Lesson 5: Fiona Rae

Developing their understanding of abstract art, children discuss the story behind Fiona Rae’s work and create their own piece to represent the same themes

Before the lesson

Learning objective

  • To analyse abstract paintings and describe the stories behind them 

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

Pupils needing extra support: May need reminding that there is no correct way to create their drawing and be encouraged to explain their colour and shape choices.

 

Pupils working at greater depth: Should use richer language in discussion and the feedback and create an inventive piece of art which represents the same themes as the original painting.

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 designTo make, draw or write plans for something. education. Her roles include: Secretary to the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Art, Craft, Design Education, Past…
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