Artist analysis & response - Alphonse Mucha - Art Nouveau - drawing & watercolour - Natural forms

This lesson introduces the Art Nouveau movement and could be used as research for the project: Natural Forms. Students are lead into the movement through a brief analysis of Alphonse Mucha’s
Four Gems – Ruby, Amethyst, Emerald, Topaz 1900. They are then given a brief explanation of Art Nouveau’s origins before starting a response. Using grids they draw from a Mucha print and then complete their response with watercolour.
The lesson consists of: a starter; objectives and a step by step drawing, working from a Mucha print and using a grid. Each step is modelled with visual examples and differentiated learning outcomes. There is also a plenary, homework slide and writing frame work for lower levels. Printable step by step instructions are available at the end of the powerpoint. This lesson could easily be stretched across two lessons in order to complete responses. To help this, there is an extra starter and objectives slide as well as observational drawing activities at the end of the powerpoint for students to begin to develop their own Art Nouveau poster. Artist images will need to be provided.

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Created: Mar 21, 2019

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