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The Importance Of Syllabus For Creative Arts

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Rationale The syllabus for creative arts is comprised of five components; visual arts, dance, drama, music and media. The art components help individuals understand how meaning is made. Arts provides ‘opportunities for personal expression, enjoyment, creative action, imagination, emotional response, aesthetic, pleasure and the creation of shared meaning. (NSW K-6 Creative Arts syllabus, 2006) Through participation in arts students become more engaged and active in their learning, provides a forum for students to connect with each other and themselves, skill required for their future and students learn to understand who they are and ways of expressing themselves. (Wright, 2012) Through engagement in art our ‘cognitive, social and personal’ abilities…show more content…
(Blank, 2010) It’s hard to escape it. Media is a dominant influence to a child’s understanding about the world. (Russell-Bowie, 2012)) The incorporation of media aims to ‘develop critical appreciation, knowledge, creativity, understanding and skills’ in order for children to critically analyse what they watch and to assist in the creative progression. (Russell-Bowie, 2012)) Media in arts teaches students to be media-literate which provides them with the skill to understand how media is constructed and how it embodies and produces meaning. (Russell-Bowie,…show more content…
I have painted murals and canvas before so I knew I had some knowledge of this form. I feel that throughout my school and home environment my art skills were encouraged and explored. At home my mum often encouraged me to express myself through visual arts. I often wanted to change the colour of my room, or I wanted to paint a feature wall with a design I created. I went to art galleries when I was younger and for HSC did a major art piece. For this assignment I wanted to focus on an element of art I haven’t tried before and that was texture. I used one of my favourite quotes from Shakespeare as inspiration for my canvas ‘Though she be but little, she is fierce’. The writing I painted in gold and through anaylsing my work thus far I realized I would need to add some colour and tone. I explored this idea more and realized I could create texture out of colourful flowers. Dinham, (2015) states that ‘visual art is a context for exploration and delivery’ not perfection. I than explore options of how to was going to create my textured flowers. I produced many different options until I thought about using painted artificial flowers. It was through this experience of exploration of ideas and concepts that I realized how important it will be for my future students that I nurture and develop their skills in exploring their thoughts and ideas. This means that I need to give my students time to explore their ideas