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

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  • selecting and experimenting with forms, styles, materials and technologies to explore symbolic use of visual conventions used by various cultures and times, for example, how colour and pattern are perceived as symbolic in different cultures (Skills: Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Capability, Critical and Creative Thinking, Intercultural Understanding)
  • Considering viewpoints - societies and cultures: For example - What clues in the artwork tell you where it was made, who made it, and why? What artworks are you familiar with? Which style of artworks represents your community? (Skills: Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • experimenting with alternative styles of representation from different cultures and times in their artworks, for example, realistic, symbolic, narrative, abstract (Skills: Critical and Creative Thinking, Intercultural Understanding)
  • Considering viewpoints - materials and technologies: For example - What is the artwork made of? How does the choice of material enhance the audience’s understanding of the artist’s intention? Can you develop your ideas using different materials? (Skills: Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • practising a variety of techniques and use various technologies to find different ways of interpreting a theme and/or subject matter, for example, making a simple animation or storybook (Skills: Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Capability, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability)
  • manipulating and experimenting with combinations of various materials and technologies to create predictable effects, for example, using crosshatching to create tone or design elements to focus attention in a composition (Skills: Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Capability, Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • applying art and design techniques effectively and safely, such as modelling and joining clay, marbling on paper, designing and printing a pattern (Skills: Personal and Social Capability)

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