Quick summary: In this lesson, students design a dream car and create an artwork to represent their ideas that will be submitted to the Toyota Dream Car Art Contest. This contest encourages and inspires creative expression and imagination in students – some amazing ideas are born from dreams! Students analyse the visual representations of their favourite artworks and compare their artwork to another artwork. They then select a message that is important to them and plan and create a dream car artwork that incorporates this message and that is in the style of one of the two artworks they analysed.
The Toyota Dream Car Art Contest usually commences late October to early November and concludes late to early March. Find up-to-date entry details, prizes and full terms and conditions here.
- Students understand how artists realise their ideas through different visual representations.
- Students understand how to communicate a message through art.
- Students will develop and practise art-making techniques.
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 planning skills for art-making by exploring techniques and processes used by different artists (ACAVAM120)
- Practise techniques and processes to enhance representation of ideas in their art-making (ACAVAM121)
Syllabus outcomes: VAS4.1, VAS4.3, VAS4.4, VAS4.5, VAS4.6.
General capabilities: Critical and creative thinking, Literacy.
Relevant parts of Year 7 and 8 Visual Arts 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. They plan their art making in response to exploration of techniques and processes used in their own and others’ artworks, and demonstrate use of visual conventions, techniques and processes to communicate meaning in their artworks.
Topic: Creative thinking.
Unit of work: Toyota Dream Car Contest.
Time required: 120 mins.
Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium – facilitate class discussion, guide groups through activities and through creation of artworks.
Resources required: Paper measuring no larger than 400mm x 550 mm (15.7-21.7in.) or A3 in size. Scrap paper for drafting. Drawing materials, including but not limited to: coloured pencils, pens/markers, crayons, paints, watercolour paints, etc. Student Worksheets – one copy per student. Device capable of presenting a video to the class. Previous contest winners. Art Terminology Questions (one copy per two students, printed back to back). Enought internet enabled devices to facilitate small group work. A class set of the following artworks:
- Vue de Paris by Albert Dubois-Pillet
- Ravello III by M.C. Escher
- Kraft Salad Dressing by Janet Fish
- Grafton Gallery from Les Affiche Illustrees by Eugène Grasset
- Impression Sunrise by Claude Monet
- Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
Keywords: Dream, car, art, message, visual conventions, visual representation, techniques, processes, Toyota.
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