This is a lesson for Key Stage 3 on drawing natural patterns and using oil pastels
• To understand some basic information about the fractal patterns in nature.
• To look at the colours in Jan Poynter’s work and answer some questions about examples of artwork.
• To practise oil pastel mark-making and begin to draw the details of nature patterns
• To develop an understanding of the use of colour in her work.
To review outcome of natural patterns
What do these images remind you off? Can you associate these images with something you have seen?
Can you list all the colours you see in your image?
1.To understand some basic information about fractal patterns in nature.
2.To look at colours in Jan Poynter’s work
3.To practise oil pastel mark-making and draw the details of nature patterns
4. To review your nature pattern outcome.
TASK 1 PRACTICAL MARKMAKING
SHOW STUDENTS THE SLIDE OF OUTCOME
Discuss the properties of Oil pastel and begin by doing mark-making with the students -
Students to follow the teacher DEMONSTRATION and begin to do the techniques as shown on the power point and teacher example
Blending Warm to Cold
Gold tones or tones of one colour
Drawing over white oil pastel – HIGHLIGHTING
Pace – limit the timing for each task
Students write up words next to the techniques under each of the examples of oil pastel marks summarizing and reflecting on the technique and the terms used.
TASK 2 PRACTICAL DRAWING OF NATURAL PATTERNS
Natural pattern drawing.
Students now apply what they have learnt
look at the colour wheel on the powerpoint and discuss the use of colour with students when doing their drawing - look at complementary colours and analagous colours. There is also an extension activity looking at what are fractal patterns.
Hope you enjoy this lesson.