top of page

Pop Art

Focused Disciplines: Painting, Collage


Children explore ideas around still life composition. They learn different techniques that artists use when creating still life compositions. As part of this unit of work they study some of the work of the British painter, Patrick Caulfield.

Teaching Pack

  • 6 Lesson Presentation Slides

  • Let's Learn About Pop Art

  • Knowledge Organiser

  • Medium Term Plan

  • Scheme of Work Overview

  • Additional teaching resources

Curriculum Scope & Sequence

Technical Knowledge

  • Children will know about the lives, style and works of art of significant artists, architects, and designers, including Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Julian Opie.

  • Children will know how to use a viewfinder to gain a variety of viewpoints.

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

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

Practical 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 a digital device to take photographs of their artwork or images to include in their artwork.

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

  • Begin to show an awareness of objects having a third dimension.

  • 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.

  • Create different printing effects by repeating and overlapping patterns.

  • Create different printing effects by colour overlays. 

  • 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.

  • Recording, annotating and modifying work in a sketchbook from a variety of sources, including photographs and digital images.

  • Presenting ideas imaginatively in a sketchbook.

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

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

  • Commenting on artworks with a fluent grasp of visual language

bottom of page