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Colouring in anybody? (Ideas contributed by Jennifer Bartell, ACU Education Student)

 PrimaryPrimary

Personal and social capabilityAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Personal and social capability

1. Download any colouring in sheets from the following websites:

Kidspot

Kidspot
ABC Kids

ABC Kids
Coloring Pages for Kids

Coloring pages for kids
Hello Kids - Disney Cartoons

Hello Kids

2. Colour in one sheet for a half an hour. Answer the following questions:

a. How did you feel during and after colouring in?

b. Did you choose a complex or simple drawing? Why?

c. Were you happy with the colours you chose? Would you change anything if you had the chance? Why?

d. Technically - did your colouring in stay within the borders? What equipment did you use - pencils,  crayons or paints? A mixture? What did you like using the most? Why?

Were you able to finish your sheet within the half an hour?

3. Share with a partner.

 

 

 

Your Self Portrait (initially created by ACU student Victoria Olson, S2 2021 and used with permission.
Adapted by Frances Moore for all students with an emphasis on Australian portraiture)

PrimaryPrimary MiddleMiddle  High SchoolSecondary

LiteracyAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Literacy

Personal and social capabilityAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Personal and social capability

CriticalAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Critical and creative thinking

PhilosophyPhilosophy

 

TeacherTeacher

For Art, Philosophy, Art History, Australian Art History

Overview - this lesson explores the use and purpose of symbols in art works particularly self portraits to convey emotions or the artist's situation at the time. Initially, students are asked to look at the works of Frida Kahlo, a Mexican artist who is renowned for her self portraits and are full of symbolism.

Frida Kahlo


Students, after looking and analysing some of the works of Kahlo, are to watch a video on Australian Portraits 1880 - 1960 developed by the National Gallery of Australia. They are to explore the question: "What are they thinking?"

Lastly, students are to create their own self portrait displaying a symbol of the emotion they are experiencing at the time.

Self Portrait

 

 Lesson length: 3 - 4 lessons x45mins

Criteria
We are learning to…
• Understand the purpose of symbols in art works
• Identify what an artist is trying to communicate through their artwork
• Discuss how an artist has used the elements of art to communicate their message

Success Criteria
I can…
• Discuss how the elements of art are used in an artwork
• Understand why artists create self-portraits
• Discuss what symbols are and how they are used in art works
• Create my own self-portrait displaying an emotion I’m feeling now

Video

Use the following video to show the story of Frida Kahlo:

The story of Artist Frida Kahlo by Lillian Gray
https://youtu.be/Yz6lQE0G_e0?si=v0tLcDrSOltMVVm_


PrimaryPrimary

PPT - Primary students (Years 5 - 6)

Lesson Plan - Primary

Student Worksheet - Primary

 

 

MiddleMiddle  High SchoolSecondary

PPT - Middle students (Years 7 - 8) & High students (Years 9 - 12)

Lesson Plan - Middle & High

Student Worksheet - Middle & High

Optional Extra

Use the following video to show Australian portraiture from 1880 - 1960 from the National Gallery of Australia to see how Australians view themselves!

Australian Portraits 1880 - 1960 (Extended Interview) 11.56mins
https://youtu.be/tZfxC-CPUKQ?si=0lqWrayYiQeO2FJG

 

Of course, you can always go to the National Portrait Gallery

National Portrait Gallery



Stitching Lives Back Together: An ANZAC Story

MiddleMiddle High SchoolSecondary

LiteracyAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Literacy

Personal and social capabilityAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Personal and social capability

CriticalAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Critical and creative thinking

 

1. You are to read the following article in the Conversation 25 April 2017 about a soldier Albert Biggs.

The Conversation

2. Re-read the article and have in mind a short story that you are to create based on Albert Biggs and his embroidery.

3. Look at the elements of writing a short story and start writing out a Story Board.

Writers Edit

4. Share your ideas with a partner. Write your story and share with the class.  

 

 

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Colorfy

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ICT Capability Australian Curriculum General Capability: ICT Capability


Colorfy


By Fun Games For Free
Designed for iPhone and iPad
Cost: FREE
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