Art allows youth to practice a wide range of skills that are useful not only for life, but also for learning. Skills youth practice when participating in art activities include: Fine motor skills. Grasping pencils, crayons, chalk and paintbrushes helps children develop their fine motor muscles.
"All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once you grow up."
Our Visual Arts program is integrally linked to Units of Inquiry our students are exploring across all other areas of the school. The benefit of linking Visual Arts to Units of Inquiry that may have traditionally been delivered in classroom subjects is that it allows students to explore their learning through creativity, expression and colour. Art is also a tactile and fun way to explore the IB Learner Profile Attributes.
Our Visual Arts teacher, Frau Murrihy teaches through the German language – further extending students vocabulary and understanding of artistic principals and elements in a bilingual setting.
Our beautiful art room allows our students the inspiration and tools needed to create, evaluate and respond to art. Our hallways and common areas are full of artworks, murals and displays made ny our favourite artists – our students!