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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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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.
Australian Curriculum links
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.
Australian Curriculum links