Unit Overview: This unit of work focuses on the subject matter of food and offers students the opportunity to explore and represent a variety of food items in a variety of ways. Students will be introduced to the genre of still life and will have opportunities to look at and discuss, in some detail, artworks made by artists who interpreted similar kinds of subject matter in their still life artworks. Students will also experiment with a range of drawing and painting techniques and materials as they explore how to create the illusion of depth, arrange their own composition and enhance still life artworks with colour.
This 4 week unit includes everything you may need, including step-by-step lesson plans, assessments, artwork samples, glossary, artwork study lists and pictures, overview page, Australian NSW outcomes and indicators (can still be used as an effective unit in other states and countries). It uses the Stage 2 outcomes but it could definitely be used for grade 5 and 6.