Visual Arts

Visual Arts New

A warm welcome to all students and their families from Ms Thuy Dang!

All students at Footscray North will participate in a weekly one hour Visual Arts session. Art smocks and all other art materials are provided. Parents are welcome to visit our Art room or take a look at the artwork displayed in the school foyer, before or after school hours.

In Semester One, students across the school will build their drawing and painting skills. They will have the opportunity to develop an understanding of those art forms by viewing a variety of artworks created by famous artists from different cultures. They will have the opportunity to practise and develop specific skills and techniques, using the art elements of line, colour, shape and texture. Students will discuss how their ideas, feelings and purpose are delivered.



Foundation students, will be making and sharing artworks that express ideas and feelings about themselves and their world, using primary colours, lines, marks, shapes and patterns. The students will use wet or dry media and materials to create their Visual Artwork. With guidance, the students will be starting to use arts language to talk about their artworks and explain why and how they created it.



Inspired by Aboriginal stories and artworks, the students will learn to create Visual Art works that show their ideas, observations from Aboriginal artworks, as well as their imagination and experiences. The students will be using different materials, techniques and processes to create their artwork. In discussions and responses to their own and other people’s artwork, they begin to use specific Arts language to identify characteristics such as similarities and differences.



The students will apply and develop their arts knowledge by exploring arts processes and ways to express ideas arising from Aboriginal stories and artworks. Students will be encouraged to express ideas, observations and feelings using a range of media, materials, equipment and technologies to create their artwork. They will begin to evaluate and refine their work in response to feedback using appropriate arts language. They will begin to identify and discuss how ideas, feelings and purpose are conveyed.



Students will be experimenting with and applying a range of skills, techniques and processes in Visual Arts, using a range of media, materials, equipment and technologies. They are going to plan, develop, refine, create artworks. Students will discuss Aboriginal artworks using specific vocabulary to describe the content and key features of the paintings. They identify and discuss how ideas, feelings and purpose are expressed.