Visual arts / Year 7 and 8

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Curriculum content descriptions

Develop planning skills for art-making by exploring techniques and processes used by different artists (ACAVAM120)

Elaborations
  • imagining and refining their visual and spatial representations of the world, combining a variety of technologies
  • problem-solving and predicting outcomes with increasing confidence to expand their repertoire of visual arts practices and skills, for example, designing a mural for a local space
  • Considering viewpoints – societies and cultures: For example – How does the context of time and place, culture and ideology influence the look and meaning of art in public spaces?
  • developing and refining practical and technical skills when designing, fabricating and constructing visual arts images and objects, employing safe and sustainable practices
  • annotating their own and others’ art making intentions through, for example, keeping a written or digital journal, or portfolio
General capabilities
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
ScOT terms

Composition (Visual arts),  Visual arts portfolios

Interactive Resource

Vivid Sydney – 77 Million Paintings

A series of video interviews with Nick Robertson about Brian Eno's '77 Million Paintings' installation, which was part of an exhibition in Vivid Sydney 2009. The resource includes clips of the installation.

Interactive Resource

Refugees welcome here

This resource embeds the use of online collaboration tools and 21st century learning skills in a student-centered hands-on project designed to welcome refugees into their community. The syllabus outcomes are aligned to NSW Stage 4 English, Geography or Visual Arts but this could be used with older or younger students by ...

Teacher resource

Angkor Wat bas relief carvings

This is an online module consisting of teacher notes, three stimulus resources and student activities that explore images of life during the ancient Khmer Empire, including its dancers, using bas reliefs found on the walls of the temples of Angkor. The teacher notes provide background information about the ancient Khmer ...

Teacher resource

Decorating a mask - item 2 of 3

This is an online resource that focuses on how to decorate a mask. It contains a video featuring mask-maker and performer Fleur Hockey demonstrating how to decorate a papier-mache mask, an activity sheet, a template for designing or decorating the mask, and teacher notes that include extension activities and activities ...

Teacher resource

Through my own eyes: a self-portrait - teacher resource

This resource for teachers is a visual arts unit that leads to a resolved two-dimensional self-portrait on paper. The unit combines the techniques of drawing and painting and explores the concept of a personal environment. It is in four parts: exploring examples of portraits by artists across history; developing line-drawn ...

Still Image

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 ...

Still Image

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 resource

Found art: park

Explore an adventure park and create a design using objects found in a play area, bush track, miners' track and picnic table. Plan a design to communicate a message. Choose objects and materials. Use tools to arrange elements of your design such as size, position and tone. Arrange the materials to create new meanings. Look ...

Image

Hans Heysen: 'The saplings', 1904

This resource includes an enlargeable image of the painting 'The saplings' by Hans Heysen and catalogue information about the painting. There is also a video with audio commentary and corresponding onscreen text that provides an interpretation of the painting and information about the artist's views. The painting pays homage ...

Interactive Resource

Brushes Redux - iTunes app

Create paintings using editable brushes with a range of brush effects. Includes layers, transparency, and ability to export and import images. Unlimited undo and redo allows you replay your brushstrokes. Images can be saved to camera roll, file sharing, emailed or posted on social media. Free when reviewed 27/5/2015.

Interactive resource

Found art: beach

Explore a beach and create a design using objects found in rock pools, sand dunes, the tidal zone and a rubbish bin. Plan a design to communicate a message. Choose objects and materials. Use tools to arrange elements of your design such as size, position and tone. Arrange the materials to create new meanings. Look at aspects ...

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Found art: city

Explore a city and create a design using objects found in a café, kiosk, gutter and dumpster bin. Plan a design to communicate a message. Choose objects and materials. Use tools to arrange elements of your design such as size, position and tone. Arrange the materials to create new meanings. Look at aspects such as composition, ...

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Found art: outback

Explore a remote location and create a design using objects found in a woolshed, camp fire, bush and scrap heap. Plan a design to create a functional object. Choose objects and materials. Use tools to arrange elements of your design such as size, position and tone. Arrange the materials to create new meanings. Look at aspects ...

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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 ...

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Yolngu sea country: turtle waters

This is a painting titled 'Rirratjingu at Dhambaliya' by Yolngu artist Dhuwarrwarr Marika showing the rocks, reefs, currents and animals of the sea between Dhambaliya (Bremer Island) and the mainland of north-east Arnhem Land. The painting, which can be enlarged and zoomed, incorporates the distinctive designs ('miny'tji') ...

Interactive Resource

Indigenous Australian: Art Gallery of NSW - iTunes app

Explore a selection of artists and artworks from the Art Gallery of New South Wales' collection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art. Contains images, background information on the artists and their art, and some audio curator insights and video interviews. Artworks are from 1990s to 2010s. Free when reviewed 26/5/2015.

Interactive Resource

Rally: contemporary Indonesian art

This resource focuses on the exhibition 'Rally: Contemporary Indonesian Art - Jompet Kuswidananto and Eko Nugroho'. Both artists are part of a contemporary Indonesian arts community in Yogyakarta and work across a range of media, from installations and paintings to contemporary interpretations using traditional arts such ...

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Yolngu sea country: a map of the sea

This is a bark painting titled 'Djarrwak ga Dhalwangu' by Dhalwangu clan Elder Garwirrin Gamana showing the sacred nature of sea country around the mouth of the Baraltja River in north-east Arnhem Land. The painting, which can be enlarged and zoomed, incorporates representations of the lightning snake Mundukul and the creation ...

Interactive Resource

Paper by Fifty three - iTunes app

Jot down notes and sketch using five different drawing and painting tools. Create your own pages or journals and save the pages to your camera roll. Free when reviewed 26/5/2015

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Contemporary: Art Gallery of NSW - iTunes app

Explore a selection of artists and artworks from the contemporary collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, including the John Kaldor Family collection. Contains images, background information on the artists and their art, and some audio curator insights and video interviews. Artworks are from 1960s to 2010s. Free ...