The Art Programme at PLMGS (Sec) is an artistic journey for explorations, art appreciation, discoveries and sharing. The variety of learning activities is to ensure that students acquire the ability to produce and articulate about original and creative artworks. Through hands-on sessions, one-to-one consultation, group sharing and museum visits, Art students develop their individual artistic and creative inclinations as well as styles and techniques to make effective and innovative artworks.
Our pedagogical approach focuses on the Eight Studio Habits of Mind - Develop Craft, Engage & Persist, Envision, Express, Observe, Reflect, Stretch & Explore and Understand Art World. Through these eight habits, students are developed holistically and equipped as critical thinkers who are future ready. Our students are exposed to the investigation of artistic conventions and concepts through the study of artists, art history and artworks. Students will be guided through the process of art making involving the use of a variety of media and technologies and develop critical thinking skills. These aptitudes are essential in the face of the challenges of the knowledge-based and innovation driven economy.
Annually, the Art Unit provides several platforms for students to showcase their works. The Roving Art Exhibition is a collaboration with two other schools, Australian International School and St. Hilda's Secondary School where students’ works are roved and exhibited within the school compounds. The PL Art Trail is a collaboration with our PLMGS (Primary) to showcase integration of artworks and celebrate a strong PL Heritage within the school. Students are encouraged to interact with the works on the trail and generate responses through discussions based on their works exhibited. Students works are also sent for competitions whenever the opportunity. Our students have achieved good accreditation in the bi-annual SYF Arts and Craft exhibition. Our students have been attained an SYF (Silver) and two SYF (Bronze) in 2012 and a Certificate of Recognition (Special Mention) in 2014 to date.
In 2016, we launched a new program to offer ACE Art to the Secondary One students who are keen to enrich their art experience. The program features multiple projects targeted at collaborations with local museums. Students are provided with opportunities to present their work to a wider audience. The projects are designed to stretch students beyond the general art curriculum.
Students are further exposed to different genres of Art at the Secondary 2 Aesthetics Extension Class. They can opt for further enrichment in one of the three courses offered – Ceramics, Digital Arts and Drama.