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The Arts Unit

Digital Engagement

Engaging over 390,000 students and teachers annually.
Online access to arts education, professional learning, virtual excursions and streamed events.

Visual arts

What's for you in 2018?

Visual arts

Artist Talk

with
James Powditch
MyPL:
Virtual Excursion:

This series of videos captures artist James Powditch speaking at an Art Express teachers' day. James talks about his background, early works and his most recent works.

This series can be accessed via the Arts Unit Learning Hub. (remember to allow flash on your web browser for this series).

Extending practical arts making skills

with
Lisa Van Den Doler
MyPL:
Virtual Excursion:

In this course you will explore aluminium wire as a medium for creating a sculpture. Working with wire provides students with a great opportunity for problem solving as they consider line, space, shape, weight and balance. Aluminium wire can be easily adapted to your classroom as it's a pliable material that can be cut with scissors and is suitable for all age groups. You will learn how artists have used wire in their work, learn how to create a continuous line drawing, and how to manipulate the wire to create a continuous line portrait.

This series can be accessed via the Arts Unit Learning Hub. (remember to allow flash on your web browser for this series).

Jewellery making

with
Carl Noonan
Virtual Excursion:

Contemporary jewellery artist and Visual Arts teacher Carl Noonan guides you through safe practices for jewellery making including setting up a work table, using a jewellery saw, filing, soldering, hammering and finishing.

This series can be accessed via the Arts Unit Learning Hub. (remember to allow flash on your web browser for this series).

Structuring your artmaking activity

with
MyPL:
Virtual Excursion:

In this course you will learn seven steps to effectively structure your artmaking lessons, from setting up to packing up. You will learn how to apply these steps to a practical activity from an Operation Art workshop. The Operation Art program is an initiative of The Children's Hospital at Westmead in association with the NSW Department of Education.

This series can be accessed via the Arts Unit Learning Hub. (remember to allow flash on your web browser for this series).

What is a curator?

with
MyPL:
Virtual Excursion:

In this course you will learn about the role of the curator in an art gallery and their significance in establishing the relationships between artist, artwork and audience. You will also learn about the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Collection, and Yiribana Gallery at the Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW) and how it can be used as a teaching resource.

This series can be accessed via the Arts Unit Learning Hub. (remember to allow flash on your web browser for this series).

Virtual excursions

Visual arts

Available from
Tue
24/7/2018
Home schools virtual artmaking lesson with a professional artist
Available from
Tue
28/8/2018
Home schools virtual excursion to the AGNSW

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