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Blooming Lovely

Focused Disciplines: Painting

The common theme of flower paintings is used for learning and skills development in drawing, painting and collage. This unit also provides an opportunity to deepen understanding of colour, particularly when using paint and pastels applied through a range of techniques.

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 know how to use a viewfinder to gain a variety of viewpoints.

  • Children will know an extended knowledge of colour theory; tones (tints, and shades).

  • Children will know an extended knowledge of colour theory; complementary and contrasting colours.

  • Children will know about the lives, style and works of art of significant artists, architects, and designers including Georgia O’Keefe 

  • Children will understand and use key vocabulary to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding across all areas of art and design.

Technical Knowledge

Children will develop an understanding of the elements of art and be able to apply them to the creative process. (line, shape, form, colour, value, texture and pattern)

Children will be able to:

  • Maintain a sketchbook to record and collect their ideas, ongoing images of interest and examples of their artwork.

  • Use their sketchbook to detail their personal journey as an artist.

  • Use different grades of pencil and other implements to create lines, draw different shapes and forms and to produce variations in tone.

  • Explore ways in which surface detail and the effect of light can be added to drawings through applying different patterns and textures.

  • Effectively use different paint media to create compositions.

  • Work with more accuracy and finer detail through using a range of brushes, techniques, and paints.

  • Create palettes of colour building on their knowledge of colour theory.

  • Develop an awareness of composition, scale, and proportion in their paintings. 

  • Experiment with a range of collage techniques such as tearing, overlapping, and layering to create images and textures.

  • Use a range of media to create collages and other mixed media forms.

Conceptual Knowledge

Children will understand the creative process through:

  • Exploring and developing creative ideas from a range of starting points; adapting and refining ideas as they progress.

  • Using a sketchbook to record first-hand observations and developing ideas for creative work.

  • Understanding the importance of adapting and refining their work as it progresses.

  • Practising techniques, making mistakes, and evaluating their own work and the work of others as part of the learning journey.

  • Creating original pieces that are influenced by studies of others and show a range of influences and styles.

  • Using the qualities of materials to enhance ideas.

  • Commenting on artworks with a fluent grasp of visual language.

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