The Visual Art program at Hurstbridge Primary School offers a wide range of opportunities for students, including drawing skills development, painting, textiles, construction, ceramics and artist studies. The program is implemented by teachers and follows the guidelines set out in the AusVELS curriculum. Our students develop art skills and techniques through observation, experimentation and practice across sequential activities. This enables them to extend and refine their skills so as to generate and develop ideas in an ongoing way. All students attend weekly sessions. Our students’ artwork is proudly displayed around the school and is showcased at our annual Community Art Show which is held at the school during the Wattle Festival in August. We provide students with the opportunity to participate in community art projects and competitions. In fact, one of our students’art work won first prize in a state wide schools competition organized by the MCG and his work takes permanent pride of place in the Southern Stand.An extension program is conducted whereby students with outstanding ability work on specialized projects or workshops. There are several permanent installations around the school that have been produced by students, including a ceramic totem pole, mosaic walls and a wire and ceramic bushfire tribute tree.The Visual Art department at Hurstbridge Primary boasts a variety of facilities and resources, including a dedicated art studio with a kiln.