Visual Art

The visual arts program at Lilydale West engages our children to actively participate in drawing, painting, printmaking, clay, construction, threads and textiles, collage and art appreciation during their specialist lesson each week.

 

Artists in Residence have been employed over the years to assist with major art works that now adorn our school buildings. These include an indoor Indonesian garden with a mosaic forest background, large batik painting with endangered species as the main art theme, an indigenous mural depicting the history of Lilydale, a magnificent ceramic Chinese dragon set against a backdrop of an Asian village and ceramic zodiac signs. Our most recent works are the 8 pillars of Global Connection and the Creation and Sustainability Mandala . At the completion of each of these works, a cultural day or evening was organized and attended by a large crowd of very supportive families.

 

The high standard of art work that our students produce has resulted in individuals winning many art competitions, some of which are at the state level. Art exhibition evenings highlight these talents.

 

A studies of Asia unit looks at particular Asian art, for example, batik painting, calligraphy, kite making, tie dying, masks and so forth. This art unit compliments our Indonesian Language program.