Back to Top
Keep up to date with all of the latest digital learning releases from The Arts Unit
2020-05-29 11:15

The Arts Unit @home – Art Bites

The Arts Unit @home – Lunch Bites

High school debating – 2. Stop rebutting yourself!

Release date (AEST): 
Fri
29
 
May
 
11:15 am
Secondary debating
Presented by 
Indigo Crosweller

This week Indigo critiques and then rebuts her performance in the 2015 Junior State Debating Championships State Final. (watch the 2015 Junior State Debating Championships Final)

View safety tips for online movement classes
High school debating – 2. Stop rebutting yourself!

Disclaimer

Viewers are advised that the content, views and opinions expresses in the following presentation are those of the authors and do not represent the views and policies of the NSW Department of Education. Viewer discretion is advised. If you are a student and you are viewing this, you have sought prior approval from your parent/caregiver to do so.

Art Bites on demand

Art Bites invite students to join a choir rehearsal, dance ensemble, music practice, art club or a debating team meeting.

Each week The Arts Unit will schedule short video lessons in a range of areas to offer students a chance to engage in the co-curricular activities they are missing while learning remotely. Visit the Arts Bites page for more.

Tell us what you think about The Arts Unit @home resources.

Take the survey

Primary school debating – 1. Stop rebutting yourself!

Upper primary debating
Presented by 
Elinor Stephenson

Elinor Stephenson gives feedback to and then rebuts her former self from the 2010 Primary Schools State Debating Championships Final.

Duration: 
16:17
Video transcript – 
Stop rebutting yourself
412962345

Disclaimer

Viewers are advised that the content, views and opinions expresses in the following presentation are those of the authors and do not represent the views and policies of the NSW Department of Education. Viewer discretion is advised. If you are a student and you are viewing this, you have sought prior approval from your parent/caregiver to do so.
X
View safety tips for online movement classes

Creative use of rudiments for the drum set 1

Upper primary to secondary music
Presented by 
Jason Isaac

An introduction to creative ways of using drum rudiments on the drum set. This video introduces ways of using the single paradiddle, double stroke and single stroke to develop fluency around the drums; as well as an insight into Alan Dawson's Rudimental Ritual.

Duration: 
20:08
Video transcript – 
Creative use of rudiments for the drum kit
416559618

Disclaimer

Viewers are advised that the content, views and opinions expresses in the following presentation are those of the authors and do not represent the views and policies of the NSW Department of Education. Viewer discretion is advised. If you are a student and you are viewing this, you have sought prior approval from your parent/caregiver to do so.
X
View safety tips for online movement classes

Practice series – 1. Warm-up and scales

Secondary music
Presented by 
Brad Lucas

A series of practice sessions to enhance your skills. So the next time your teacher, mentor, parent or tutor tells you to "practise, practise, practise!" you can do so with confidence, enthusiasm and purpose.

Duration: 
13:53
Video transcript – 
The practice sessions 1 - 1. Warm up and scales
414659349

Disclaimer

Viewers are advised that the content, views and opinions expresses in the following presentation are those of the authors and do not represent the views and policies of the NSW Department of Education. Viewer discretion is advised. If you are a student and you are viewing this, you have sought prior approval from your parent/caregiver to do so.
X
View safety tips for online movement classes

Primary school debating – 1. Defining a topic

Upper primary debating
Presented by 
Hugh Bartley

This week's primary topic: 'That every class should adopt a dog or a cat as class pet.'

Duration: 
7:05
Video transcript – 
Defining a primary school debating topic
412958136

Disclaimer

Viewers are advised that the content, views and opinions expresses in the following presentation are those of the authors and do not represent the views and policies of the NSW Department of Education. Viewer discretion is advised. If you are a student and you are viewing this, you have sought prior approval from your parent/caregiver to do so.
X
View safety tips for online movement classes

Operation Art – 1. Junkyard robots

Lower primary visual arts
Presented by 
Heidi Windeisen

Join Heidi Windeisen as she guides you through the process of making your very own junkyard robot!

Duration: 
7:17
Video transcript – 
Operation Art - 1. Junkyard robots
413031054

Disclaimer

Viewers are advised that the content, views and opinions expresses in the following presentation are those of the authors and do not represent the views and policies of the NSW Department of Education. Viewer discretion is advised. If you are a student and you are viewing this, you have sought prior approval from your parent/caregiver to do so.
X
View safety tips for online movement classes

Drumming – 1. Sticking to the basics

Primary/beginner music
Presented by 
Dave Lockeridge

Presenting a hands-on beginner stick guide.

Duration: 
14:09
Video transcript – 
Sticking to the basics
413064239

Disclaimer

Viewers are advised that the content, views and opinions expresses in the following presentation are those of the authors and do not represent the views and policies of the NSW Department of Education. Viewer discretion is advised. If you are a student and you are viewing this, you have sought prior approval from your parent/caregiver to do so.
X
View safety tips for online movement classes
View all Art Bites
Art Bites

Upcoming Bites

Tue
26
 
May
 
8:15 am
Playing the recorder – 3. Pease Pudding Hot
Lower primary/beginner music
Presented by 
Susan Sukkar

In this episode, we introduce the note C.

