Year Level Description
Students make and present visual artworks using a range and combination of visual art elements, skills, techniques and processes. They explore and competently use their skills in utilising and manipulating art materials, tools, techniques and processes for specific outcomes. They are encouraged to further explore each of the art forms: drawing, painting, collage, printmaking, mixed media, design, construction, ceramics and computer technology. They continue to develop their understanding of the art elements of line, shape, colour, form, tone and texture within each art form. This is supported through the continued use and exploration of a range of design principles such as balance, repetition, pattern, movement, space, proportion, contrast and perspective. Using arts language, students are encouraged to identify and describe the features of visual artwork made and presented from past and present cultures.
By the end of the year, students will be expected to:
- Understand that shapes can be repeated to create complex patterns.
- Understand that lines, shapes and colour can be repeated to create visual movement.
- Identify, create and use complementary colours.
- Understand that colour can be symbolic and this is historically and culturally determined.
- Understand that tone creates the illusion of three-dimensional form – in drawing.
- Distinguish lights and darks when creating skin tones on a portrait.
- Understand and use more complex joining techniques in coil and slab building, using clay.
- Understand that a variety of glazes and detailing methods can be used to decorate clay.
- Discuss aesthetic qualities of form.
- Understand that a photo collage can be created on an iPad.
- Understand that a variety of iPad applications can be used in combination to create artwork.
- Discuss artwork works using appropriate visual art terminology.