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Art and design

Lesson 2: Design: Willow pattern - Option 2: The Christmas story

Applying understanding of tones and tints to create a traditional willow pattern design style plate depicting the Christmas story.

Learning objective

  • To apply an understanding of tint to recreate a traditional design style

National curriculum

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Improve their mastery of Art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials [for example, pencil, charcoal, paint, clay]
  • About great artists, architects and designers in history

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Before the lesson

Download and print resource

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: Could use the pictures from the Christmas Story board as a reference for their drawings, or the simplified outline drawings.


Pupils working at greater depth: Should be encouraged to consider greater detail and create a regular, geometric border for their plate.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


Created by:
Kapow Primary, 
Art and Design specialist