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Level A (Towards Foundation)

Level A Description

In Level A, students are exposed to visual arts to assist them to attend to and explore the world around them with as much independence as possible. They experience visual representations of their...

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Level A Content Descriptions

Explore and Express Ideas

  1. Experience creation of visual artworks (VCAVAE001)

Visual Arts Practices

  1. Exposure to different materials and techniques to make artworks (VCAVAV002)

Present and Perform

  1. Experience the display of artworks (VCAVAP003)

Respond and Interpret

  1. React to visual artworks (VCAVAR004)

Level A Achievement Standard

By the end of Level A, students communicate about artworks they make and view by reacting to sensory elements within artwork.

Students assist in the making of artworks in different forms using different techniques.

Level B (Towards Foundation)

Level B Description

In Level B, students explore visual arts. They explore how visual arts can represent ideas, experiences, observations and imagination.

Students become aware how artists, craftspeople and designers...

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Level B Content Descriptions

Explore and Express Ideas

  1. Explore materials to create visual artworks (VCAVAE005)

Visual Arts Practices

  1. Experience some materials and techniques to make artworks (VCAVAV006)

Present and Perform

  1. Create artworks in response to an idea or observation (VCAVAP007)

Respond and Interpret

  1. Respond to visual artworks (VCAVAR008)

Level B Achievement Standard

By the end of Level B, students indicate what they like about artworks they make and view.

Students make artworks using different techniques and processes and make simple choices on the use of materials.

Level C (Towards Foundation)

Level C Description

In Level C, students explore visual arts. They explore and learn about how to make visual representations of their ideas, experiences, observations and imagination.

Students become aware of how...

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Level C Content Descriptions

Explore and Express Ideas

  1. Explore experiences and observations to create visual artworks (VCAVAE009)

Visual Arts Practices

  1. Use different materials and techniques to make artworks (VCAVAV010)

Present and Perform

  1. Create artworks to communicate ideas or observation (VCAVAP011)

Respond and Interpret

  1. Respond to visual artworks by indicating subject matter (VCAVAR012)

Level C Achievement Standard

By the end of Level C, students communicate about artworks they make and view.

Students make artworks in different forms to express their ideas and observations, using different techniques and processes.

Level D (Towards Foundation)

Level D Description

In Level D, students explore visual arts. They learn about how to make visual representations of their ideas, experiences, observations and imagination.

Students become aware of how and begin to...

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Level D Content Descriptions

Explore and Express Ideas

  1. Explore ideas, experiences and observations to create visual artworks (VCAVAE013)

Visual Arts Practices

  1. Explore different materials and techniques to make artworks (VCAVAV014)

Present and Perform

  1. Create and display artworks to communicate an idea, concept or observation (VCAVAP015)

Respond and Interpret

  1. Respond to visual artworks expressing what they like and dislike (VCAVAR016)

Level D Achievement Standard

By the end of Level D, students describe artworks they make and view.

Students make artworks in different forms to express their ideas, observations and imagination, using different materials, techniques and processes.

Foundation Level

Foundation Level Description

In Foundation, students explore visual arts. They make and share their artworks with peers and experience visual arts as audiences.

Students become aware of whom artists, craftspeople and designers...

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Foundation Level Content Descriptions

Explore and Express Ideas

  1. Explore ideas, experiences, observations and imagination to create visual artworks (VCAVAE017)

Visual Arts Practices

  1. Experiment with different materials and techniques to make artworks (VCAVAV018)

Present and Perform

  1. Create and display artworks (VCAVAP019)

Respond and Interpret

  1. Respond to visual artworks and consider where and why people make visual artworks (VCAVAR020)

Foundation Level Achievement Standard

By the end of Foundation, students make artworks using different materials and techniques that express their ideas, observations and imagination.

Students identify and describe the subject matter and ideas in artworks they make and view.

Levels 1 and 2

Levels 1 and 2 Description

In Levels 1 and 2, students develop their awareness of how and why artists, craftspeople and designers express their ideas through different art forms. They enhance their perception skills...

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Levels 1 and 2 Content Descriptions

Explore and Express Ideas

  1. Explore ideas, experiences, observations and imagination and express them through subject matter in visual artworks they create (VCAVAE021)

Visual Arts Practices

  1. Experiment with different materials, techniques and processes to make artworks in a range of art forms (VCAVAV022)

Present and Perform

  1. Create and display artworks to express ideas to an audience (VCAVAP023)

Respond and Interpret

  1. Respond to visual artworks, including artworks by local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, by describing subject matter and ideas (VCAVAR024)

Levels 1 and 2 Achievement Standard

By the end of Level 2, students make artworks using different materials, techniques and processes to express their ideas, observations and imagination.

Students describe artworks they make and view, including where and why artworks are made and viewed.

Levels 3 and 4

Levels 3 and 4 Description

In Levels 3 and 4, students explore how and why artists, craftspeople and designers realise their ideas through different art forms. They enhance their perceptual skills by observing the world around...

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Levels 3 and 4 Content Descriptions

Explore and Express Ideas

  1. Explore ideas and artworks from different cultures and times as inspiration to create visual artworks (VCAVAE025)

Visual Arts Practices

  1. Explore visual conventions and use materials, techniques, technologies and processes specific to particular art forms, and to make artworks (VCAVAV026)

Present and Perform

  1. Explore different ways of displaying artworks to enhance their meaning for an audience (VCAVAP027)

Respond and Interpret

  1. Identify and discuss how ideas are expressed in artworks from a range of places, times and cultures, including artworks by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples (VCAVAR028)

Levels 3 and 4 Achievement Standard

By the end of Level 4, students plan and make artworks that are inspired by artworks they experience. They use materials, visual conventions, techniques and processes to express their ideas in artworks.

Students discuss how artists express ideas and use materials, techniques and visual conventions in artworks from a range of places, times and cultures.

They discuss and evaluate the art making processes, materials and techniques they use to express their ideas.

Levels 5 and 6

Levels 5 and 6 Description

In Levels 5 and 6, students explore how and why artists, craftspeople and designers realise their ideas through different visual forms, practices and processes. They develop conceptual and expressive...

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Levels 5 and 6 Content Descriptions

Explore and Express Ideas

  1. Explore visual arts practices as inspiration to create artworks that express different ideas and beliefs (VCAVAE029)

Visual Arts Practices

  1. Select and apply visual conventions, materials, techniques, technologies and processes specific to different art forms when making artworks (VCAVAV030)

Present and Perform

  1. Create and display artwork considering how ideas can be expressed to an audience (VCAVAP031)

Respond and Interpret

  1. Identify and describe how ideas are expressed in artworks by comparing artworks from different contemporary, historical and cultural contexts, including artworks by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples (VCAVAR032)

Levels 5 and 6 Achievement Standard

By the end of Level 6, students explain how ideas are expressed in artworks they make and view. They demonstrate the use of different techniques and processes in planning and making artworks .They use visual conventions and visual arts practices to express ideas, themes and concepts in their artworks.

Students describe the influences of artworks and practices places on their art making. They describe how artworks that they make and view can be displayed to express and enhance meaning.

Students describe and identify how ideas are expressed in artworks from different contemporary, historical and cultural contexts.

Levels 7 and 8

Levels 7 and 8 Description

In Levels 7 and 8, students make and respond to visual artworks. They design and create visual expressions of selected themes and concepts through a variety of visual arts forms and styles....

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Levels 7 and 8 Content Descriptions

Explore and Express Ideas

  1. Explore visual arts practices as inspiration to explore and develop themes, concepts or ideas in artworks (VCAVAE033)
  2. Explore how artists use materials, techniques, technologies and processes to realise their intentions in artworks (VCAVAE034)

Visual Arts Practices

  1. Experiment with materials, techniques, technologies and processes in a range of art forms to express ideas, concepts and themes in artworks (VCAVAV035)
  2. Develop skills in planning and designing art works and documenting artistic practice (VCAVAV036)

Present and Perform

  1. Create and display artworks, describing how ideas are expressed to an audience (VCAVAP037)

Respond and Interpret

  1. Analyse how ideas and viewpoints are expressed in artworks and how they are viewed by audiences (VCAVAR038)
  2. Identify and connect specific features of visual artworks from different cultures, historical and contemporary times, including artworks by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples (VCAVAR039)

Levels 7 and 8 Achievement Standard

By the end of Level 8, students identify, analyse and evaluate how other artists use materials, techniques, technologies, processes and visual conventions to express ideas and convey meaning.

Students plan and make their art works in response to exploration of techniques, technologies and processes used in the work of other artists. They demonstrate the use of materials, techniques, processes, visual conventions and technologies to express ideas and convey meaning in their artworks.

Students identify and describe artworks and exhibitions from different cultures, times and places and how ideas are interpreted by audiences.

Levels 9 and 10

Levels 9 and 10 Description

In Levels 9 and 10, students build on their awareness of how and why artists, craftspeople and designers realise their ideas through different visual arts practices. They refine their personal aesthetic...

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Levels 9 and 10 Content Descriptions

Explore and Express Ideas

  1. Explore the visual arts practices and styles as inspiration to develop a personal style, explore, express ideas, concepts and themes in art works (VCAVAE040)
  2. Explore how artists manipulate materials, techniques, technologies and processes to develop and express their intentions in art works (VCAVAE041)

Visual Arts Practices

  1. Select and manipulate materials, techniques, and technologies and processes in a range of art forms to express ideas, concepts and themes (VCAVAV042)
  2. Conceptualise, plan and design art works that express ideas, concepts and artistic intentions (VCAVAV043)

Present and Perform

  1. Create, present, analyse and evaluate displays of artwork considering how ideas can be conveyed to an audience (VCAVAP044)

Respond and Interpret

  1. Analyse and interpret artworks to explore the different forms of expression, intentions and viewpoints of artists and how they are viewed by audiences (VCAVAR045)
  2. Analyse, interpret and evaluate a range of visual artworks from different cultures, historical and contemporary contexts, including artworks by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples to explore differing viewpoints (VCAVAR046)

Levels 9 and 10 Achievement Standard

By the end of Level 10, students analyse and evaluate how artists communicate ideas and convey meaning in artworks.

Students identify the influences of other artists and analyse connections between techniques, processes and visual conventions in artworks to develop their own art practice. They select, and manipulate materials, techniques, processes, visual conventions and technologies to express ideas and viewpoints in their artworks.

Students analyse and evaluate artworks and exhibitions from different cultures, times and places, and discuss how ideas and beliefs are interpreted by audiences.

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