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Aesthetics

ART & MUSIC DEPARTMENT


The Aesthetics Department has staff strength of 5 Art teachers, 2 Music teachers and 2 Art Allied Educators. The department is led by Ms Adeline Chen as HOD of Aesthetics.

OUR TEACHERS

Ms Adeline Chen Weiling
HOD / Aesthetics
chen_weiling_adeline@moe.edu.sg
Ms Sharifah Nurul Zakiah
Arts Coordinator
sharifah_nurul_zakiah@moe.edu.sg
Mr Heriyadi Koh heriyadi_koh@moe.edu.sg
Ms Jaliza Jamaludin  jaliza_jamaludin@moe.edu.sg 
Ms Nur Arini Bte Suratman Nur_arini_suratman@moe.edu.sg 
Ms Nuurulhuda Bte Hasbolah nuurulhuda_hasbolah@moe.edu.sg 
Ms Victoria Teng Jing Ying teng_jing_ying@moe.edu.sg
Mr Wong Chee Horng, Jacksonwong_chee_horng@moe.edu.sg 

 

PHILOSOPHY 

Arts Education is developed through both the curriculum in Visual Art and Music lessons, as well as the co-curriculum programmes. In line with our school’s niche Learning for Life Programme, Arts Education in Greenridge aims to raise awareness and appreciation of the arts for every student, by providing them with platforms to showcase their artistic potential and further nurture their talents and passion for the Arts.

DEPARTMENT PEDAGOGY

In teaching the Arts, teachers have to plan, enact and assess strategies in order to develop students’ understanding and passion for the subject. In order to make strategic teaching decisions and processes, teachers take into consideration the students’ profile, prior experience and the context that frames students’ learning. Teachers focuses on pedagogies that allow students to learn through inquiry, experience and reflection.

For Art, students engage in evaluating artworks through the Feldman Approach. Using a simple 4 step structure of description, analysis, interpretation and judgment, students actively explore and read deeper in the artist’s intent in the creation of the artwork. For Music, students engage in the processes of creating, presenting, perceiving, reflecting and responding through the Orff Approach. Students learn more about music through a mixture of singing, dancing, acting and the use of percussion instruments. In addition, students have the space to make music decisions independently, whether individually or in groups.

DISTINCTIVE DEPARTMENT PROGRAMMES

Programmes Objective

Arts Festival


The Aesthetics department holds a two-day Arts Festival to expose and enrich our students to different Art forms and provide a platform for our Greenridgeans to discover and develop their own creative capacity through the Arts During the Arts Festival, students will attend workshops, masterclasses and learning journeys. In addition, the students will also be sharing their passion for arts through showcasing and exhibiting their own works to their fellow schoolmates.

Art and Music Learning Journeys and workshops
Our students are still given ample opportunities to go on arts-related learning journeys and attend workshops. The art students will visit the National Gallery, the ArtScience Museum, the Singapore Art Museum, the NUS Museum and attend workshops on printmaking and ceramics. For the music students, they will also attend music workshops such as Percussion, beatboxing and Dikir Barat to learn more about music from other cultures.

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Art Interest Groups
For students with desire to continue their learning in Art beyond the classrooms, we have various interest groups to develop their passion. Our students gathered to create artworks for the community and learn more about Art at their own time. Our Ceramics Interest Group even held a joint exhibition with other schools at the Tampines Regional Library in 2018.

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 Art ExhibitionsWith the opening of our new Beyond Imagination Greenridge (BIG) gallery on 26 April 2018, our Art department has been putting up art exhibitions for the community. Our first exhibition, Chapters, showcased the artworks of our upper secondary Art students. To make the exhibition more meaningful, visitors and Greenridge and students from our neighbouring primary schools were invited to view and learn more about the artworks. During the exhibitions, the Art department took the opportunity to train student docents and artists to facilitate the exhibition and introduce the artworks to our visitors. In the later half of the year, the BIG gallery also held a cluster art exhibition, Colours, as well as a ceramics exhibition, Oxymoron.

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HOMEWORK POLICY

Homework

Assessment

Art

Level

No. of hours (weekdays)

No. of hours (weekend)

Lower Sec

1

1

Upper Sec

1

1

Sec 4 & 5

1

2

Music

Level

No. of hours (weekdays)

No. of hours (weekend)

Lower Sec

0.5

0.5

Art

Music

Assessment is carried out at the end of each module, using different assessment modes: Art Making/Techniques E.g. Drawing, Colour Rendering and Etc. , Verbal and Written Critiques using Feldman’s Approach, Theory Tests, Project based on themes/stimulus where students will have to go through the processes of documenting a preparatory work prior to their final artwork.

Assessment is carried out at the end of each module, using different assessment modes: theory examination, practical examination, project based and performance based.