Tue
26
 
May
 
11:15 am
Characterisation – 4. Creating characters using forms of movement and status
Secondary drama
Presented by 
Jane Simmons

In this episode we will learn about observation skills as actors. We then explore status and how to use movement to play high and low status characters.

Tue
26
 
May
 
3:00 pm
Solo vocal workshops – 1. Warm-ups and getting started
Secondary music
Presented by 
Charmaine Gibbs

Do you love to sing? This is the first in a series of choral workshops for secondary students who love to sing!

Wed
27
 
May
 
8:15 am
High school debating – 2. Defining a topic
Secondary debating
Presented by 
Maja Vasic

This week Maja Vasic defines the high school topic “That we should never allow people under 18 to use social media sites like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.” (Hint: try writing your own definition for that topic before watching and then see how you compare to a great coach!)

View more

Lunch Bites this week

Join us at lunchtime each Monday, Wednesday and Friday to experience outstanding student performances and presentations from The Arts Unit’s catalogue of festivals and events. If you can’t join us at lunch, drop by anytime. All of the Lunch Bites will be available on demand.

Tell us what you think about The Arts Unit @home resources.

Take the survey

Music collection 1

Music
Presented by 

Musical highlights from Schools Spectacular 2018 and In Concert 2019 featuring talented young singers and instrumentalists from NSW public schools.

This video will be streamed on
Mon
25
 
May
 
12:00 pm
.
You may need to reload this page to
watch the video when it becomes available.
419718902

Disclaimer

Viewers are advised that the content, views and opinions expresses in the following presentation are those of the authors and do not represent the views and policies of the NSW Department of Education. Viewer discretion is advised. If you are a student and you are viewing this, you have sought prior approval from your parent/caregiver to do so.
X
View safety tips for online movement classes

Public Speaking collection 1

Public speaking
Presented by 

The final of the Multicultural Perspectives Public Speaking Competition is a highly anticipated event. Join us for Part 1 of the 2017 State Final for Years 3 and 4 students.

This video will be streamed on
Wed
27
 
May
 
12:00 pm
.
You may need to reload this page to
watch the video when it becomes available.
419720102

Disclaimer

Viewers are advised that the content, views and opinions expresses in the following presentation are those of the authors and do not represent the views and policies of the NSW Department of Education. Viewer discretion is advised. If you are a student and you are viewing this, you have sought prior approval from your parent/caregiver to do so.
X
View safety tips for online movement classes

Dance collection 1

Dance
Presented by 

The 2018 State Dance Festival showcased many wonderful performances by public school ensembles from throughout NSW. Here's a small selection.

This video will be streamed on
Fri
29
 
May
 
12:00 pm
.
You may need to reload this page to
watch the video when it becomes available.
419721213

Disclaimer

Viewers are advised that the content, views and opinions expresses in the following presentation are those of the authors and do not represent the views and policies of the NSW Department of Education. Viewer discretion is advised. If you are a student and you are viewing this, you have sought prior approval from your parent/caregiver to do so.
X
View safety tips for online movement classes
View all Art Bites
Art Bites

Upcoming Lunch Bites

Mon
1
 
June
 
12:00 pm
Premier's Reading Challenge and ARTEXPRESS collection 1
Premier's Reading Challenge and visual arts
Presented by 

Join Gabrielle Tozer at the Sydney Writers' Festival as she talks about her experiences as an author, let Mick Elliott teach you how to draw the character that he created for the 2020 Premier's Reading Challenge poster and gain an insight into the creation of an ARTEXPRESS work.

Wed
3
 
June
 
12:00 pm
Drama collection 1
Drama
Presented by 

We can learn so much from our young people. These four performances by infants/primary school groups from the 2018 State Drama Festival give plenty of food for thought.

Fri
5
 
June
 
12:00 pm
Highlights collection 1
Dance, drama, music and visual arts
Presented by 

Two weeks of Lunch Bites and so many highlights. Here's just a few to whet your appetite for next week's selection.

View more

Safety tips for online movement classes if you wish to participate

  1. You have been given approval from your parent/caregiver prior.
  2. You will clear a spot in your home big enough to give you space to move around. Be sure there are no coffee tables, plants or chairs in the way.
  3. Be aware of any pets or small humans that may sneak into your dance space.
  4. Check the height of ceiling fans and light fittings so the area is clear as you reach above your head.
  5. You will wear comfortable clothing that allows a full range of movement.
    • This will include appropriate footwear:
    • Sneakers, socks, ballet slippers, jazz shoes or bare feet.
    • You may have to adjust based on the flooring you are dancing on.
    • Bare feet may be better than ballet slippers on a slippery floor. Socks may be better on carpet.
    • Be careful if you are on a rug on a slippery floor.

If you have an injury or a medical condition please follow the advice of your health professional. It is suggested you view the exercises beforehand and adjust according to your limitations.

Please stay safe, listen carefully to all the instructions.
If you study dance please think about your knowledge of safe dance practice as you execute the instructions.

Download safety tips (.docx 79KB)

Find out more about The Arts Unit Digital Engagement

Back to Home