A Student of Keming will be Aesthetically
Aware when he is able to appreciate the Arts and be engaged in
Arts activities. A student who is an Appreciative Audience
will be an Active Listener and a Supportive Peer and all students
will be engaged in the Arts through the Arts4U@Keming Programme.
Through the Arts4U@Keming Programme,
after 6 years in Keming, students will have Arts Exposure, Arts Enrichment
& Excursion and Arts Excellence platforms to develop in the areas of Music,
Art (Visual), Drama & Dance (MADD).
Arts Exposure Events include:
- assembly items, art displays on noticeboards and recess-time activities
Arts Enrichment & Excursions include:
- special curricular programmes (such as Body Percussion as well as Dance, Ethnic Art projects), theatre and museum visits
Arts Excellence Platforms include:
- Arts4U recess time showcase, exhibitions & presentations as well as performances during school concerts and events.
Arts4U recess time showcase
Since 2016, the department’s focus is
to make the Arts Vibrant in Keming by first making the Arts Visible through the
physical surroundings and art activities during recess and then making the Arts
Valued through the use of art appreciation and reflection as well as special
art projects (For example, the Ethnic Art programme).
Creating awareness of Chinese instruments during an assembly item by a local Chinese Orchestra group. Our very own Chinese Orchestra students even performed during the item!
Members of the group showing how there can be a fusion of modern music and language with the playing of Chinese Orchestra instruments and singing.
Our team of SYF artists showcasing their doodling skills at an
Artist@Work session during recess. Artist@Work is a newly introduced
activity under the Arts Excellence platform where students who are artistically
inclined can showcase their skills and at the same time, create an awareness of
the skill under Arts Exposure events for their school mates.
The Art Department focusses on the process of creating Art. Our teachers follow the Seeing-Expressing-Appreciating approach to encourage our students to appreciate Art not only by looking at the end product but also by thinking through how they created their art pieces and how they feel upon completion. We adopt Artful Thinking strategies such as See-Think-Wonder and Step Inside to develop active processing and reflection in the creation process.
students are introduced to the basic skills of drawing and colouring as well as
blending techniques in crayons and painting in the lower primary. They will get
to know works by famous artists like Vincent Van Goh and Andy Warhol and have a
hand in creating artworks in these famous artists’ style e.g. Pop Art.
Upper Primary students will have the opportunity to explore varied visual art forms at a higher level from photography to still life drawing. Students will continue to learn about artists and their works like Georgia O’Keefe and Paul Cezanne.
In their 6 years in Keming, students will have the opportunity to visit art works at a museum as part of their Arts Enrichment & Excursion experience and opportunities to display their art works during art exhibitions.