Visual arts / Foundation to Year 2

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Curriculum content descriptions

Use and experiment with different materials, techniques, technologies and processes to make artworks (ACAVAM107)

Elaborations
  • exploring a range of natural and man-made materials and technologies to visually express their experiences, for example, paint, pencils, ink, sand, photography and graphically
  • comparing the qualities and properties of materials such as paint, crayons, clay and found objects and select appropriate applications to represent something or someone they like
  • using techniques to demonstrate various compositional effects, for example, overlapping or crosshatching
  • following technical processes and safe practices to make artworks, for example, drawing onto Styrofoam to print on paper
General capabilities
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • ICT capability Information and Communication Technology (ICT) capability
ScOT terms

Composition (Visual arts),  Art materials

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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

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

Cross-cultural activities: celebration of culture

This is a set of seven pedagogical activities based on the Museum of Queensland's online learning resource 'Celebration of culture'. The activities include: a science and technology activity - Raising silkworms; a visual arts activity - Making a Chinese dragon; a literature activity - reading the poem The silkworms; a music ...

Teacher resource

Arts-POP: arts packages of practice

This website provides infrastructure and material to support teachers in the classroom teaching of the arts curriculum in primary school. It contains units in all the arts subjects: Dance, Drama, Media Arts, Music and Visual Arts; and each of these units has a selection of supportive material that may include demonstration ...

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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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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...