Visual Arts at Saint Thomas More endeavours to engage students in a journey of discovery, experimentation and problem-solving, to become confident and proficient creative beings in a safe and nurturing environment. The Visual Arts program engages, inspires and enriches students, encouraging them to reach their creative potential by igniting informed, imaginative and innovative thinking. Our program includes a variety of experiences in mediums such as painting, drawing, mixed media, printmaking, sculpture and digital media.
Students are assessed and reported against the Achievement Standard of the Australian Curriculum in relation to their appropriate Year (Band) level: P-2, Years 3-4, and Years 5-6.
Students are encouraged to draw inspiration from other artists and designers in order to create visual representations that express their own ideas and those of other cultures. St Thomas More School has its own dedicated art room, with a kiln and plenty of space to experiment so that students develop increasing expertise and the confidence to find their unique artistic expression.
Our learning in Visual Arts, supports students to view the world through various lenses and contexts. Students recognise the significance of visual arts histories, theories and practices, exploring and responding to artists, craftspeople and designers and their artworks. They apply visual arts knowledge to make critical judgements about their own importance as artists and audiences.
STM’s dedicated Art Room provides the perfect environment for students to develop increasing expertise and confidence to find their own unique artistic expression.