Lesson 4: Painting Over Texture

Over the top of their textured background, children add colour using poster paints to complete their pictures

Learning Objectives

  • Reproducing and applying an artist’s colour range to their own work

  • Identifying colours used in artist’s works

  • Applying the colours carefully with a paintbrush

  • Mixing colours to match those I’ve seen

Lesson Plan

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Teacher Video: Painting over texture

Pupil Video: Painting over texture


Fishing Boats on the Beach at Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, 1888
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Paul Carney,  
Art & Design specialist
Paul has 22 years experience of teaching art as a specialist subject in both Primary and Secondary schools. He is a council member with the The National Society for Education and his expertise has led him to deliver CPD for…
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