At Caralee Community School, all students from years 1 to 7 take part in a fifty minute session of the Visual Arts each week. Students participate in a broad range of visual activities and learning. They learn how to explore their creative side whether it is through hands on activities utilising clay or construction materials to the fine details of drawing and painting.
Caralee students have entered a number of various Art Competitions, ranging from SKA (Square Kilometre Array) Seeing Stars – two finalists, Kmart Kardinya NAIDOC week – four winners, 2013 Shaun Tan Award for Young Artists, Therapy Focus ‘Jake Rides a Roller Coaster’ – two finalist.
We have had also the pleasure working with Willagee Library with Years 1-7 collaborating ideas and drawings of the Harmony Week Banner. Selected students from years 4 -7 were given the opportunity to draw the design on the poster and we had assistance from another Visual Arts Teacher to add colour and paint to the poster. The poster was displayed at Willagee library on for all the community to view. Caralee students were invited by Kardinya shopping management to display their visual artworks to the local shoppers. Caralee’s presentation of visuals was such a success, centre management extended the days of Caralee’s display.
Caralee has an opportunity to use the kiln in the art room. Children are given the opportunity to explore the basics of clay by making simple pinching pots, coil bowls to extending their learning and creativity side by making small figures of them selves or inspired creatures from the ocean. Caralee students are always extending their visual art skills and knowledge to designing magnificent masterpieces.
Visual Arts/Italian Teacher