Art Detective Second Edition provides a carefully structured but flexible approach to introducing students to the world of art. The second edition was written to specifically cater to the Victorian Essential Learning Standards (VELS). There is a full and comprehensive coverage of the Arts domain with the two dimensions 'Creating and making' and 'Exploring and responding' being addressed with practical, classroom-based questions and activities. Art Detective Second Edition encourages students to become art critics - to go beyond their initial response to try to understand the artists' intentions and some of the materials and techniques they have used to achieve them. Through a wide range of activities, students also have the opportunity to try out in their own art, some of the ideas learnt from their exploration of finished artwork. significantly revised and expanded layout that incorporates a number of new topics of interest and meet VELS curriculum comprehensive coverage of the VELS Art Domain a variety of new images and a refreshed selection of artists to include more contemporary and Australian art updated case studies and art issues relevant to students today redesigned, self-contained, double-page spreads questions and interesting art facts throughout. Chapter 1: Exploring the Art World Chapter 2: Artforms, materials and techniques Chapter 3: Art elements and principles Chapter 4: Ideas, inspiration and influences Chapter 5: Industry, audiences and issues Index.