Meaningful Moments: Creating Collage Artwork

Meaningful Moments: Creating Collage Artwork

Activity 3 of 15 in this unit

  • Cool+
  • Primary
  • Year 5 - 6
  • The Arts
  • Visual Arts
  • ...

Activity summary

Students will create an artwork in the style of Indigenous artist Tony Albert. They will reflect on some paintings created by Tony Albert and then create their own collage-style artwork based on a message that is important to them.

Learning intentions:

Students will...

  • understand that artists use different techniques to communicate ideas with their audience.

Success criteria:

Students can...

  • create their own collage-style artwork to convey meaning or a message.

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Skills

This lesson is designed to build students’ competencies in the following skills:

  • creativity
  • communication
  • cultural understanding

Curriculum Mapping

Australian Curriculum (v9.0) content description: 

Year 5 & 6 Visual Art:

  • use visual conventions, visual arts processes and materials to plan and create artworks that communicate ideas, perspectives and/or meaning (AC9AVA6C01)

Relevant parts of Year 5 & 6 Visual Arts achievement standards: Students select and use visual conventions, visual arts processes and materials to create artworks that communicate ideas, perspectives and/or meaning.

NSW Syllabus outcomes: VAS1.3

General capabilities: Critical and Creative ThinkingIntercultural Understanding

Cross-curriculum priority: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures

Resources Required

  • Coloured card
  • Device capable of sharing artworks with students
  • Glue
  • Old magazines and newspapers
  • Scissors.

Additional Info

This is an original Cool+ lesson.

Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium - introduce artworks to students and engage them in a discussion around the artworks, oversee art-making process.

Related Professional Learning

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