The MCS art education aims to enable every student to be visually literate and to appreciate art. When our students are visually literate, they are able to observe, understand and make meaning of what they see. They will also be able to communicate their ideas through art and recognize the relevance of art in their lives.
Our art teachers strive to provide a student-centric curriculum through Inquiry-Based Learning and the use of thinking routines. Through our art curriculum, we also aim to expose students to an extensive variety of art forms and mediums. During the art making process, our students document their journey in their MCS Visual Journals. Through a progressive approach in the writing of their artist statements that accompanies every artwork created, students also learn to be critical thinkers by having a voice in their artworks.
Here are some of the modules our students experience in the respective levels:
|P1 Food for Thought – exploring digital art
|P2 Amazing Hand – exploring pointillism
|P3 Starry Night – exploring simulated texture
|P4 Museum-Based Learning – learning about asking questions and analysing artworks
|P5 Typography – discussing and noting their ideas in Visual Journals
|P6 Zentangle – creating patterns inspired by organic objects
On top of the curriculum art lessons, MCS also provides opportunities for our students to experience various art forms through our signature art programmes as below.
Our Department Programmes
The MCS Arts Galore is a festival in celebration of the arts. During this festival, Art booths are set up and manned by our P5 students to engage the school in a variety of craftwork. This event empowers the P5 students to take ownership of their booths, learn the importance of teamwork and play their role in contributing back to the school.
Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, our P5 students prepared instructional videos, PowerPoints and packed the art materials for their schoolmates. Through the event, students learnt about the importance of zero waste and pick up ideas on transforming recycled materials into beautiful and useful craft pieces.
P5 pupils researching ideas for their craft work
Pupils creating their art crafts during Arts Galore
It is an MCS tradition where the P6 cohort will leave behind an Art Legacy piece. As part of the post-PSLE WELL programme and as a form of contribution back to MCS, students would create an artwork as a level and have it installed in spaces around the school.
|One of our Art Legacy pieces
|P6 pupils at work
MCS Budding Artist Exhibition
Our annual MCS Budding Artist Exhibition provides opportunities for student artists to showcase their work. It is also a good platform to expose students to art appreciation using thinking routines.
The exhibition is segmented into two showcases – featuring selected curriculum artworks from the P1 to P6 and selected artworks from Art Club.
Our MCS Gallery
One of our winners for MCS Budding Artist
Our Aesthetics Talent Development Programmes
- Believe that every student is endowed with talent in specific aesthetics domains (Visual Art/Music/Dance/Drama) and can be developed into her fullest potential;
- Strive to enable each student to discover and develop her talents;
- Believe in empowering every student to enhance their strengths and pursue their passions for lifelong learning.
Our Aesthetics Talent Development Programme aims to provide opportunities for students who have the passion and desire in the aesthetics domains (Visual Art/Music/Dance/Drama) through Level 2 and Level 3 to:
- explore and deepen their interest in the aesthetics domains;
- broaden their exposure in aesthetics-related disciplines;
- be skilful players;
- interact and collaborate with other budding aesthetics talents.
The programme seeks to develop students who
- demonstrates a keen interest in the aesthetics (e.g. by active participation in aesthetics-related enrichment activities, projects or competitions);
- obtained excellent results in school-based Art/Music assessments; and
- has a good record in Conduct.
As part of their development, students in our Aesthetics Talent Development Programme can look forward to participation in the following: