Self-guided School Excursions
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SELF-GUIDED SCHOOL EXCURSIONS

A thrilling new cultural experience awaits your students at THE LUME Melbourne.

Teacher resources have been designed to deliver a cross-curricular program for primary and secondary students. The self-guided activities encourage students to explore the works and techniques of Van Gogh and compare and contrast them with the works of other artists, both historical and contemporary, leading to the creation of their own artwork inspired by nature. You can explore a selection or all of the presented activities depending on the needs and abilities of your students to ensure a holistic, immersive experience of the content.

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PRIMARY PROGRAM

The primary program has been developed with the intention of supporting a self-guided school excursion to Van Gogh at THE LUME Melbourne. Pre-visit activities have been included to provide a ‘hook’ to the content presented. After the excursion, teachers should present the main challenge to their students, supporting their knowledge and understanding in the lead up to this with a range of the post-visit activities.

Each class will be encouraged to organise an exhibition of their nature-inspired artwork and invite other students or members of the school community to view it, with each artist recording a commentary of their work to further invite engagement.

This project has been designed as an immersive, cross-curricular learning experience which may take up to a term to fully explore within the classroom, however teachers should fit the project within their scope and sequence as appropriate.

 

Learning Intentions

Students will:

  • Gain a deep understanding of how the natural world inspires art and artists
  • Explore and use a range of artistic techniques and materials to express their thoughts and ideas
  • Respond to The LUME’s Van Gogh experience excursion with artistic intention

 

Australian Curriculum links

The Arts

Explore ideas and practices used by artists, including practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, to represent different views, beliefs and opinions (ACAVAM114)

Develop and apply techniques and processes when making their artworks (ACAVAM115)

Plan the display of artworks to enhance their meaning for an audience (ACAVAM116)

Rehearse and perform music including music they have composed by improvising, sourcing and arranging ideas and making decisions to engage an audience (ACAMUM090)

Maths

Continue and create sequences involving whole numbers, fractions and decimals. Describe the rule used to create the sequence (ACMNA133)

English

Understand the uses of objective and subjective language and bias (ACELA1517)

Investigate how vocabulary choices, including evaluative language can express shades of meaning, feeling and opinion (ACELA1525)

Science

The growth and survival of living things are affected by physical conditions of their environment (ACSSU094)

The Earth is part of a system of planets orbiting around a star (the sun) (ACSSU078)

Living things depend on each other and the environment to survive (ACSSU073)

HPE

Investigate community resources and ways to seek help about health, safety and wellbeing (ACPPS053)

Plan and practise strategies to promote health, safety and wellbeing (ACPPS054)

Design and Technologies

Select appropriate materials, components, tools, equipment and techniques and apply safe procedures to make designed solutions (ACTDEP026)

SECONDARY PROGRAM

The secondary program has been developed with the intention of supporting a self-guided school excursion to Van Gogh at THE LUME Melbourne through a visual arts project. Pre-visit activities have been included to provide a ‘hook’ to the content presented. After the excursion, teachers should present the aims of the project to their students, supporting their knowledge and understanding and refining their artistic skills with a range or all of the suggested post-visit activities, depending on students’ needs and abilities.

Although this is primarily a visual arts program, the activities offer depth and richness through an opportunity to develop the General Capabilities of Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability and Intercultural Understanding. The project also offers an opportunity to provide a culturally responsive curriculum experience through close alignment with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures Cross-Curriculum priority.

Students should keep a journal throughout their project, showing their research, evaluation and analyses of artworks, thinking process, and initial sketches or planning for their final artwork.

 

Learning Intentions

Students will:

  • Gain a deep understanding of the life and works of Vincent van Gogh and respond with artistic intention to The LUME’s Van Gogh experience excursion
  • Explore a range of visual conventions, techniques and processes and refine their skill and use of these
  • Respond to artwork with their own thoughts and ideas and evaluate their own, and others, artistic choices
  • Document their learning journey to identify their thinking process, research and influences on their final artwork

 

Australian Curriculum links

Visual Arts

Conceptualise and develop representations of themes, concepts or subject matter to experiment with their developing personal style, reflecting on the styles of artists, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists (ACAVAM125)

Develop and refine techniques and processes to represent ideas and subject matter (ACAVAM127)

Plan and design artworks that represent artistic intention (ACAVAM128)

Evaluate how representations communicate artistic intentions in artworks they make and view to inform their future art making (ACAVAR130)

Analyse a range of visual artworks from contemporary and past times to explore differing viewpoints and enrich their visual art-making, starting with Australian artworks, including those of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, and consider international artworks (ACAVAR131)

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