Creating a nature cartoon-scape

Creating a nature cartoon-scape

  • Primary
  • Year 5 - 6
  • The Arts
  • Visual Arts
  • Environmental
  • Sustainability
  • ...

Lesson summary

In this activity students will create artworks based on the ‘Pencil vs Camera’ series by Ben Heine. Students will use their own nature photo and create a cartoon image to overlay this photo. Students will present their works to the class for discussion.

Learning intentions:

Students will...

  • recognise that there are multiple forms of environmental art
  • understand that materials and practices are as important to creating art as the message and intention of the art.

Lesson guides and printables

Lesson Plan
Student Worksheet

Lesson details

Curriculum mapping

Australian Curriculum content descriptions:

Years 5 & 6 Visual Arts:

  • Explore ideas and practices used by artists, including practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, to represent different views, beliefs and opinions (ACAVAM114)
  • Develop and apply techniques and processes when making their artworks (ACAVAM115)
  • Plan the display of artworks to enhance their meaning for an audience (ACAVAM116)

General capabilities: Critical and creative thinking, Ethical understanding.

Time required: 2 x 48 mins

Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium – oversee activity and facilitate discussion

Resources required

  • Internet access
  • Access to library
  • Student worksheet

Additional info

Artist used in this resource:

  1. Ben Heine
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