Teaching Resource Pack

Visual Arts Elements Resource Pack - Middle Years

PDF, PowerPoint, | 14 resources|Grades: 3 - 4

A comprehensive pack of resources to use with the middle years when studying the elements of Visual Art.

The resources provided explore the elements of line, colour, shape, form, and texture.

Teaching presentations for each element anchor the learning and provide opportunities for students to respond to artworks as they explore meaning and interpretation. The linked activities allow students to experiment with related techniques and each teaching presentation culminates with an art-making task.

Modify the suggested activities or use them as springboards for your own ideas.

All activities have been designed around materials that classroom teachers generally have readily available.

This teaching resource pack includes:

  NSW Curriculum alignment

  Victorian Curriculum alignment

  Australian Curriculum alignment

  • ACAVAM110

    Explore ideas and artworks from different cultures and times, including artwork by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, to use as inspiration for their own representations

  • ACAVAM111

    Use materials, techniques and processes to explore visual conventions when making artworks

  • ACAVAR113

    Identify intended purposes and meanings of artworks using visual arts terminology to compare artworks, starting with visual artworks in Australia including visual artworks of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

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Is there a unit overview for the middle/upper years for this resource pack? I found the K-2 one but there doesn’t seem to be a 3-4, 5-6 one?

Hannah Doherty · Aug 17th, 2020

Hi there Hannah… I am actually working on this right now! The middle years unit should be published within the next day or so, then the upper years unit will follow. Keep your eyes on the website! Have a wonderful day.

Stephanie (Teach Starter) · Aug 18th, 2020

Hi Stephanie…awesome thank you so much! This program looks great, I’m excited to start it with my Year 4s 🙂

Hannah Doherty · Aug 18th, 2020

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