This lesson is an introduction into Damien Hirst’s insect mandalas. It is designed to lead new GCSE students through the process of artist research, analysis and response, covering A01 & A02 criteria. Students are lead through a painted response of one of Hirst’s butterflies using acrylic. The lesson consists of: a starter challenge; objectives; step by step instruction sheets with differentiated learning outcomes as well as annotation sentence starters, ‘Apex’ challenges for the most able and a plenary. There are printable resources at the end of the power-point. This lesson would fit well into the context of Natural Forms.
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