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

Before the lesson

Learning objective

  • To draw with different media

National curriculum

Pupils should be taught to:

  • To use a range of materials creatively to design and make products
  • To use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination
  • To develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space 

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event

Differentiation

Pupils needing extra support: Some children may need help to ensure that the colours and mediums they use vary.

 

Pupils working at greater depth: Focus on colouring/painting neatly and within the lines.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding

Vocabulary

Created by:
Simon Chubb,  
Art & Design specialist
Simon is a teacher, cartoonist and artist. He uses his 25 years of experience to teach art in schools and has his own workshop business ‘Scartoons’ in which children create comicA series of drawings which tell a story characters and…
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