In this art lesson, students will be presented with a brief to create an art concept that shows the physical and emotional effects of the coward’s punch. Through portfolio work, they will conduct research, explore ways to enhance their concept and experiment with various materials, techniques, technologies and processes.
- experiment with visual arts conventions and techniques
- develop an artistic idea or concept in response to a brief.
- formulate an idea in response to an artist brief
- conduct research to inspire new artistic ideas
- explore various materials, techniques, technologies and processes to create an idea or concept.
Lesson guides and printables
Australian Curriculum content descriptions:
Years 7 & 8 Visual Arts:
- Experiment with visual arts conventions and techniques, including exploration of techniques used by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, to represent a theme, concept or idea in their artwork (ACAVAM118)
- Develop ways to enhance their intentions as artists through exploration of how artists use materials, techniques, technologies and processes (ACAVAM119)
Syllabus outcomes: VAS4.1, VAS4.3, VAS4.4
General capabilities: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking
Relevant parts of Years 7 & 8 achievement standards: Students identify and analyse how other artists use visual conventions and viewpoints to communicate ideas and apply this knowledge in their art making. Students plan their art making in response to exploration of techniques and processes used in their own and others’ artworks. They demonstrate use of visual conventions, techniques and processes to communicate meaning in their artworks.
This lesson is part of the wider unit of work STOP the Coward Punch: The Arts – Years 7 to 10
Time required: 120+ mins
Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium – facilitate class discussion
- A device capable of presenting a PowerPoint presentation and video to the class
- Anti-violence Artworks Presentation
- Student artist portfolio – one per student
This lesson is designed to build students’ competencies in the following skills:
These resources have been designed in partnership with Danny Green's STOP the Coward's Punch campaign.
Danny Green’s STOP the Coward Punch campaign was started in 2012 with the aim of raising awareness of the devastating effects of the coward punch on the community, including the physical and mental scars survivors, families and friends are left with for life.
STOP the Coward Punch believes in the right of all people to enjoy themselves, safely and free from violence. With support from entertainers, athletes, community leaders, politicians and everyday Australians, the campaign aims to raise awareness of the simple precautions we – as a community and as individuals – can take to ensure safe and enjoyable outings and, ultimately, reduce the number of coward punch occurrences in our communities.