Art @ West Spring Primary School
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 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 two domains of PLAY; object and physical play.
Using craft tissues to learn about warm and cool colours
Using cardboards to create pencil holders
Designing paper bags
Using sand art animation techniques to create stories that encourage graciousness on public transport
Capturing textures in our surrounding
Studying human forms through gesture drawing
Exploring outdoors for observational drawing
Exploring Great Artists
Students are also introduced to famous local and international artists, such as Georges Seurat, Vincent Van Gogh, Anthony Poon and Iskandar Jalil.
Look at how inspired the students are after learning more about the various artists!
Creating our own dot artworks using Georges Seurat’s pointillism technique
Recreating Van Gogh’s Starry Starry Night
Creating an Anthony Poon inspired artwork
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 and WPS ArtHive
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.