“Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes and having fun.”
Mary Lou Cook, Author of The Book of Kindness
Welcome to a brand new year, in a brand new school, in a brand NEW ART ROOM!
Here at Mullum, we are proud to embrace creative learning in a purpose built Art Room. Our bright new room faces the magnificent Dandenong Ranges. It is beautifully equipped with an abundance of wonderful materials all brightly displayed and organised to inspire.
From Foundation through to Grade 6, every class enjoys a 50-minute lesson each week that embraces all aspects of learning in the creative arts. Visual literacy, art history, artistic skill and technique, and materials management are important aspects of Visual Arts learning and are embedded through the experience of discovering clay, textiles, paint, printmaking, drawing, sculpture and digital art.
Students are encouraged to use a Visual Diary or sketchbook from Foundation. In this book, we compile our discoveries and build on our artistic journey year after year.
The artwork created during these lessons is celebrated by displaying mini exhibitions throughout the school and via the Mullum website, Newsletter and Mrs Lawn’s Art Room Instagram page. (click here) We hold an Art Show every second year in conjunction with our Family Fun Night. 2021 is the year!
An important component of our art lessons is developing a critical awareness of artworks from the past, present and other cultures. We embrace the knowledge that we learn and teach here at Mullum Primary, in the Kulin Nation and the country of our Wurundjeri Elders.
The students and I look forward to sharing our artistic adventures. We hope you can join us!
Visual Arts Teacher