School in Action - Art

Visual Arts

 

Students at Hamilton Gray St Primary school attend art lessons once per week. One of the aims of the art program is to equip students with new skills in visual communication, giving them the ability to tell us about their world and importantly, about themselves and their experiences.

 

Exhibition opportunities for our young artists to showcase imaginative artwork have been at “The MUD Gallery” in Gray Street; at the local WDHS facilities; in local shops and as part of school exhibitions and competitions across the area.

 

During Tuesday lunchtimes, an Art Enrichment Program is held for those students showing a talent for art during their weekly art lessons. These workshops are facilitated in age group levels and utilise artist quality materials. Advanced art techniques are demonstrated and students are encouraged to use these skills to create unique artwork.

 

Wednesday lunches, the artroom is open to everyone for Art Club. This is an opportunity for students to use their chosen art materials to create a free choice artwork. It’s a great opportunity for multi age groups of students to create art alongside each other independently or co-operatively together.

 

Students from Hamilton Gray St Primary are involved in community art projects such as the colourful mural on the Hamilton Hospital external wall which was co-created with Jasmine Mansbridge. Students were also involved in the painting of the Christmas installation in the corridors of the Hamilton Hospital. Every year student’s artwork is chosen for public exhibition in the local “Woolly West Festival”. Our school also has a close working relationship with the Hamilton Art Gallery, with classes attending workshops and visiting certain exhibitions relevant to their learning.

 

Exhibition opportunities for our young artists to showcase imaginative artwork have been at “The MUD Gallery” in Gray Street; at the local WDHS facilities; in local shops and as part of school exhibitions and competitions across the school and district.

Emma Brown – Art Teacher.