Pathway for Years 5 & 6
Printmaking (Monotype), Drawing, Painting, Collage, Sketchbooks
That Monotype is a process where we make images by transferring ink from one surface to another to make a single print.
That we can use the “distance” that monotype gives us between mark making and outcome to make images with texture and a sense of history/process.
That we can combine monotype with other disciplines such as painting and collage.
That we can make art by expressing our own personal response to literature or film.
In this pathway children explore the process of making monotypes. The pathway starts with an introduction to monotypes, and then children explore the work of an artist who uses monotypes to build sculptures and installations.
Pupils develop their mark making skills through a simple warm up exercise, before focussing upon a project which gives them the opportunity to use the monotype process (combined with painting and collage) to make a “zine”, inspired by a piece of poetry. The pathway provides two ways of making monotypes according to the space and time you have available.
Throughout the project pupils use sketchbooks to collect ideas, test methods, and explore colour, line and mark making.
Paper, Ink, Carbon Copy Paper, Paint
Artists: Kevork Mourad
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English: Use a poem or story to inspire making your own monotype books.
History: Make a zine about your theme or focus.
PSHE: Supports Responsibility to the planet, Collaboration, Peer Discussion.
I have understood what a Monotype is and can see how artists use monotypes in their work. I have been able to share my response to their work.
I can study drawings made by other artists and identify particular marks they have used in their drawings. I can use my sketchbook to create a collect of marks for me to use later.
I can listen to a piece of poetry and think about how the piece evokes colours, lines, shapes and words in my head, and I can use these to create imagery which captures the mood of the piece of poetry.
I can use my sketchbook to explore my ideas.
I can use my mark making skills to create exciting monotypes, combining the process with painting and collage.
I can share my thinking and outcomes with my classmates. I can listen to their views and respond.
I can share my response to the artwork made by my classmates.
I can photograph my work, thinking about lighting, focus and composition.