At Lilydale West, our school community has a magnificent art room, fully equipped with all the resources needed for a full program. Each class has the opportunity to use the art room once a week for a structured art lesson with the Visual Arts Teacher. Students enjoy being creative and learning new skills. Each class has lessons designed for their particular age, interest and skill level.
Students are encouraged to make art works that express their own ideas. They view other art works created by other students or renowned artists. They learn to appreciate art work from different cultures and times.
Students plan, create and reflect on their own art work at each age level, recording their plans and designs in a visual diary. Student artworks are displayed around the school and celebrated through the school assembly, newsletter, school concerts and portfolios.
Learning through the Visual Arts helps students develop an understanding of world cultures and their responsibilities as global citizens.