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Primary Art - Through the Hedge



An exciting and engaging lesson-planning idea for a Key Stage 2 outdoor art lesson, focusing primary pupils' attention on the natural environment to combine their observation skills with art activities.

Lisa Craig demonstrates her primary art lesson called Through the Hedge. To begin, the class look at existing landscape artists' work and at previous students' work for inspiration. They then leave the classroom to sketch and record details of a hedge using cardboard viewfinders and digital cameras,.

Back inside, the children enlarge their sketches and create a painting using good quality cartridge paper with fine tipped paint brushes.

At the end of the lesson, the children have a chance to admire and critique each other's work and look at areas to improve for the future.

Published : Nov 2010

05 mins


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