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:

dream car skills v2

Australian Curriculum Mapping

Content descriptions:

Foundation to Year 2 – Visual Arts

  • Explore ideas, experiences, observations and imagination to create visual artworks and design, including considering ideas in artworks by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists (ACAVAM106)
  • Use and experiment with different materials, techniques, technologies and processes to make artworks (ACAVAM107)
  • Create and display artworks to communicate ideas to an audience (ACAVAM108)
  • Respond to visual artworks and consider where and why people make visual artworks, starting with visual artworks from Australia, including visual artworks of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples (ACAVAR109)

Foundation to Year 2 Design and Technologies

  • Identify how people design and produce familiar products, services and environments and consider sustainability to meet personal and local community needs (ACTDEK001)

Syllabus outcomes: VAS1.1, VAS1.2, VAS1.3, STe-10ME, ST1-14BE, ST1-15I, ST1-16P.

General capabilities: Critical and creative thinking, Ethical Understanding.

Cross-curriculum priority: Sustainability OI.8.

Relevant parts of Year F-2 Visual Arts achievement standards: Students describe artworks they make and view, and make artworks in different forms to express their ideas, observations and imagination, using different techniques and processes.

Relevant parts of Year F-2 Design and Technologies achievement standards: Students describe the purpose of familiar products, services and environments and how they meet the needs of users and affect others and environments.

Topic: Toyota Dream Car Art Contest

Time required: 120 + minutes

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 Entry, Teacher 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. Last years Toyota Dream Car Art Contest winners

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

My Eco Friendly 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?

My Flood Preventing 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?

My 5 Senses 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?

Which is your favourite dream car design and why?

View the full list of winners here.

Activity 2. Designing your dream car

You're now going to be designing your dream car that can be entered i

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