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Robert Andrews Middle School
River East Transcona School Division

The Arts

The Arts programs at Robert Andrews allow students to express themselves and explore ideas in safe, constructive environments. Students will experience various methods of creativity, and learn valuable skills such as collaboration and responsibility as they learn to master their craft.

Students will follow one path through Band or Visual Arts for their time at Robert Andrews.

Visual Arts

The overall goal of the Visual Arts curriculum is to support, nurture and inspire growth of every student as a young artist and as an artful learner.

Our Robert Andrews visual artists explore the four areas of Visual Arts Education:

·         Art Language and Tools

·         Creative Expression in Art

·         Understanding Art in Context

·         Valuing Artistic Experience

This exploration is done with the understanding that the individual visual artist is at the core of this program which allows for personalized learning and growth.

Robert Andrews student artist will become more artistically literate and be able to connect creative art making with skill development and technical knowledge. There will be a broadening of cultural and historical understanding of art and the Masters and where do they, as student artists, fit into the big picture of art history. There will be ongoing opportunities for reflection and critical thinking in assessing their own art as well as the Masters and professional artists work.

Robert Andrews student artists work through many forms of problem solving assignments in the creation of their own art work in three main areas: drawing, painting and sculpture. Their idea book work is essential for their own skill development and creativity as well as collecting ideas for future projects.

There are opportunities for community viewing of their artwork in displays throughout Robert Andrews, at the RETSD Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra event in the fall and the spring RETSD Visual Arts display at Kildonan Place Mall.

Student artists may choose to compete in various art competitions such as The Royal Canadian Legion Poster contest and the Red River Exhibition juried show.

This program is designed to assist the student artist to continue on a personalized, lifelong journey of growth and transformation through visual arts education.