National Curriculum KS2&3 Art and Design
Pupils should be taught to: • to use a range of techniques to record their observations in sketchbooks, journals and other media as a basis for exploring their ideas • to increase their proficiency in the handling of different materials • to use a range of techniques and media, including painting. Pupils will learn to develop ideas and one painting technique which involves the development of their painting control skills.
The six films show the key stages of a silk painting workshop which was delivered in one half day by Amy Bainbridge, Education and Learning Coordinator at The Bowes Museum with a group of Year 9&10 pupils. The groups designs were inspired by a temporary textile exhibition at the museum.
You can download the lesson plan
which includes an ideas sheet of textile patterns here.
The techniques demonstrated are suitable for most age groups. The Bowes Museum regularly deliver this workshop with groups as young as KS1. The materials used are a pure silk fabric (synthetic will probably not work), metallic maker pens and water based silk painting inks.