Using a frame to look and appreciate the hidden ‘art’ of the outdoors


A lesson plan: It is easy to have a ‘closed’ view of what art is. Many contemporary artists work within or change the environment in small ways to make the viewer look in a new way. In this activity learners will be encouraged to look around carefully for interesting and attractive or thought provoking things [...]

Exploring subject knowledge outdoors


A lesson plan: In the National Curriculum in England, learning in art is underpinned by what is known as the ‘visual elements’. These are colour, tone, line, pattern, texture, shape, space and form. When looking at or making art we can’t help but refer to some of these so it is important to learn what they [...]

Virtual sculptures outdoors


A lesson plan: To consider the relationship between a sculpture (form) and its location outdoors (space). To explore scale and the relationship between smaller than, larger than and actual size. For further details details see the Virtual sculptures outdoors lesson plan. Image attribution: Nelson's Ship in a Bottle, outside the National Maritime Museum. Photograph by Mike [...]