Summary of Unit:
The focus of this unit is to appreciate and understand the ideas that artists are trying to convey throughout street art. Students will explore freedom of expression vs. crime and punishment. Students will explore the street artist ‘Banksy’ and design their own tags to convey their own meaning.
Australian Curriculum Links:
The Arts – Media Arts
- Year 6 : ACAMAM063 Develop skills with media technologies to shape space, time, movement and lighting within images, sounds and text
- Year 6 : ACAMAR065 Explain how the elements of media arts and story principles communicate meaning by comparing media artworks from different social, cultural and historical contexts, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander media artworks
- Year 7 : ACAMAM067 Develop media representations to show familiar or shared social and cultural values and beliefs, including those of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.
- Year 7 : ACAMAM069 Plan, structure and design media artworks that engage audiences.
The Arts – Visual Arts
- Year 6 : ACAVAM114 Explore ideas and practices used by artists, including practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, to represent different views, beliefs and opinions.
- Year 6 : ACAVAM115 Develop and apply techniques and processes when making their artworks.
- Year 6 : ACAVAR117 Explain how visual arts conventions communicate meaning by comparing artworks from different social, cultural and historical contexts, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artworks.
- Artists convey different messages throughout artwork
- Symbolic meaning or metaphor is interpreted in different artworks
- How to express an opinion in their own artwork
- How do artists convey meaning through their artwork?
- What are the different reasons that people do street art?
- Is graffiti freedom of speech or vandalism?
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