Lesson 4: Sokari Douglas Camp

Exploring the work of sculptor, Sokari Douglas Camp, pupils use themselves as an active part of their own sculptures.

Before the lesson

Learning objective

  • To create a sculpture in the style of sculptor Sokari Douglas Camp

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
  • Create sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas
  • 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: Could work in pairs or may need support with spelling. Most cereal box cardboard is thin enough to easily cut with scissors, but some may need help.


Pupils working at greater depth: Should make their work more original by adding serifs to the letters or recreating a specific font.

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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