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

Before the lesson

Learning objective

  • To work together to create a large piece of artwork

National curriculum

Pupils should be taught:

  • To develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space
  • Be taught about the work of a range of artists, craft makers and designers, describing the differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines, and making links to their own work

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: May need help drawing around the figures and one to one instruction at each stage of the creation. You may want to put children into mixed ability groups whereby they will be supported by their peers.


Pupils working at greater depth: Justify the layout of the figures, explosions/splashes and words chosen.

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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