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Focused Disciplines: DrawingPainting

In this unit of work children explore the elements of line, shape and colour to create patterns.

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 the basic (primary and secondary) colours in the colour wheel and how to mix them. •

  • Children will know and be able to identify some of the key painting genres including: Abstract Art

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:

  • Make marks, lines, and patterns with a wide range of drawing implements including graphite pencils, colouring pencils, wax crayons, charcoal, pastels, and pens. 

  • Make decisions about which drawing implements to use and which techniques to apply for the task.

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

  • Mix colours based on their knowledge of colour theory.

  • Use cutting, tearing, and gluing skills to create collage and mixed media compositions.

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.

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

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