Art and design

19th November 2004 at 00:00

Use this painting as a stimulus for talking about an imagined world. Ask the pupils to imagine themselves in this place. Feelings, noises, smells, sights. Collect all the responses and use these to write a class poem.


Go for a class walk where you are likely to see interesting natural forms.

Ask your pupils to list anything interesting. Make sketches, some detailed drawings and written notes. Talk about colours and textures. Take rubbings of interesting surfaces. Back in the classroom, pupils can work on selecting and placing parts of their drawings into a more imaginary landscape. They may want to enlarge parts of their drawings either through scanning into the computer or using the photocopier.


Focus on texture. Look at how Graham Sutherland has represented different textures in his painting. Study a range of natural forms. Ask the children to make drawings, notes and rubbings of different textures. How can they use papers and materials to recreate different textures.


Look at Graham Sutherland within the wider context of how artists at different times and in different places have responded to a specific place.

Explore alongside the student's own study of a real place.

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