Lesson 3: Prehistoric palette (free lesson)

After experimenting with the colours and effects that can be created using natural materials, pupils make their own paints using spices and objects found on a nature walk

Before the lesson

Learning objective

  • To experiment with the pigments in natural products to make different colours

National curriculum

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials [for example, pencil, charcoal, paint, clay]
  • Develop their techniques, including their control and their use of materials, with creativity, experimentation and an increasing awareness of different kinds of art, craft and design

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event

Differentiation

Pupils needing extra support: Might need help mixing colours and extra support finding successful solutions.

 

Pupils working at greater depth: Ask them to make more advanced colours by manipulating the natural products to suit their own intentions.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding

Vocabulary

Created by:
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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