As part of St Francis Xavier’s diverse learning, Media Arts is taught to students from Kindergarten to Year 6. Media Arts encourages students to analyse past technologies, and use existing and emerging technologies to explore imagery, text and sound to create meaning.
Students are encouraged to be critically aware of ways that media are culturally used and to interpret, analyse and develop understanding through their own experiences. Students are inspired to imagine, collaborate and take on roles to plan, design and produce a range of media artworks.
In Term One, Year 6 students explored the concept of, Who Am I. They examined historical and abstract portraiture and how design elements are used to communicate and represent individuals. In class, students created their own portraits using a variety of technologies that represent and celebrate their own uniqueness and individuality.
Students in Year 5 explored the work of Shaun Tan, and his book, “The Rules of Summer.” Students learnt how symbolic, written and technical codes are used to convey meaning and persuade the viewer. In class, students developed their photography skills and learnt how to manipulate images through techniques of colourisation and double exposure. Their final task was to write an adage and create a combined image to visually convey meaning.
Media Arts has the capacity to engage, inspire and enrich all students, exciting the imagination and encouraging them to reach their creative and expressive potential. As the year progresses, we look forward to continuing students’ learning and sharing their amazing work with you.
PS: Happy Birthday Mr Doyle 😜