Great lesson ideas for Key Stage 2 pupils learning about abstract art.
Teacher, Zoe Sharples, takes her KS2 pupils on an abstract art journey. She asks them to look at abstract art and then create a piece themselves.
In displaying existing art works and discussing the artist's intentions, she encourages pupils to imagine a map, and that the paintings are describing a journey.
The children are allowed to react to the abstract art in a very honest way. Zoe then shows the class her own pieces of art and answers questions about its symbolism.
The children use oil pastels to create their own maps and discuss the meanings behind each artistic decision they make. Finally, they critique each others work in a classroom gallery.