Quick summary: Students create artworks based on their Connector Pen memories. Students begin the lesson by viewing clips of people sharing their Connector Pen memories, and then conduct a Think Pair Share activity to identify their own favourite Connector Pen memory. They will then plan, create and share a drawing that describes their Connector Pen memory. NOTE: Students who don’t have Connector Pen memories can create a drawing that describes their most interesting or important experience with art. Make the learning in this lesson even more meaningful by entering your student’s artwork in the Connecting to Connector Pen Memories contest. There are lots of Faber-Castell goodies to be won!
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- Students understand how to use a range of drawing techniques and practices when planning and making their artworks.
21st century skills:
Australian Curriculum Mapping
Year 5 & 6 Visual Arts
- Develop and apply techniques and processes when making their artworks (ACAVAM115)
Syllabus outcomes: VAS3.2.
General capabilities: Critical and creative thinking.
Relevant parts of Years 5 & 6 Visual Arts achievement standards: Students use visual conventions and visual arts practices to express a personal view in their artworks. They demonstrate different techniques and processes in planning and making artworks.
Topic: Creative Thinking.
Unit of work: Creative Sustainability – Years 5 & 6 – Visual Arts.
Time required: 60 mins.
Level of teacher scaffolding: Low – oversee clip watching and art making.
Resources required: Student Worksheet – one copy per student. Device capable of presenting an online clip to the class OR tablets for students to view clips in groups. Drawing materials and tools, including Connector Pens, recycled paper, A3 drawing paper, Goldfaber graphite pencils, rulers, PVC-free erasers and Grip sharpeners. The following handouts may be useful for students: Colouring Techniques handout, Colour Wheel factsheet, Art Elements and Principles factsheet, Texture rendering techniques factsheet. If entering the Connecting to Connector Pen Memories contest: Contest Handout. Contest Entry – Parental Content Form.
Keywords: Connector Pens, art, drawing, memories.
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