Photo Chop! Years 5–8

Curriculum Links: Visual Arts – Technology
Cost: $2.00 per student

During the Te Tuhi programme ‘Photo Chop!’ we will learn about artists who use collage and discover the origins, techniques and art form of the technique. We will see examples of collage made in different ways by artists from all around the world. 

During our Te Tuhi visit we will think about space, depth and technology. In the art studio we will combine magazine pictures, card and other art materials to create our very own collage.   

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Learning Outcomes

Visual Arts, levels 3–4

Understanding Arts in Context
During our pre-visit exercises we will learn the origins, techniques and art form of collage and why artists choose and make art this way. During the workshop we will use this knowledge to help understand the art we see and the ideas they explore.

Developing Ideas
During our pre-visit exercises we will begin to develop our ideas of collage and the different ways artists make collage. During our Te Tuhi visit we will use this knowledge to help understand the artworks we see and the ideas they explore.

Developing Practical Knowledge
During our visit we will use collage techniques and materials such as colour paper, calendar images, pen and watercolour paint to create an artwork.

Communicating and Interpreting
During our visit we will share our ideas and thoughts about the art we see and make. We will listen to how others have created their art.

Learning Outcomes: Social Sciences

Identity, Culture and Organisation
Place and Environment
During our pre-visit exercises we will learn how artists use different materials and imagery to express different identities of people and place. During our Te Tuhi visit we will also share our ideas of people and place through the creation of our artwork. 

Learning Outcomes: Technology

Nature of Technology – Characteristics of Technology
During our pre-visit exercises we will discover how technology has changed how collage looks and how artists make collage.

Key Competencies

At Te Tuhi all our workshops are designed with these key competencies in mind:

Thinking

Success Criteria: I know I will be successful if I…

  • Share my opinions about the ideas we are discussing about the artworks
  • Share my questions and confusions I have about the artworks and how they are represented
  • Add to other people’s ideas in group discussion

Using language, symbols and texts

Success Criteria: I know I will be successful if I…

  • Make connections and think deeply about the artworks I see
  • Listen carefully to the specialised art language that the Te Tuhi facilitator shares with us
  • Respond in oral, visual or writing when sharing my ideas

Relating to others

Success Criteria: I know I will be successful if I…

  • Listen actively when people are sharing their opinions
  • Take my turn to share my ideas and opinions
  • Work quietly in the art studio so that others can think and concentrate on their artwork to produce their best work

Participating and contributing

Success Criteria: I know I will be successful if I…

  • Use my time productively by engaging in sharing my ideas
  • Listen actively to the ideas of others
  • Take a risk and share my questions or confusions to help my understanding

Managing self

Success Criteria: I know I will be successful if I…

  • Use a quiet voice when I am in a gallery space so other visitors can reflect on the artworks without disturbance
  • Walk quietly and sensibly and show respect in the public gallery and art studio
  • Use the gallery time to think deeply about what I am seeing and link my experiences to the artwork (important ‘think time’)

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