What is Art?
Time 1.5 hrs

Difficulty Beginner
Prerequisites None
Departments The Arts
Authors Cherie Chan
Groupings Individual
Minimum Year Group None


Different people have different views on what art is, but there is no right or wrong. The meaning behind each artwork might have a deeper meaning or it may be very simple. In this unit, you will be doing some thinking and learning more about what art is.


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20 mins
What is art, what is it for, and why does it matter?

Watch these three videos (for the third one, you only need to watch the first four minutes). Take some notes, and write down one thing you learned from each video.

70 mins
Finishing Up

Draw a spider diagram to show what you have learned in this unit, including:

  • What does art mean to you?
  • What do you think art is?
  • What would you like to learn about art?
  • What do you think art is for?
  • What are some techniques you have learned?
  • Why do you think art is important?


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Tanya Cao
Shared on 26/04/2022
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