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LESSON PLANS SRPING TERM 2022 (2nd half) Lesson 6 Creating weird and wonderful faces!

In this lesson I'm asking my students to play with the elements of a face using collage, paint and line (pencil, colour pencils, pen etc.). There are some exciting examples here which should s[park ideas for experimentation!

Spring term, 2nd half 2022. Lesson 6 – mixed media including collage.

An end of term special – creating weird and wonderful faces with collage and mixed media.

· You’ll need scissors, magazines, glue stick, paint (watercolours and white paint), pencils etc.

· Look at my slide show for inspiration.

· This is an opportunity to experiment with various media while continuing to think about the elements of a face and how they normally would ‘sit’ together.

· Using images of faces from magazines, newspapers or any publications you can find, tear them into individual pieces and play with putting them together.

· Remember that the elements of a face have a relationship to each other. You are being conscious of the spaces between the main face elements.

· Having said the above – you are going to play with those in-between spaces and create faces which we recognise as humorous, entertaining, possibly making a point about a well-known person’s character (could you make a Putin face?).

· To recap…you’re going to cut, glue, draw, paint, create some weird and wonderful faces, thinking all the time to break the rules you’ve learned about the positioning, scale and correctness of a face and its elements!

Next lesson, summer term!!: Bring a very simple-form still life, plain bottles, vases, vessels etc. We’re going to do a tonal still life project. You’ll need pencils and sketch books for the first lesson.


About this site...
I am an art teacher living and working in Dorset.  I have taught for the Adult Education Service and the University of Bath, plus some supply teaching in my local schools but now I run all my classes and courses privately. This site is intended as an addition to my teaching, primarily for any student who in the week misses a class and wants to catch up.
The lessons are also available for any one anywhere who would like some ideas on what to teach, what to learn or is just interested in seeing what we do.
I'm afraid I won't be able to answer emails asking for comments on anyone's work (other than for currently enrolled students).
I teach three weekly art classes in halls in and around Blandford in Dorset and every six weeks or so I run a Sunday workshop in a village hall on the outskirts of Blandford. I also run a vibrant five-day summer school.. Other than that I spend every available moment in my studio or drawing and painting elsewhere.
I studied for four years at The Slade School of Fine Art where I was awarded The Slade Prize on graduation. I went on to travel and study further finally doing a P.G.C.E at Exeter University with Ted Wragg as my mentor. It was a wonderful year of education which set me in good stead for my years of teaching since then.



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