Meet the Artists

Block D - Designers

Meet some of the World’s most famous, influential and ground-breaking painters, sculptors, architects and designers. Be inspired by their work to create your own original compositions using their inspirations, styles and techniques to create your own pieces of art and design.

Explore the designs and motifs of William Morris, Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Vivienne Westwood. Practice design techniques, including symmetry, and design a wallpaper pattern, a chair and a jacket under their inspiration. Learn about different design media and how to use drawing to develop design ideas. You will cover Art & Design as well as Maths and D&T objectives.

This Topic is written for Lower Key Stage 2. If you want to use this Topic for a different Key Stage, you will need to consider how to adapt the outcomes, content, delivery methods, resources and differentiation, as well as the relevant National Curriculum objectives.

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William Morris (I)

Explore the distinctive design style of Morris and the patterns he designed. Identify his style and influences as well as his use of mathematical pattern and symmetry to inform their own designs.

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William Morris (II)

Reflect back on Morris’s techniques as they print their own Morris inspired textiles or paper.

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Charles Rennie Mackintosh

Discover the art-nouveau style of Mackintosh and explore the interiors and furnishings he designed. Identify his style and influences and create your own Mackintosh-inspired chairs, using 2D and 3D shapes.

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Vivienne Westwood (I)

Discover how Vivienne Westwood influenced modern clothes design and explore an array of her more famous creations. Identify her style and influences and develop their fashion sketching techniques, in preparation for your own Westwood-inspired design.

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Vivienne Westwood (II)

Recap on Westwood’s style and influences as you design your own Westwood-inspired jacket. Use the techniques of fashion design sketching and playful use of colour, shape and texture as you create your detailed design board.