KS3 Art Cover Lesson: Design a shield for Cardiff Castle

A great resource if you need a quick cover lesson for Art at KS3. The power-point is only basic but it can be further developed.

The aim of the lesson is for students to design a shield to be hung at Cardiff Castle. They have a ‘live’ fake brief whereby their shield needs to represent Welsh Culture and Identity.

I created the shield on photoshop. There are x3 versions for the students to select from and I got these printed onto A4 or A3 cartridge. For a cover lesson you may just want to print it on normal paper.

At KS3 students already have a welsh culture and identity project so I have attached the visual aids which support students. They also look at a range of illustrators such as Quinton Blake etc. Students use fine liners and colouring pencils to create their illustrations.


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  • Cardiff-Castle-Shield-Cover-Lesson.pptx
  • Cardiff-Castle-Shield-Template--1.jpg
  • Cardiff-Castle-Shield-Template--2.jpg
  • Cardiff-Castle-Shield-Template--3.jpg
  • Current-knowledge---Pen-to-paper-spidergram.docx
  • Welsh-culture-and-identity-visual-aids.docx

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Created: Jul 5, 2019


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