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

Online

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 ...

Interactive

The dot

Students will listen to the story 'The Dot' by Peter H Reynolds and create artworks of real and imagined things inspired by the story. They also sing a song with simple actions.

Interactive

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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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, ...

Interactive

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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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 ...