Visual arts / Year 3 and 4

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Curriculum content descriptions

Use materials, techniques and processes to explore visual conventions when making artworks (ACAVAM111)

Elaborations
  • selecting and experimenting with forms, styles, materials and technologies to explore symbolic use of visual conventions used by various cultures and times, for example, how colour and pattern are perceived as symbolic in different cultures
  • Considering viewpoints – societies and cultures: For example – What clues in the artwork tell you where it was made, who made it, and why? What artworks are you familiar with? Which style of artworks represents your community?
  • experimenting with alternative styles of representation from different cultures and times in their artworks, for example, realistic, symbolic, narrative, abstract
  • Considering viewpoints – materials and technologies: For example – What is the artwork made of? How does the choice of material enhance the audience’s understanding of the artist’s intention? Can you develop your ideas using different materials?
  • practising a variety of techniques and use various technologies to find different ways of interpreting a theme and/or subject matter, for example, making a simple animation or storybook
  • manipulating and experimenting with combinations of various materials and technologies to create predictable effects, for example, using crosshatching to create tone or design elements to focus attention in a composition
  • Considering viewpoints – materials and technologies: For example – What is the artwork made of? How does the choice of material enhance the audience’s understanding of the artist’s intention? Can you develop your ideas using different materials?
  • applying art and design techniques effectively and safely, such as modelling and joining clay, marbling on paper, designing and printing a pattern
General capabilities
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
ScOT terms

Composition (Visual arts),  Art materials

Interactive

Colour my world

Colour my world is a unit of work that can be completed by students of all ages. It incorporates activities from the Dancing with D’Arts resource created specifically for students with disabilities. This lesson Is on colour theory.

Online

Activity: energy saving devices

This is a web resource about the symbols used on appliances and devices to indicate energy saving and energy rating. It provides a teacher guide and a student activity that prompts the student to carry out internet searches for images using the search terms 'energy saving' and 'energy rating' and to compare the results ...

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Big battles!

Students explore music and dance through body percussion and singing as they learn the story of the unicorn and lion's big battle. They create a collage artwork using images of lions and unicorns that they can find.

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Shake the papaya tree

Find out more about papaya trees and then learn to draw one! Learn a song about climbing a tree and some movements to perform as you sing the song. Explore how to find the beat in the music.

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The Art and Science of Impressionist Color

In this sequence of lessons, students will learn about the Impressionist painters' use of colour and how it connected to early-19th-century scientific theories about colour. They will explore combinations of primary and secondary colours, experiment creating secondary colours, and create a landscape using complementary colours.

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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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Cat-toons!

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

Online

TrackSAFE Education Primary School Resources: Year 3, Year 4 The Arts

This unit uses various arts practices as the stimuli for exploring the safety message of Stop, Look, Listen, Think. Students create woven artworks to incorporate safety messages; they collaboratively develop a play about safety; and explore rap as a music form and combined with dance convey a safety message in a performance.