Stories without words
Using emotive illustrations to tell a story
Students will learn how Shaun Tan uses real and imagined worlds, along with various real-life experiences, to develop his artworks. Students will then explore artmaking in the subjective and cultural frames, using their imaginations and cultural and social perspectives to develop an illustration of a character.
Your students will:
- explore a story told through illustration
- analyse the artwork using the conceptual framework
- develop an illustration of a character
- communicate through illustration.
Visual Arts 7-10 Syllabus
- 4.1: uses a range of strategies to explore different artmaking conventions and procedures to make artworks.
- 4.2: explores the functions of and relationships between artist – artwork – world – audience.
- 4.5: investigates ways to develop meaning in their artworks.
English K-10 Syllabus
- EN4-1A: responds to and composes texts for understanding, interpretation, critical analysis, imaginative expression and pleasure.
- EN4-5C: thinks imaginatively, creatively, interpretively and critically about information, ideas and arguments to respond to and compose texts.
- EN4-8D: identifies, considers and appreciates cultural expression in texts.