Visual Arts Outcomes

Grade 1/2

UNDERSTANDINGS

CREATING

  • we can communicate our ideas, feelings, and experiences through our artwork
  • we solve problems during the creative process by thinking critically and imaginatively
  • applying a range of strategies helps us to express ourselves
  • we are receptive to the value of working individually and collaboratively to create art

RESPONDING

  • we are receptive to art practices and artworks from different cultures, places and times (including our own)
  • people communicate ideas, feelings, and experiences through the arts
  • we can reflect on and learn from the different stages of creating
  • there is a relationship between the artist and the audience

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS

ELEMENTS of VISUAL ARTS

  • Subject Matter (personal, imaginary, sensory, etc)
  • Forms (drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, fibre crafts and digital imaging, etc)
  • Techniques (overlapping, patterns, colour mixing, collage, mixed media, wrapping, and paper mache, etc)
  • Visual Devices ( line, shape, colour, texture, space, etc)

CREATING

  • using design elements, such as line, shape, colour or texture, in their artworks
  • make their own interpretation based on their ideas, experiences, observations and/or imagination
  • trialling different options for designing representation
  • observing and recording the shapes, colours and textures of people, objects and concepts they experience in their daily lives,
  • practising drawing images and making objects related to self, others and personal environments in different forms
  • identifying and using visual devices conventions in their artworks after investigating different art, craft and design styles from other cultures and times
  • exploring a range of natural and man-made materials and technologies to visually express their experiences
  • comparing the qualities and properties of materials
  • using techniques to demonstrate various compositional effects
  • following technical processes and safe practices to make artworks
  • sharing ideas with their classmates about the representational choices they made in their artwork
  • talking about ideas such as themes when displaying artworks
  • consider the importance of treating the studio as a creative environment

RESPONDING

  • Considering viewpoints – meanings and interpretations
  • Considering viewpoints – forms and elements
  • Considering viewpoints – societies and cultures
  • observe artworks and notice details
  • identifying where they might experience art in their lives and communities
  • recording personal ‘art experiences’ and discussing with classmates
  • discussing how visual artworks sustain and communicate cultural knowledge
  • identifying how design elements, such as line, shape, colour or texture, are used in their artworks and in the artwork of others
  • describing and interpreting representations in a selection of artworks
  • considering the subject matter, styles and techniques of an artwork
  • consider how the artworks make them think and feel in response to the artist's’ intentions
  • acknowledging the role of artist and audience as they start to interpret meaning in artworks

Grade 3/4

UNDERSTANDINGS

CREATING

  • arts have the power to influence thinking and behaviour
  • we make connections between our artwork and that of others to extend our thinking
  • we can explore our personal interests, beliefs, and values through arts

RESPONDING

  • When experiencing arts, we make connections between different cultures, places and times.
  • People explore issues, beliefs and values through arts.
  • There are different kinds of audiences responding to different arts.
  • We use what we know to interpret arts and deepen our understanding of ourselves and the world around us.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS

ELEMENTS of VISUAL ARTS

  • Subject Matter
  • Forms (drawing, design, painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography and film, etc)
  • Styles (figurative, realism, expressionistic, impressionistic, etc)
  • Techniques (photo-montage, weaving, block printing, digital imaging, wrapping, pottery, etc)
  • Visual Devices (design elements and design principles)
  • Materials & Technologies

CREATING

  • researching artworks of different styles and artists from different times and cultures to inspire their own representations
  • exploring ways to represent their ideas using visual conventions from different historical, social or cultural contexts
  • selecting and experimenting with devices, forms, styles, materials and technologies to explore the effect on representation
  • experiment with alternative styles of representation from different cultures/times
  • applying art and design techniques effectively and safely
  • making decisions about how and where their artwork should be displayed in different locations
  • explaining and discussing how visual devices are used in their artwork
  • using appropriate visual conventions, and identifying possible differences in interpretations
  • recognising the meaning of studio, and adopting appropriate behaviour in the studio as a specialised space

RESPONDING

  • Considering viewpoints – meanings and interpretations
  • Considering viewpoints – societies and cultures
  • Considering viewpoints – materials and technologies
  • Considering viewpoints – societies, cultures and histories
  • Considering viewpoints – evaluations
  • researching artworks of different styles and artists from different times and cultures
  • identifying and explaining choices in art making, including forms, styles and visual conventions in their artworks, and influences of other artists on their artworks
  • find different ways of interpreting a theme and/or subject matter
  • observes artwork carefully and notices details
  • recognizes use of materials and techniques in works of art
  • discussing how the artist represents an idea to show the audience a particular viewpoint
  • identifying meaning and describing subject matter and form in artworks from different social, cultural or historical contexts
  • examining public art in their community and comparing it to other artwork commemorating different people, times and cultures

Grade 5/6

UNDERSTANDING

CREATING

  • We act on the responses to our artwork to inform and challenge our artistic development.
  • We explore a range of possibilities and perspectives to communicate in broader ways through our creative work.
  • Arts provide opportunities to explore our creative potential and engage in a personal artistic journey

RESPONDING

  • Through exploring arts across cultures, places and times we can appreciate that people innovate.
  • People communicate across cultures, places and times through arts.
  • The arts provide us with multiple perspectives.
  • We reflect and act on the responses to our creative work.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS

ELEMENTS OF ART

  • Subject Matter (such as environment (macro/micro), physical and conceptual properties of materials and technologies, etc)
  • Forms (cross-media – drawing, design, painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, film, etc)
  • Styles (figurative, expressionistic, abstract, surrealism, Dada, digital art, etc)
  • Techniques (collage, drawing, screen printing, digital imaging, construction and environmental sculpture, etc)
  • Visual Devices (design elements and design principles)
  • Materials & Technologies

CREATING

  • selecting and manipulating combinations of materials and techniques
  • exploring cross-media effects and characteristics of representation when making artworks inspired by observation or imagination
  • trialling different ways to represent views, beliefs or opinions in their artworks in response to
  • exploration of how artists communicate their views, beliefs and opinions through art
  • making aesthetic choices about representation and being able to explain their choices describing the visual conventions and processes
  • enhancing and practising their art making skills in using a range of materials and technologies
  • making informed choices about using various combinations of representational elements appropriate for a concept, theme or subject matter
  • explaining influences of other artists on their own art making
  • reflect on own art to improve their knowledge and skills
  • reflecting critically on how effectively their ideas or feelings have been expressed in their own artworks
  • presenting their artworks using internet-based technologies, including social media
  • making discerning judgments about how they work as an artist
  • understands that different artists have different processes
  • recognising the meaning of studio, and adopting appropriate behaviour in the studio as a specialised space

RESPONDING

  • Considering viewpoints – materials and technologies
  • Considering viewpoints – histories
  • Considering viewpoints – critical theories
  • Considering viewpoints – societies and cultures
  • Considering viewpoints – meanings and interpretations
  • Considering viewpoints – psychology
  • Considering viewpoints – evaluations
  • explaining the artistic vision of artists from different contexts
  • analysing how symbolic meaning or metaphor is constructed in artworks
  • evaluating the characteristics of artwork and what makes it ‘successful’
  • identifying reasons for the range of audience interpretations of the same artwork
  • recognising and evaluating how culture, gender, age, time and place, impact on how an audience reads an artwork
  • expressing an opinion about the way numerous artists communicate multiple viewpoints through their artwork