Artwork – 150 years of River Clyde

The learners will investigate the many ways that the Clyde has been portrayed in paintings and drawings over the last 150 years. This will be by classroom research and visits to galleries and museums.  Specialists can be invited into the class to meet the pupils and discuss their skills. The pupils will visit the River Clyde to take make sketches and take photos. Learners can investigate how various techniques can be used to enhance an image. These will then be used to help the pupils create their own images of the Clyde in 2008. The learners will plan and prepare an art exhibition for parents and invited guests to showcase the research and artwork created during the project.

Broad Outcomes of learning

• Subject knowledge gained and enhanced - experience in and investigation of a variety of painting and drawing techniques 
• Enterprising skills improved by encouraging creativity, increasing motivation and participation in learning about local area, taking responsibility and making decisions about content, raising self awareness and sense of achievement 
• Develop employability skills: communication, planning, organisation, researching, presenting, analysing, contributing, reporting 
• Confidence of working independently from teacher-led lessons demonstrated by creativity in producing final artwork 
• Learners take responsibility for their learning through making decisions about choice of art medium, choice of image, planning and organising the exhibition, 
• Learners have developed enterprising skills identified as 4 capacities of CfE

Relevance to curriculum

• Supports 5-14 Expressive Arts 
• Relevance to Enterprise in Education criteria 
• Relevance to a Curriculum for Excellence capacities

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