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Creative arts

Creative arts is mandatory for students from Kindergarten to Year 6. 

In creative arts, students discover a variety of art forms through a study of dance, drama, music and visual arts where they learn to appreciate, compose, listen, make and perform.

Each art form has its own unique knowledge and skills, elements or concepts as well as a capacity to inspire and enrich lives.

Literacy and Art:

Picture books in KWPS Library that are based on Australian art include:

"Roy and Matilda the Gallery Mice", a picture book with their adventure as they enter the world of the paintings in the National Gallery in Melbourne

"Ben and Gracie's Art Adventure," about artworks by Frederick McCubbin- Teachers Guide

"Lost" based on the McCubbin painting -teacher notes 

"Inside the World of Tom Roberts", a Ben and Gracie Adventure- teacher notes 

Also display sets of paintings 

Art links:

Art Cyclopedia- art galleries online

Inside Art-an Educational Web interactive adventure about the life and art of Van Gogh

The Case of Grandpa's Painting- Educational Web interactive mystery about paintings to solve, with A.Pinture, Art Detective

Van Gogh Room at Arles colouring page- from enchanted Learning

The National Gallery, London- collection of European art work, including "Sunflowers"

Mr Picasso Head- create Picasso style pictures

(Updated 19/01/16)