Visual Arts / Year 7 and 8 / Creating and making

Curriculum content descriptions

select and manipulate visual conventions, visual arts processes and/or materials to create artworks that represent ideas, perspectives and/or meaning (AC9AVA8C02)

  • creating a series of Augmented Reality digital assets that represent distinct textures; for example, placing assets within a space to communicate concepts that explore blocking some areas and revealing others
  • creating artworks and using their visual arts practice as a way of exploring their feelings and emotions, such as self-awareness, emotional awareness and personal wellbeing
  • working independently and/or in groups to create artworks that tell stories or create awareness about issues that are significant and important to them/the group
  • transforming an analog visual artwork into a series of digital versions using digital tools such as software, visual art processes and materials; evaluating and selecting the most successful transformation, and documenting the steps to create a procedural text using appropriate visual arts terminology
  • considering sustainable design practices when generating ideas for designs in response to a brief; for example, exploring sustainable fabrics and recycled materials when creating wearable art
  • applying their knowledge and understanding of visual arts processes, materials and techniques to create artworks; for example, demonstrating understanding of relief printing and the technical skills needed to create an edition of prints, or creating artworks using skills developed in exploring digital tools, such as photographic manipulation applications or digital drawing programs
  • representing ideas in their artworks through considered use of visual conventions, such as using modulated and directional lines in a composition to create a sense of movement, or breaking a rhythmic pattern to create discord
General capabilities
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and Creative Thinking
  • Personal and social capability Personal and Social capability
ScOT terms

Artistic purpose,  Symbols,  Composition (Visual arts),  Art materials,  Visual arts


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.


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 ...


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, ...