Activity Introduction

dream car logo photoframeQuick 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 will examine the winners of last year’s Toyota Dream Car Art Contest, and evaluate the messages and visual conventions displayed in these artworks. Students then work as a class to brainstorm some ideas for their own dream cars, and then work independently to create their own dream cars artworks.

Faber-Castell class packs will be sent to the first 100 schools with 20 or more entries! Additionally, a $2,000 prize for the school with the most entries is up for grabs. Entry is free and submissions are due by midnight Thursday 1st March 2018.

Learning intentions:

  • Students understand what a dream (aspiration) is and why we should dream.
  • Students explore things that a dream car could do.
  • Student imagine a range of dream cars that can help people and our environment.
  • Students work as artists to convey messages and meaning in their artworks.

21st century skills:

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Australian Curriculum Mapping

Content descriptions:

Years 3 and 4 Visual Arts

  • Explore ideas and artworks from different cultures and times, including artwork by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, to use as inspiration for their own representations (ACAVAM110)
  • Use materials, techniques and processes to explore visual conventions when making artworks (ACAVAM111)
  • Present artworks and describe how they have used visual conventions to represent their ideas (ACAVAM112)

Years 5 and 6 Visual Arts

  • Explore ideas and practices used by artists, including practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, to represent different views, beliefs and opinions (ACAVAM114)
  • Develop and apply techniques and processes when making their artworks (ACAVAM115)
  • Explain how visual arts conventions communicate meaning by comparing artworks from different social, cultural and historical contexts, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artworks (ACAVAR117)

Years 3 and 4 Design and Technologies

  • Recognise the role of people in design and technologies occupations and explore factors, including sustainability that impact on the design of products, services and environments to meet community needs (ACTDEK010)

Years 5 and 6 Design and Technologies

  • Examine how people in design and technologies occupations address competing considerations, including sustainability in the design of products, services, and environments for current and future use (ACTDEK019)

Syllabus outcomes: VAS2.1, VAS2.2, VAS3.1, VAS3.2, VAS3.3, VAS3.4, ST2-11LW, ST2-14BE, ST2-15I, ST2-16P, ST3-14BE, ST3-15I, ST3-16P.

General capabilities: Critical and creative thinking.

Cross-curriculum priority: Sustainability OI.8, Ethical Understanding.

Relevant parts of Year 3-4 Visual Arts achievement standards: Students discuss how they and others use visual conventions in artworks. They use visual conventions, techniques and processes to communicate their ideas.

Relevant parts of Year 5-6 Visual Arts achievement standards: Students explain how ideas are represented in artworks they make and view. They 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.

Relevant parts of Year 3-4 Design and Technologies achievement standards: Students explain how products, services and environments are designed to best meet needs of communities and their environments.

Relevant parts of Year 5-6 Design and Technologies achievement standards: Students describe competing considerations in the design of products, services and environments, taking into account sustainability.

Topic: Toyota Dream Car Art Contest

Time required: 120 mins +

Level of teacher scaffolding: High – oversee discussion and brainstorm. Assist students with creating artworks. Submit entry forms.

Resources required: Student Worksheet – one copy per student OR computers/tablets to access the online worksheet. Device capable of presenting a website to the class. Paper measuring no larger than 400mm x 550 mm (15.7-21.7in.) or A3 in size. Drawing materials, including but not limited to coloured pencils, pens/markers, crayons, paints, watercolour paints, etc. Sticky notes. Toyota Dream Car Art Contest Entry Form, Toyota Dream Car Art Contest Conditions of EntryTeacher Information Guide.

Keywords: Dream, car, future, technology, sustainability, art.

The Toyota Dream Car Art Contest is proudly supported by Faber-Castell.

Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.

Worksheets

Teacher Worksheet

Teacher preparation

Learning intentions: Students understand the value of dreaming when thinking about and planning for the future. They recognise key elements of their own dream car and understand that a car can be more than a mode of transport. Students will recognise some of the ways artists convey message and meaning in their artworks.

Success criteria: Students can…

  • ... analyse in intent of artworks created by students their own age.
  • ... use simple elements of social and environmental sustainability in a design project.
  • ...utilise artistic creativity in their design project.

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Teacher content information: The Toyota Dream Car Art Contest is a global contest held to inspire creative expression and imagination in children - some amazing ideas are born from dreams! Students wishing to enter the competition are required to draw or paint a picture of what they imagine their dream car will look like. There are three age categories; under 8s, 8 to 11, and 12 to 15. Click her

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Student Worksheet

Thought starter: What do you dream about?

Activity 1. Dream quote

Have a look at the following quote and answer the questions below:

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1. What do you think this quote means?

2. Rephrase the quote in your own words:

3. What does this quote make you think about?

4. What does this make you wonder?

 

Activity 2. Last years Toyota Dream Car Art Contest winners

Have a look at the winners of the Dream Car Art Contest from last year. Once you have spent some time looking at the pictures, answer the related questions below each artwork:

Citrus Factory Processing Plant Car

What do you see?

What do you think this dream car does?

What does this picture make you think about?

What does it make you wonder?

Toyota Dream Orphanage Car   

What do you see?

What do you think this dream car does?

What does this picture make you think about?

What does it make you wonder?

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