Lesson 3: Arcimboldo

Inspired by the work of Arcimboldo, and using the idea of turning objects into something new, pupils create a fruity face collage.

Before the lesson

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Learning objective

  • To create a collage in the style of an artist

National curriculum

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Develop their techniques, including their control and their use of materials, with creativity, experimentation and an increasing awareness of different kinds of art, craft and design
  • Improve their mastery of art and design techniques
  • Learn about great artists, architects and designers in history

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: Might need pre-cut food images ready to use.

Pupils working at greater depth: Could show inventiveness in choice of subject matter to create their collage (for example, cars).

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


Created by:
Simon Chubb,  
Art & Design specialist
Simon is a teacher, cartoonist and artist. He uses his 25 years of experience to teach art in schools and has his own workshop business ‘Scartoons’ in which children create comic characters and strips. Simon is a member of The…
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