Secondary Education-Level Six Advanced

Vision Statement

“A Global Classroom where learners achieve their potential; display artistic innovations and inventions; driven by blended inquiry based on community supported by digital visual arts skills and trained professionals in a hovering optimal illusion of space and time.”

Mission Statement

“To teach and provide a quality education through visual arts digital skills approaches, curiosity, and explanation in students priorities in classroom strategies to become life long learners in achieving practical and theoretical skills for serving their global environment to accomplish excellent character and become all-rounded individuals extended beyond visual arts and their communities.”

Core Values

Digital Skills

“The Global Classroom while hovering presents the chance to use digital skills in ways of applications software, web designing, and hovering practices to enhance browsing capabilities to understand technology in a different way.”

Integrity and Diversity

“The Global Classroom community is a supportive and committed initiative towards individual and artistic integrity and inclusion. A wide range of ideas are promoted, respect and self-expression diversity in all its forms.”

Excellence, Creativity, and Passion

” The Global Classroom inspires with a focus on excellence while challenging unconventional thinkers and supporting dreamers and action takers who are passionate about using their creative works to impact society.”

Connections and Collaboration

“The Global Classroom connects designs in performing visual arts communication and the portfolio individual, outcomes, expanding artistic possibilities and live through creative collaboration.”

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“The Global Classroom offers visual arts that illustrate the human experience- the wonder of it, the bewilderment of it, the whimsy of it, and so much more. Without the visual arts people would not be so deeply connected with each other through expression.” – Visual Arts Producers.

The Global Classroom

Term One Category

It is important for art education to encompass a range of other areas, such as art history, art and design Caribbean heritage, critical studies, and two and three-dimensional art. Art history plays a crucial role in understanding the development of artistic styles, movements, and influences throughout time. By studying the works of renowned artists from different periods and cultures, students can gain valuable insights into the significance and context of various art forms.

This knowledge allows them to appreciate the diversity of artistic expression and draw inspiration from different artistic traditions. Incorporating the study of Caribbean heritage within the art and design curriculum is essential, particularly in a region with its rich cultural and artistic history.

By exploring the unique artistic practices and traditions of the Caribbean, students can develop a deeper understanding of their own cultural heritage and contribute to preserving and promoting Caribbean art within a global context. Critical studies provide students with the tools to analyze and interpret art critically. This involves exploring the conceptual aspects of artworks, examining their social, political, and cultural contexts, and evaluating the impact and meaning of artistic creations.

Encouraging students to engage in critical thinking and articulate their interpretations helps foster a deeper appreciation and understanding of art. In terms of two and three-dimensional art, it is crucial for students to have opportunities to explore and experiment with different mediums and techniques.

This includes working with sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, textiles, and other forms of art beyond traditional drawing and painting. Emphasizing both two-dimensional (such as drawing, painting, and printmaking) and three-dimensional art (such as sculpture and ceramics) allows for a well-rounded educational experience that encourages creativity and artistic exploration in various dimensions. By incorporating art history, art, and design Caribbean heritage, critical studies, and two and three-dimensional art into the curriculum, art educators can provide a comprehensive learning experience that not only builds technical skills but also encourages cultural awareness, critical thinking, and artistic expression.

This holistic approach helps students develop a deeper appreciation for the arts and prepares them for a more well-rounded artistic journey.

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Term Two Category

This term involves providing clear and concise explanations of the artistic concepts and techniques covered in each unit so that students have a solid understanding of what they will be learning and creating.

Engaging students in discussions about different issues relating to art creations, labeling, classifying, and reproducing can be beneficial. This encourages critical thinking and allows students to explore the ethical and cultural implications of their artwork. It also helps develop their ability to analyze and articulate their own artistic choices and intentions. Heroic Mixed Media Techniques: In these units, students can explore and learn various techniques used in mixed media artwork that convey a heroic theme. This can include layering different materials, such as paint, collage elements, found objects, and textural elements, to create visually dynamic and impactful artworks. Instruction on blending, layering, glazing, and combining different media can be provided to help students achieve the desired effects.

