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This art and design teaching pack for Key Stage Two gets the children to explore and emulate techniques used by significant artists working in paint to create impressions of reflections seen in different bodies of water. The class can practise using water washes to develop the shape and colour of a reflection seen in a river or lake.

Explore and emulate techniques used by significant artists working in paint to create impressions of reflections seen in different bodies of water

Lesson One : River Paintings

Explore how artists use a range of colours to suggest different times of the day in paintings

Lesson Two : Water Reflections

Practise different ways of representing reflections that might be seen in water using paint

Lesson Three : Water Washes

Explore and implement techniques that can be utilised when painting reflections of objects in water

Lesson Four : River Sketch

Select views and record images when sketching as preparation for creating a painting of the scene

Lesson Five : River View

Create a painting of a river view using different techniques to illustrate water reflections

Lesson Six : Painting Changes

Discuss and evaluate a painting of a river scene that includes water reflections of things seen on the riverbank

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