Art Activities for Stage 2 & 3
See Outcomes below
NSW Visual Arts Syllabus - Outcomes & Indicators
VAS2.1 Represents the qualities of experiences and things that are interesting or beautiful by choosing amongst aspects of subject matter
• talks about and thinks about their intentions for art making and recognises how these affect their selection of ideas, materials, tools and techniques, and methods of working
• focuses on details of the subject matter of insects and their features
• considers how insects lend themselves to sculptural interpretations.
VAS2.2 Uses the forms to suggest the qualities of subject matter
• experiments with different techniques in drawing
• emphasises certain characteristics and consider how these can be represented as subject matter using particular techniques and effects
• investigates various construction techniques and spatial arrangements suited to the interpretation of this subject matter in sculpture.
VAS2.3 Acknowledges that artists make artworks for different reasons and that various interpretations are possible
• discusses reasons why artists make artworks, focusing on who, where, when, why, how.
VAS2.4 Identifies connections between subject matter in artworks and what they refer to, and appreciates the use of particular techniques
• identifies resemblances between subject matter in artworks from different cultures
• expresses opinions about how well the subject matter represented in particular forms refers to the world and appreciates the skills involved to achieve these effects.
VAS3.1 Investigates subject matter in an attempt to represent likenesses of things in the world
• closely observes details of things in the world and seeks to make artworks about these
• utilises different artistic forms and explores how symbols may be used in their interpretation of selected subject matter
• explores subject matter of personal and social interest from particular viewpoints including objects, events, places and spaces.
VAS3.2 Makes artworks for different audiences, assembling materials in a variety of ways
• examines a range of concepts and their relationships to selected forms, and experiments with such things as the expressive use of colour in painting or drawing.
VAS3.3 Acknowledges that audiences respond in different ways to artworks and that there are different opinions about the value of artworks
• talks about and writes about the meaning of artworks, recognising how artworks can be valued in different ways, by themselves as audience members, and by others
• identifies some of reasons why artworks are made e.g. the artist’s personal interest, a work commissioned for a site, a work made to commemorate an event in a community
• recognises that views about artworks can change over time and are affected by different theories and beliefs.
VAS3.4 Communicates about the ways in which subject matter is represented in artworks
• identifies and describes the properties of different forms, materials and techniques in artworks and comments on how these are employed in the representation of subject matter
• discusses the artist’s intention and/or the use of styles and techniques in selected works and considers the possible meanings of these works
• discusses how subject matter can mean different things in artworks and seeks to explain the meanings
• discusses a range of artworks and their subject matter including paintings, drawings.
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..... view Symbaloo below as individual blocks on the Art page