Visual Arts: Asking and Listening

Welcome to our toolkit for using What's Your Story? in your Senior Phase Arts and Culture: Visual Arts lessons. These resources are categorised into two sections: asking and listening and telling. We recommend you always begin with asking and listening to build a helpful foundation for your learners. View the content for telling here.

In this section, there are five lesson plans that cover three topics. The lessons include presentations, keywords, handouts and audiovisual materials, which can be viewed and downloaded from the lesson module, or downloaded individually from our resources page.

In addition, we have a teacher training video that can be downloaded or watched online in preparation for doing these lessons in your class:

We also have a PDF of all the lesson plans available, if you would prefer to use them that way.

Topic 1: Create in 2D

Own a wider world: Observation and interpretation of learner's own visual world.

  • Lesson 3: How we view the world

Topic 2: Create in 3D

Three-dimensional artworks and design projects based on learner's own world, focusing on art elements and design principles.

    • Lesson 4: Objects and our history
    • Lesson 5: My object

    Topic 3: Visual literacy

    Communication skills: Express, identify/name, question and reflect through looking, talking, listening and writing about the visual world through the language of art elements and design principles.

      • Lesson 1: Developing our communication skills
      • Lesson 2: Empathy
      • Lesson 3: How we view the world
      • Lesson 4: Objects and our history 
      • Lesson 5: My object