This is a quick starter activity that students can use before starting any art lesson. It is not intended to test their knowledge but encourage them to speculate and be creative with their answers. Can be used to settle the class down and encourage engagement of more able children.
Here the lesson plans progress through Pablo Picasso's stylistic journey into Cubism. With explanations of what Cubism was and how he used it using Portraiture and Still Life as examples. There are fun and informative exercises scattered throughout.
Brief coverage of what Classical, Modern and Abstract art are.
Picasso Ceramic activity; some information about this part of his life and work and some slides to help with inspiration for the children.
List of art techniques for students to try within their work.
When I used this I got the students to select which techniques they wanted to try and which ones they could self study. I then planned skills workshops with smaller groups based on their choices.
This scheme of work is designed to get students thinking about mixed media rather than just presenting photographs. It links with the AO2- refinement of ideas and encourages students to explore mixed media methods of refining ideas.
When I taught this, I incorporated is as a mini project within a larger scheme to develop a wider range of experimentation. The other part of the scheme focused on computer editing and manipulation so the two worked well together to produce a varied body of experiments.
Included to download is:
1)Scheme of work. Week by week plan including homework tasks with resource list and outcome list. Each stage is also given a series of higher order thinking questions to use with students at this stage of the scheme of work to develop their HOT skills.
2) Project powerpoint and student notes sheet
3) Stitching/ Textiles in photography image inspiration powerpoint. This can be printed/ edited to suit. It contains lots of contemporary artists.
4) Project tutorial sheets to fill out when you have 1-2-1 discussions with the students about their ideas. This allows you to track their progress to their target grades and give them individual weekly tasks if they need it.