Art & Design: Art & Design Skills

In this collection of lessons children learn and develop their skills in: design, drawing, craft, painting and art appreciation; working as a group to design a hat, creating zentangle patterns and subsequent prints, painting in the style of impressionist painters and exploring the piece ‘Nighthawks’ by Edward Hopper

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Introduction to sketchbooks

This video introduces the sketchbook - a must for all artists to record their ideas, inspiration and a place to practise and refine their skills

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Painting: Impressionism: Free lesson and video

Children are given one sixth of ‘The Japanese Footbridge’ by Claude Monet as a vertical strip, to accurately draw what they see on their fraction of the painting and then practise mixing and applying paint to match the original

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Drawing: Zentangle Patterns

In the first of two lessons children listen to ambient music while creating small squares of 'zentangle' patterns; an abstract drawing created using repetitive patterns

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Craft: Zentangle Printing

Using a chosen zentangle pattern from last lesson, children create a reverse system print process by transferring their design onto a polyprint tile, using a pen to create a deep line and then printing onto fabric, repeating the print process to create a pattern in the style of William Morris

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Design: Making a Hat

Working in groups children design and make a prototype hat for a specific purpose, sharing ideas, making sketches and finally constructing their design

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Learning About…the work of Edward Hopper

Aimed to empower children to discuss and explore works of art, children analyse, among others, Edward Hopper's 'Nighthawks' answering questions on some of the fundamental elements of art, including; scene, technique, form and shape, colour and light

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