Teaching Resource

What's in a Colour? Sorting Activity

$0.99 or Free on Plus | 7 pages (PDF)|Grades: 3 - 6

A fun sorting activity for students to explore interpretation of colour in visual art.

Use this teaching resource when studying the Elements of Visual Art and how artists communicate meaning. Students investigate the idea that colour can express a particular mood, emotion or atmosphere. The activity has been designed to provoke discussion about interpretation.

Print, cut and laminate the cards (1 set for each group). Allow the students to sort the Fact and Feeling Cards with Colour cards.

Further instructions are included with the resource.

  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

  • ACAVAM114

    Explore ideas and practices used by artists, including practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, to represent different views, beliefs and opinions

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Hi! Just wanted to let you know that a shamrock and a clover are two different things. Would love to use this resource with the correction

Lisa Carolan · Apr 6th, 2020

Hi Lisa
Thank you for alerting us to this error. We’re in the process of fixing this now and will let you know when it has been altered.
Kind regards
Janeen

Janeen · Apr 7th, 2020

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