​The Visual Arts program at Dromana Primary School is designed to provide students a safe, secure, fun and supportive environment to explore and engage in art and that gives students a creative outlet through which their voice can be heard.

The aim of the visual arts program is to equip students with skills in visual communication, so that as the grow, so does their ability to tell us about their world and most importantly, about themselves. Students are encouraged to achieve their artistic potential through developing their abilities to think creatively and critically, work collaboratively, develop confidence as well as cultural awareness and empathy.

The Visual Arts program is developed along a continuum, beginning with basic art skills and techniques and builds gradually to advanced and challenging ones. The focus being on an understanding that the art making process in more important that the final product and that we can all make artwork of our personal expression that is worthy of recognition. Students are encouraged and supported to develop their creativity and imagination as well as refine their practical and fine motor skills. Emphasis is placed on developing resilience through accepting and seeing mistakes as endless possibilities to create something new.

Throughout their time at Dromana Primary School students will explore a variety of art mediums, including; drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, construction, modelling and textiles. Student engagement is paramount and each year level develops skills in each art area through art projects based on formative contexts (family, school, nature and community) and student interests. Students will be provided with opportunities to work collaboratively to create art for purpose (such as the Bunjil the Eagle mural in the school’s Indigenous garden), and to participate in community art exhibitions and art competitions. Collaborative community art projects seek to unify the school with the wider community and continue to develop students’ resilience, respect and sense of responsibility to self and to others.

All artists are influenced by their surroundings. Through viewing and responding to art, the students are taught cultural awareness and empathy by responding to art works both traditional and contemporary on both a global and local scale. Art excursions in the local environments enable students to connect, observe, appreciate and interpret their immediate surroundings. A great Art program generates confident happy people.