Learning programs that use the visual arts as an
alternative pathway for meaning making.

Through Arts learning programs utilise the visual arts as an alternative pathway to meaning making while providing young people with the knowledge and dispositions required to become confident literate and numerate individuals. However, this does not mean that artistic quality is lacking. Each program guides young people in professional artistic skills development and processes, allowing them to become budding artists and developing in them a life long passion for the Visual Arts.

Through Art is currently seeking schools for learning programs in Term 3 and 4, 2017.

 


Statistics Through Art


The Statistics Through Art learning program enables young artists to connect personally relevant themes with statistical numeracy understandings through an inquiry based project. The creation of artwork is informed by statistics, which are collected and analysed by the young people, and that interpret topics and themes that are relevant to the school community and their lives as individuals. This learning culminates in the creation of a mixed-media conceptual art piece that visually represents this data.

Artistic Outcomes:

  • Using, exploring and refining ceramic, painting and drawing processes and techniques.
  • Using professional artistic processes, including planning, creating and refinement of ideas and techniques.
  • Ideation
  • Manipulation of art elements and design principles.

Numeracy Outcomes:

  • Estimating and calculating with whole numbers. 
  • Recognising and using patterns and relationships.
  • Using fractions, decimals, percentages and ratios.
  • Using spatial reasoning.
  • Interpreting statistical information.
  • Using measurement.

Visual Literacy Through Art


Through the Visual Literacies Through Art learning program young people learn about the impact of visual public art as a place making tool. As a group, they view local public art in order to dissect the social impact that it has on the community, while also analysing the use of artistic processes and techniques. This learning culminates in the planning and execution of their own collaborative painted mural, to be displayed in the school, with the artwork portraying themes that are important to the young people and their wider school community.

Artistic Outcomes:

  • Using, exploring and refining acrylic painting processes and techniques.
  • Large scale artwork design.
  • Using and exploring creative place making principles.
  • Using and exploring public art principles.
  • Using professional collaborative artistic processes, including planning, creating and refinement of ideas and techniques.
  • Ideation
  • Manipulation of art elements and design principles.

Literacy Outcomes:

  • Comprehending visual and written texts through listening, reading and viewing.
  • Composing visual texts through speaking, writing and creating.
  • Visual text knowledge
  • Word knowledge
  • Visual knowledge

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