Activity Outcomes

New Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum Media Arts – still in development
In media arts, students will develop knowledge, understanding and skills in the creative use of communications technologies and digital materials to tell stories and explore concepts for diverse purposes and audiences.

New Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum Arts – still in development
NSW Board of Studies - Creative Arts Stage 2
VAS2.1 - Represents the qualities of experiences and things that are interesting or beautiful by choosing among aspects of subject matter.
VAS2.2 - Uses the forms to suggest the qualities of subject matter.
VAS2.3 - Acknowledges that artists make artworks for different reasons and that various interpretations are possible.
VAS2.4 - Identifies connections between subject matter in artworks and what they refer to, and appreciates the use of particular techniques.

Stage 3
VAS3.1 - Investigates subject matter in an attempt to represent likenesses of things in the world.
VAS3.2 - Makes artworks for different audiences, assembling materials in a variety of ways.
VAS3.3 - Acknowledges that audiences respond in different ways to artworks and that there are different opinions about the value of artworks.
VAS3.4 - Communicates about the ways in which subject matter is represented in artworks.

New Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum English
Stage 2
Outcome EN2-11D - Expressing themselves
Responds to and composes a range of texts that express viewpoints of the world similar to and different from their own.

Stage 3
EN3-2A - Reading and viewing
Uses an integrated range of skills, strategies and knowledge to read, view and comprehend a wide range of texts in different media and technologies.
* Respond to, read and view texts.

NSW BOS H.S.I. E Syllabus
Stage 2 CUS2.4

Cultural Diversity: Describes different viewpoints, ways of living, languages and belief systems in a variety of communities.

Activity Ideas

Make a visual arts dictionary which includes the definitions of composition aspects and different art making practices and methods. What is the rule of thirds? Can you draw a picture that demonstrates this concept?
Examine two Australian artists and use their artwork as inspiration to compose your own.
How does art represent culture? Create an artwork to represent Australia. Will you use the city or the country as your inspiration? Use your own multicultural background as inspiration?
Picasso was a famous artists who explored 3D concepts on 2D surfaces. Look carefully at examples of his pictures? Can you do the same?
Research three artists and observe the inspiration for your own artwork. Which aspects of the artists work do YOU find the most inspiring? The subjects, the colour, the techniques - both?

Using different objects as brushes, paint a picture of a flower, a monster, the nightsky, or the surf.


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  • Science & Technology
  • Human Society & its Environment
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Arts
  • Personal Education