“Art enables us to find ourselves at the same time as losing ourselves.”
Students at Tate Street Primary School enjoy creating a wide variety of art that complements the themes studied in their classrooms. Weekly lessons involve creating visual art in many different mediums and techniques ranging from drawing with pencils to creating 3D pieces with recycled materials. The students are given the opportunity to discover their creativity and experiment with different techniques to enable them to create art pieces that are unique to their individual personalities.
Two of the major pieces created each year are a display for the Geelong Show and decorating a Christmas tree for the City of Greater Geelong’s Christmas Tree Project, which is on display in Central Geelong during the Christmas season. As well, Grade 6 students keep up the Tate Street tradition of designing a large billboard as a keepsake for their last year of school. These completed boards are displayed at, and a highlight of, their Graduation Ceremony at the end of the year.
The Winter Solstice Festival is a celebration of Art and Music. A biennial event, the Winter Solstice Festival is a highlight of the year for the whole school community. Leading up to the event, our students create art works, including eye-capturing lanterns which they parade on the night. They also practice complex musical performances on marimbas, ukuleles, boomwhackers and voice. Our wonderful P&F make warming meals to buy and the night is a real celebration of The Arts, Tate Street Primary School and our supportive community.