Develop your analysis of art, improve your sketching skills and learn how to make a collagraph print. Learn about artists who choose to paint mountain landscapes and in particular, the Japanese artist Hakusai. Create your own prints of Mount Snowden.

Session 1 Mountain art

Objectives

Art

  • To evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design.

Geography

  • To describe and understand key aspects of physical geography including mountains.

Teaching and Activities

Analyse mountain pictures and think about why artists choose to paint mountains.

Teaching Outcomes:

  • To begin to analyse works of art from a range of artists through history using the language of art.
  • To consider why so many artists have chosen to depict mountain scenes in their creative works.

Children will:

  • Begin to use the language of art to analyse mountain pictures.
  • Consider why so many artists choose to paint mountain landscapes.

Provided Resources

  • Images of mountain art
  • Questions for art analysis
  • Art vocabulary

You Will Need

You do not need any particular resources for this session.

Session 2 36 views of Mount Fuji

Objectives

Art

  • To evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design.
  • To create sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas.
  • To improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing.

Geography

  • To describe and understand key aspects of physical geography including mountains.
  • To interpret a range of sources of geographical information, including maps, diagrams, globes, aerial photographs and Geographical Information Systems (GIS).

Teaching and Activities

Analyse the work of Hokusai and in particular his 36 views of Mount Fuji. Sketch your own still life.

Teaching Outcomes:

  • To evaluate and analyse the work of Hokusai using the language of art.
  • Using a pencil, sketch a still-life from different views whilst considering the size of things in the foreground and background.
  • To know where Mount Fuji is in Japan and locate it on a map of the world.
  • To know how Mount Fuji was formed based on its shape.

Children will:

  • Use the language of art to analyse the work of Hokusai.
  • Begin to use the language of art to evaluate the work of Hokusai.
  • Use an atlas to locate Japan and Mount Fuji.

You Will Need

  • Atlas
  • Pencils

Session 3 Mount Snowdon

Objectives

Art

  • To create sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas.
  • To improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing.

Geography

  • To describe and understand key aspects of physical geography including mountains.
  • To interpret a range of sources of geographical information, including maps, diagrams, globes, aerial photographs and Geographical Information Systems (GIS).

Teaching and Activities

Learn about Mount Snowdon, make sketches and consider perspective.

Teaching Outcomes:

  • Using a pencil, sketch Mount Snowdon from different views whilst considering things in the foreground and background.
  • To consider information about Mount Snowdon, including how it might have formed.

Children will:

  • Use their sketch books to record observations of Mount Snowdon.
  • Begin to consider perspective when drawing things in the foreground and background.
  • Begin to interpret geographical information from a map.
  • Locate Mount Snowdon on a topographical map of the UK.

You Will Need

  • Map of the UK
  • Sketch books
  • Drawing pencils.

Session 4 Collagraph creating

Objectives

Art

  • To create sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas.
  • To improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing and printing.

Teaching and Activities

Choose one of your sketches and adapt it into a collagraph printing plate.

Teaching Outcomes:

  • To use ideas in sketchbooks to plan and make a collagraph printing plate.

Children will:

  • Choose an image from their sketch books to develop and adapt into a collagraph printing plate.
  • Choose from a range of materials, based on their texture and the pattern they create, to design a mountain scene collagraph.

You Will Need

  • 20cm² mount board – or cardboard
  • PVA
  • A range of resources; dry pasta, rice, string, card, material, cotton wool, lentils, newspaper, bubble-wrap, leaves, bark, sand, tin-foil

Session 5 The 30 views of Mount Snowdon

Objectives

Art

  • To evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design.
  • To improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including printing.

Teaching and Activities

Use your printing plate to create prints of Mount Snowdon.

Teaching Outcomes:

  • To create an image of Mount Snowdon using a printing plate.
  • To considerately and professionally analyse the work of others.

Children will:

  • Create a print (or prints) using their printing plate.
  • Add detail to their print by adding another print to the foreground.
  • Choose a title for their artwork.
  • Professionally analyse the work of others in the class using the skills learnt in previous sessions.

Provided Resources

This session does not need any provided resources.

You Will Need

  • Varnished and dried printing plates
  • Good quality paper in a range of colours
  • Damp cloths
  • Printing ink
  • Protective aprons or shirts
  • Clean and dry rollers