Visual Arts


Term 1 2021

Prep

Students will be:

  • working together to establish the routines that will make the Visual Arts Room a safe and creative place for everyone in 2021
  • using a range of art materials as they experiment with drawing, painting, collage and photography when creating self portraits
  • exploring the visual conventions of line and colour 
  • viewing a range of famous portraits and self portraits and making their own interpretations of these artworks based on their experiences and observations
Year 1

Students will be:

  • working together to establish the routines and mindsets that will make the Visual Arts Room a safe and creative place for everyone in 2021
  • designing a feather to contribute to a whole school collaborative project inspired by Kelsey Montague’s artwork “What Lifts You”
  • learning about artist Mary Blair as they build the vocabulary to describe the artworks they make and view
  • exploring different techniques for creating collages in the style of Mary Blair
Year 2

Students will be:

  • working together to establish the routines and mindset that will make the Visual Arts Room a safe and creative place for everyone in 2021
  • designing a feather to contribute to a whole school collaborative project inspired by Kelsey Montague’s artwork “What Lifts You”
  • learning about artist Mary Blair as they build the vocabulary to describe the artworks they make and view
  • exploring different techniques for creating collages in the style of Mary Blair
Year 3

Students will be:

  • starting the year off by creating a shared understanding of what an effective learning community looks, sounds and feels like in Visual Arts 
  • designing a feather to contribute to a whole school collaborative project inspired by Kelsey Montague’s artwork “What Lifts You”
  • discussing how French artist Henri Matisse expresses ideas and uses materials in his artworks from the 1930s and 40s.
  • creating abstract collages inspired by Matisse which express their ideas on the natural environment
Year 4

Students will be:

  • starting the year off by creating a shared understanding of what an effective learning community looks, sounds and feels like in Visual Arts 
  • designing a feather to contribute to a whole school collaborative project inspired by Kelsey Montague’s artwork “What Lifts You”
  • discussing how French artist Henri Matisse expresses ideas and uses materials in his artworks from the 1930s and 40s.
  • creating abstract collages inspired by Matisse which express their ideas on the natural environment
Year 5

Students will be:

  • starting the year off by creating a shared understanding of what an effective learning community looks, sounds and feels like in Visual Arts 
  • designing a feather to contribute to a whole school collaborative project inspired by Kelsey Montague’s artwork “What Lifts You”
  • developing their critical and creative thinking skills as they explore the amazing paintings of Surrealist artists like Salvador Dali and René Magritte
  • experimenting with new visual conventions as they create their own Surrealist collages
Year 6   

Students will be:

  • starting the year off by creating a shared understanding of what an effective learning community looks, sounds and feels like in Visual Arts 
  • designing a feather to contribute to a whole school collaborative project inspired by Kelsey Montague’s artwork “What Lifts You”
  • developing their critical and creative thinking skills as they explore the amazing paintings of Surrealist artists like Salvador Dali and René Magritte
  • experimenting with new visual conventions as they create their own Surrealist collages