Design: Clarice Cliff plates

Using a paper plate, children recreate their own designs of Clarice Cliffs ‘Circle Tree’ plate, using bright colours to paint circles and finishing by using black paint and a straw to blow a tree design

Before the lesson

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: May want to practise the circle painting on the spare paper before applying it to the finished plate.


Pupils working at greater depth: Will paint with greater control and accuracy onto the plate.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


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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