If you are a member of AccessArt please use this form if you would like to suggest a visual arts planning topic that you would like help with. You can see all of the current topics in our visual arts planning series here.
A primary school teacher asks:
“Our topic is the Stone Age. So far we have created a stony background using scrumpled up brown paper and pastels and paint. I was considering using charcoal to draw animal outlines on this. We have also started observational mark making and shading of stones. The group are year 3 and we have another 7 weeks or so of the Stone Age part of the topic. Would love a focus for learning and to create exciting projects for the children”
The Stone Age provides lots of opportunities to create a really exciting, dynamic exploration of drawing materials such as charcoal, and to go back to the basics of mark-making. The following resources should help this exploration.
Please feel free to add links to other resources, or share your experiences and ideas, via the comments box below.