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.
- 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.
Lesson guides and printables
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
- Internet access
- access to library
- student worksheet