Creative Sustainability - Posters that Pop

Creative Sustainability - Posters that Pop

Lesson 5 of 6 in this unit

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

Lesson summary

Students will consider what a slogan is, as well as how a slogan can be eye-catching and influence people to take sustainable action. They will explore some existing slogans, then work in groups to choose a specific action they would like people to take and brainstorm their own slogan. Students will view and practice lettering techniques, then design a poster that features their slogan in an eye-catching way. Students will reflect on the effectiveness of their poster and review their classmates’ posters.

Learning intentions:

Students will...

  • understand how a slogan can change people's behaviour
  • be able to apply selected art elements and principles when designing a poster.

Success criteria:

Students can...

  • work in a group to write a slogan
  • apply art techniques to create an eye-catching poster.

Lesson guides and printables

Lesson Plan
Student Worksheet
Teacher Content Info

Lesson details

Curriculum mapping

Australian Curriculum content descriptions: 

Year 5 & 6 Visual Arts:

  • Develop and apply techniques and processes when making their artworks (ACAVAM115).
  • Plan the display of artworks to enhance their meaning for an audience (ACAVAM116).

Syllabus outcomes: VAS3.1, VAS3.2

General capabilities:  Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking

Relevant parts of Year 5 & 6 Visual Arts achievement standards: Students explain how ideas are communicated in artworks they make and to which they respond … Students structure elements and processes of arts subjects to make artworks that communicate meaning. They work collaboratively to share artworks for audiences, demonstrating skills and techniques.

Unit of work: Creative Sustainability – Year 5 & 6

Time required: 90 mins.

Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium – facilitate class discussion, guide students in their art making.

Resources required

  • Student Worksheets – one copy per student
  • Device capable of presenting a video to the class
  • Butcher’s paper, grey lead pencils, Artist Brush Pens, Connector Pens, Colour Grip Pencils and Penliners
  • Erasers, rulers, sharpeners
  • Art Elements and Principles Factsheet


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

  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Creativity
  • Social Skills

Additional info

Faber-Castell has long understood the importance of creativity to all people, especially to young people. It is also continuously searching for environmentally friendly processes and high-quality materials to enhance children’s creative experience throughout every development phase. For more information about Faber-Castell, click here.

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