Welcome to our Visual Arts Program @ St Joseph’s.

Here at St Joseph’s we aim to provide students with rich and rewarding art experiences that will equip them with new skills in visual communication. As students grow, so will their ability to tell us about their world, but more importantly, about themselves. It is through their creative expression that they are able to do this.

From Foundation to Year 6, children’s physical, emotional and artistic growth are considered and, with this in mind, our programme develops along a continuum beginning with basic art skills and moving gradually to more challenging ones.

Students will have experience in the following at each level of their learning:

  • Drawing
  • Collage
  • Painting
  • Threads & Textiles
  • Printmaking
  • Construction
  • Modelling

Underpinning our Visual Arts is the understanding that the art making process is more important than the final product and everyone’s artwork is worthy of recognition. Our students are provided opportunity to showcase their work in our Bi-Annual Art Show and exhibitions within our wider community such as the Whittlesea Agricultural Show and the Catholic Education Week Visual Arts Exhibition.

The Visual Arts are an integral part of the curriculum and opportunities to link it with other subject areas are endless. In particular, sustainability education at St Joseph’s provides an excellent opportunity to create artworks expressing student understanding and learning about the importance of Stewardship of our planet.

Visual Arts at St Joseph’s also provides the opportunity for students to actively practise and put into action our Dispositional Curriculum. During art workshops explicit learning and links are made to being Respectful, Curious, Creative, Resilient, Reflective and Self Managing learners.

Above all, Visual Arts @ St Joseph’s is lots of fun!!!

Creativity is putting your imagination to work, and it’s produced the most extraordinary results in human culture. Sir Ken Robinson

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. Pablo Picasso

The only time I feel alive is when I’m painting. Vincent Van Gogh