Visual arts / Year 7 and 8

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Curriculum content descriptions

Practise techniques and processes to enhance representation of ideas in their art-making (ACAVAM121)

Elaborations
  • reflecting, adjusting, modifying and evaluating their own artwork through consistent critical assessment, and refining intentions and viewpoints when making, responding to and displaying artworks
  • Considering viewpoints – histories: For example – How did one artist influence the work of another? What is your favourite art style? When and where did it originate?
  • extending technical competence when using selected techniques, such as printmaking, brush techniques in painting, digital editing, shaping 3D forms
  • researching widely to find the most appropriate sources of information about visual arts skills, use of materials, traditional and contemporary styles, display options, and sources for ideas when developing their own artwork
  • demonstrating awareness of safe studio practices, for example, designing safety posters, or producing film clips
General capabilities
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
ScOT terms

Composition (Visual arts),  Symbols

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 ...

Interactive Resource

Sketch book express

This is a free application for the iPad that focuses on creating drawings and sketches using virtual professional-grade tools and brushes, and imaging techniques. It features a full-screen workspace and an 11-icon menu including pan and zoom navigation, a brush editor, colour wheels with HSB and RBG colour space, an eye-dropper ...

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

Making a mask - item 1 of 3

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

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

123D Sculpt

This is a free application for the iPad and iPhone that focuses on sculpting three-dimensional images from a library of objects and figures. It feature: a range of manipulation tools; a library of textures; various paint tools; a colour palette that can add shades, tints and hues; the ability to import images from a personal ...

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 ...

Interactive Resource

Brushes 3

This is a free application for the iPad and iPhone that focuses on creating paintings using a range of virtual brushes and editing features. It includes a full-screen workspace and an icon menu that enables various-sized brush strokes, adjustable brush shapes and settings, a colour wheel and colour matcher and undo and ...

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

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, ...

StillImage

Symbols of Australia

This resource explores some of the symbols Australians have chosen to represent themselves and their nation. The website is based on an exhibition at the National Museum of Australia.

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

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 ...

Image

Imants Tillers: 'Terra incognita', 2005

This resource includes an enlargeable image and catalogue information about the large-format painting 'Terra incognita' by Imants Tillers (1950-). Included is a video with audio commentary on the artist's career and his artwork. The commentary is also provided as text on the web page. The painting's title means 'unknown ...

Image

Sidney Nolan: 'Ned Kelly', 1946

This resource includes an enlargeable image of the painting 'Ned Kelly' by Sidney Nolan and catalogue information about the painting. This is one painting in a series of 27 abstract paintings, each capturing a selected incident in the story of the iconic Kelly gang. There is also a video with audio commentary about the ...

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 ...

Interactive resource

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, ...