Quick summary: In this art lesson, students will be presented with a brief to create an art concept that shows the physical and emotional effects of the coward’s punch. Through portfolio work, they will conduct research, explore ways to enhance their concept and experiment with various materials, techniques, technologies and processes.
The STOP the Coward Punch education package aims to spread awareness about the devastating effects of the coward punch on our community. This education package was developed by a team of experts, including a youth worker, education specialist and specialist teachers and references the latest research and laws on coward punches.
- Students will experiment with visual arts conventions and techniques
- Students will develop an artistic idea or concept in response to a brief.
21st century skills:
Australian Curriculum Mapping
Years 7 & 8 Visual Arts:
- Experiment with visual arts conventions and techniques, including exploration of techniques used by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, to represent a theme, concept or idea in their artwork (ACAVAM118)
- Develop ways to enhance their intentions as artists through exploration of how artists use materials, techniques, technologies and processes (ACAVAM119)
Syllabus outcomes: VAS4.1, VAS4.3, VAS4.4
General capabilities: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking
Relevant parts of Years 7 & 8 achievement standards: Students identify and analyse how other artists use visual conventions and viewpoints to communicate ideas and apply this knowledge in their art making. Students plan their art making in response to exploration of techniques and processes used in their own and others’ artworks. They demonstrate use of visual conventions, techniques and processes to communicate meaning in their artworks.
Topic: Social Issues, Creative Thinking
This lesson is part of the wider unit of work STOP the Coward Punch: The Arts – Years 7 to 10.
Time required: 120+ mins.
Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium – facilitate class discussion.
- A device capable of presenting a PowerPoint presentation and video to the class
- Anti-violence Artworks Presentation
- Student artist portfolio – one per student.
Related professional development: Strategies for Dealing with Aggressive and Violent Behaviours
Keywords: art, visual arts, concepts, ideas, techniques, process, materials, portfolio, coward punch, violence
Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.