Create Your Mark Creative Competition (Foundation to Year 2)

Create Your Mark Creative Competition (Foundation to Year 2)

Lesson 1 of 3 in this unit

  • Primary
  • Foundation
  • Year 1 - 2
  • The Arts
  • Visual Arts
  • ...

Lesson summary

Students imagine how their school might be a brighter and happier place for people, plants and animals in the future. Students then create an artwork to demonstrate their ideas. This artwork can be submitted to the Faber-Castell Create Your Mark for a Brighter Future Creative Competition.

Learning intentions:

Students will...

  • explore their school environment to find inspiration
  • consider opportunities for a brighter future through the lens of sustainability
  • examine and refine the ideas they and their classmates come up with
  • use Faber-Castell materials to create a handmade artwork.

Success criteria:

Students can...

  • take inspiration from their school environment
  • participate in group discussions and formulate ideas
  • create an artwork that expresses their ideas for the future.

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Curriculum Mapping

Australian curriculum content descriptions: 

Foundation to Year 2 Visual Arts:

  • Explore ideas, experiences, observations and imagination to create visual artworks and design, including considering ideas in artworks by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists (ACAVAM106).
  • Use and experiment with different materials, techniques, technologies and processes to make artworks (ACAVAM107).
  • Create and display artworks to communicate ideas to an audience (ACAVAM108).

Relevant parts of Foundation to Year 2 achievement standards: Students describe artworks they make and those to which they respond. Students use the elements and processes of arts subjects to make and share artworks that represent ideas.


Foundation HASS:

  • The reasons why some places are special to people, and how they can be looked after (ACHASSK017)

Year 1 HASS:

  • The natural, managed and constructed features of places, their location, how they change and how they can be cared for (ACHASSK031)

Syllabus outcomes: VAS1.1, VAS1.2GEe-1, GE1-1

General capabilities: Critical and Creative Thinking

Cross-curriculum priority: Sustainability
This lesson is part of the Create Your Mark Creative Competition set of lessons.

Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium – Lead students in a walk outdoors to assess school features and guide class discussions around dreams for a brighter future. Support students in planning and creating artworks and submit artworks to the competition.

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

  • Communication
  • Creativity
  • Critical thinking
  • Collaboration

Additional info

This lesson has been developed in partnership with Faber-Castell. Faber-Castell has long understood the importance of creativity to all people, especially young people. to motivate and express themselves and bring ideas to life. Faber-Castell manufacture high-quality creative materials to enhance children’s creative experiences throughout every development phase.

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