Creative and Practical Arts
The Creative and Practical Arts key learning area encompasses the art forms of visual arts, music, drama and dance. These art forms play a significant role in how meaning is made in people’s life. They offer opportunities for personal expression, enjoyment, creativity, emotional response and the creation of shared meanings.
At Saint Joseph’s, Visual arts programs allow students to develop their knowledge, skills and understandings in making and appreciating their own artworks and those of others.
In music, students develop knowledge, skills and understandings in performing music in different styles, times and cultures by singing, playing, moving and in organizing sound.
At St Joseph’s in drama student develop knowledge, skills and understandings by using the elements of drama and also developing their appreciation of their own and others words.
In dance, students develop knowledge, skills and understandings by using the elements and context of dance. They also develop knowledge, skills and understanding in appreciating their own dances and those of others. (adapted from pp 6-7 Creative Arts Syllabus)
Creative and practical arts are integrated into religious educations through visual arts, music, drama and dance.
Some of the recent creative and practical art experiences our students have participated in include: Leaping Loonies circus Troupe, Drumbeat-African Drum experience, Eisteddfod, Art in a Suitcase-Myths and Legends and Natural Phenomenon.