Visual Arts: Exploring the Elements of Art and Principals of Design Through Beauty

This unit in visual arts, Y6 is exploring the same central idea as in their homeroom class: beauty can be interpreted and expressed in many ways. 

They are inquiring into the elements of art and principles of design by exploring examples of famous artwork and creating their own art in their process portfolios using their choice of materials.

As a formative assessment, students divided into small groups and were given the goal of painting something beautiful.  A principle of design or and element of art was given and students began painting. They focused on communication with one another in their groups. Students moved around the classroom in their groups and added new elements of art and/or principles of design to each other’s artworks.

Students decided to hang their paintings outside for a short critique. They evaluated the beauty of each painting using elements/principles visual arts vocabulary.