Wednesday, January 25, 2017


The arts are important areas of learning in the Primary Years Programme (PYP). Students will learn the disciplines of visual arts, music and drama, as well as learning about the arts (the skills and processes involved) and through the arts (artists, perspectives, themes and ideas using the arts). In all areas of learning, the PYP teacher values imagination, creativity and original thinking. This may be especially evident through the arts. The creative disciplines of visual arts, music and drama are closely connected to each other, as well as having strong links to other disciplines. The creative process is seen as a driving force in learning through inquiry

students explore, develop and express their ideas using visual arts. In elements of art and design, students consider the practical and theoretical aspects of art and design: line, shape, form, colour, texture and pattern as well as balance, emphasis, rhythm, unity, variety, repetition, proportion, tension, contrast and space. They also understand the importance of taking care of tools and materials and are aware of health and safety aspects associated with using a variety of tools and materials.

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