Visual Art Elements Unit - Middle Years

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10 x lessons | Suitable for years: 3 - 4

This Visual Arts unit investigates the Elements of Visual Art. Demonstrations and artistic techniques are explored, with particular attention given to line, shape, form, colour and texture.

It consists of 10 lessons ranging from 60–90 minutes duration.

The sequence of lessons and suggested time frames should be regarded as a guide only; teachers should pace lessons in accordance with the individual learning needs of their class.

Teachers are encouraged to collect samples of students’ work throughout the unit to add to a visual arts portfolio. These can be used to assess students’ understanding of the unit objectives.

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  • John Snow

    amazing unit plan

  • Natalie Ulmer

    great resource