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Self Portrait

£12.00
SKU A12CS40170
Key Stage 1 Portrait Art Art Year 1 Year 2

These fun KS1 'Self Portrait' Art activities are packed full of fun activities that will not only improve a range of skills but will also produce some stunning self-portrait work. Your class will get the chance to explore the portraits and self-portraits of a variety of artists by thinking about what the artist is trying to convey about the subject, as well as the techniques that have been used. They will also create self-portraits using a variety of different techniques and media.

 
#TheCompleteSeries6lessons

With lesson plans, informative slides, activity ideas, differentiated worksheets and much more, these KS1 'Self Portrait' lessons give you everything you need to teach this creative, challenging and cheerful scheme of work!

This scheme of work is also part of a Topic Bundle. Perfect if you are teaching 'This is Me' as a cross-curricular topic.

#Lesson1InvestigatingPortraits

The first lesson in this series will introduce your class to the terms 'portrait' and 'self portrait' before looking at a variety of portraits and self portraits by different artists in a wide variety of styles. The children will be encouraged to express their views and opinions of the paintings.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Picture sheets
#Lesson2ObjectMeaning

This lesson looks at the use of objects in portraits that help to portray meaning about the person within the artwork. Your class will look at some different portraits and think about what the portrait shows about the subject, and will then have the chance to create their own photo portraits with objects that are special to them.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Picture frame sheet
#Lesson3SketchingSkills

This skills-based lesson prepares your class for the self portraits they will create by exploring different ways of making marks on paper and how these can be used when creating portraits.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated practise sheets
  • Challenge cards
#Lesson4MirrorImage

This lesson allows your class to put their sketching skills to the test as they use mirrors (or photos) to create their own self portraits. The focus in this lesson is using observation… something that is sometimes trickier than it sounds!

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
#Lesson5ColourMyMood

This interesting lesson looks at the way artists use colours to portray moods and feelings in portraits. Your class will have the chance to discuss which colours they think portray particular moods or feelings before creating portraits or self portraits using colours to match moods.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Portrait picture sheets
#Lesson6SculpturePortraits

The final lesson in this series looks at how artists use sculpture to create a different kind of portrait. It then gives your class the chance to work with clay to create a self portrait sculpture.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
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Curriculum Objectives covered
  • KS1 - to use a range of materials creatively to design and make products
  • KS1 - to use drawing to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination
  • KS1 - to use painting to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination
  • KS1 - to use sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination
  • KS1 - to develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space
  • KS1 - about the work of a range of artists, craft makers and designers, describing the differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines, and making links to their own work
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