Lesson 3: Hundertwasser House

Inspired by the work of Hundertwasser, children add vibrant colours to an image of a house

Before the lesson

Learning objectives

  • To transform the look of a building in the style of a famous 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
  • Create sketchbooks to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas
  • Learn about great artists, architects and designers in history

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: Might need a copy of the Presentation: Pattern ideas to help them create high quality designs.


Pupils working at greater depth: Should produce high quality designs, perhaps even extending the task to more houses or a whole street

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progression and understanding


Created by:
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 National Society for Education and his expertise has led him to deliver CPD for leading…
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