When children explore their world, they rely most on the sense of sight. It is the visual world that gives children information about colour, shape, and form, and provides an opportunity to revise ideas based upon visual data gathered from new experiences. The visual world also provides myriad opportunities for language development, as words are associated with visual images. Not only do children learn from visual experience, but they also respond to what they see, often recreating ideas through artistic expression when they colour, paint, draw, or sculpt.
The visual arts can be defined as two distinct activities, art making and art appreciation. The first is about expressing ideas while the latter is more about responding to art. Both are important ways of learning and are supported and valued by parents and teachers at Caboolture East State School.
This term we would like to introduce Fiona Gerrard as our resident art teacher. She will be taking a variety of classes throughout the year on an "art journey". This forms part of our Caboolture East program and has the following benefits:
Stimulates and develops the imagination and critical thinking
Refines cognitive and creative skills.
Has a tremendous impact on the developmental growth of every child
Strengthens problem-solving and critical-thinking skills
Develops a sense of craftsmanship, quality task performance, and goal-setting
Teaches children life skills such as developing an informed view; articulating a vision; learning to solve problems and make decisions; building self-confidence and self-discipline; developing the ability to imagine what might be; and accepting responsibility to complete tasks from start to finish.
We welcome Ms Gerrard and look forward to the amazing art that will be produced throughout her stay here at Caboolture East State School.