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 will examine the winners of last year’s Toyota Dream Car Art Contest, analysing how well these cars meet the principles of sustainability, and evaluating the artistic 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 car artworks.
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 communicate artistic intentions and recognise the artistic intentions they will use when creating their own artworks.
- Students recognise the visual conventions used by artists and identify those they personally want to use.
- Students understand the principles of sustainability and how they can be incorporated into the design of products.
- Students understand the value of dreaming when designing and creating artworks.
21st century skills:
Australian Curriculum Mapping
Years 7 and 8 Visual Arts
Year 9 and 10 Visual Arts
- Manipulate materials, techniques, technologies and processes to develop and represent their own artistic intentions (ACAVAM126)
- Plan and design artworks that represent artistic intention (ACAVAM128)
Years 7 and 8 Design and Technologies
- Investigate the ways in which products, services and environments evolve locally, regionally and globally and how competing factors including social, ethical and sustainability considerations are prioritised in the development of technologies and designed solutions for preferred futures (ACTDEK029)
Years 9 and 10 Design and Technologies
- Critically analyse factors, including social, ethical and sustainability considerations, that impact on designed solutions for global preferred futures and the complex design and production processes involved (ACTDEK040)
- Explain how products, services and environments evolve with consideration of preferred futures and the impact of emerging technologies on design decisions (ACTDEK041)
General capabilities: Critical and creative thinking.
Relevant parts of Years 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 demonstrate use of visual conventions, techniques and processes to communicate meaning in their artworks.
Relevant parts of Years 9 and 10 Visual Arts achievement standards: Students evaluate how representations communicate artistic intentions in artworks they make and view. They manipulate materials, techniques and processes to develop and refine techniques and processes to represent ideas and subject matter in their artworks.
Relevant parts of Years 7 and 8 Design and Technologies achievement standards: Students explain factors that influence the design of products, services and environments to meet present and future needs.
Relevant parts of Years 9 and 10 Design and Technologies achievement standards: Students identify the changes necessary to designed solutions to realise preferred futures they have described.
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.
Keywords: Dream car, future, sustainability, technology, design, art.
Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.