Conceptual Understandings - Creating Phase 1 We can enjoy and learn from creating art. The creative process involves joining in, exploring and taking risks. In creating art, people make choices to construct meaning about the world around them. We can express ourselves through arts. Our experiences and imagination can inspire us to create. Phase 2 We can communicate our ideas, feelings and experiences through our artwork. We solve problems during the creative process by thinking critically and imaginatively. Applying a range of strategies helps us to express ourselves. We are receptive to the value of working individually and collaboratively to create art. Phase 3 Arts have the power to influence thinking and behaviour. We make connections between our artwork and that of others to extend our thinking. We can explore our personal interests, beliefs and values through arts. Phase 4 We act on the responses to our artwork to inform and challenge our artistic development. We explore a range of possibilities and perspectives to communicate in broader ways through our creative work. Arts provide opportunities to explore our creative potential and engage in a personal artistic journey. Conceptual Understandings - Responding Phase 1 We enjoy and experience different forms of arts. The art is a means of communication and expression. People make meaning through the use of symbols. People share art with others. We express our responses to artwork in a variety of ways. We reflect on our artwork and the work of others.
Phase 2 We are receptive to art practices and artworks from different cultures, places and times (including our own). People communicate ideas, feelings and experiences through the arts. We can reflect on and learn from the different stages of creating. There is a relationship between the artist and the audience. Phase 3 When experiencing arts, we make connections between different cultures, places and times. People explore issues, beliefs and values through arts. There are different kinds of audiences responding to different arts. We use what we know to interpret arts and deepen our understanding of ourselves and the world around us. Phase 4 Through exploring arts across cultures, places and times we can appreciate that people innovate. People communicate across cultures, places and times through arts. The arts provide us with multiple perspectives. We reflect and act on the responses to our creative work.