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Aesthetics (Art)

Aims of Art Education


The aims of art education are to enable every child to be visually literate and to appreciate art.Being visually literate, our students are able to observe, understand and make meaning of what they see. They are also able to communicate their ideas by using and creating visuals.Students will be able to see the value and recognise the relevance of art in their lives.

 

 

Objectives of the Primary Art Syllabus

Students would:

·        Develop sensory awareness and imagination

·        Develop visual inquiry skills to discover and explore their surroundings

·        Acquire skills that enable them to describe and interpret artworks

·        Create artworks to share their ideas, thoughts and feelings

·        Cultivate a spirit of innovation and experimentation

·        Understand and value art from a variety of cultures and context

·        Develop self-confidence and sense of achievement

 

Source: Ministry of Education, (2009) ART TEACHING AND LEARNING SYLLABUS

 

 


Key Programmes


1.       
Art Enrichment

On top of our current Art syllabus, we also expose our pupils to the various art forms during our enrichment programme as follows:

P1 - Plasticine Relief
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P2 - Chinese Calligraphy
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P3 - Batik

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P4 - Paper Marche
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P5 - Art Booth
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P6 - Leaving a Legacy

During the post PSLE Art programme, the P6s will create an artwork and leave a legacy behind MCS.


2.               Budding Artist Exhibition

Our yearly Budding Artist Exhibition provides opportunities for pupil artists to showcase their work. It is also a good platform to expose pupils to art appreciation. We segment the art exhibition into 2 segments – one segment featuring best artworks selected from the P1-6 curriculum artwork and another segment featuring selected artwork from Art Club.


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3.               Arts Galore

The MCS Arts Galore is a festival in celebration of the arts. During this festival, Art booths are set up and manned by our P5 pupils to engage the school  in a variety of handicraft. This event also gives the P5 pupils the opportunity to learn the importance of class unity and play their role in contributing back to the school.

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