Visual arts

Visual arts involves making various art forms such as painting, drawing and digital media,

Students also appreciate various artists, artworks and audiences.


Students will develop shared meanings and understandings about the world around them and their particular context. Art Ease facilitates student thinking about and understanding, expression and enjoyment, aesthetic pleasure, in their every-day lives and world around them. The visual arts provides students with exposure to different perspectives, cultures, histories and conventions as well as learning about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people through their artworks.

Waste as art :

Operation Art:

  • create artworks in your classroom
  • take inspiration from 20 artworks at the 2019 Operation Art Exhibition.
  • each lesson contains syllabus outcomes and indicators directly linked to teaching and learning activities with suggestions for formative assessment.

Beyond the Dots:

  • demonstrates effective ways to structure a visual arts lesson through examples of strong pedagogy.

Sample unit starters

The following sample units have been created using the Creative Arts K-6 Syllabus

and School planning for the creative arts (NESA)


NESA syllabus and support materials :

  • units of work
  • student work samples
  • advice on programming

Australian curriculum work samples:

  • portfolios of student work.
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