Quick summary: In this lesson, students will consider what makes an ideal ‘place’. They will explore an outdoor place in their school then work to a design brief to design and draw an ideal place in the school. Students will practise texture rendering techniques and apply them to their design. They will annotate their design and write an artist statement to justify the design choices made. Students will reflect on the process in a peer-review exercise.
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- Students understand that a place can have an effect on them.
- Students understand how to follow a design brief.
- Students learn how to apply a range of colour pencil and fine liner techniques.
21st century skills:
Australian Curriculum Mapping
Year 5 & 6 Visual Arts
- Develop and apply techniques and processes when making their artworks (ACAVAM115)
- Plan the display of artworks to enhance their meaning for an audience (ACAVAM116)
Syllabus outcomes: VAS 3.1, VAS 3.2.
General capabilities: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Ethical Understanding.
Cross-curriculum priority: Sustainability OI.4, OI.5.
Relevant parts of Year 5 & 6 Visual Arts achievement standards: Students explain how ideas are represented in artworks they make and view. 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. They describe how the display of artworks enhances meaning for an audience.
Unit of work: Creative Sustainability – Year 5 & 6.
Time required: 60 mins.
Level of teacher scaffolding: High- take the class outside for an observation activity.
Resources required: Student Worksheets – one copy per student. Device capable of presenting a video to the class. Texture Rendering Technique: practice handout. Tips for getting your class outside. A3 paper, Colour-Grip Pencils or Junior Grip Pencils, grey lead pencils, fine liners, erasers, sharpeners, rulers.
Keywords: Sustainability, outdoor, nature, texture, design, brief, visual art.
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