Art Activities for Stage K/S1
NSW Visual Arts Syllabus - Outcomes & Indicators
VAES1.1 Makes simple pictures and other kinds of artworks about things and experiences
• investigates relationships in their art making e.g. the features of the face and how parts are connected to one another
• talks about significant features and relationships within their artworks.
VAES1.2 Experiments with a range of media in selected forms
• explores the qualities of different drawing media e.g. crayons, inks, pencils, textas
• recognises how qualities such as colour, thickness, length and density of lines can assist them to depict features of the face
• explores pattern making through repetition, overlapping, changing direction
• uses scissors to cut shapes from paper and assembles these in a variety of ways by overlapping, gluing, and sticking.
VAES1.3 Recognises some of the qualities of different artworks and begins to realise that artists make artworks
• identifies some of the ways artists depict the qualities of the face in an artwork
• talks about different media and effects that artists achieve
• talks about artworks they have seen, noting what they are about and who they were made by.
VAES1.4 Communicates their ideas about pictures and other kinds of artworks
• identifies features in the works, e.g. the qualities of the face, that are significant to them and makes links with their experience
• shows preferences for particular artworks based on e.g. feelings, colours, subject matter, associations.
VAS1.1 Makes artworks in a particular way about experiences of real and imaginary things
• investigates details of other living things eg fish and sea creatures
• talks about significant features and relationships within their artworks referring to such things as size, scale, proportion, colour.
VAS1.2 Uses the forms to make artworks according to varying requirements
• thinks about how they can interpret the teacher’s or others’ requirements for art making e.g. use of materials, investigation of subject matter, scale and purpose of the work
• experiments with the properties of different drawing, paint media and techniques in an attempt to capture likenesses of things depicted
• explores various printmaking techniques to create one-offs and multiples
• emphasises particular features suited to the purpose of art making e.g. line, scale, repetition, shape, colour.
VAS1.3 Realises what artists do, who they are and what they make
• talks and writes about particular artists’ works, and artists’ areas of interest, recognising that they gain ideas in a variety of ways
• talks about some of the symbols and techniques artists use in their making of art
• identifies particular qualities in artworks such as the way the subject matter is represented and the use of particular techniques and the effects these have in the artist’s work and on viewers.
VAS1.4 Begins to interpret the meaning of artworks acknowledging the roles of artist and audience
• recognises that artists may account for their work in different ways to an audience
• recognises that artists explore the world in particular ways in their approach to their art making and in the artworks they make.