Year Level Description
Students explore and analyse a variety of artworks and artists from a broad range of cultures, times and locations. They identify a variety of audiences for different arts experiences as they make and respond to visual arts. They begin to identify social and historical features of artworks in order to broaden their awareness of the role of art through history.
Throughout this program, students further develop their understanding and skills in various art methods and techniques. They draw upon experiences, observations and imagination while experimenting with forms of sculpture, drawing, printing, painting, textiles, and digital technologies to communicate ideas for a variety of audiences.
Students consolidate their understanding of the art elements of line, shape, tone, space, texture, colour and form in conjunction with the design principles of contrast, repetition, symmetry, balance, movement and proportion. They consider the effects of the art elements and design principles in their artwork, allowing for the visual representation of individual viewpoints and ideas.
By the end of the year, students will be expected to:
- Understand that tone, controlled line and shading within a two-dimensional plane can create the illusion of a three-dimensional form.
- Use repetitive line, pattern, hatching, crosshatching, stippling, pointillism to create the illusion of three-dimensional form.
- Create the illusion of visual mass/form through tonal rendering.
- Understand that the art elements are used to express meaning and context in artworks.
- Understand that colour is used to express mood, emotion and/or atmosphere.
- Understand that colour can be symbolic and this is historically and culturally determined.
- Understand the use of space in artworks, western and non-western.
- Use texture to enhance the aesthetic qualities of artworks.
- Understand that art can be interpreted within social and cultural contexts.
- Discuss aesthetic properties and the art elements and design principles in art works.
- Reflect on the artistic processes and methods of print making and sculpture using appropriate visual arts terminology.
- Respond to the artworks of peers and work collaboratively when designing, creating, analysing and interpreting artworks.