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title creative and practical artsmossvale square25Creative Arts in K–6 is designed to enable students to gain increasing understanding and accomplishment in the visual arts, music, drama and dance and for students to appreciate the meanings and values that each of the artforms offer personally, culturally and as forms of communication.

In Visual Arts, students will develop knowledge, skills and understanding:

  • in making artworks informed by their investigations of the world as subject matter, use of expressive forms, and consideration of the audience for their works.                             
  • in appreciating their own artworks and those of others, recognising the roles of artists, audiences and how the world can be interpreted.                                                                       

In Music, students will develop knowledge, skills and understanding:

  • in performing music of different styles and from different times and cultures by singing, playing and moving using musical concepts. 
  • in organising sound into musical compositions using musical concepts
  • in listening to and discussing their own music and that of others.


In Drama, students will develop knowledge, skills and understanding:

  • in making drama collaboratively by taking on roles and creating imagined situations shaped by the elements of drama.                                 
  • in performing drama by actively engaging in drama forms.  
  • in appreciating their own dramatic works and those of others.                                                                                 
  • In Dance, students will develop knowledge, skills and understanding:


In composing their own dances using the elements and contexts of dance.

  • in performing their own dances and the dances of others from different times and cultures using the elements and contexts of dance.
  • in appreciating their own dances and those of others.