Art

Welcome to the Visual Arts Department!

Students at Nile Academy are having an amazing experience in Art class, as they aim to achieve their utmost potential, through challenging mediums, such as acrylic paints, water colours, pastels, wax, clay, pyrography tools, paper mache, Japanese glass beads, charcoal, art pencils, clay, and pine wood, etc.  

In Ms. Aral’s art class, students enjoy lessons, as it provides them with a form for safe expression, imagination, exploration, communication, and exchange of cultural and historical understanding. Scientific research reveals how art classes strengthen the student’s ability to solve problems, whilst applying their critical thinking abilities.

Overall, students very much enjoy art class, as their wonderful masterpieces are displayed throughout the art classroom and the second-floor hallway. Hence, the school exhibits and presents the inspirational work of the students, where families, staff, and local community members can enjoy the ‘Art Gallery’ effect in the upcoming years!

Throughout the art curriculum, students complete several creative projects and participate in workshops, which include a variety of the following examples:

  • Aboriginal Beading with Glass Beads on Faux Leather
  • Carpet Weaving – Latch Hooking
  • Tie-Dye T-shirts
  • Stitching and Sewing Sequence
  • Artistic Soap Molding
  • Unique Wax Sculpting
  • Sketching with 2H – 6B Pencils & Charcoal

  • Clay Workshop
  • Variety of different Crafts
  • Acrylic Paintings
  • Water Colour Paintings
  • Diamond Gem Art
  • Pyrography Wood Portraits
  • Etching
  • Pastel Drawings
  • Mandala Art
  • 3D Installations
  • Mosaics

Visual Arts help students with the development of their cognitive and creative skills, which in turn allows them to further succeed in their academic studies.

Art classes increase students motivational level to come to school, whilst providing a balance in their educational experience.

Students complete several hands-on projects, whilst also diligently covering important art history and famous artists, such as Vincent Van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Claude Monet, Andy Warhol, Salvador Dali, Leonardo Da Vinci, Caravaggio, Jacque-Louis David, Tom Thomson, Emily Carr, Lawren Harris, etc.

Students learn to respect and show tolerance towards multicultural differences, whilst celebrating diversity and being open-minded. In light of the nature of art class, students learn that collaboration is key to success, which in turn further helps them with their communication, complex problem solving and leadership skills.

Through regular participation in the art class, students are learning how to regulate their self-confidence and self-discipline. Moreover, through the recommendations and guidance of Ms Aral, the art teacher, students thrive to achieve high-quality artwork via revision and application of special techniques.

Fun & Innovative Edible Art, such as:

  • Cotton Candy Workshop
  • Gourmet Chocolate Lollipop Molding
  • Gingerbread Houses
  • Colourful Waffles

  • Candy Art
  • Cupcake & Cookie Decorating
  • Rainbow Snow Cones