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

Before the lesson

Learning objective

  • To work together to create a large scale 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: As the pupils are working in pairs, the children can support each other in the choices of which areas to work pastels into and which to leave with a wash background only.


Pupils working at greater depth: Refining areas already completed to improve the coverage (leaving fewer gaps in the pastel/paint); remark the black lines in pen to make the key lines more defined.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


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Art & Design specialist
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