Art and design Year 2: Sculpture and mixed media

Children will create sculpture, pop art and learn how to draw facial features to portray different emotions, all through the topic of comic superheroes and with inspired by the works of Roy Lichtenstein.

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Lesson 1: Superhero figures

Pupils pose in a 'superhero' stance for their partner to sketch and then use wire and plasticine to turn their drawings into a three dimensional form

Lesson 2: Drawing expressions

Looking at emojis, children consider emotions and learn how making slight changes to the eyes, mouth and eyebrows significantly alters an expression ***new pupil video***

Lesson 3: Multimedia superheroes part 1

In the first of three lessons based on the work of Roy Lichtenstein, children work in groups to create a composition with figures, splashes and action words, adding texture, definition and pattern to the piece

Lesson 4: Multimedia superheroes part 2

Building on the previous lesson, in groups, children work a colour wash into their piece and using their fingers, apply a dot matrix effect, similar to that in Lichtenstein's ‘Explosion’

Lesson 5: Multimedia superheroes part 3

Children finish their compositions by making them 'pop', adding bright pastels in sections and applying a black shadow highlight so the figures stand out

Assess your pupils

Assessment quiz and Knowledge catcher. These can be used at the start of the unit to access where pupils are in their learning as well as the end of the unit to assess progress. Go to assessment resources