Art classes are a highlight of most students’ week. The FWPS Visual Arts program aims to introduce students to the elements and principles of art, and develop a range of progressive artistic skills by:

  • using different mediums and techniques to create a range of two and three dimensional works
  • working individually and cooperatively to realise projects from start to finish
  • participating in art appreciation activities where students learn about artists and their works from a variety of periods and cultures
  • working together as a whole school to create the biennual Footscray West Art Show


The dedicated art/craft room is a great space for children to explore their creativity and imagination, develop conceptual and planning skills and master techniques.


Students are introduced to the world of Art through the process of creating works inspired by famous artists such as Vincent Van Gogh, and Leonardo Da Vinci. Students begin to become acquainted with the elements of art.


Grades 1/2
With a focus on 3 dimensional construction and art theory, in these years students create dimensional and free-standing projects such as papier mache’ sculpture, mosaics, clay objects and sewing projects, and begin to explore the elements of art in more depth.


Grades 3/4
Students are challenged to work cooperatively by co-creating works such as life size robots, skeletal creatures, paintings and mixed media works on paper.  They begin to analyse the roles of the elements of art in successful art making and apply these principles in developing their own art-making practices.


Grades 5/6 
Building upon the skills developed in the earlier years, students now turn their hand to more complex and demanding creations such as life size art works, murals, sculptures and occasionally more permanent structures which can become features of the school environment.


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