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Pathway for Years 1 & 2
Drawing, Sketchbooks, Collage
That artists explore the world, seeing things around them in new ways, and bring things back to their studios to help them make art.
That we can go into our own environments, even when they are very familiar to us, and learn to see with fresh eyes and curiosity.
That we can use the things we find to draw from, using close observational looking.
That we can explore and use art materials, be inventive with how we use them, taking creative risks and enjoying accidents as well as planned successes.
We can use the shape of the page, and the way we arrange elements on the page, to create compositions which we like.
In this pathway children are introduced to the idea that artists can be collectors: they go out into the world, look at things in new ways, and bring things back to the studio to inspire their art.
Children explore observational drawing and experimental mark making, and think about how they can use composition to create their artwork.
The exercises and projects in this pathway encourage children to begin to develop hand-eye coordination through slow and paced looking. This is balanced by encouraging children to nurture a playful exploration of media, a curiosity towards the world around them, and to begin to take creative risks/trust instinct.
Natural Forms, Seasonal Changes, Patterns, Symmetry
Graphite, Handwriting Pen, Watercolour / Brusho, Wax Resist
Rosie James, Alice Fox
This pathway will take approximately half a term, based upon a weekly art lesson.
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Geography: Adapt to explore habitats.
Maths: Use language to develop understanding of patterns, sequence, symmetry, pictorial representation, repetition.
Science: Identifying common and wild plants, trees, structures of plants, exploring local environments and habitats, seasons, planting and growing.
PSHE: Peer discussion, Collaboration.
I have seen how some artists explore the world around them to help them find inspiration.
I can explore my local environment (school, home, etc) and collect things which catch my eye.
I can explore composition by arranging the things that I have collected.
I can talk about what I collected, and how and why I arranged the things I collected.
I can take photographs of my artwork and I can think about focus and light.
I can use careful looking to practice observational drawing, and I can focus for 5 or 10 minutes.
I can hold an object and I can make a drawing thinking about the way the object feels.
I can combine different drawing media such as wax resist and watercolour, graphite and water, wax crayon and pencil in my observational drawings.
I can work small in my sketchbook and on large sheets of paper, exploring how I can use line, shape and colour in my work.
I can cut out and collage to explore composition.
I can talk about the work I have made with my classmates, sharing the things I thought were successful and thinking about things I would like to try again.