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Aesthetics

Vision & Goal


Vision


At the end of every student's journey at SMPS, we hope to see each child graduating with an open and critical mind, ready for the lifelong involvement in aesthetics. Filled with curiosity (head), and confidence to explore and learn from mistakes (hands), anchored with empathy (heart).

Goal


To create opportunities for students to discover their personal voice and be empowered to explore ideas and meanings in different contexts while deepening their understanding of the world and society.




Achievements


Draw My Stamp Story Art Competition 2020


In August 2020, our students participated in an art competition organised by the National Heritage Board and Singapore Philatelic Museum. They were tasked to create an artwork using one to three local stamps.

We would like to congratulate seven of our students for achieving Silver and Bronze awards!

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Artworks by Petra Tan (P4) and Natalie Chu (P5) are also featured on NHB website.


SAFRA LIL' STARS 2020 - Visual Arts Competition


Recently, 25 of our Primary 4 and Primary 5 students took part in the SAFRA Lil’ Stars art competition organised by SAFRA Toa Payoh. The theme was, “Superhero” whereby the young artists would have to create their own superhero and show how their superhero help protect Singapore from Covid-19.

We are proud to announce that two of our students had won the second and third prize!

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At the same time, two other students’ artworks have been selected to be part of the SAFRA National Day Celebrations Video. The video can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGt4CRQs4a8



Department members


Ms Rafeeza Khaliq (HOD/Aesthetics)
Art Teachers: Music Teachers:
Mrs Fam Way LinMdm Esther James
Mr Pang Kok Siong
Mrs Chua Sue Ann
Ms Rafeeza KhaliqMrs Denise Cheong
Ms Samantha NgMs Christina Yong



Art


The Art Department aims to nurture in pupils a love for the visual arts by developing their art-making skills and enabling them to creatively express their ideas in visual form. In understanding themselves and appreciating the diversity around them, pupils learn to create meaningful artworks.

Learning Experience Includes:

  • Drawing 
  • Mixed media art  
  • Painting (Acrylic and Watercolour)
  • Printmaking (Relief print, collagraph, foam print, lino print)
  • Photography
  • P6 Graduation Art Exhibition
  • Art recess activities Museum-based Learning 


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 Learning from peers  - P4 Foam printing in the Art room Art Recess activities
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 P4 Art Museum-based learning at STPI Outdoor sketching



























Use Of Sketchbooks

Starting 2016, all pupils are expected to use a sketchbook as part of their art experience. The sketchbooks serve as a platform for pupils to record information, generate ideas, explore different techniques and reflect.



Music


The Music Curriculum incorporates both experiential learning and visible thinking routines, to create a culture of positive musicianship. Using blended learning techniques, students use a variety of tools and platforms, including physical instruments, electronic music and loops, to create music and to perform. We believe that music is not a static subject, but that it will develop both the heart and mind. As students develop their music listening and performance skills, they also develop character and values, and learn to display dispositions that appreciate art, music and culture. They also develop creativity. All primary 2 students begin learning about music elements such as note values and rests. This is further reinforced in primary 4, as they learn about further music elements such as accidentals, major and minor keys, and musical terms.

Programme includes:


  • Xylophones
  • Handchimes
  • Keyboards
  • Cajons
  • Music Theory
  • Music from Different Cultures and Folk Songs

2021_msc01.jpg  Enjoying rhythm exercises with percussion instruments!  
2021_msc02.jpg    Grooving to the beat!

2021_msc03.jpgPlaying Little Froggies on the Xylophone!