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Focused Disciplines: Drawing, Painting

Collage & Printmaking

In this unit of work children consolidate their knowledge and understanding in two key areas of art and design – printmaking and collage/mixed media work. This is achieved through creative activities that are linked through the common theme of castles.

Teaching Pack

  • 6 Lesson Presentation Slides

  • Knowledge Organiser

  • Medium Term Plan

  • Scheme of Work Overview

  • Additional teaching resources

Curriculum Scope & Sequence

Theoretical Knowledge

  • Children will begin to understand about the elements of art and be able to apply them to the creative process. (Line, shape, form, colour, value, texture, shape and pattern)

Children will know:

  • That printmaking is transferring an image from one surface to another.

  • That sculpture is three-dimensional art.

  • About the lives, style and works of art of significant artists – Paul Klee

Technical Knowledge

Through experimenting with a range of drawing materials children:

  • Draw lines and shapes of different thicknesses and sizes.

  • Create detail, patterns and textures using different lines and marks.

  • Draw from both imagination, observation, and a range of sources.


Children will be able to:

  • use a range of techniques to create monoprints.


Children will be able to:

  • sort, mix and arrange materials from a range of sources when creating a collage.

  • create collage and mixed media compositions using a range of materials to convey an idea or for a given purpose.

Conceptual Knowledge

Children will understand the creative process through:

  • Using their own personal experiences to create art.

  • Using their imagination to create art.

  • Expressing feelings and emotions about their own art and the art of others.

  • Developing ideas linked to a topic they are interested in.

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