Study famous artworks and create collages, drawings and paintings to develop an understanding of weather patterns. Work towards a final art display.

Session 1 Spring time

Objectives

Art

  • Develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space.

Geography

  • Identify seasonal weather patterns in the United Kingdom.
  • Use globes to identify the UK and the equator.

Teaching and Activities

Investigate some of the features of Spring and make a spring collage picture in the style of Guiseppe Arcimboldo.

Teaching Outcomes
To create a spring collage using colour, pattern and shape.
To discuss features of spring and seasonal change around the world.

Children will:

  • Create a spring collage using colour, pattern and shape.
  • Discuss features of spring time.
  • Use a globe to identify the UK and the equator.
  • Talk about what causes seasonal change.

Provided Resources

  • Challenge sheet
  • All four seasons by Giuseppe Arcimboldo
  • Flowers resource
  • Collage instructions (versions 1 and 2)
  • Face template

You Will Need

  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Magazines featuring flowers
  • Vivaldi’s ‘Spring’

Session 2 Summer at the beach

Objectives

Art

  • Develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space.
  • Understand about the work of a range of artists, describing the differences and similarities between different practices.

Geography

  • Identify seasonal weather patterns in the UK.

Teaching and Activities

Investigate some of the features of Summer. Create a beach scene based on the painting ‘Southwold’ by Stanley Spencer.

Teaching Outcomes
To develop art techniques in using brushstrokes and texture and compare paintings.
To identify and discuss features of summer

Children will:

  • Develop a wide range of art techniques in using brushstrokes and texture.
  • Compare the paintings ‘Weatherbeaten’ and ‘Southwold’.
  • Identify and discuss features of summer.

You Will Need

  • Black A3 sugar paper
  • Masking tape
  • Toothbrushes
  • Paint brushes
  • Paints (yellow, orange, white, black, blue)
  • Vivaldi’s ‘Summer’

Session 3 Autumn leaves

Objectives

Art

  • Develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space.
  • Understand about the work of a range of artists, making links to their own work.

Geography

  • Identify seasonal weather patterns in the UK.

Teaching and Activities

Investigate some of the features of Autumn. Create an observational drawing of an Autumn scene based on the painting ‘Autumn Leaves’ by John Everrett Millais.

Teaching Outcomes
To create observational drawings using different techniques and compare these to the painting ‘Autumn Leaves’.
To discuss the features of autumn.

Children will:

  • Create an observational drawing of an autumn scene.
  • Talk about and use colours, lines and shapes.
  • Look at the painting ‘Autumn Leaves’ and compare it to own pictures.
  • Discuss features of autumn.

You Will Need

  • Brown A3 sugar paper
  • Oil pastels (autumn colours)
  • Autumn leaves (to be collected by the children)
  • Magnifying glasses
  • A basket of autumnal fruits and vegetables
  • Vivaldi’s ‘Autumn’.

Session 4 Winter shapes

Objectives

Art

  • Develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space.

Geography

  • Use basic geographical vocabulary to refer to key human features (e.g. factory, town, harbour).
  • Use maps to locate the UK.

Teaching and Activities

Investigate some of the features of Winter. Use paint and potato printing to create a version of the painting ‘Waterloo Bridge’ by Monet.

Teaching Outcomes
To create own versions of the painting ‘Waterloo Bridge’ by Monet.
To look at the real Waterloo Bridge and describe its features.

Children will:

  • Create own versions of ‘Waterloo Bridge’ by Claude Monet.
  • Talk about and use colours, patterns and shapes.
  • Use Google Earth to locate Waterloo Bridge and describe its features.

You Will Need

  • Black A3 sugar paper
  • Masking tape
  • Colour-mixing palettes
  • Potatoes cut in half, with half of each cut into an arch shape
  • Vivaldi’s ‘Winter’.

Session 5 Evaluating art

Objectives

Art

  • Talk about the work of a range of artists, describing the differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines, and making links to their own work

Teaching and Activities

Describe your thoughts and feelings about your own and other’s work. Look for meanings within pieces of work. Hold an art exhibition.

Teaching Outcomes
To describe what they think and feel about their own work and the work of others and understand that there are meanings within pieces of art.

Children will:

  • Describe what they think and feel about their own and others’ work.
  • Understand that there are meanings within pieces of art.

Provided Resources

  • Munch quotation
  • Artwork description template
  • Invitation template
  • Art exhibition planning guide

You Will Need

You do not need any particular resources for this session.