Created to support investigating the art of Jeffrey Smart, this learning resource includes information about the works with prompts to Look, Think and Create. With different selections for primary and secondary students, the works span Smart’s career and thematic interests.
This is a rich resource for studying Visual Arts and English as Smart had many literary influences. Creative prompts include writing exercises as well as artmaking. Connections to Humanities and Social Sciences can also be made through Smart’s engagement with place and the built environment, as well as significant people across time.
Analysing, interpreting and making art, together with exercises in creative writing, enable students to develop their critical and creative thinking, and literacy skills.
National Gallery Learning is supported by Education Patron Tim Fairfax AC in honour of Betty Churcher AO.