In this pathway, for ages 5-16, we explore still life painters who focus on food as subject matter and inspiration. Use their work as the basis for conversation in the classroom, and then use the AccessArt resources below to enable pupils to explore structural ways to create a connection.
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Use Jan Millers exploration of Sushi as an example of how you can bring lots of creative experimentation into still life classes by scaffolding your lessons. Find a breakdown of activities found in this resource below to help you adapt the activities for your class…
Explore A Breakdown of Resources for Scaffolding a Still Life Project
Begin by using and adapting this resource for younger and older students to get students taking photos of their own still life compositions. Follow on by creating gestural drawings of your chosen food.
Explore a mixed media approach using watercolour washes of food with this resource. Or try experimenting with painting food using acrylic paint here.
Work individually or in a group to experiment with the the surfaces you draw on by adapting this resource.
If you want to explore some printmaking like Claire Harrup or Jan Miller, here are some accessible techniques.
Pedagogy in 250 Words: 'How to Use Artists Work as Inpiration in the Classroom'