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Stamping in visual arts

In visual art, what do you think stamping refers to? Learn how to create artworks using this technique. See if you can find something other than a leaf as the stamp to experiment with.

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Serious fun: a conversation with Yoshitomo Nara and Hideki Toyoshima

This is a video of an interview with the Japanese pop artist Yoshitomo Nara and his long-term collaborator, the Osaka designer Hideki Toyoshima, about the 2010 exhibition 'Yoshitomo Nara: Nobody's fool'. The interview is conducted by the exhibition curator, Miwako Tezuka, and is provided in two formats: a short 3-minute ...

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The Art and Science of Impressionist Color

In this sequence of lessons, students will learn about the Impressionist painters' use of colour and how it connected to early-19th-century scientific theories about colour. They will explore combinations of primary and secondary colours, experiment creating secondary colours, and create a landscape using complementary colours.

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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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Chicken challenge

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

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What makes art good or bad?

How do you decide whether a piece of art is good or bad? Meet Pro Vice-Chancellor Design and Social Context and Vice-President at RMIT Professor Paul Gough. What questions does Paul suggest we ask ourselves about works of art, in order to discover how we value it? Find a piece of art nearby, in a book or online, and take ...

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Bird's eye art

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

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ME3PO – creative arts with aliens

An alien-themed creative arts resource exploring music, visual arts and drama. Students discover futuristic sounds, create art and act like an alien.

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Be a friend

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

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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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Going on an adventure

Explore drama and visual arts activities using an adventure story as a stimulus.

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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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Cat-toons!

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

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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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Finding your frame

Developing a concept by making artworks from found objects. Explore how artist, James Powditch, assembles found objects to create artworks inspired by his love of film.

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Expressing emotions through Art

This unit focuses on feelings depicted or expressed in works of art. Children make personal connections with works of art that express themes of caring and study how artists use art principles such as space, line, shape, and color to express mood and meaning. Each lesson encourages children to express thoughts and feelings ...

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The Wild West

Students learn about the Wild West through creative arts. They explore dance and music with simple movement combinations and clapping to a beat. They also create a sunset landscape artwork.

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What's the splatter effect?

Creating artworks with paint doesn't necessarily have to involve painting with a brush. You can use other tools and methods to get paint on paper or any other surface. How does adding more water to paint influence the kind of splatter you get on your painting surface? Experiment with paint and water to create your own artwork ...

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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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Brushing up on animals

Students discover techniques for drawing animals and painting an artwork.