Teachers Resource Pack

This resource can be used by teachers and students to develop a design drawing, sculpture or model (maquette) for the Fourth Plinth Schools Awards.

It helps students research the ideas, methods and approaches artists use to make works for public spaces. This includes the Fourth Plinth and other public spaces in London.

Resource aims

It aims to give students a critical and cultural understanding of the role of art, craft and design in London by looking at the context in which it is made.

This includes the local and global environment, London’s audiences and the meaning of historical and contemporary public art.

Students are encouraged to watch, record, research, make, present, reflect upon and assess their own work. They should also give constructive feedback to other students.

How to use this resource

These lesson plans are designed to be flexible. That means you can include, adapt, or leave out activities – according to what materials/resources you have and how much time/interest there is.

In line with Key Stage 3 deliverables

In line with the National Curriculum for Art, Craft and Design this resource gives KS3 students a chance to:

  • produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences
  • develop skills in drawing, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques
  • research and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design
  • learn about artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms
  • learn about the history of London and its art works and apply this knowledge in their own creative work

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