Art & Design: Landscapes using different media

Free lessons to support home learning during the Covid-19 outbreak. Based on the popular theme of the seaside, this topic gives children the opportunity to play with different ways of creating art. Using Van Gogh’s artwork as inspiration, they learn to add texture to their work and consider how to create the different tints and shades that they see, including using watercolours and shading.

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Lesson 1: Seaside Landscape (free during school closures)

Focusing on composition, children consider where to place the horizon and tide lines within their artwork Easy to adapt to other landscapes and environments

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Lesson 2: Beach Textures

Free access during school closures. In this lesson, pupils use a range of materials, from cardboard to foil, to replicate the textures found at the seaside. Easily adaptable to other themes

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Lesson 3: Shades and Colours of the Sea

Free access during school closures. Using watercolours, pupils create different tints, shades and hues to paint the background of their seaside scene

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Lesson 4: Painting Over Texture

Free lesson during school closures. Over the top of their textured background, children add colour using poster paints to complete their pictures. Easy to adapt to other landscapes

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Lesson 5: Beach Collage

Free access during school closures. Using their watercolour background from Lesson 3, pupils add objects and images with added detail and shading. Easy to adapt to other landscapes

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