Strange faces

Primary KLAs:
Creative and Practical Arts, English
Educational levels:
Year 5, Year 6

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© State of New South Wales, Department of Education.

Explore the artworks of Italian artist Giuseppe Arcimboldo, who lived four hundred years ago. He loved creating artworks out of other objects. He used objects like fruit, vegetables, sea creatures, flowers, bowls, barrels and books. Create your own artwork in his style.

NSW syllabus outcomes

(EN3-3A) uses an integrated range of skills, strategies and knowledge to read, view and comprehend a wide range of texts in different media and technologies

(EN3-6B) uses knowledge of sentence structure, grammar, punctuation and vocabulary to respond to and compose clear and cohesive texts in different media and technologies

(EN3-7C) thinks imaginatively, creatively, interpretively and critically about information and ideas and identifies connections between texts when responding to and composing texts

Australian curriculum content descriptions

(ACAVAM114) Explore ideas and practices used by artists, including practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, to represent different views, beliefs and opinions

(ACAVAM115) Develop and apply techniques and processes when making their artworks

(ACAVAR117) Explain how visual arts conventions communicate meaning by comparing artworks from different social, cultural and historical contexts, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artworks

(ACELT1608) Identify aspects of literary texts that convey details or information about particular social, cultural and historical contexts

(ACELT1614) Analyse and evaluate similarities and differences in texts on similar topics, themes or plots

More information

Resource type:
Interactive Resource
learner, teacher
ScOT topics:
Visual arts, Painting, Handicrafts
Critical thinking activity, Experiment, Interactives, Practical activity
State of NSW, Department of Education
State of NSW, Department of Education
Date created:
Friday, 8 May 2020

Resource ID: 32224cb8-05cc-44a2-ae1d-c839d417e680