Light and Dark: Art Inspired Series
Light and Dark: Art Inspired Series
Light and Dark: Art Inspired Series

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This project provides a series of activities that can be taught as a sequence of lessons to form a complete unit of work. Alternatively, teachers can pick and choose lessons to complement ‘Light a Read More

This project provides a series of activities that can be taught as a sequence of lessons to form a complete unit of work. Alternatively, teachers can pick and choose lessons to complement ‘Light and Dark’ science work already being covered in class, or a literacy unit based on the story ‘Owl Babies’ by Martin Waddell.


This unit of work will allow children to explore the concepts of light and dark from several different angles. Creative outcomes using apps and artwork produced by the children will provide a chance to explore the hidden world of nocturnal animals, linking to ‘Owl Babies’ by Martin Waddell as a stimulus for art, speaking and writing activities. Children will investigate the use of light and dark in painting and drawing using a range of different materials to experiment with shadows, tone and highlights. Critical studies of artwork will also encourage children to explore the personal feelings and emotions that a piece of art may evoke in them. The unit will also touch on the important role light and dark can play in our celebration of different festivals the world over.


The activities will reinforce specific science vocabulary as well as introduce children to new art terminology through use of drawing, sculpture, photography and collage.

Light and Dark: Art Inspired Series

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