Lesson 3: Line 2: Exploring line

Building on their learning of line, children listen to music and work expressively with a variety of media, to create a single large piece of art, inspired by water, David Hockney and Vija Celmins

Before the lesson

Learning objective

  • To create a water effect with line

National curriculum

Pupils should be taught:

  • To develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space, to use drawing to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination
  • Evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: encourage to use a range of materials and draw using big, wider arm movements.


Pupils working at greater depth: will control the materials more effectively and create more accurate work. Encourage them to develop greater detail in their drawing.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


Created by:
Susan Coles,  
Art & Design specialist
Susan is an educator, artist and an active advocate and well-known champion of art craft and design education. Her roles include: Secretary to the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Art, Craft, Design Education, Past President, and now Honorary Fellow of the…
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