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Put Yourself in the Picture

Visual Arts (Foundation to Year 10)

Me, 1992 by Ken Done
Me, 1992 by Ken Done

Visual Arts: Foundation to Year 10

1 hour
1 x sheet A4 or A3 drawing paper and pencil per student

Our expert Learning Facilitators will guide you and your students in an exploration of the different ways portraits convey stories and identities – and how they can express their own. Through visual analysis, activity, drawing and conversation students will increase their understanding of visual conventions, examine artists' different approaches and broaden their creative practice. 

Curriculum links

In this program, students will: 

  • Increase their awareness of visual conventions relating to portraiture;
  • Expand their visual language and learn how and why portraits are created;
  • Implement and experiment with visual conventions, ideas and individual style;
  • Discover how and why artists make different choices in creating representations of people in portraits – practices, processes and viewpoints.

Content descriptions

Foundation to Year 2 ACAVAM106; ACAVAM107; ACAVAR109
Years 3 and 4 ACAVAM110; ACAVAM111; ACAVAR113
Years 5 and 6 ACAVAM114; ACAVAM115; ACAVAR117
Years 7 and 8 ACAVAM118; ACAVAM119; ACAVAM121; ACAVAR123
Years 9 and 10 ACAVAM126; ACAVAR130; ACAVAR131


To make a booking, please go to the bookings page and choose Virtual Excursions from the program list. In 'Special requirements' please state 'Put Yourself in the Picture, Visual Arts'.

The Virtual Excursions project is made possible with funds generously donated by Tim Fairfax AC.