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  • 1. USING ARTWORK IN THE PRIMARY CLASSROOM A teachers guide to promoting drawing

2. Contents3.Introductionpiece of work 4.Exploring form15. Relevance to National 5.Exploring toneCurriculum 6.My final piece16. Learning opportunities 7.Starting points 17. Form and tone and its potential in artwork 8.Initial sketches 18. Hands as a theme for 9.Inspiration work across the 10. Use of Tone curriculum 11. My drawing investigations 19. Drawing activities 12. Pen and ink 20. Resources books 13. Using photos21. Resources websites 3. Introduction 3This electronic resource has been created in aim to Elements of art inform teachers of how to use artwork in order to develop drawing skills within the primary classroom. Mark makingIt aims to guide teachers to gain a better understanding ofExploration ofline how to use artwork as a vehicle to develop drawing skills within the primary classroom. ToneColour Texture Form PatternAdditional information concerning drawing in the classroom such asShape resourcing lists and extension activities are available here. Space 4. Exploring form 4Form concerns the shape of an object Classical artistMichelangelo - Sculpture 5. Exploring toneuse of tone examples 5 Explore making various tones with different materials and apply to small sketches. 6. My final piece 7Hands at work Pencil on cartridge 7. Starting points 8 Example of a design brief 8. Initial sketches 10 9. Escher Inspiration drawing hands(1948) 11Leonardo Da Vinci Studies of the hand 10. Use of tone 12Tonal ActivityGive each child a piece of paper with a largedoodle on it with 10 different sections. The aim is for the children to fill each section with adifferent type of mark and to create tonefrom one side of the section to the other. 11. My drawing investigations 13Birosketching:Using differentmedia type. 12. Pen and ink 14 13. Using photos 15GrancelFitz 14. Key skills promoted 16 Record from first-handobservation Using tone to represent formand detail 15. Relevance to NC objectives (adapted) 17Explore, develop and Build a knowledge represent ideasof various artiststhrough observation4. c) 1.a) & 2. b)Explore themselves Investigate and make artas a starting point using variousfor practical artworkmaterials5. a)2. a) Note for 4a Build a knowledge Cross reference to mathematicsand understanding of Ma3 Shape, space and measures: visual and tactileUnderstanding patterns and properties of shape elements such as 2. Pupils should be taught to: tone and form a. describe properties of shapes that they 4. a)can see or visualise using the related 16. Learning opportunities 18 Year 4 Learning objective : To have a basic visualunderstanding of the skeleton (hands).Links/extra information: The importance of sketchbooks Sketchbooks in the classroom 17. SCULPTUREPHOTOGRAPHY Allow children to look atFocusing on the human form and using small snapshots that highlight sculptures of the human form the shapes. You could also focus on the tone on skin and or and focus on the hands.fingers, allowing children to explore taking photos of each other in 19 Explore form of the hands or different positions. parts of the body through 3D materials. Possible activities:Possible activities: Set up a photo studio- working in pairs, allow children to takephotos of hands engaging in work (drawing/writing/tying shoelacesWillow/chickenetc.) and using computers, play around with contrast and light/darkwire/clay/plaster sculpturestones on screen. taking hands as a startingpoint, develop a sculptureSet up life drawing in the classroom set up a circle of tables andand or 3D form thatFORM &child to pose inITSmiddle and have a Drawing activitiesallow one TONE & the session focusing onform. TEXTILESrepresents the use of a key. POTENTIAL INThis can include other parts PAINTING body.of the PRINTMAKING ARTWORKFocus children on usingmaterials and sewing to create Allow children to explore the Bring together elements learnt fromtheir own gloves and/or tonal qualities of skin bydrawing and painting in order to decoration. You could look at exploring the develop pieces of work and using henna and develop a represent various printmaking techniques meanings of keys, shapes and Possible activities looking at the hand/human form patterns within keys and the Viewfinders- allow children toand/or hand decoration.broader things that relate to use viewfinders to paint a them. Possible activities: section of a persons hand andPossible activities: develop paintings using various finger printing allow the children paint mediums and print their own fingers and exploreMaking gloves/bracelet allow Develop these sectional the tones and pattern within them. You each child