Visual arts / Foundation to Year 2

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Curriculum content descriptions

Explore ideas, experiences, observations and imagination to create visual artworks and design, including considering ideas in artworks by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists (ACAVAM106)

Elaborations
  • trialling different options for designing representation by looking at artworks about a theme or subject matter, such as a ‘circus’, and make their own interpretation based on their ideas, experiences, observations and/or imagination
  • observing and recording the shapes, colours and textures of people, objects and concepts they experience in their daily lives, for example, drawing faces, insects, plants, food
  • Considering viewpoints – forms and elements: For example – What colours were used? What is it made of? How is the colour used, and why is it used in this way?
  • practising drawing images and making objects related to self, others and personal environments in different forms, for example, painting, sculpture, photography
  • identifying and using visual conventions in their artworks after investigating different art, craft and design styles from other cultures and times, for example, Expressionism, Fauvism, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, and Asia
General capabilities
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
ScOT terms

Aboriginal art,  Torres Strait Islander art,  Art genres

Interactive Resource

Bear and Chook by the Sea

This learning object is designed around a series of videos with Lisa Shanahan, author, and Emma Quay, illustrator, including a reading experience of their collaborative work, Bear and Chook by the Sea. Taken as a whole, this sequence of lessons is a Stage 1 unit of work that results in students working in pairs to produce ...

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Chinese New Year

This is an online module consisting of teacher notes, three stimulus resources and student activities that explore Chinese New Year. The teacher notes provide background information about Chinese New Year activities in the People's Republic of China and around the world, additional online resources and pedagogical advice. ...

Teacher resource

Visual art starters: painting the music - item 1 of 2

This is an online resource that focuses on using music to inspire drawing and painting. It contains a video featuring teacher of visual arts and performing arts Cat Sewell providing a guide to painting to music; two activity sheets; a template for framing the painting; and teacher notes that include extension activities ...

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Australian collection

This database features a selection of Australian artworks from QAGOMA. The searchable database provides artwork images, background information about the artist and the artwork, classroom activities, a glossary of key terms and curriculum alignment information for teachers. Search results can be refined by theme, period, ...

Teacher resource

Keepsake

This is a resource about creating art inspired by personal memory or emotion, with a particular focus on sculpture. It features a video of sculptor Lucy Irvine demonstrating the technique to create a keepsake sculpture inspired by 'Sweeney's keepsake', 1987, by Les Kossatz. The resource includes three activity templates; ...

Teacher resource

Festivals of Japan

This is an online module consisting of teacher notes, three stimulus resources and student activities that explore some of the Japanese festivals. The teacher notes provide background information about Japan and its festivals, additional online resources and classroom activities. The stimulus resources consist of a table ...

Teacher resource

TrackSAFE Education Primary School Resources: Foundation, Year 1, Year 2 The Arts

This unit uses the idea of track safe behaviours as the stimulus for Arts activities including the lines on a platform to explore artworks that use line as medium; dramatising safe behaviours through role play; and exploring sounds and music associated with trains in order to compose and perform music that simulates a train ...

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Sharing stories: community

This is a rich resource about the importance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples' communities and identities. It consists of an introduction; a teacher guide; a film, 'My people, the Karajarri people', made by Wynston Shoveller about the Mowla Bluff massacre in the Kimberley region in 1916; and a video interview ...

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Indigenous Australian collection

This federated search from the QAGOMA database features a selection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artworks from the collection. The searchable database provides artwork images, background information about the artist and the artwork, a map of major Indigenous regions in Australia, classroom activities, a glossary ...

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Exploring traditional and contemporary Aboriginal Visual Arts

Teachers can explore the diverse range of traditional and contemporary Aboriginal visual arts through this unique online resource portal. Investigate the work of peak Aboriginal arts corporations, protocols and online collections of some of Australia’s leading cultural institutions.

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Yolngu sea country: painting on bark

This is a resource about the importance of painting on bark for the Yolngu people of the coastal region of north-east Arnhem Land. It consists of explanatory text, an illustration, a short video, and related links. The text explains that painting is an expression of the Law for Country, and says where the barks, paints ...

Interactive Resource

The Orb

The Orb is a collection of multimedia learning resources about Tasmanian Aboriginal histories and cultures. It explores the interconnections between people, Country, culture, identity, and the living community. The multimedia resources have between three and five sections in which Tasmanian Aboriginal people share their ...

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Bob Burruwal and Lena Yarinkura, 'Wyarra family group', 2010

This is a sculpture by Rembarrnga artist Bob Burruwal (b1952) and Rembarrnga/Kune artist Lena Yarinkura (b1948) depicting spirit figures - male and female, young and old - standing near their camp dog. The sculpture is shown as an enlargeable image. This work was exhibited as a part of the second National Indigenous Art ...

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Through a child's eye: an especially joyous exhibition of mandalas

This is a presentation of seven slides displaying a small exhibition of children's stories, related drawings and background information about mandalas. The stories and drawings illustrate selected fables as an expression of Buddhist teachings. The presentation was created as a result of an art project to commemorate the ...

Interactive Resource

Through the gate

This resource embeds the use of online collaboration tools and 21st century learning skills to support students across Stage 2 English and creative arts (visual arts). It presents students with a real-world challenge to create a class picture book and organise a launch event for the book. Students work collaboratively to ...

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'An Australian fjord'

This is a large oil painting, measuring 124.5 cm x 88.7 cm, and painted by W C Piguenit (1836-1914) between 1899 and 1901. A mist has just lifted, revealing a sweeping panorama, all slick and shiny and wet in the early morning light. Beyond a foreground of rocks and tangled vegetation, a mirror-smooth river runs off into ...