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Visual Arts Programmes

Visual Arts Programmes

Aims of Art Education

The aims of art education are to enable every child to be visually literate and to appreciate art. Being visually literate means pupils are able to observe, understand and make meaning of what they see. They are also able to communicate their ideas by using and creating visuals. Being able to appreciate art means pupils will be able to see the value and recognise the relevance of art in their lives.

Programme for Active Learning (PAL) – Music & Performing Arts For Primary 1 & 2 only

The Programme for Active Learning, also known as PAL, is one of PERI’s recommendations to address the increased emphasis on holistic education and development of life skills. It provides a smooth transition for children from pre-school child to primary education.  With Primary 1 and 2 pupils in mind, PAL emphasises learning through hands-on experiences, having fun and enjoyment in the learning, and on-going opportunities for peer interaction and self-discovery. PAL Visual Art module uses experiential learning to provide pupils with authentic opportunities to explore and express themselves creatively through art. Pupils learn about animal conservation and how their actions affect others. PAL is conducted over 2 hrs weekly over and above Art Lessons.

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Primary 3 Level Programme Oil Pastels and Painting Module

For the past five years, Pasir Ris Primary has offered an oil pastels and painting module to Primary 3 pupils. This module aims to develop pupils’ drawing and rendering skills with oil pastels and paint.  Pupils will learn toning and blending techniques as a foundation for future oil pastel work at the upper primary level.


Adi Irfan, 3F (2012)


Muhd Nixax, 3A (2012)


Oil Pastels Work at Upper Primary Level

Primary 4 Level Programme Batik Painting Module

Batik Painting was introduced to Primary 4 pupils in 2012. The objectives of this programme are to provide pupils with an understanding of batik painting and the cultural heritage of where it came from. At the end of the programme, pupils would have explored the process of batik painting and its techniques. They would also have learnt that batik painting is another means of creative and artistic expression.

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Primary 5 Level Programme Digital Photography Module

Digital Photography was first introduced in 2012 as a means to expose pupils to new media so as to stay current and relevant to new forms of art and industrial skills. Photography is relevant in pupils’ daily life and is a common form of expression and communication in society today. The objectives of this programme therefore seek to provide pupils with an understanding in the media and explore photography as a means or artistic expression.


A photography lesson


Title: Nature Taken by Kylie, 5C (2012)


Title: Nature Taken by Kaisha, 5D (2013)

National Competitions Singapore Youth Festival (Visual Arts)


Category A (Pri 2) Collage


Category B (Pri 4) Assemblage


Category C (Pri 5 & 6) Chinese Brush Painting

Art Competitions

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On-the-spot art competition at Chongzheng Primary School

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