Connecting to Connector Pen Memories

Connecting to Connector Pen Memories

Lesson 6 of 6 in this unit

  • Primary
  • Year 5 - 6
  • The Arts
  • Economic
  • Design Thinking
  • ...

Lesson summary

Students create artworks based on their Connector Pen memories. Students begin the lesson by viewing clips of people sharing their Connector Pen memories, and then conduct a Think Pair Share activity to identify their own favourite Connector Pen memory. They will then plan, create and share a drawing that describes their Connector Pen memory. NOTE: Students who don’t have Connector Pen memories can create a drawing that describes their most interesting or important experience with art.

Learning intentions:

Students will...

  • understand how to use a range of drawing techniques and practices when planning and making their artworks.

Success criteria:

Students can...

  • plan and create drawings
  • use different drawing techniques
  • use Connector Pens to make art
  • engage in group and class discussions.

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Lesson details

Curriculum mapping

Content descriptions: 

Year 5 & 6 Visual Arts:

  • Develop and apply techniques and processes when making their artworks (ACAVAM115).

Syllabus outcomes: VAS3.2

General capabilities: Critical and creative thinking

Relevant parts of Years 5 & 6 Visual Arts achievement standards: Students use visual conventions and visual arts practices to express a personal view in their artworks. They demonstrate different techniques and processes in planning and making artworks.

Unit of work: Creative Sustainability – Years 5 & 6 – Visual Arts

Time required: 60 mins.

Level of teacher scaffolding: Low – oversee clip watching and art making.

Resources required


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

  • Communication
  • Creativity

Additional info

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