"I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit;
apart from me you can do nothing."
General Art Programme
Through a purposeful and well-designed art curriculum, we hope to develop students who are confident, imaginative and inquisitive. Our six-year programme is based on the theme of Singapore and the World with the objective to foster a sense of respect for Singapore’s diverse cultures and awareness of common history.
Based on a belief that art has a vital role in the world (see figure above), our art education framework aims to infuse the values of art through an Expose, Enable and Excel (see figure above) approach. This framework allows our teachers to maximize the learning platforms for different mediums, various important artists, and selected famous artworks for all students; and further nurture and develop students who display a propensity for making art.
Our basic philosophy on art education is: ignite students’ passion for the subject through a participative and appreciative platform so as to mirror the practice of art making in the real world. Students are therefore encouraged to share and exhibit ideas and creations and at the same time learn and appreciate other people’s ideas and creations.
Arts Assembly Programme
The Arts Assembly Programme is a platform which the Aesthetics Department harnesses to spread the values of an Arts education. These assembly sessions enable all students to develop basic appreciation skills in various art forms; for example, animation, manga drawing, sand art, and paper making.
Arts Learning Journeys
Learning journeys to SSO Concerts for Children and Art exhibitions are organised to enhance students’ appreciation of the Arts. Most recently, students visited the 2018 SYF exhibition at the National Gallery Singapore.
During our 130th Founder’s Day carnival , the art department and our Primary 4 students contributed to the event by making artworks that were put up for sale. They were also helming the carnival booths. This event provided an opportunity for our students to appreciate the functional role of art-making in society and see for themselves how art can benefit the community.
Art Exhibition@FMS(P) 2018
Every year, the art department organizes an art exhibition to showcase students’ artworks as well as for students to appreciate artworks of their peers.
Singapore Youth Festival Logo Design Contest 2018
This contest was designed to celebrate and bring awareness to the diverse arts talents and achievements of our youth.
130th Founder’s Day Art Competition
This year, we saw a total of 85 entries. The selection criteria were: originality, aesthetics qualities/visual appeal and relevance to the theme. 8 artworks were shortlisted, of which 3 were awarded Distinction and 5 were awarded Merit. All winners received a crystal plaque and a certificate of commendation. These winners got to attend an art mentoring programme designed to hone their artistic skills.
Congratulations to all winners!
|1.||Shannon Tay JiaShyen||2B||Distinction|
|2.||Natalie Wong Shuwen||4B||Distinction|
|3.||Sarah Yap Yee Leng||5G||Distinction|
|4.||Ariel Tan Xinyu||2E||Merit|
|5.||Tan Hui En, Charlotte||3B||Merit|
|6.||Delphina Tong She Hong||3F||Merit|
|7.||Tan En Qian, Melanie||4D||Merit|
|8.||Cheryl Chua Yingxin||5G||Merit|