Visual Arts Department
To instill in pupils a life-long interest in the Arts
To develop every child to be a confident and expressive individual
KEY DEVELOPMENTS IN ENDEAVOUR VISUAL ARTS
To cater to diverse student needs, talents and interests, our Art department focuses on offering students flexibility and choice as well as exposure to different art forms. The modular curriculum encourages students to build on strong fundamental skills and to explore material play through the Drawing and Painting; Printmaking; Digital Art and 3-Dimensional Modelling modules.
In addition, thinking routines are infused into the art curriculum to encourage students to generate and build on one another’s ideas, make their thinking visible, and be assessors of their own and peers’ learning. Inquiry-based learning in and through Art nurtures our students to be curious, confident and cooperative learners.
MAKING INQUIRY-BASED LEARNING@EDP VISIBLE
Here’s how inquiry-based learning looks like in our EDP art classrooms.
PRIMARY FIVE EVERY-CHILD-AN-ARTIST PROGRAMME
The Every-Child-Holistic-Programme seeks to bring out the latent potential in our students. In Visual Art, this is developed through our Every-Child-an-Artist (ECAA) programme.
Encouraging questioning & investigating is key to developing an inquiring mind in the students. In Semester 1, all Primary Five students work on a given theme with their art teacher, where they unfold their thinking and interpretation during art discussions and material play, generating ideas and experimenting with an array of materials and techniques to create their masterpieces. Their artworks and documentation of their learning are showcased in the Primary Five Every-Child-an-Artist group exhibition launched in Endeavour Art Gallery in Semester 2.
Selected Primary Five student-artists take on the role of art ambassadors to share their class’s exhibition-in-curriculum journey with the audience. Gallery tour is also facilitated for all Primary One to Primary Six students to appreciate the artworks and ideas behind them. This student-curated P5ECAA exhibition invites the audience to take on the role of an artist by making visible their responses to the artworks and art-making processes showcased. The exhibition becomes a living narrative where artworks are alive and changing with audience’s active participation. Every child is an artist, so is the audience.
Here’s a snapshot of a P5ECAA Exhibition, ‘Magical Wonderland @EDP’.
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT THROUGH ART PROGRAMME
To nurture in our students a strong sense of civic responsibility, we collaborate with community partners to provide beyond school experiences for our students to play an active part in community service when the opportunity arises.
As part of this Community Engagement through Art programme in collaboration with iLight Marina Bay 2017, 185 Primary Three, Primary Five and Primary Six students learnt to transform recycled bottles into one of the key light installations featured at the launch of iLight Art Festival 2017, titled Ocean Pavilion.
Through this collaboration, our students contributed in a small way to advocate care for the environment by reusing and upcycling bottles to create aesthetically beautiful artworks that can be enjoyed by many. A pre-assembly talk was also presented by these young artists to share this community engagement initiative with their peers in school to inculcate a greater awareness about care for the environment.