Our Visual Arts curriculum is intended to help students develop their creativity, as well as the ability to communicate their understanding of the world around them through visual arts. In learning to express themselves in visual ways, students will sharpen their powers of observation, imagination and invention. In developing the ability to respond to, analyse, and describe works of art, they will learn to interpret artworks and to communicate their understanding of the meaning and intentions they see in the works presented by visual languages and visual forms. The development of visual literacy skills and knowledge will therefore prepare students to investigate and understand images, media and artworks, and will equip them to interpret the complex contemporary visual world.
In Visual Arts, students will
- develop perceptual abilities with special emphasis on visual, aesthetic and arts experience;
- express personal feelings and thoughts through artistic presentations;
- develop artistic potential, visual cognition and generic skills (creativity, collaboration, communication, critical thinking, information technology and self-management skills) through artistic creation, appreciation and criticism towards community and a variety of cultures in the world.
Assessment will be used to assess students’ learning performance. Report card grades will be given according to the performance of art appreciation, art knowledge and art techniques. Effort grades will be given according to class performance and Visual Journal quality.
All artworks are expected to be finished and done during lessons. Students are requested to collect references via internet, newspapers, magazines, books, etc. to enhance self-directed learning.
Visual Journal is a weekly assignment for students to apply any art medium to record daily life, feelings, ideas and/or certain topics. Students are required to create two pages of Visual Journal every week. Visual journal are marked weekly and the grades go under “Effort” in report cards.