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Monday, 14 May 2012

Jubilee Art - Queens’s face/vase picture

This week I will be blogging a different Jubilee Art Idea each day. I am trailing a new format to differentiate blogs about my work and workshop/educational ideas. I have included a full lesson plan with this blog, allowing teaching staff to print off and make full use of. I would be really interested in any feedback.
Here we go:

Key Skills: Shape, Form and Space

Materials: Picture of the Queen from a profile viewpoint, Pencil, Rubber, Colour pencils or pastels, cartridge paper
Vocab :
Parts of the upper body (shoulders and face), different names of line and shapes, words related to the exercise such as symmetry, upside-down, contour and sequencing language such as first, then, next etc

Learning Objectives :
To use an internet search engine to resource images
To learn how to draw symmetrical objects
To learn about the relationship between lines, edges and spaces
To establish techniques of applying colour
To develop skills of observation
To Increase their self-confidence in drawing

Step 1 – Find a picture of the Queen in profile, children can do this using the computers by carrying out a search on Google or the main school computer search engine. If you do not have access to a computer you could find a picture from a news paper, magazine or even a stamp.

Step 2 – Save the picture in a file on the computer and print off. If you have found your image from a magazine, newspaper etc, you could photocopy this to a workable size.

Step 3 – Using a pencil, draw a single contour line (outlining) the key facial points of the Queen.

Step 4 – Spend a few minutes observing the contour line of the Queens face you have drawn, look at the gap between the crown/hairline, hairline/eye socket, eye socket/nose etc.

Step 5 – Focusing on the contour line you have already drawn, aim to mirror the image using in a single line opposite your drawn line. Make sure that you are observing what you have drawn on the opposite site as you are drawing.

Step 6 – Using a curved line, draw a single line to join the top of the two side profile lines, repeat this at the bottom of the vase to complete the outline of your Queens head vase.

Step 7 – Draw a frame around the vase and add a shelf, table, platform for the vase to minimise the “floating” effect.

Step 8 – Shade in the opening of the vase to create the illusion of a 3D vase.

Step 9 – Fill in the vase with a Jubilee image, flag design, pattern, poem of the Jubilee or even collage materials – you are only limited by your imagination.

Step 10 – Cut around the square and mount on coloured paper to complete your vase/face picture. These have a great impact as part of a wall display.

Key stage one – prepare a template for the children to draw around. Glue a picture of the Queen in profile onto a piece of good quality card. Allow this to dry and then cut out. Children can use the template to draw around to create one side of the vase. Gifted and talented children can try to mirror the face to create the vase. Alternatively children can be instructed to flip the template over to give the reverse image and draw around this. Children can then colour, write or draw in the vase to create a representation for the Jubilee.
Key Stage two– You could experiment with a young and older picture of the queen in profile. Work as instructed above but have the children draw one side of the vase from a picture of the queen during her coronation year and the other side of the vase from a picture of the Queen in 2012. Try to ensure that the key facial features are in line.

Let me know how you get on, please forward any pictures to 

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