Visual Arts


The Visual Arts learning area at Makybe Rise includes the fields of art, craft and design. We paint, make, sketch, create, question, draw, colour, experiment, sculpt, collage, design, inquire and collaborate.

Visual Arts at Makybe Rise aims to engage, inspire and enrich the lives of students by encouraging them to reach their creative potential by using informed, imaginative and innovative thinking. The curriculum includes Arts Ideas and Arts Skills and Processes and through these concepts, students use visual arts knowledge, understanding and skills to represent the meaning of art in society. Visual Arts engages students in a journey of discovery, experimentation and problem solving through engaging in visual techniques, technologies, practices and processes.

The Visual Arts program extends into the wider school community and includes participating in the City of Rockingham annual arts events. For example we participate in the Act-Belong-Commit Community Banner Competition and Castaways Sculptures by the Sea. Artist-in-Residence programs see local artists visit the school to work with students to create collaborative projects and artworks fo the school. Students have the opportunity to share their artwork through exhibitions and regular in-class Gallery Walks.

The Visual Arts learning area at Makybe Rise Primary School is enhanced by the implemenation of AVID strategies across all classes through the use of organisational strategies, with cross-curricula links with other learning areas namely Literacy.