The lesson introduces the “selfie” as the basis of a contemporary self- portrait and compares characteristics of a selfie and a digital self-portrait.
July 10, 2018
Creative Arts K-6 Syllabus
Copy of syllabus
Example of work
Selfie on Minecraft
sample of a selfie on Minecraft
Example of Work
Annotation of own picture
Digital arts provide Australian students with an opportunity to experience newer forms of creation and communication. It involves creating representations of the things that have meaning to them and allows them to tell stories through communication technologies. With the evolution of social media and as digital cameras, mobile devices and editing software become more available in schools, young students can become artists and have the opportunity to develop new ways of working in contemporary art forms. Minecraft can become a part of this evolution. In this lesson, students use modern technology and experience the general capability of Information and communication technology as well as creating their own artworks based on a selfie they have taken.
Guiding Ideas and Questions
In order to develop a student’s understanding of major artworks particularly self-portraits, students need to be engaged in viewing of portrait artworks. They should be given the opportunity to assess, critic and explain their own understanding. Minecraft will be used to create their own Self Portrait in order to lead the students into an understanding and appreciation of other self-portraits.
Prior Knowledge: This lesson is an introduction lesson to the unit of Self Portraits. Students need no prior learning. A healthy discussion on selfies, its uses and responsible use of social media is encouraged linked with PDHPE programs.
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