Visual Arts

TERM 4

Prep

This term Prep students will be exploring the areas of painting, drawing and printing. In the painting unit students will be introduced to primary colours and explore colour mixing. They will explore techniques of applying paint using brushes, sponges and cardboard. In the drawing unit students will be introduced to and explore line, shape and marks for art making. They will be introduced to a variety of drawing materials and discover their potential. The students will create artworks inspired by picture story books, an artist study and classroom units of work.

Year 1/2

This term students will be working in the areas of painting, printing and drawing. Students will identify primary colours and mix them to create secondary colours. Students will explore methods of applying paint to a surface using implements other than brushes. Students will explore making marks with paint and different tools by dabbing, smearing, stamping twisting, blowing, dripping and pulling. Students will create artworks inspired by classroom units of work, picture story books and artist study.

TERM 3

Prep

In the textile unit, students will discuss the origin of fabric and threads end explore these through matching and sorting prior to creating a piece of artwork inspired by the picture storybook “Where is the green sheep?” In the painting unit students will use primary colours and explore application techniques using brushes, sponges and cardboard to create artworks inspired by picture story books or classroom units of work. In the drawing unit students will develop their understanding of different types of lines, shape and pattern through a range of developmental activities.

Year I/2

In the textile and unit students will explore a variety of fabric and threads by matching, sorting and describing how they feel. Students will use pre- cut fabric shapes and threads to create a self-portrait. In the painting and printing unit, students will describe and discuss Wassily Kadinsky’s painting Composition V11, prior to creating their own version of his work using warm and cool colours and stamp printing.

In the drawing unit, students will read and discuss the story “Mutt Dog” and create their own version of Mutt the dog.  In the collage unit students will use recycled materials to create “Textured burgers.”

Term 2

Years 3 and 4

The students will be working in the areas of modelling, collage and painting. In the modelling unit students will further develop their understanding of techniques of hand building when creating a 3D piece. They will discuss the artwork of artist Keith Haring and create their own collage piece in his style. Students will respond to, create and evaluate their own work. 

Years 5 and 6

This Term students will complete a mixed media unit inspired by Arthur Boyd’s painting

“Totem Pole”. Students will use painting and textile techniques to create a 2D piece in his style. In the modelling unit students will create a 3-dimenstional piece inspired by the picture story book “Schuman the Shoeman” by John and Stella Daniels. Students will respond to, analyze, create and evaluate their own work and that of their peers.

Term 1

Years 3 and 4

Over the semester the students will be working in the areas of drawing, painting and textiles. In the drawing unit students will discuss the artworks of artist Paul Klee as inspiration for their own cityscape design. Students will use pastels and watercolour paints to complete the work. In the textile unit students will extend their techniques of stitching when creating a Tribal Hessian Mask. In the modelling unit students will use the slab method to create a 2-dimenstional piece. Students will respond to, analyze, create and evaluate their own work.

 Years 5 and 6

This semester students will develop and refine drawing and textiles skills. In the drawing unit students will learn about drawing in one point perspective when creating a cityscape drawing. In the threads and textiles unit students will learn about life and achievements of the Australian artist “Albert Tucker”. They will study his painting “The Beach Totem” and discuss the use of art elements and principles of art in his work. Students will plan, develop and create their own version of this work using, weaving, knotting, stitching and applique techniques.