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Brushing up on animals

Students discover techniques for drawing animals and painting an artwork.

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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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Bird's eye art

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

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Be a friend

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

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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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NGV Asian art

This is a series of PDF and multimedia resources that illustrate and interpret examples of Asian art. Intended primarily for teachers of Foundation through to year 10, the series consists of c.45 two-page PDFs with text and images that include paintings, ceramics, textiles, and sculptures, and 11 multimedia resources that ...

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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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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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When is a stick not a stick?

Explore a world of play and imagery, where nothing is as ordinary as it seems. Students respond imaginatively when using a stick as a stimulus to explore elements of drama and create characters. Students will develop their expressive skills through movement and voice. Students also create artworks using a stick as a stimulus.

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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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What a stretch!

Investigate the unique physical features of the giraffe and explore how giraffes are represented in art. Create your own giraffe artwork.

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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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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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Chicken challenge

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

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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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ARTEXPRESS virtual

50 exemplary works from the 2019 HSC Visual Arts practical examination, across the twelve expressive forms, have been captured using 3D imagery. Visitors to the website can explore the curated Bodies of Work in incredible detail, including virtual reality if you have a VR headset or viewer. The exhibition includes marker’s ...

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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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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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Metamorphosis

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