At MIS, students in grade 1 engage in a variety of creative arts activities, including visual arts, drama and music. Like all subjects in the Primary section, creative arts is integrated within the grade 1 Units of Study and allows students to explore and use their creative side to enhance their learning. In grade 1, students will use a range of materials creatively to make a variety of products; they will use drawing materials, painting, sculpting, creative movement, voice, and musical instruments to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination. Students will also explore concepts and techniques through using colour, patterns, textures, line, shape, form, space, movement, and sound. In grade 1, students will begin to explore a range of work from a variety of artists, describing the differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines, and making links to their own work. Students will also begin to learn some of the language specific to the creative arts and start to express their ideas to help develop a better understanding of art as a personal expression of ideas.