Secondary Catalogue

Visual Arts


Colour

Colour

Elements of Art

The element of colour is defined and described in this video using colourful animation and the examination of artworks, including Vasily Kandinsky’s ‘Painting with Green Center’, Paul Cézanne’s ‘Still Life with Apples and a Pot of...Show More
Tone

Tone

Elements of Art

The element of tone is defined and described in this video using colourful animation and the examination of Thérèse Schwartze’s ‘Studies van handen’, Artemisia Gentileschi’s ‘Judith and Her Maidservant with the Head of Holofernes’...Show More
Form

Form

Elements of Art

The element of form is defined and described in this video using colourful animation and the examination of Stever’s ‘Vanitas Still Life’, ‘Rocking Chair’ by Harvey Ellis and ‘Pendant with a Triton Riding a Unicorn-like Sea...Show More
Texture

Texture

Elements of Art

The element of texture is defined and described in this video using colourful animation and the examination of artworks including Rosa Bonheur’s cast bronze, ‘Shorn Ewe’, ‘The Threatened Swan’ by Jan Asselijn and Vincent van Gogh’s...Show More
Space

Space

Elements of Art

The element of space is defined and described in this video using colourful animation and the examination of the artwork ‘Self-portrait as the Apostle Paul’ by Rembrandt van Rijn, and illustrations ‘Beach House with old car on deserted...Show More
Shape

Shape

Elements of Art

The element of shape is defined and described in this video using colourful animation and the examination of artworks, including ‘The Swan (No. 17) by Hilma af Klint, ‘Arrival of the Normandy Train, Gare Saint-Lazare’ by Claude Monet and...Show More
Line

Line

Elements of Art

The element of line is defined and described in this video using colourful animation and the examination of the artworks ‘Lozenge Composition with Yellow, Black, Blue, Red, and Gray’ by Piet Mondrian, Vincent van Gogh’s ‘Self-Portrait...Show More
Tracing a Projected Image: Preparation

Tracing a Projected Image: Preparation

Construction: Painting and Decorating

This video is part 1 of a session demonstrating how to trace a projected image. It examines how to prepare a surface.
Tracing a Projected Image: Preservation

Tracing a Projected Image: Preservation

Construction: Painting and Decorating

This video is part 3 of a session demonstrating how to trace a projected image. It looks at the best way to preserve the image.
Tracing a Projected Image: Design

Tracing a Projected Image: Design

Construction: Painting and Decorating

This video is part 2 of a session demonstrating how to trace a projected image. It focuses on designing the image.
Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo

Global Icons

In this short animation, students learn how artist Frida Kahlo celebrated indigenous Mexican culture and highlighted social inequalities by making herself the subject of her own art. When children learn about inspirational people who embody key...Show More
Celtic Art

Celtic Art

World Art

Discover who the Celts were and what types of art they produced in this engaging and light-hearted programme. From metalwork to illuminated manuscripts to iconic knotted patterns, the world of Celtic art has a rich history that continues to amaze...Show More
Japanese Art

Japanese Art

World Art

From emakimono to manga, ukiyo-e to shodo, yamato-e to origami – the world of Japanese art is steeped in history, and it continues to amaze today. Our animated friend Norman steers an entertaining ride through the characteristics, history and...Show More
Lighting, Composition and Shooting

Lighting, Composition and Shooting

Photography Skills and Techniques

Understanding the effect of different lighting conditions on a subject and knowing how to compose a balanced image are key skills for any photographer. How these elements work together can be complex, but learning how to achieve different...Show More
How a Digital Camera Works

How a Digital Camera Works

Photography Skills and Techniques

Learning to take great pictures begins with a solid understanding of camera settings and the effects they produce. This introduction to how a digital camera works looks at lens types, focus, aperture, depth of field, shutter speed and exposure....Show More
Using Photoshop

Using Photoshop

Photography Skills and Techniques

Photoshop has been described as a digital darkroom. Its range of brushes, palettes, filters and tools can be overwhelming, and taking time to experiment and get familiar with its interface is important if you are to get the most out of it. Here...Show More
Southwest American Indian Art

Southwest American Indian Art

World Indigenous Art

America’s Indigenous peoples are not amazing simply because they gave the world popcorn (although it is pretty amazing). They also developed diverse artistic forms and traditions, ranging from the practical to the ceremonial. Richly visual and...Show More
Maori Art

Maori Art

World Indigenous Art

Say ‘kia ora’ to the indomitable Maori peoples and learn about their eye-catching artistic forms and practices. This is a visual feast that begins with the Maori migration to The Land of the Long White Cloud and ends in present day New...Show More
Inca Art

Inca Art

World Indigenous Art

Adventurers might still be on the hunt for El Dorado, the fabled city of gold, but there’s plenty of treasure right here in this engaging introduction to the gold-loving, sun-adoring, llama-farming Incas and their art. Comprising a host of...Show More
No Nonsense Renaissance

No Nonsense Renaissance

Know Your Art History

Want to impress your pals with your Renaissance art knowledge?! Our enthusiastic, art history loving narrator breaks down the context, key artists and art features that defined the Renaissance period. Filled with fast paced banter between our...Show More
Impress with Impressionists

Impress with Impressionists

Know Your Art History

It’s hard to believe paintings of water lilies could be controversial, but that was exactly the case for the Impressionists. This is the story of a group of rebellious artists whose unconventional style stunned French critics and became the...Show More
Visual Artists Talk About Copyright

Visual Artists Talk About Copyright

Creators Discuss

Illustrators and photographers talk about what copyright means to them, how they feel about others using their work, and their motivations to create art.
Photography: Basic Manual Control

Photography: Basic Manual Control

Most cameras can do a good job in automatic mode, but there are times when you may want to take control yourself. You may have artistic reasons, or it might simply be that you don't like the results in auto. This video explains the four key...Show More
Street Art

Street Art

To some, street art and graffiti is nothing but vandalism. But to these young artists, it is a vital form of self expression. In this eye-opening programme we speak to eight members of Melbourne's thriving street art scene. Through their...Show More
Our City Dreams

Our City Dreams

WARNING: This film contains nudity. Teachers are advised to view the film and use their discretion to determine the suitability of the programme for their students. Five Women. Five Artists. One City. In this "lyrical documentary about the...Show More