Lesson 1: David Hockney: My Parents

Children analyse David Hockney’s, ‘My Parents’, describing the piece, including the formal elements (shape, form, tone, texture, pattern, colour) to someone who can't see the painting before acting out the scene within it.

Before the lesson

Learning objective

  • To analyse and act out a famous painting 

National curriculum

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Learn 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

Differentiation

For pupils needing extra support: Emphasise that there are no wrong answers to encourage pupils to express their opinions. Develop their answers by asking: What makes you think that?

 

Pupils working at greater depth: Should use richer language in discussion and in the feedback.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding

Vocabulary

Created by:
Susan Coles,  
Art & Design specialist
Susan is an educator, artist and an active advocate and well-known champion of art craft and design education. Her roles include: Secretary to the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Art, Craft, Design Education, Past President, and now Honorary Fellow of the…
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