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 Arts entertain, inform, challenge, and encourage responses, and enrich our knowledge of self, communities, world cultures and histories. At Wellard Primary the arts contribute to the development of confident and creative individuals, nurturing and challenging active and informed citizens.
Wellard Primary is committed to providing a Music program that has the capacity to engage, entertain, challenge, inspire and empower students. Studying music stimulates imaginative and innovative responses, critical thinking and aesthetic understanding, and encourages students to reach their creative and expressive potential.
Music exists distinctively in every culture and is a basic expression of human experience. Students' active participation in music, individually and collaboratively, draws on their own traditions and life experiences. These experiences help them to appreciate and meaningfully engage with music practices and traditions of other times, places, cultures and contexts.
Visual Arts incorporates all three fields of art, craft and design. Students create visual representations that communicate, challenge and express their own and others' ideas, both as artists and audience members. They develop perceptual and conceptual understanding, critical reasoning and practical skills through exploring and expanding their understanding of their world, and other worlds.
Visual Arts engage students on a journey of discovery, experimentation and problem-solving relevant to visual perception and visual language. Students undertake this journey by utilising visual techniques, technologies, practices and processes. Visual Arts supports students' ability to recognise and develop cultural appreciation of visual arts in the past and contemporary contexts through exploring and responding to artists and their artworks.
The Visual Arts program provides an exciting environment for budding artists to develop their artistic abilities. The aim of the Visual Arts program is:
- To allow students to learn at their own pace, using the Gradual Release of Responsibility Model, and with the philosophy established of ‘no mistakes, only happy accidents’.
- For students to explore the Elements and Principles of Art through a variety of techniques and media.
- To engage students in ‘life-long’ arts learning, through continually developing a broad range of new arts repertoire.
- The program keeps abreast of current arts related issues and trends.