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Year 6 Art


Year Level Description

Students further develop their analysis and interpretive skills by responding to a variety of artworks and artists from a broad range of cultures, times and locations. They extend their understanding of how and why artists realise their ideas through differing visual representations, practices, processes and viewpoints. They further develop and explore a diverse range of ideas and concepts in order to broaden their awareness of the role of art through history.

The visual art program offers students the opportunity to test and innovate with technologies, techniques and processes of the visual arts. They explore the boundaries of visual representation by engaging with a variety of art materials across sculptural, painting, drawing, textile, printmaking and digital domains, combining two or more visual arts forms.

Students further consolidate their understanding and application of the art elements and design principles in their artwork and art making. They consider the effects of line, shape, tone, space, texture, colour and form as they develop conceptual and representational skills, in relation to and in conjunction with contrast, repetition, symmetry, balance, movement and proportion.

An emphasis is placed on further developing students’ individual style in relation to styles and concepts in art from a variety of cultures and times. They gain new understandings and note the expressive effects and qualities of art presentation.

Achievement Standard

By the end of the year, students will be expected to:

  • Identify, create and use tertiary colours, complementary colours and split-complementary colours.
  • Use colour to express mood, emotion and/or atmosphere.
  • Use tone to represent three-dimensional form.
  • Identify and understand atmospheric pressure in painting.
  • Use texture to enhance the aesthetic qualities of artworks while considering the context in which they are viewed.
  • Use figure/ground relationships in artworks.
  • Understand the use of space in artworks; western and non-western, positive and negative.
  • Understand and use a variety of joinery and construction techniques in sculpture.
  • Understand that a variety of if iPad applications can be used to create artworks and that these artworks may include still images, video and music.
  • Use the art elements and design principles to communicate ideas and influence the context in which their artworks are viewed.
  • Understand that art can be interpreted within social and cultural contexts.
  • Discuss aesthetic properties, the art elements and design principles in art works.
  • Reflect on the artistic processes and methods of art making using appropriate visual arts terminology.
  • Compare and contrast artworks and techniques from historical, contemporary and cultural viewpoints.
  • Respond to the artworks of peers and work collaboratively when designing, creating, analysing and interpreting artworks.