Lesson 1: Photomontage

Pupils are shown the work of different photomontage artists to see the effects that can be created before then crafting their own

Before the lesson

Learning objectives

  • To create a photo montage using secondary source photographs

National curriculum

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques
  • Evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design
  • Improve their mastery of art and design techniques

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: May need help with cutting accurate shapes and should be asked questions about their design to help develop their ideas.


Pupils working at greater depth: Should show a more imaginative approach to creating the montage, explaining their image selection and choice of composition.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progression and understanding


Created by:
Susan Coles,  
Art & Design specialist
Susan is an educator, artist and an active advocate and well-known champion of art craft and design education. Her roles include: Secretary to the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Art, Craft, Design Education, Past President, and now Honorary Fellow of the…
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