Art


Teachers in Art
  1. Mr. Kelvin Lim
  2. Mr. Keith Chong
  3. Ms. Ng U-Lynn
  4. Ms Fernandez (FAJT)

Programmes

Introduction

In St. Gabriel's Secondary School, we believe that a strong aesthetics programme is essential in contributing towards achieving our vision to develop all our students to be Servant Leaders, Lifelong Learners & Gracious Citizens.

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Objectives

Our Vision

To enrich lives and create joy and a love for learning through the Arts, whilst imparting life-skills through a supportive and nurturing environment, where pupils are encouraged to achieve their full potential whilst adopting new skills and knowledge. Pupils are exposed to the Arts and it’s many forms thereby appreciating it’s many applications in society.

Our Mission

  • To enable every child to be visually literate and to appreciate art.
  • To nurture an informed awareness and appreciation of the visual arts
  • To enhance ability to identify and solve problems creatively in visual and tactile forms
  • To develop competency in the use of art elements and design principles, materials and processes
  • To foster self-confidence and a sense of achievement through the practice of the visual arts
  • To cultivate an inquiring mind, a spirit of experimentation and a passion for the visual arts.

The Aesthetics department is committed to increase opportunities for all students to participate in and recognize the value of the Arts in society. The department strives to expose all pupils to appreciating and expressing Art through a variety of platforms. Our aim is for them to become life-long learners who are confident and creative with a passion for life and learning.

Through the Arts, pupils are more aware of the values and roles of the Arts in society, thus connecting them to our history, culture and heritage. Pupils also learn to respect the culture, belief systems and values of others and to appreciate the deeper forms of beauty in life.

Students are encouraged to explore, to create, and to reach their full potential through our wide variety of arts exposure programmes in school. We believe that the Arts drive creativity and creativity drives learning and when there is learning, students will grow and flourish abundantly.


Lower Secondary - Programmes

Level Lower Secondary Curriculum
Term Secondary 1 Secondary 2
Focus EOA (Elements of Art) POD (Principles of Design)
Knowledge
(Students will know….)
  • What mark-making means to them internally and how it can represent aspects of themselves as individuals.
  • How to gather and express their own feelings through colours.
  • Acquire understanding of art terms.
  • How to place elements together to create a composition
  • How do artists convey, conceptualise and translate meaning and ideas into their creations?
  • Acquire understanding of art terms.
Skills
  • Right brain drawing
  • Pencil shading
  • Colour pencil rendering
  • Colour theory
  • Observation and Grid drawing
  • Zentangle
  • Mandala
  • Portrait and Figure drawing
  • Elements of Art
  • Principles of Design (Balance and Emphasis)
  • 1-point perspective 
Dry Mediums
  • Pencil
  • Colour pencil
  • Pen
  • Marker
  • Pastel
Wet Mediums
  • Watercolour pencil (wash)
Digital Media Art
  • Photography
One of these:
  • Inkscape design
  • Photoshop or PowerPoint composition
3D Craft
  • Lantern
  • Lantern
One of these:
  • Drawing on 3D object
  • Sculpture using recycled materials
Traditional
Craft
 
  • Symmetrical paper Cut
One of these:
  • Styrofoam board printing
  • Wayang Kulit 


Lower Secondary - Enrichment

Digital Media Art:
  • Sec 1 -  Mobile photography
  • Sec 2 -  Poster design

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Participation:
  • Participation in School Arts Buzz ( Two weeks long of Art program and activities)

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Arts Buzz - 2018

  • Alternate year of participation in Singapore Youth Festival Art Labs

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SYF Art Labs - 2016

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Exchange art lessons with Overseas students – 2018


Level Lower Secondary Curriculum
Term Secondary 3 Secondary 4
Focus EOA (Elements of Art) POD (Principles of Design)
Knowledge
(Students will know….)
  • Acquire the understanding of portfolio keeping.
  • How to create a piece of artworks with concept and meaning.
  • How to incorporate their own meanings into their makings.
  • How to think out of the box in problem solving situations, learning to become independent learners.
  • Acquire understanding of art terms

Skills
  • Pencil shading
  • Pen rendering
  • Colour pencil rendering
  • Observation drawing
  • Manipulation drawings
  • Composition making
  • Portrait and Figure drawing
  • Principles of Design
  • 2-point perspective
  • Acrylic painting
  • Watercolour painting
Dry Mediums
  • Pencil
  • Colour pencil
  • Pen
  • Marker
  • Pastel
Chosen medium for Coursework
Wet Mediums
  • Batik Dye (background)
  • Acrylic/ Oil painting
  • Watercolour painting
Digital Media Art
One or both of these:
  • Photoshop composition
  • Photoshop manipulation
3D Craft
  • Lantern
One of these:
  • Sculpture using recycled materials
  • Modelling clay
Traditional
Craft
 
One or two of these:
  • Linoleum print making
  • Pyrography
  • Batik painting
  • Metal Tooling
  • Paper cut 


Upper Secondary - Enrichment

Museum visit:
− National Gallery of Singapore
− Singapore Art Museum
− Art exhibitions

National Gallery of Singapore

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Overseas or local Art Trips:

Cultural Immersion and VIA Overseas Trip to Chiangmai 2017 and 2018

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Possible Art Competition or events:



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Yellowren Art Canvas Competition – 2017


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Outdoor painting at Hwa Chong International Institution


Participation in School Arts Buzz:

Running the booth and mural drawing for Arts Buzz 2018


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Participation in Singapore Youth Festival Art Labs:

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Singapore Youth Festival Art Lab – 2018