to create their own paintings to create an abstract could develop this into pattern or linepattern inspired by henna and 18. RE/PSHEGEOGRAPHY/HISTORY Allow children to exploreResearch, consider and explore how hands are used for greeting how hands are used withinpeople. worship. Explore the Hindu tradition of painting handsPossible activities: 21 and the significance ofDevelop your own school handshake allow the children to develop painting the whole body. their own handshake that shows their friendship/to say hello to a visitor Possible activities: at the schoolExplore how hands are Explore countries greetings traditions/cultural understanding used in worship what do explore various ways of greetings around the world/why they do these. Usin hands do in worship? Research watch the HSBC advert which shows the various ways of (Christianity g HANDS & ITSnew with their handsIN MATHS greeting someone POTENTIAL ICT prayer, Hindu THE CURRICULUMAllow children to explore Decorate/symbolise openness, Buddhism the form of hands andSCIENCE - anatomyexplore the shapes that used to calm, other palmPE reading) Focusing on physical features of the make up that three-human form. How does the shape of thedimensional form. This canFocus children on exploringbe extended to the wholehand/parts of the body help us tomovement of the hands, and/orhuman form.function? Allow children to explore thedeveloping skills in balancing usingform of organs and muscles too.Possible activitieshands/parts of the body.Possible activities: Play spot the 3D formPossible activities:Class anatomy book usingallow the children to look atGymnastics explore using hands their partner and find asdrawing/studying parts of theto balance many different 3D shapesbody, create a class anatomyDance using hand movements in book, focusing on various parts of the within their form. This coulddance perhaps look at flamencobody most specifically the hand. be possible with 2D shapesdancers. also. Click here for a medium term art plan for year 5/6 on the theme of hands. 19. Resources - books 26Beazley.M (2000) Understanding Paintings, Octopus Publishing Ltd. Clement,R.(1992) Investigating and making in art. Essex: Oliver and Bond Daniels, H & Turner, S (1972) Exploring printmaking for young people Van Nostrand Reinholds Department for education and employment (1999) The National Curriculum, London I would highly recommend looking at the STart magazines as they are highlyFabian, M. (2006) Blue Sky thinking. STart magazine, Number 21, Pg. 12-13informative in the context of educationof artFitzsimmons, S. (1991) Start with art: developing creativity in young children Oxford: Basil Blackwell Gair, A. (2005) Learn to Paint and Draw. Bath: Parragon Hearne, S. (2002) Art in the primary school, 2nd Ed. London Borough of Town Hamlets Martin, J. (2003) Colour. How to see it how to paint it. Quarto Publishing Ltd. McInally,M. (2003) From scribbles to drawings in Childrens art, the development in imaginative drawing and painting, ages 3 to 11. Devon: Southgate publishers Ltd Nobel.A (1996) Education through art the Steiner School Approach. Edinburgh: Floris Books Painting with watercolour magazine (2003) Rockwell, H. (1977) Printmaking Tadworth: Worlds Work Roswell,G. (1983) Scribbling and doodling in Teaching art in Primary School. London :Evans Brothers Ltd. Rothenstein. M (1970) Relief printing. London: Studio VistaThere are 6 in this series and all areSykes. K. T (2005) Portrait of an artist in Art of England magazine. Masterclass Publications Ltd. Pp.46-49worth having in the classroomSherman/L & Hofmeyr.D (2003) Directions in art : printmaking. Oxford, Heinemann Library (Harcourt education) Weaver, P. (1968) Printmaking: a medium for basic design Studio Vista Wenham,M. (2003) Art as exploration in Understanding art : a guide for teachers. London:Paul ChapmanBack to contents 20. Resources - websites 27 is a brilliant website for searching images for a certain subject.Website Extensive resource for artistic concepts to be explored[online]date accessed 10/12/07online and interactively. online teaching ideas and resources including lots of[online]date accessed 16/12/07portraiture links. [online]date accessed 16/12/07Extensive range of online teaching ideas and resources. [date accessed 17/12/07] Extensive range of online interactive resources for all areas of art.Artists biography source pages lots of artists to research good for highlighting and research activities (more suitable for olderchildren) Leonardo Di Vinci information bank of anatomical images. information bank including zoom-able picture of[date accessed 14/12/07]his works. Print artist Simon Ripleys site pictures and techniques all available.[online] acce