Quick summary: In this lesson of theory and art making, students will explore text in art. They will critically examine a range of contemporary artists who utilise text in their practices, before creating a text-based artwork of their own.
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- Students form opinions about the use of text in art, based on contemporary and historical practices.
- Students use a range of drawing techniques to create works that comment on social issue.
21st century skills:
Australian Curriculum Mapping
Year 9 & 10 Visual Arts
- Conceptualise and develop representations of themes, concepts or subject matter to experiment with their developing personal style, reflecting on the styles of artists, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists (ACAVAM125)
- Manipulate materials, techniques, technologies and processes to develop and represent their own artistic intentions (ACAVAM126)
- Develop and refine techniques and processes to represent ideas and subject matter (ACAVAM127)
- Plan and design artworks that represent artistic intention (ACAVAM128)
- Analyse a range of visual artworks from contemporary and past times to explore differing viewpoints and enrich their visual art-making, starting with Australian artworks, including those of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, and consider international artworks (ACAVAR131)
Syllabus outcomes: VAS5.1, VAS5.3, VAS5.4, VAS5.5, VAS5.6, VAS5.7, VAS5.8, VAS5.9, VAS5.10
Cross-curriculum priority: Sustainability.
Relevant parts of Year 9 & 10 achievement standards: Students evaluate how representations communicate artistic intentions in artworks they make and view. They identify influences of other artists on their own artworks. Students manipulate materials, techniques and processes to develop and refine techniques and processes to represent ideas and subject matter in their artworks.
Topic: Sustainability, Social Issues.
Unit of work: Creative Sustainability – Visual Arts – Year 9 & 10.
Time required: 140 mins.
Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium – Facilitate class discussions and student art making.
Resources required: Student Worksheets – one copy per student. Device capable of presenting a video to the class. Student’s own Visual Arts Process Diaries. Sticky notes. A class set of lead pencils and Calligraphy Brush Pens or other calligraphy pens (in a variety of colours). Good quality A3 paper – one per student. Optional: Calligraphy Techniques handout, printed.
Keywords: Art, text, drawing, sustainability, social sustainability.
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