The Arts: Visual Arts
Foundation to Year 2
Art response: Leaving home
Summary of task
Students engaged in responding to the subject matter and narrative in Aboriginal Nyoongar artist Laurel Nannup’s woodcut print, Leaving home. They were also required to analyse elements such as shape, the artist’s choice to exclude colour, and the technique of printmaking. The artist’s context of her grandmother’s forced removal from her family was effectively covered as part of section 2 through the reading of the narrative that accompanies the artwork in a picture book.
By the end of Year 2, students describe artworks they make and view and where and why artworks are made and presented.
Students make artworks in different forms to express their ideas, observations and imagination, using different techniques and processes.
By the end of Year 2, students describe artworks they make and those to which they respond. They consider where and why people make artworks.
Students use the elements and processes of arts subjects to make and share artworks that represent ideas.
Identifies a narrative about children leaving home with a clear personal response to the artwork
Identifies elements of shape in the artwork by drawing simple geometric responses
Understands that the artist chose to use black ink in the printing process to create a black and white artwork
Draws some key parts of the story from the artwork
Links the artist’s personal and social context to the artwork
Demonstrates empathy in response to the grandmother’s story in the artwork through statement and drawing
Leaving home (2001), woodcut, ink on paper. Copyright Laurel Nannup. Reproduced with permission.