Key Stage 1

Year 1 Skills

In this collection of lessons children learn and develop their skills in: design, drawing, craft, painting and art appreciation; undertaking two different printing techniques, using 2D shapes to explore a variety of media, mixing different shades of one colour and discussing the work of artist Louis Wain

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  • Introduction to Sketchbooks

    This video introduces the sketchbook - a must for all artists to record their ideas, inspiration and a place to practise and refine their skills

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  • Design: Lego Printing

    Children use lego to create their own prints; painting and stamping their blocks to create patterns, pictures and letters, using a variety of colours and sizes and explaining the choices they make

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  • Craft: Printing KS1 (Kapow theme: Great Fire of London)

    Children create an impressive print using shaving foam and ink to represent the flames and beams of the Tudor houses.

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  • Drawing: Experimenting with Media

    Inspired by famous abstract artists, including Kandinsky, children draw around and overlap 2D shapes to create an abstract composition, filling each shape with a different colour and medium

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  • Painting: Colour Mixing and Craft

    By mixing different hues of blue and yellow, children fill an outline of their hand with varying shades of green, decorating their piece with dots, zigzags, stripes, wavy lines and shapes

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  • Learning About... Louis Wain

    Exploring and analysing the work of Louis Wain, children consider the stories behind some of his paintings before acting out some of the scenes depicted to deepen their understanding

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