Lesson 1: Graffiti artists’ tag

Children express their personality, transforming their names into graffiti tags, using block lettering, serifs contrasting colours and shadow

Learning objectives

  • To create graffiti art

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
  • 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

Attention grabber

Main event

Differentiation

Pupils needing extra support: May need some help to check that their letters are adequately spaced before they begin creating block letters and extending with serifs.

 

Pupils working at greater depth: Should try more than one graffiti style of lettering and can add 3D shadow effects by adding a block shadow on the right and lowest edge of each letter.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progression and understanding

Vocabulary

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 comicA series of drawings which tell a story characters and…
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