Exploring a wide variety of criteria in printmaking, including knowledge of various tools and ensuring they are not rusty or dull, is essential. Students should be taught proper tool maintenance and handling, as well as the importance of using sharp and well-maintained tools for achieving desired results in their printmaking projects. This also promotes safety in the studio environment. Heroic Mixed Elements and Principles: Students should also be introduced to the key elements and principles of design within the context of the heroic mixed media artwork. This includes concepts such as line, shape, color, texture, balance, proportion, emphasis, and unity. Understanding how these elements and principles work together can guide students in creating visually cohesive and powerful compositions.

Overseeing a wide variety of continuous improvements is crucial in art education. This can involve providing regular feedback and constructive criticism to students, encouraging them to reflect on their own work, and providing opportunities for experimentation and exploration. By fostering an environment of growth and learning, students are motivated to push their boundaries and continuously improve their artistic skills. Origins of Mixed Media Techniques: It is important to provide students with historical and cultural context regarding the origins of mixed media techniques. Exploring the works of renowned artists who have utilized mixed media approaches in their heroic-themed pieces can help inspire and inform students’ own artistic journeys. Sharing information about the development of mixed media techniques throughout history can deepen their appreciation for this artistic practice.

Overall, incorporating these measures in the delivery of art education units can enhance the learning experience, promote critical thinking, and help students develop a strong foundation in art skills and knowledge. Safety Procedures: Safety should always be a priority in art education. When working with mixed media materials, students should be taught proper safety procedures to ensure their well-being. This includes guidance on handling potentially hazardous materials, proper ventilation in the studio, and safe use and disposal of tools and materials. Emphasizing the importance of protective equipment, like gloves, aprons, and goggles, can help prevent accidents or exposure to harmful substances.

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Term Three Category

This term focuses on proficiency in drawing, working with clay, and engaging students in three-dimensional design and other aspects of curriculum modifications and guided practices

The goal is to enable students to develop proficiency in drawing by emphasizing that drawing is a learnable skill. Students should understand that with practice, observation, understanding of proportion, shading techniques, and knowledge of various drawing tools, they can improve their drawing abilities. Encourage them to explore different subject matters and experiment with various drawing techniques to build confidence and skill. Mixed Media Sculptures: Introduce students to the concept of mixed media sculptures, which involve combining different materials, such as clay, found objects, wire, fabric, and paper, to create three-dimensional artworks. Encourage them to experiment with various combinations and techniques to create unique textures, forms, and visual effects. Guide them in considering how the choice of materials can enhance the meaning and message of their sculptures.

While pre-prepared clay can be purchased, it is important for students to be exposed to the process of preparing clay materials. This includes learning how to condition clay, prepare it for use, and maintain its freshness and workability. Providing hands-on experience with clay preparation will give students a deeper understanding of the medium and empower them to work with clay confidently. Metamorphic Mixed Elements: Explore the concept of metamorphosis and its representation in mixed media sculptures. Help students understand how they can convey transformation, growth, or change through the combination of different elements and materials. Encourage them to think about how the arrangement, placement, and manipulation of materials can communicate the idea of metamorphosis in their sculptures.

Teachers facilitate and collaborate with students to design and produce structures in three dimensions. This involves guiding students in understanding spatial relationships, form, scale, and texture. Encourage them to think critically about structure and function, as well as aesthetics, when designing their three-dimensional artworks. Provide opportunities for students to explore different materials and techniques, such as paper sculpture, wire construction, or clay modeling, to realize their designs. Mixed Elements and Principles Sculptures: Guide students in creating sculptures that integrate various elements and principles of art. The elements can include line, shape, form, color, texture, value, and space, while the principles can include balance, harmony, contrast, emphasis, rhythm, and unity. Encourage students to intentionally use these elements and principles to create visually engaging and conceptually strong sculptures.

Engaging students in discussions concerning various aspects of art-making. This can include discussions on the meaning and significance of their artwork, the creative process, historical and cultural influences, and the role of art in society. Teachers encourage students to share their thoughts, ideas, and interpretations, fostering a collaborative and supportive environment where they can learn from and inspire one another. Safety Procedures is a prioritized, safety in the art studio by teaching students appropriate safety procedures, including proper handling and storage of materials, safe use of tools, and guidelines for using potentially hazardous materials, such as adhesives, paints, or clay. Demonstrate and enforce safety practices to ensure a safe and productive learning environment. Discuss any potential allergens or sensitivities associated with materials and provide alternative options for students with specific needs.

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