Art Education

Art Education is a way of making and communicating meaning through imagery. Art Education is a natural and enjoyable way of extending and enriching the child’s experience in an innovative manner in school.

◦ To enable the child to explore, clarify and express ideas, feelings and experiences through a range of arts activities .
◦ To provide for aesthetic experiences and to develop aesthetic awareness in the visual arts, in music, in drama, in dance and in literature
◦ To develop the child’s awareness of visual, aural, tactile and spatial qualities in the environment
◦ To enable the child to develop the potential to practise the skills necessary for creative expression and for joyful participation in different art forms
◦ To value the child’s confidence and self-esteem through valuing self expression.
◦ To make children think out of box and to bring the best possible outcome from them.
◦ To enable the children to find different approaches to a problem through various activities.
◦ To develop inter personal skills among their peer group.
There are mainly two types of Arts practised in our school:

i) Visual Arts
ii) Performing and Language Arts
Though both types look alike, each type is different and has its own importance.
Visual arts activities enable the child to make connections between the imaginative life and the world and to express ideas, feelings and experiences in visual form. Visual arts education provides for creative experiences through exploring, investigating, experimenting, inventing, designing and making in a range of media
Visual Arts promotes holistic development of a child
The development of perceptual awareness helps the child to enjoy and interpret the visual environment and art works and can facilitate learning in all areas of the curriculum.
Visual arts curriculum
The curriculum suggests the following as accessible media for expression through which the child can explore, respond to and interpret the world visually. It can be in two dimensional form or three dimensional form.
Two Dimensional Visual Art activities
• Drawing and sketching
• Paint and colour
• Painting using conventional and unconventional sources
• Calligraphy and Photography
• Collage and Mosaic works
• Stencil Works
• Computer Graphics
Three Dimensional Visual Art activities
◦ Clay modelling
◦ Mural painting
◦ Carving and Sculpting
◦ Construction
Performing Arts
It includes all kinds of activities like singing, playing musical instruments, Knowing about various dance forms of India theoretically and practising various dance forms. It promotes the national harmony as children come across different culture by singing regional songs, various devotional songs.
Through Performing arts, Children develop empathy towards other children and they understand the need to respect and promote diversities.
Importance of Language in School
Language is such a universal influence in the teaching and learning process. Language is a way for the child to name and classify things, to express and modify ideas. In this way, language helps to clarify ideas and expand the child’s conceptual framework. It should therefore be a consistent concern in planning and implementing the visual arts programme in school level.
Activities for language improvement
◦ Enacting Drama, Monoplay
◦ Speech, Essays and literary activities
◦ Enacting the role of great authors of different languages.
◦ Group Discussions/ Tug of word war
◦ Connections using words