In the Victorian Curriculum, the Arts includes Dance, Drama, Media Arts, Music, and Visual Arts.
The Arts enable children to develop their creative and expressive capacities by learning about the different practices, disciplines and traditions that have shaped the expression of culture locally, nationally and globally. Children are both artist and audience in the Arts. They make and respond and learn to appreciate the specific ways this occurs in different disciplines.
The Arts present ideas that are dynamic and rich in tradition. Through engaging in The Arts students are entertained, challenged and provoked to respond to questions and assumptions about individual and community identity, taking into account different histories and cultures.
The Arts contributes to the development of confident and creative individuals and enriches Australian society. Children express, represent and communicate ideas in contemporary, traditional and emerging arts forms.
At Tarneit Rise Primary School, children have weekly lessons in Visual Arts (for 6 months) and Performing Arts (for six months).
Visual Arts ~ Children attend art classes taken by a specialist teacher for an hour session each week. These sessions are in our modern, well-equipped art room. Lessons include a variety of challenging and stimulating activities including clay modelling, wire construction, art appreciation, felt making, painting, drawing and printmaking.
Children’s art work is celebrated through vibrant displays throughout the school and within the community. Art News articles are a regular feature in the newsletter and the Compass Newsfeed.
Performing Arts ~ The Performing Arts program operates for all children and includes music, dance and drama activities. The skills and techniques developed through participation in music learning allow students to manipulate, express and share sound as listeners, composers and performers. During drama lessons, students actively use body, gesture, movement, voice and language, taking on roles to explore and depict real and imagined worlds. While engaging in dance, students have the opportunity to choreograph, perform and appreciate as they engage in expressive movement with purpose and form. Like all art forms, music, dance and drama have the capacity to engage, inspire and enrich all students, exciting the imagination and encouraging students to reach their creative and expressive potential. This is the aim of the Performing Arts program at Tarneit Rise.