Lesson 2: Käthe Kollwitz

After viewing the emotive works of Käthe Kollwitz, children draw their own portraits using a series of lines and experiment with ‘halo' and ‘chiaroscuro’ techniques

Learning Objectives

  • Understanding that the work of the artist Käthe Kollwitz is based on difficult experiences

  • Drawing a series of lines to create a simple portrait of a face

  • Using Käthe Kollwitz as an inspiration to add to these lines to show an emotional expression

  • Using charcoal to add shadows to my portrait drawing

Teacher Video: Käthe Kollwitz

Pupil Video: Käthe Kollwitz


Face Line Drawings
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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