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  • Beginning, middle and end

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    This template, for drawing and writing about the beginning, middle and end of a story that students have read or are planning to write, needs no instructions. A useful tool for all grades.

  • Planning a multimodal text

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    When students are writing a multimodal text or reflecting on a multimodal text they have written, this template may be useful. It contains several sections:

    • What is my purpose?
    • Who is my audience?
    • How is the image composed?
    • What is the relationship between the image, text and audience?
    • What was effective? How could I improve this text?
  • Observation drawing of a face

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    A lesson on the proportions of the face. This lesson is for students K-2.

  • Me as my favourite animal

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    A lesson for K-2 students where students attach a photo of their face to an artwork of their favourite animal.

  • Watercolour landscapes

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    Students K-2 use a small landscape picture from a magazine as the basis for their painting. They select watercolour crayons or paints to extend the image in the magazine picture across the art paper.

  • Patterned hands

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    This art lesson is based on cultural ceremonies that use henna as a temporary tattoo on hands and feet. Students decorate a hand print using felt tip pens. This lesson has been designed for students in years three and four.

    Art Notes are a single A4 resource that provide instructions for teachers for one art lesson based on the Australian Curriculum for Visual Arts. They have been written in two categories, K-2 and years 3-6. However, all lessons could be easily adapted for any class.

  • Representing a seahorse

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    This lesson explores an Aboriginal art representation of a sea creature. Students view and discuss techniques the artist has used. Then students create their own artwork experimenting with different techniques.

  • Observation drawing

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    Artists need to look carefully at what they are going to draw. Teaching students to observe details carefully is the basis of this lesson, using a small plant in a pot,designed for students K-2.

  • Maybe something beautiful

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    This Book Note is based on the book, Make something beautiful How art transformed a neighborhood. This book is available as a video on You Tube. It is based on the transformation of a neighbourhood through art in San Diego. It follows Mira and her neighbours as they brighten up the neighbourhood with colourful art. The Book Notes have been written for students in years five and 6. They cover, colour as a symbol, appropriation, onomatopoeia and provide opportunities to discuss community.

  • Flip book

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    Use the book, I went walking and create this flip book with students in Kindergarten.

  • Chalk Boy

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    Chalk boy was shortlisted for the Children’s book of the year awards in 2019, so your school library will probably have a copy. The words and illustrations combine beautifully to create a thought-provoking book. A great text to explore the author’s message and a useful text for teaching the language of visual literacy. These book notes were written for students in years 5 and 6.

  • Animal Sort

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    This English resource is a sorting activity with four categories designed for Kindergarten.

  • 3D portrait

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    This art lesson for students K-2 provides instructions for making a 3D face from recycled and found materials.

     

  • The colour monster

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    The colour monster by Anna Llenas is a great book to unpack different emotions with students in years one and two. If you can’t access a copy then there is a great You Tube reading of the text you could use. Linking colours to different emotions is a clever way of exploring emotions. These Book Notes also examine nouns, adjectives and verbs. Use TRIO art lesson in conjunction with this text.

  • Textures and patterns

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    An art lesson based on taking a rubbing using a candle of objects in their environment. They paint a wash over the rubbing to reveal the image.

  • Mono printing

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    In this lesson students look at examples of Aboriginal Art and discuss characteristics. They create a mono print using shapes and lines to decorate a fish.