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Making waves with Hokusai

Students create artworks and poetry inspired by the works of Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai.

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Be a friend

Explore dance, drama and visual arts through different elements of friendship.

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Metamorphosis

Using drama and visual arts students explore a world of play and imagination where nothing is as ordinary as it seems.

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Extending practical artmaking skills - using wire as a sculptural medium

Explore aluminium wire as a medium for creating a sculpture. Working with wire provides students with a great opportunity for problem solving as they consider line, space, shape, weight and balance. Aluminium wire can be easily adapted to your classroom as it's a pliable material that can be cut with scissors and is suitable ...

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Chicken challenge

Learn to use two-dimensional shapes to create a chicken artwork.

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The Boat

SBS has adapted the title short story in Nam Le's anthology 'The Boat' for an interactive graphic novel. It is recommended for students of 15+ years. A number of comprehension activities are provided for students to engage with as they read the story, including predicting, monitoring, summarising, questioning, visualising ...

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art

This lesson plan (PDF) examines the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art contained within the National Gallery of Australia collection. Links to artworks are provided to support students' critical analysis of the forms of each work of art and to understand the rich diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ...

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The Conversation: arts explainers

This is a collection of short articles (explainers) about arts movements (modernism, cubism), visual arts (film lighting), artistic method (Feldenkrais Method), music (classical, indi), institutions (the Oscars) and more. The articles are written in plain language and are authored by experts from universities in Australia ...

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The dot

Students will listen to the story 'The Dot' by Peter H Reynolds and create artworks of real and imagined things inspired by the story. They also sing a song with simple actions.

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Stories without words

Learn how Australian story-teller, artist and academy award winner, Shaun Tan uses emotive illustrations to tell a story. You will also create your own character and tell a story using illustration.

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Autumn leaves

Explore dance, art and music through a song about Autumn leaves. Make some art works, dance like a leaf and learn to play the song on a keyboard instrument.

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Fun with flowers

Students discover the creative and scientific art of botanical illustration and respond to the drawing through poetry and music.

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Brushing up on animals

Students discover techniques for drawing animals and painting an artwork.

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Cat-toons!

Students learn about cartooning techniques to create cat cartoons inspired by the Cat in the Hat.

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Inspire me …

Using stimulus material to inspire art and music. Learn about plastics in the ocean and what oceanographers have learnt through seascape artwork. Create an artwork based on a seascape and plastic waste, Explore graphic notation and create a city soundscape with an artwork as a stimulus.

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Your Public Art Project

What is public art? How can it transform our local environment? Primary and secondary students from across NSW worked with Kaldor Public Art Projects to reimagine public spaces within their local communities. This eResource explores the school’s work using innovative technology to bring site specific works alive through ...

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Shake the papaya tree

Find out more about papaya trees and then learn to draw one! Learn a song about climbing a tree and some movements to perform as you sing the song. Explore how to find the beat in the music.

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Bird's eye art

A visual arts activity for students using aerial perspective and abstract forms.

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Operation Art 2019 Exhibition

This series of lessons take their inspiration from 20 artworks from students in Stages ES1 to S3 exhibited at the 2019 Operation Art Exhibition. Each lesson contains syllabus outcomes and indicators directly linked to teaching and learning activities with suggestions for formative assessment.

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Margaret Preston: 'Flying over the Shoalhaven', 1942

This resource includes an enlargeable image of the painting 'Flying over Shoalhaven River' by Margaret Preston and catalogue information about the painting. There is also a video with audio commentary and corresponding onscreen text that provides an interpretation of the painting and information about the artist's views. ...