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Arts Sequence Visual Arts

The ArtsLearning Experiences

Arts Sequence Visual Arts
  • Introduction into Aboriginal art – Video and Discussion
  • Activity sheet with Aboriginal symbols.
  • Children will create their own Aboriginal Instruments using traditional painting design and symbols. They will create a didgeridoo and decorate shakers and Clap Sticks.
  • Children will re-create the Pizza shop scene by creating several artwork pieces.
  • Inquiry Learning: iPad to research Aboriginal instruments and other cultural instruments around the world.
  • Students fill in reflection Journals – 2 questions they have, 3 things they learned, and 2 things they want to know more about (on computer or journals).

How will children work?

Children will develop their own individual instruments but will work in groups when completed to create scenery artwork.

How many lessons?

5 x 60 minutes

  • Co-operative learning – enhances social learning by building student relationships and beneficial interaction to increase academic outcomes (Blumenfeld et al. 1996).
  • Modelling: Teacher demonstrates the task to students using ‘ ‘think aloud’ to facilitate the process.
  • Demonstration: Visual Learning with use of visual examples so students understand what they will be creating.
  • Guided Activity and Guided Exploration for the projects.
  • Sketching to Learn: By making sketches, students respond and represent understanding of ideas to assist in comprehension of new and complex techniques or concepts. They can also use sketching to develop a prototype of their artwork before creating it live on their instrument.
  • Personalised comments, feedback and suggestions and teacher interventions to guide learning and project development.
  • Student work processes are social and the teacher critiques and focuses attention on student work. Students get feedback by sharing their efforts with the teacher and other students (Arts Edge 2015). Responses progress from superficial to specific art concepts and vocabulary as art knowledge progresses.

ILO’s Visual Arts

  • Students will develop knowledge, skills and processes of arts making.
  • Students select visual effects by using advanced decision making and problem-solving skills.
  • Students will respond critically to artworks and be able to reflect, analyse, enjoy, appreciate and evaluate their own and others’ visual artworks.

The ArtsPedagogical approaches and teaching strategies

Arts Sequence Visual Arts

The ArtsQuestions and Provocations

Arts Sequence Visual Arts
  • What is a didgeridoo and where did it come from?
  • Can you name any other Aboriginal Instruments or cultural artefacts?
  • Can you name an instrument from another culture around the world?
  • Students requiring special support can work in pairs to assist in completion of tasks.
  • Jigsaw strategy: can be used as a way to differentiate tasks by allowing ‘expert’ learners to teach other students in the group the skills and knowledge required for an activity.
  • Students can choose which tasks to work on and have assistance on other tasks directly from the teacher and their peers.
  • Worked example: Teacher demonstrates the steps for the task to scaffold learning.
  • Feedback: Both teachers and student peers can provide feedback to students and teachers can adjust or align learning outcomes to achieve the required goal.

The ArtsDifferentiation Strategies

Arts Sequence Visual Arts

The ArtsAssessment and Evaluation strategies

Arts Sequence Visual Arts
  • Completion of Activity Sheet (formative)
  • Completion of Aboriginal Instruments (Summative)
  • Completion of Group Activity Pizza Shop Scenery Elements (Summative)
  • Evaluation by observation and critique of arts learning and skills and processes used to create products.
  • Feedback and Questioning: Is provided ongoing by the teacher to guide and inform learning both verbally and in journals. (Formative)
  • YouTube Video: Aboriginal Instruments:
  • Paper,
  • Colouring Markers
  • Whiteout (works great for Aboriginal art dot painting)
  • Cardboard Tubes
  • Clap Sticks (unpainted or piece of wood or clay)
  • Shaker Unpainted – or Paper Made
  • Paper Large Coloured, Cardboard
  • Scissors, rulers, pens and pencils
  • Computers, iPads

The resources enable the student to respond and create their own artwork. It allows for engagement in activities and provides for inquiry learning through technology.

The ArtsResources

Arts Sequence Visual Arts

Aboriginal Instrument

The didgeridoo is a sacred Australian Aborigine instrument that dates back more than 40,000 years.
Open Video

Aboriginal Clap Sticks

Clapsticks were traditionally used by Aboriginal people during a variety of ceremonies.

Aboriginal Shaker

The Shaker is an important shamanic tool and is often utilized by singers to accompany themselves in chant.
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