Curriculum

Visual Arts

MPS Visual Art Curriculum

The ‘VA Diamond’ shows the spectrum of Visual Arts curriculum at MPS, composed of three primary colours: Knowledge (Red), Creation (Blue) and Appreciation (Yellow). Through active enrichment in art knowledge and participation in art creation and appreciation, students will develop new and different ways to enhance their power of imagination, creative thinking and presentation skills. Students can use visual arts to express themes and topics related to themselves, their surroundings and the works of other artists.

Knowledge of art

Throughout the 6-year primary arts education, students are equipped with different visual elements and organization theories. They then possess the ability of art appreciation and can pursue further artistic development.

Creation of art

To inspire students’ artistic intelligence, a variety of art creation, like 2D and 3D artwork, is introduced. The globally renowned STEAM education, where A stands for Arts , is also incorporated in the curriculum to give students a brand new experience in 3D art creation. Art creation from 3D printing and ScanNcut machines is encouraged.

Appreciation of art

Through appreciating masterpieces, students can learn more about the drawing techniques from famous local and non-local artists.

Here are the backgrounds of the artists:

Background
Local artists
陳福善 (1904-1995)
His earlier works were mostly realist watercolour landscapes and earned him the reputation as the ‘King of Watercolor’.
His current works are mainly depicted in a fantasy way.
靳棣強 (1942- Present)
A prominent graphic designer
黃仁逵 (1955- Present)
A famous film art director, best known for brush-stroke in oil painting
白雙全 (1977- Present)
His works involve painting, photography and conceptual art addressing the connections between individuals, cities and nature.
Non-local
artists
顧閎中 (910-980)
His earlier works were mostly realist watercolour landscapes and earned him the reputation as the ‘King of Watercolor’.
His current works are mainly depicted in a fantasy way.
Giuseppe Arcimbold
(1526-1593)
An Italian painter, best known for creating imaginative portrait heads made entirely of objects such as fruits, vegetables, flowers, fish, and books
Rembrandt (1606-1669)
A Dutch painter and etcher, important in Dutch Baroque period
Christian Andersen
(1805-1875)
A Danish paper artist and writer
His literary works include ‘Little Mermaid’ and “Ugly Duckling’. He usually cut paper into figures related to the stories he shared with children.
Van Gogh (1853-1890)
A Dutch Post-Impressionist painter, well-known for drawing sunflowers
齊白石 (1864-1957)
A globally renowned Chinese painter in ink drawing, best known for capturing the essence of the swimming feeling of shrimps, fish and crabs.
Picasso (1881-1973)
A Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, stage designer, poet and playwright, influential in the 20th century, co-founding the Cubist Movement
吳冠中 (1919-2010)
A founder of modern Chinese painting
His works are influenced by both Western and Chinese painting styles.
Andy Worhol
(1928-1987)
An American artist, a leading figure in the visual art movement known as Pop Art