Hello! I know a lot of people are embarking on a period of home-schooling and thought i'd share a little project which was originally created for KS 1&2 ages 8-9 but could be used and adapted for various different ages.
“The children were the most engaged they have ever been in an artist and art project Perhaps its the bright colours, the freedom and the subject matter, children are definitely captivated by Sarah's artwork". Jo-Anne Mallinson
Note, this isn't a step by step guide in how to paint like Sarah, the aim is to allow children to research an artist, create an artist profile, and then to experiment with colour & paint. I have taken the key points from the lesson plans created by Jo-Anne Mallinson, a Deputy Head teacher and tried to make it flow in an accessible way.
Good Luck, and have fun!
Focus: Modern wildlife artist - study of Sarah Taylor - Artist
This project ties in well with science, particularly living things and their habitats. Through studying the work of artist Sarah Taylor, children can complete an artist profile, collect samples, explore different techniques to refine ideas, before completing their own piece of art work in the style of Sarah.
Although the notes here will focus on the art side of things, you can incorporate research into different animals, as your child chooses which animal to paint.