In Aesthetics, we seek to develop our students to be independent and creative learners who possess an awareness and appreciation of art and music in varied forms.
- To provide meaningful and authentic art learning experiences that nurture students’ creativity and appreciation for the visual arts.
- To develop creative expressions through individual and collaborative art- making.
In SJC, students learn art through an investigative, student-centred inquiry-based learning approach that focuses on their research, idea development, analysis of artworks, and artmaking processes.
In the Lower Secondary Art curriculum, students learn to Perceive, Communicate and Appreciate through learning the:
- Context of Art making – conditions that lead to the ideas of the work and why works are created in certain ways
- Artistic Processes – methods that artists use to gather and develop ideas for their works
- Media – how to use materials, tools and techniques
- Visual Qualities – how to use elements of Art and principles of design to create desired effects
In the Upper Secondary Art curriculum, students develop their technical and explorative skills through exposure to various 2D and 3D art media. The students deepen and develop their appreciation of, interest and critical thinking in art through the affordances of ICT, experiential learning journeys to art institutions and organisations, as well as Art enrichment workshops.
Students at all levels also benefit from the Artist in School Scheme (AISS), where professional artists conduct talks and master classes for students to engage them further in different genres of art. To encourage our budding artists, students’ works-in-progress are also celebrated monthly. The “Artists of the Month” affirms students’ creativity and highlights our emphasis on the process of art learning than the finished product.
Art-making as a cohort activity during Learning Week 2023
- To provide meaningful and authentic music learning experiences that nurture students’ musicianship and appreciation for music.
- To develop creative expressions through individual and collaborative music making.
Using the E-C-A Approach, our students learn music through:
- Experiential music-making activities
- Exposure to musical Concepts
- Application of music concepts through creative music projects
MOE Primary and Lower Secondary Music Framework
The lower secondary music curriculum explores an array of genres of music through Listening, Performing and Creating.
The music lessons are designed to provide students a platform for music exploration and creative music making in the following programmes:
The Music Alive! Showcase allowed students to perform with their friends (left) and learn from the experiences of Singapore’s music talents (right).
- Instrumental skills
- Composing and arranging using Music Technology
- Opportunities to attend music events to develop music appreciation
- Ensemble music making
- Performance opportunities to demonstrate understanding of musical concepts / skills