Art & Design: Art & Design Skills

In this collection of lessons children learn and develop their skills in: design, drawing, craft, painting and art appreciation; creating an optical illusion print, replicating a plate in the famous willow pattern, carving sculptures out of soap, drawing a collection of still life objects, painting and mixing colours like Paul Cézanne and learning about the role of a ‘curator’

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Introduction to Sketchbooks

This video introduces the sketchbook - a must for all artists to record their ideas, inspiration and a place to practise and refine their skills

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Design: Optical illusions

Inspired by the ‘lenticular prints’ of Luz Perez Ojeda, children carefully cut two images into strips and by alternating them side by side, in sequential order, and then folding, they create an optical illusion piece of art

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Design: Willow Pattern: Free lesson

Children design their own willow pattern style plate based on a tale of their choice, first drawing three key characters, then going over the details with ink, before finally using a wash in lighter tones of blue

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Craft: Soap Sculptures

Referring to the works of Barbara Hepworth, children use a variety of tools to carve a piece of soap into a sculpture

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Painting: Paul Cézanne

Learning about how Cézanne influenced the shift to modern art, children work in his style, mixing colours using short, angular strokes and painting in various directions

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Drawing: Still Life

Children look at the still life artworks of Giorgio Morandi and then arrange a collection of objects in an interesting way to sketch, drawing the outlines of the objects before adding in light, medium and dark tones to their work

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Learning About…the Work of A Curator

After learning about the role of a 'curator', children curate an exhibition of their own based on either a collection of their most recently created art works or an exhibition designed for aliens, showcasing examples of objects commonly found on planet Earth

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