Quick summary: In this activity students explore the concept of environmental art. They begin by working in groups to analyse a number of environmental artworks, and then create their own environmental photography based artwork based on the theme of climate change. Students present their artworks to the class for peer assessment.
- Students understand that environmental art is a theme of art aimed at increasing our appreciation of the natural environment.
- Students understand that environmental art can take a range of forms and can have a variety of intentions.
- Students recognise that they have the ability to create environmental art.
- Students develop their photography skills.
General capabilities: Critical and creative thinking.
Australian Curriculum content description:
Years 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)
- 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)
Topic: Climate change
Time required: 48 mins
Level of teacher scaffolding: Low – oversee activity.
Resources required: Internet access, students worksheets, cameras (digital, tablet or phone).
Digital technology opportunities: Digital sharing capabilities.
Homework and extension opportunities: Includes opportunities for homework or extension.
Keywords: Art, photography, climate change, environment.
Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.