Art @ West Spring Primary School
WPS Art Framework
The aims of an art education are to enable every child to be visually literate and to appreciate art.
In West Spring Primary School, our Art department supports the above mission through the 5‘E’s approach: to provide students with a variety of learning Experiences, Engagement through student-centred pedagogy, Exposure through various famous artists’ artworks, Enrichment through termly modular programmes as well as Exhibitions as platforms for showcase of talents and efforts.
Infusing PLAY in Art Lessons
Learning through PLAY (Purposeful Learning Activities for the Young) is infused in the art curriculum. Art lessons are conducted based on the three domains of PLAY; object, physical and dramatic. For example, students will be able to work with a variety of materials for their object play, capturing the earth’s textures through their physical play and lastly, creating puppets and role-playing for their dramatic play.
Object PLAY: Using jumping clay to learn about colours and creating their favourite character
Object PLAY: Using recycled objects to create a diorama with our friends
Object PLAY: Designing a tote bag using markers and printmaking technique
Object PLAY: Making jewellery out of air dry clay
Physical PLAY: Capturing textures around us and understanding textures by using our sense of touch!
Dramatic PLAY: Creating puppets and role playing!
Exploring Great Artists
Students are also introduced to famous local and international artists, such as Georges Seurat, Vincent Van Gogh, Chen Wen Hsi and Iskandar Jalil.
Look at how inspired the students are after learning more about the various artists!
Creating our own dot paintings using Georges Seurat’s pointillism technique
Recreating Van Gogh’s Starry Starry Night!
Trying out Chinese Brush Painting, inspired by Chen Wen Hsi
Making our own bowl out of clay, inspired by Iskandar Jalil
Art in Our School
To motivate students and instil in them a sense of appreciation for the Arts, students’ talents and efforts are showcased in holistic learning spaces around school.
WPS walking Art gallery
The ArtHive was assembled by the staff, students and parents of West Spring Primary. About 30 pieces of large cardboards were used in the construction of the gallery.