Turramurra North Public School

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Creative arts

Creative arts is mandatory for students from Kindergarten to Year 6. 

In creative arts, students discover a variety of art forms through a study of dance, drama, music and visual arts where they learn to appreciate, compose, listen, make and perform.

Each art form has its own unique knowledge and skills, elements or concepts as well as a capacity to inspire and enrich lives.

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The creative arts K–6 is one of the key learning areas for the primary curriculum. This syllabus provides information about teaching and learning in Visual Arts, Music, Drama and Dance.The artforms of visual arts, music, drama and dance can be thought about in a variety of ways. They play a significant role in how meaning is made in peoples’ lives. Visual arts, music, drama and dance offer students and people of all ages opportunities for personal expression, enjoyment, creative action, imagination, emotional response, aesthetic pleasure and the creation of shared meanings.

At Turramurra North PS the creative arts are highly valued aspects of the school environment and the curriculum. A specialist visual arts program and music program are accessed by all students every week.

Our music teacher, Mr Cronin, teaches students to organise sound, perform and listen to music.

Our Visual Arts teacher is Mrs Plasto. All classes, from Kindergarten to Year 6 enjoy a weekly visit to our well- equipped Art room for a 45 minute class. Students develop skills and techniques, using artist quality materials to create artworks including drawing, painting, print making, sculpture, ceramics, fibre, electronic media and photography. An art blog features the artwork of our students.

While appreciating the work of their peers, artists past and present, from Australia and overseas, students learn the elements and principles of colour and design. Famous artists and artworks often inspire the students’ art making.

A selection of students’ artworks are entered annually into competitions and exhibitions such as Operation Art. Some of our students’ paintings have been exhibited at the Art Gallery of NSW, Westmead Children’s Hospital, offices of the NSW Department of Education and used as examples in workshops.

Every year, each student has a work of art displayed in our Spring Art Exhibition, which has become a favourite social, fundraising and art appreciation event for the whole school community.

Fun education after school time (FEAST) is our popular after school art program, which we offer to all interested children from Years 1 – 6. These classes are held in the Art Room from 3 – 4:30pm and are advertised in the weekly TNPS Turragraph.