The arts curriculum covers five subjects–dance, drama, media arts, music and visual arts. Skills and concepts in these subjects are developed across year level bands (Prep to Year 2, Years 3 and 4, Years 5 and 6). This learning area requires students to not only make artworks but respond to them as well. Making includes learning about and using knowledge, skills, techniques, processes, materials and technologies to explore arts practices and make artworks that communicate ideas; while responding includes exploring, responding to, analysing and interpreting artworks.
Our students are taught skills of singing and playing within musical contexts from a music specialist. As an extra-curricular opportunity, an instrumental music teacher also visits the school each week to instruct students from Years 4 to Year 6 who wish to play brass, woodwind and percussion instruments, leading to part work and ensemble performance.
Dance and drama is also promoted throughout our school with the students engaging in lessons with our specialist dance and drama teacher.
This arts curriculum is further enhanced at Eumundi by students participating in a series of art lessons from a team of professional artists that visit our classes providing a variety of workshops teaching the students raw techniques, skills and mediums, as well as educating them about famous artists. This typically occurs in Term 3.