Lesson 1: 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

Learning Objectives

  • Knowing that artists tell stories in their artwork and that art can be about feelings

  • Looking hard at a picture to see details and understand the artwork

  • Describing the formal elements in a picture

Topic Overview

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Susan Coles,  
Art & Design specialist
Susan is an educator, artist and an active advocate of art in schools. Her roles include: Secretary to the All Party Parliamentary Group on Art, Craft, Design Education, Past President, and now Honorary Fellow of the National Society for Education…
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