Record - observational drawing and photography based on the work of Karl Blossfeldt.

This lesson introduces the work of Karl Blossfeldt and could be used as artist research for the project: Natural Forms. Students can be introduced to the artist via a video clip made by The Whitechapel Gallery where the curator, Kirsty Ogg gives a brief summary of Blossfledt’s work in the context of the exhibition. Students then work in table groups to photograph natural forms in the style of Blossfeldt. The lesson then continues to focus on observational drawing using negative space, contour and tonal techniques to draw from natural forms.
The lesson consists of: a ‘challenge’ or starter; objectives; three drawing tasks with visual examples and differentiated learning outcomes, as well as annotation sentence starters, key words and a plenary. This lesson could easily be stretched across two or three lessons in order for students to create a research page on the artist and could be developed further with more in depth research for homework.

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Created: Mar 6, 2019

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