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

  • To draw emotions

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

Download classroom resources

Attention grabber

Main event

Differentiation

Pupils needing extra support: Could be given a copy of the Activity: Face line drawing to work from rather than from the interactive whiteboard (IWB).

 

Pupils working at greater depth: Should try drawing a variety of other expressions in their sketchbooks.

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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