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Art Education


Aims of Art Education

The aims of Art education are to enable every student to 
enjoy art, c
ommunicate visually and make meaning through connecting with society and culture.


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*The Revised Art Syllabus (2018) will be implemented by levels from 2018 to 2019.

Art Framework
  


The Learning Outcomes of the Art curriculum are organised by levels in 2-year blocks and according to the cognitive and artistic development of the students. The objectives of the syllabus are achieved through the framework of See, Express and Appreciate. The three behavioural domains of seeing, expressing and appreciating take into consideration the cognitive, affective and psychomotor dimensions that students are involved in when learning art. This ensures that students are provided with opportunities to observe their environment, generate ideas, create artworks, discuss about art and value the role of art in society.


See Express Appreciate

In Seeing art, our students observe their surroundings closely, analyse & reflect on their visual & other experiences. The focus will be on recording & interpreting as means towards developing student’s observation & visual inquiry. Students will be equipped with tools such as drawing to capture & reflect on their observations & experiences.

In Expressing art, our students generate ideas from what they see & explore ways to create & communicate through the use of various conventional & unconventional materials & tools, art forms & media. Students also experiment & innovate with visual elements, quality of materials, tools & artistic processes in order to meet an artistic intention. In Appreciating art, our students acquire skills & use appropriate art vocabulary to discuss & interpret artworks. Students deepen their understanding of Singapore through drawing inspirations from their environment, learning about artworks & artists from local & other culture & context to make connections & understand the values of art in their lives & society.


Scope of Learning


A. Learning Outcomes for Primary 1 & 2 (Revised Art Syllabus)
  
See Express Appreciate
Students will be able to…

  •  Identify simple visual qualities in what they see around them
  • Ask questions about what they see
  • Draw from their imagination & observation


  • Play with a variety of materials & tools to make art
  • Share their imagination, thoughts & feelings through art making

  • Show interest in looking at a variety of artworks
  • Talk about what they see, feel & experience using art vocabulary


Scope of Learning


B. Learning Outcomes for Primary 3 & 4
  
See Express Appreciate
Students will be able to…

  • Distinguish the visual qualities in what they see
  • Ask questions & gather information to make meaning of what they see
  • Draw from their observation & experience

  • Explore & discover different ways to use materials & tools to make art
  • Present their ideas & consider others’ ideas in artworks & through art making

  • Demonstrate eagerness to find out more about art
  • Share their artworks, intentions & art making processes with others
  • Talk about Singapore & international artworks & artist



Scope of Learning


C. Learning Outcomes for Primary 5 & 6
   
Seeing Expressing Appreciating
Students will be able to…

  • Gather information & make informed links between the use of visual qualities & intentions
  • Draw from observing visuals & the world around them to record ideas for art making



  • Experiment with alternative ways to use materials & tools to make art individually & with others
  • Discuss the intentions of their own artworks & interpret those of others 


  • Take pride in their own art making
  • Respect others’ artworks, intentions & perspectives
  • Discuss & relate Singapore & international artworks & artists to their own experiences



Programmes

Levels Theme
Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4
Primary 1

Identity

2D – Fine Art

Landscape

2D – Fine Art

Transport System

2D – Fine Art

CORE: Draw!

2D – Drawing
Primary 2

The Globe

2D – Mixed Media

People & their surrounding

2D – Fine Art

Space

3D – Mixed Media

CORE: Draw!

2D – Drawing

Primary 3

Things Around Me

2D – Fine Art

Natural World

2D – Fine Art

Places and Times

3D – Mixed Media

CORE: Draw!

2D – Fine Art

Primary 4

Identity

2D – Fine Art

Time

2D – Digital Fine Art

Museum-Based Learning

CORE: Draw!

2D – Fine Art

Primary 5

Imaginary World

2D – Fine Art
Community

3D – Fine Art

Expression

2D - Fine Art

CORE: Draw!

2D – Fine Art
 Primary 6
People & Objects
2D - Fine Art   
Celebrations
3D - Fine Art 
Nature
3D- Fine Art 
CORE: Draw!

2D – Fine Art