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When is a stick not a stick?

Explore a world of play and imagery, where nothing is as ordinary as it seems. Students respond imaginatively when using a stick as a stimulus to explore elements of drama and create characters. Students will develop their expressive skills through movement and voice. Students also create artworks using a stick as a stimulus.

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Bird's eye art

A visual arts activity for students using aerial perspective and abstract forms.

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Going on an adventure

Explore drama and visual arts activities using an adventure story as a stimulus.

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Fun with flowers

Students discover the creative and scientific art of botanical illustration and respond to the drawing through poetry and music.

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Finding your frame

Developing a concept by making artworks from found objects. Explore how artist, James Powditch, assembles found objects to create artworks inspired by his love of film.

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Brushing up on animals

Students discover techniques for drawing animals and painting an artwork.

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What a stretch!

Investigate the unique physical features of the giraffe and explore how giraffes are represented in art. Create your own giraffe artwork.

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Making waves with Hokusai

Students create artworks and poetry inspired by the works of Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai.

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Scarecrow dancing

Students explore dance through scarecrow images and movements. They engage in creative play and create simple images.

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Stories without words

Learn how Australian story-teller, artist and academy award winner, Shaun Tan uses emotive illustrations to tell a story. You will also create your own character and tell a story using illustration.

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Metamorphosis

Using drama and visual arts students explore a world of play and imagination where nothing is as ordinary as it seems.

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Cat-toons!

Students learn about cartooning techniques to create cat cartoons inspired by the Cat in the Hat.

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GeogSpace: year 1 - exemplar

This is a web page consisting of an overview and two illustrations of practice on the GeogSpace website, a resource for teachers. The resource focuses on the students' local area, but there is opportunity for some comparisons with other places. Illustration 1 explores three aspects of the concept of place by involving students ...

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Danie Mellor, 'Culture warriors', 2007

This is a mixed media artwork by Mamu/Ngagen/Ngajan artist Danie Mellor (b1971), presenting two fighting kangaroos in the foreground of a ‘traditional’ fine bone china scene. The drawing/collage is shown as an enlargeable image. It was exhibited in the 2008 travelling exhibition of the first National Indigenous Art Triennial, ...

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Geometric drawing including representation of simple solids

This is a website designed for both teachers and students that refers to the drawing of solids from the Australian Curriculum for year 7 students. It contains material on cross-sections of prisms and includes information regarding views, elevations and isometric drawings. There are pages for both teachers and students. ...

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Let's draw

Students explore drawing through a guided illustration with illustrator Aura Parker and one of her characters from the 2019 Premier's Reading Challenge Poster.

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Dry weather in Melbourne, 1882

This is a black-and-white drawing in pen and ink depicting a street scene in Melbourne in 1882. It is captioned 'Dry weather in Melbourne suburbs, no water in the houses'. Measuring 10.0 cm x 15.5 cm, the drawing shows a range of activities involving men, women and children. One man appears to be struggling under the weight ...

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'Vaccination Day in Port Mackay!', 1877

This black-and-white pen-and-ink sketch depicts vaccinations against smallpox in Mackay, Queensland, in 1877. In the sketch the local public health officer, who appears to be shouting, wields a large knife and is about to vaccinate a fearful child on his lap. The child's mother holds the child's arm while it screams. A ...

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John Collins recalls illustrations by Oodgeroo Noonuccal (Kath Walker), 2007

This is an edited sound recording of John Collins, former managing director of the Brisbane-based book publisher Jacaranda Press, recalling the way the Indigenous poet Oodgeroo Noonuccal (then Kath Walker) produced illustrations for her 1980 book 'Father sky and mother earth'. He describes how a casual remark led to her ...