientists can blossom. Also, our Year 6 students have been given a fantastic opportunity to work on a collaborative arts project to celebrate our beautiful school. We will keep you updated on the progress!

Mrs Erin O’Neill
Visual Arts & Design Specialist

Art & Design Portfolio