“We don’t make mistakes, just happy little accidents.” Bob Ross
The skills presented were undertaken within the Master of Teaching at The University of Melbourne. The disciplines focused on within the Visual Art & Design learning area included drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture. The activities and processes represented in this resource include lesson plans and digital presentations developed while on placement and resources that inform my pedagogy to teaching these disciplines. There is minimal time and opportunity in the curriculum to teach students Visual Art disciples and techniques before they commence writing their own proposals and choose their own direction in VCE Studio Arts. It is crucial to instruct students in procedures that allow constructive, creative and reflective exploration of potential directions for their art practice. For students to develop a creative and unique artistic practice, it is important not to teach these disciples in isolation from each other. Students should be shown and encouraged to explore how one discipline can inform the other. This approach was supported within the Visual Art & Design learning area as each artwork created involved taking elements or sections of work already produced and introducing them to another technique to create new artwork. This could be applied as a circular process between disciples and techniques as an approach to explore potential directions. I aspire to teach in a multidisciplinary structure to engage students in the process of exploring the creative practice. The creative process of ‘taking a line for a walk’ might involve a line that is painted into a silkscreen and printed multiple times, in different colours, on top of itself before being laser etched to reveal the layers of paint and the history of the creative process.