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The Primary School Visual  Art Programme


The primary students’ characteristics and needs are reflected in the primary visual art’s curricular development and the curriculum is designed to focus on developing students’ EQ and IQ, discovering and enhancing their imagination and creativity, artistic ability and aesthetic appeal. Students are expected to involve themselves in art projects with great interest and fervour.

Our art curriculum focuses on a broad view of education and the role that art can play. They indicate how art can contribute to essential aspects of children’s personal development such as creativity, independence, judgement and self-reflection. The art curriculum includes opportunities to learn and explore other cultures: celebrating different cultural traditions.

The series cover the primary concepts and key processes of art education via six content areas:



  • learn that drawing may be used for different reasons and in different ways
  • continue to develop and refine the students’ control over a variety of drawing tools and media

Collage & Textiles

  • experiment freely with a wide range of different materials for collage and textile work
  • explore and develop simple weaving techniques and skills


  • experiment freely with paint in order to learn about what paint is like and how it can be used
  • discover the potential of brushes and other painting implements through experimentation, and investigate the kind of marks that can be made


  • explore ideas by investigating and experimenting with modelling and construction techniques using recycled materials
  • evaluate the students’ sculptures during the making process and suggest ways in which to solve problems and improve their own work


  • experience the process of printing, experimenting with a range of objects, shapes and patterns
  • develop and use appropriate and relevant vocabulary and make choices as to how the students can develop or modify their own printing

Digital Media

  • explore and experiment with digital tools and processes, and use them creatively
  • combine digital images with traditional materials
Shanghai Singapore International School

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