Visual Arts

 Visual Art at

Roberts McCubbin P.S.




Welcome to Visual arts at Roberts McCubbin from both Lena Zappia and Katrina Cassidy. We are enthusiastic and passionate about the coming year and the opportunity to explore many aspects of the Arts with your children. We aim to encourage students to extend their creativity throughout all aspects of their lives and to give everything a go. We want students to feel confident in their abilities and to not be afraid of making mistakes as this is the foundation for future learning. Also to understand that learning is a lifelong process and to demonstrate this in our own interactions with students.

We encourage students to:

-Explore ideas, experiences, understandings and emotions by creating and making using a variety of mediums whilst being supported to acquire the skills, techniques and processes needed to express themselves. (Ausvels)

-Work individually and collaboratively to discover their own ideas as well as other artists across cultural and historical contexts. (Ausvels)


Students will have the opportunity to:

-Engage with a wide variety of mediums such as clay, textiles, painting, collage, printmaking and technology.

-To work collaboratively building social and emotional capabilities, establishing healthy relationships.

-Work with our resident artist, this year a felting artist to understand the processes involved in this art form and to create an artwork that will be displayed in the school.

-To be involved in the Local landscapes program (Year 6) which provides students with the opportunity to create their own landscape painting which will be displayed at the MGV.


-Please ensure your child has an art smock with their name in it.

-Cleaning the Art room is an important part of our lessons and to assist the students in learning this valuable skill (that can and should be applied at home too!) can we please have some help with cleaning equipment for our room?

 -We need: scrubbing brushes, sponges, soap, detergent and spray and wipe. Also useful things are old tea towels and tissues.