ARTicle

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ARTicle is our online publication which showcases work from around the state. It’s the perfect place to find out what is happening in other school and get inspired. Browse the articles below or use the filters to find a specific article. Access to ARTicle is one of our member benefits.

Got something amazing that you’ve done and want to share? Will you be conducting a grant project that will require evaluation and publicity? Then perhaps you should considered writing for ARTicle, want to find out more?

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Gluing on the Right Side of the Brain!

Primary
Sculpture
Max Darby shares about creating collaborative public art works in a move towards sustainability.

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To weave or not to weave, that is the (knotty) question

Primary
Textiles
To weave or not to weave, that is the (knotty) question. This article will cover how, in an attempt to move past paper weaving with Year 1 & 2 students, I trialled warping looms and taught the rudimentary skills of weaving a weft. It was a perfect example of a project that made you want to tear your hair out on day one, but by giving the children time to practise and master the skill nearly all of them experienced success. The materials are fairly simple and the outcomes were stunning.

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Spirit of ANZAC Public Art Exhibition

Primary
Teaching visual arts and holding a public art exhibition one day… this was my aim since I started my teaching career 9 years ago at Sirius College in Eastmeadows. This dream came true in 2015, when I was offered the position to teach visual arts to primary years. In the first 4 months of my new role, I made my art exhibition idea come to life. After much hard work, dedication, time, love and effort; our ‘Spirit of ANZAC Public Art Exhibition’ was held at the Hume City Council. It was a huge success, attracting hundreds of visitors from our school community, the public, Hume Council visitors and also from local councillors.

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The ‘Nanjing Window Project’

Secondary
As a team, students from Caulfield Grammar designed and created the first glass ‘Nanjing Window’. The artwork is based on the student’s individual experience of the Year 9 International Program and visit to Caulfield Grammar School’s Nanjing Campus.

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How I Learnt to Stop Worrying and Love Boys’ Art

Primary
As a primary school Art teacher I have noticed a decline in boys engagement in Art at the grade 5/6 level. After reading through the research, I have introduced several teaching strategies designed to encourage boys to participate.

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Installation and Photography Unit Inspired by Andy Goldsworthy

Secondary
VCE Art
VCE Studio Arts
Year 7 Visual Art students at Eltham High School explore the work of Andy Goldsworthy and his unique approach when using natural and found materials in making ephemeral art works. Through this unit, students are introduced to the design elements and principles and gain a practical understanding of installation and photography.

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How can we teach creativity in our art classes?

Secondary
Engaging the PlayStation generation in art projects can be a challenge, no matter how good the teacher is. Even when successful, students love to go straight to their final piece using their first idea. So, how can we motivate them?

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Helping a Child Negotiate Difficult Experiences: An Intersection of Education and Therapy through Drawing

Drawing
Primary
Many teachers can relate to the experience of having a student in their care who struggles with an on-going conflict, tension or personal issue that has arisen from what they see as a major disruption in their world. I began to understand this process through an encounter with a six-year-old girl in my Prep class of 2009.

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Robbie Rowlands

Sculpture
Watching Robbie Rowlands peel back the wall of a house like skin from a cadaver (or worse a living body) to show the bones – the underlying structure of nails, studs and noggins, insulation, dust, plaster – I felt a fear or anxiety travel along my vagus nerve to my brain, checking my own body’s complete state.

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Mornington Island Enterprise Art Project

Secondary
A recent enterprise art project I completed involved creating and selling badges featuring images of local animals, symbols and totems from Mornington Island.

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Teaching Art is Easy

Primary
Secondary
Sadly, for many of us, some people seem to think teaching art is easy. All that is needed are a few skills and techniques, materials, and everything ‘just happens’. Wrong! This article contains lists of the many different teaching methods and different experiences we provide to maintain student interest and enthusiasm. It demonstrates that little in art education comes without considerable effort.

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Abstract Sculpture Project at St Catherine’s School

Sculpture
Secondary
In 2014, Year 8 students visited the NGV to view Inge King’s sculptural work as inspiration for making abstract ceramic sculpture.

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Belonging: Possum Skin Cloak Project, Heatherhill Primary School

Indigenous
Primary
In 2012, through the Artists in Schools Project, Heatherhill Primary School created a beautiful artefact, a Possum Skin Cloak, under the guidance of Aboriginal artist, Maree Clarke. ‘Belonging’ was a project that looked at how we all belong in Australia.

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The Ethical Use of Photographs in the School Classroom

Early Years
Primary
The documentation of children’s work in the school classroom plays an important role in the development of positive identity for the child and their peers.

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Sustainability, Culture and the Arts: How do they work together?

Intercultural Capacity
Secondary
One way that Green School is helping develop its connection with local communities is through our Visual Arts curriculum.

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Victoria’s Amazing Art Vans

Spotlight
When people ask me what I do I say I have the best job in the world! What's a day like for a travelling art teacher, or Mobile Art and Craft Centre (MACC) teacher.

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Bell Biennale 2015

Intercultural Capacity
Primary
Every two years Bell Primary School puts on a school production. It has always been a huge success, but with two problems: it was primarily teacher driven, with the children in the leading roles becoming the stars of the show, whilst the others faded into a sea of faces in the chorus.

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My Mona Lisa

Primary
We begin this unit looking at a reproduction of the Mona Lisa and open a whole class discussion about the painting, the artist and the model with the aim of interpreting what we can understand about the life and times of the artist and his sitter from the painting itself.

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I Can’t Draw: Abstract Portraiture

Drawing
Primary
Using continuous line drawing techniques with colour knowledge to introduce abstraction and ensure a sense of success “I can’t draw” - the comment all art teachers have heard in their classrooms. This activity is my response to this statement.

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Sunflowers (Level 2)

Drawing
Primary
Sculpture
Using Vincent van Gogh’s sunflowers to inspire the exploration of different qualities of two and three-dimensional materials for our new Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden.

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Crossing Boundaries: The Journey from Teacher to Teaching Artist

TAP
Newly qualified art educators explore the realities of being both an artist and a teacher.

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Bendigo students inspired by Visual Arts opportunities

Museum
Secondary
Arts Specialisation Program Coordinator at BSSC, Helen Attrill attests to the achievements so far. “One of the benefits of the grant has been the development of closer partnerships between the 7-10 Bendigo government schools and BSSC.

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VCE Studio Arts: Photography as Art

Media
VCE Studio Arts
Overall, I was very proud of what they achieved, considering that most of the students did not consider themselves very “artistic” at the start of this course. They overcame numerous challenges and many now see themselves as “creatives”, not just photographers pressing a shutter button.

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Approaching contemporary art in your class

Media
Primary
Secondary
Spotlight
Contemporary art provides exciting opportunities for students and teachers; it opens up new ideas, reveals innovative approaches for making art, prompts inquiry and facilitates deep discussion.

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Art and Learning Teaching skills for the future at The Geelong College

Secondary
In a world that has become a kaleidoscope of information and ideas, studying art is no longer just about learning the skills to draw, paint and sculpt, it’s about visual communication. With rapid changes in the work force and technology, the students currently studying in our schools will eventually be working in jobs that don’t yet exist.

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Why I love my job!

Secondary
It was on January 28 2009, that I arrived at South Oakleigh College as a nervous graduate and with the mind set that this was only going to be a temporary job…until I figured out what I really wanted to do. Perhaps it would fund my dream of becoming a practicing artist?

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The Integration of Indigenous Art and Culture into the Curriculum

Indigenous
Within both the context of both education and wider society, the inclusion and role of Indigenous art continues to be a contested area. Of particular relevance and importance is the treatment of Indigenous art in our curricula and classrooms.

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