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Aesthetics and Creative Expression



What is it?


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  • Expressing ideas and feelings through art and music and movement
  • Creating art and music and movement using experimentation and imagination
  • Sharing ideas and feelings about art and music and movement

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Why is it important?


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  • Encourages self expression
  • Enhances self-esteem and confidence through opportunities for self-expression
  • Allows for creativity and imagination through the exploration of media and materials in the making of art

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Photo Story


Lines, lines and more Lines


Line is one of the Elements of Art. Did you know that a line is a moving dot in space? How can you help your children observe lines around them? 

Learn how you can use questions to draw your children’s attention to the different types of lines that they encounter in their daily lives and in the man-made and natural environment around them. Teach them words to describe these lines (e.g. straight, curved, zig-zag, swirly, dotted, short and long) and show them how an artist used lines in his art. 

Let’s look for lines around us…
What do you see? How many different types of lines can you pick out?
Let’s look for lines around us…
What do you see? Where can you find this? What kind of lines do you see in the picture?
Let’s look for lines around us…
What do you see? What do you think this is? What do you think is happening in this photograph?
From our Man-made Environment
What lines do you see? What do you think of when you see this?
From our Man-made Environment
What do you think of when you see this? What type of lines do you see? How does it make you feel?
From our Man-made Environment
What kind of lines do you see? What do you think you know from the photo? What would you want to explore if you were there?
Our Natural Environment
What do you see? What do you think of when you see this? What does this photo make you wonder about?
Our Natural Environment
What do you see? What kind of marks do you see? What other animals have markings on their coats?
Let’s look for lines in artwork from the National Gallery Singapore…
This sculpture consists of two totem-like poles that face each other.
Let’s look for lines in artwork from the National Gallery Singapore…
Look at how the artist used lines to create even more areas of interest (shape and colour) within the sculpture.
Let’s look for lines in artwork from the National Gallery Singapore…
A sculpture or 3-dimensional art form is meant to be viewed 360 degrees.
Let’s look for lines in artwork from the National Gallery Singapore…
Consider bringing your children to the National Gallery Singapore to walk around and view the sculpture.
Let’s create artwork using lines…
Get the children to use primary colours in a medium you want them to explore, for example, crayons, colour pencils or paint.
Let’s create artwork using lines…
Have your children create abstract art using different kinds of lines which overlap one another.
Elia Owen
MOE Kindergarten@Tampines