Visual Arts

Visual Arts learning is seen as an integral part of student learning at Tranby College and is delivered within the context of the West Australian Curriculum. All students from Pre-primary to Year 6 are engaged in a Visual Arts class for 2 periods a week (70 minutes) in a designated Visual Arts room. The program is delivered by a Specialist Visual Arts teacher.

Student's creativity is nourished and cultural appreciation is developed through the creation of a stimulating learning environment and experiences which complement classroom learning. These include an Artist-in-Residence program each year, incursions by artists, visits to the Art Gallery of WA and exhibitions in school and the community.

Students discover and explore the elements of Art through practical art making and responding to works of art they encounter. They are encouraged to express their creativity through the use of imagination and thinking skills whilst exploring a variety of materials and techniques. Students are exposed to many art forms, for example: drawing, painting, mosaic, ceramics, printmaking, textiles, sculpture, felting and bookmaking. They learn to analyse, interpret and evaluate their own and others' art in a supportive environment.

"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up." Pablo Picasso

Ms Gillian King

Junior School Art Teacher