Lesson 5: Colour 2: Painting with colour

Before the lesson

Learning objective

  • To paint with colours

National curriculum

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

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: May need help in drawing the large numbers. Provide them with templates or stencils to draw around or a broken line as a guide for them to follow. They may need some visual aids to remind them of the colour theory.

Pupils working at greater depth: Will see the connection between their own work and the artist and have ability in mixing and applying their colours to the painting. They will understand the colour theory and show this in their competent mixing of the secondary colours.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


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