What is environmental art?

What is environmental art?

Lesson 4 of 7 in this unit

  • Secondary
  • Year 7 - 8
  • The Arts
  • Visual Arts
  • Environmental
  • Sustainability
  • ...

Lesson summary

In this activity students are asked to examine the three main forms of environmental art: 1. Art that is inspired by the natural world; 2. Art that celebrates personal engagement in nature; 3. Art that directly addresses environmental issues. Students are first asked to assess three different works of art, and then choose a work of environmental art that interests them and analyse this work. Students may present their responses to the class.

Learning intentions:

Students will...

  • recognise that there are multiple forms of environmental art.
  • recognise the visual conventions used by of a range of environmental artists.
  • critically analyse some of the visual intentions used by environmental artists.

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Lesson Plan
Student Worksheet

Lesson details

Curriculum mapping

Australian Curriculum content descriptions:

Years 7 & 8 Visual Arts:

  • Develop ways to enhance their intentions as artists through exploration of how artists use materials, techniques, technologies and processes (ACAVAM119)
  • Analyse how artists use visual conventions in artworks (ACAVAR123)

General capabilities: Critical and creative thinking, Ethical understanding.

Time required: 60 mins

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

Resources required

  • Internet access
  • access to library
  • student worksheet
  • Prezi.

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