Lesson 1: Texture: Charcoal mark making

After experimenting with the different marks that charcoal can make, children are challenged to represent the meaning of a given list of words and phrases, in an abstract way

Learning Objectives

  • Experimenting with charcoal to create different textures and effects

  • Expressing the meaning of words and phrases in an abstract way using an appropriate charcoal technique

Teacher Video: Charcoal mark making


Presentation: Charcoal Mark Making
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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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