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Focused Disciplines: Painting, Sculpture

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 Portraits

  • Knowledge Organiser

  • Medium Term Plan

  • Scheme of Work Overview

  • Additional teaching resources

Curriculum Scope & Sequence

Theoretical Knowledge

  • Children will know about the lives, style and works of art of significant artists, architects, and designers, including Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse and Amedo Modigliani.

  • Children will know and be able to identify some of the key painting genres, including portraiture.

  • Children will be able to recognise and know about some of the iconic works of art from the past 500 years, including the Mona Lisa.

  • 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:

  • Develop a sketchbook to record images of interest and examples of their artwork. 

  • Use sketchbooks to try out ideas and different techniques. • Make marks, lines, and patterns with a wide range of drawing implements including graphite pencils, colouring pencils, wax crayons, charcoal, pastels, and pens.

  • Draw objects to scale and in proportion.

  • Develop painted compositions from drawings including sketchbook ideas.

  • Create different effects and textures using a range of brushes, techniques, and paints.

  • Combine paper, card, and cardboard to create sculptures.

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. 

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

  • 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.

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