Visual Arts: Illustration of Planning — 'Abstractable Me' unit

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  • Date :  May 31, 2013
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  • Credits: 

    Sandra Gattenhof, Chief Writer

    Andrew Thomson, Videographer


    Everything will fall into ruin series, (1999–2009) ©Yao Jui-Chung

    Columns, Zilvinas Kempinas, 2006

    Wolken (Clouds), Michael Sailstorfer, 2010

    Y.N.G.M.S. (Y.N.G.'s Mobile Studio), YNG (Yoshitomo Nara and graf), 2009

  • Tags :  Arts-POP, Picasso, Visual Arts, critiquing, making, presenting
  • Supporting Documents:  

    Unit of work Abstractable Me


Visual Arts

Visual Arts

The lesson plan outlines six key components of this package delivered over eight weeks:

  • 1 x 45–60 minute lesson in which students encounter a selection of two-dimensional artworks by Pablo Picasso and begin to explore the attributes of the artworks
  • 2 x 45–60 minute lessons in which students creatively engage with media and two-dimensional form inspired by abstract artworks
  • 2 x 120 minute lessons broken into two sessions in which students creatively engage with media and two-dimensional, three-dimensional and four-dimensional forms inspired by abstract artworks, while beginning to work as curators of exhibitions of their own artworks
  • 1 x full day excursion to the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA), Brisbane, in which students engage with sculptural works from the gallery's collection, engage with the artworks through the mediation of a gallery curator, and then respond to the artworks creatively.

The planning video features interviews with the school's arts teacher and the school principal, and the Program Officer, Education and Curriculum Programs from the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA), Brisbane. They describe what they hope students will learn by engaging in the lesson sequence, as well as describing how the learning may transfer into other subject areas and students' personal dispositions. The video also includes a more general discussion of the importance of the arts in primary education.

This project is funded by the Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.