Lesson 2: Design: Willow pattern - Option 1

Applying understanding of tone and tints to create a traditional willow pattern style plate depicting a tale of their choice

Before the lesson

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

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: Have sample pictures for the children to base their drawings on.


Pupils working at greater depth: Should create a regular, geometric border for their plate.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


Created by:
Simon Chubb,  
Art and 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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