Clyde bridges - cards & postcards

Working as 'card design companies', this enterprising lesson idea will use images of Clyde bridges and their reflections onto the waterfront, captured by the learners in photographs and observational drawings as a stimulus for creating 'Impressionist' inspired paintings to be used on a new range of greetings cards and postcards.

Broad Outcomes of learning

• Knowledge and understanding of 'bridge design' topic gained and enhanced 
•Art & design technical & creative skills developed in observational drawing, painting and photography 
• Knowledge and understanding of the work of artists enhanced through a study of the 'Impressionists', in particular, a focus on Claude Monet 
• Knowledge and understanding of the visual elements and the relationship between them 
• Knowledge and understanding of their visual environment and their relationship to it 
• Critical skills of 'evaluating and appreciating' developed through class discussion of other artists' work 
• Employability skills enhanced - application of knowledge in a real situation by working as photographers, artists and designers to design a product that meet the needs of their customer 
• Employability skills developed such as, knowledge of business - running their own card design company - establishing job roles within the team, working to a design brief to create a product contributing and working collaboratively, researching work by other artists and studying techniques, communicating and sharing ideas 
• Understanding of the needs of the customer 
• Pupils take responsibility for their learning through cooperative decision making 
• Confidence gained in working independently 
• Learners make effective contribution through roles and responsibilities in their design teams

Relevance to curriculum

• Supports CfE Art

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