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UWCSEA Gr7 Art - Unit 3 - The Creative Self

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"The Creative Self"

Art can reflect the artist.


Guiding Questions:


  • How can we use a brush? What are some brush techniques to assist us?
  • What are complimentary colours? 
  • What is Fauvism and how do we characterise their work?



  • What are the similarities and differences between painting & drawing?
  • How can colour, marks, scale & brushwork express emotion and have an impact on work?
  • How can colour be used effectively?
  • How can existing works be used as building blocks to something creative and original?



  • If a picture is worth a thousand words, why do we have little to say about a painting?
  • What does it mean to be creative?
  • What makes a painting great?



Fauvism synopsis via The Art Story.org

Art Styles With Mrs G: Fauvism (3:26 video)

Fauvism Overview-Goodbye Art Academy (6:30 video)

Fauvism via Art in the Picture

Fauvism and Matisse via Khan Academy

Fauvism Quiz via ArtFactory


Assessment Rubric here.

Lesson 1: What is Fauvism?

Using the "See Think Wonder" routine, look at the following painting below.

Take a minute for each question to think on your own, then share your answers as a class.

  1. What do you see?
  2. What do you think about what you see?
  3. What do you wonder about?

André Derain, Charing Cross Bridge, London, 1906

(image source)


The above is a Fauvist painting.

Watch the following video below. Whilst watching, take notes on the following question:

  • What is Fauvism and how do we characterise their work? Also take note on Fauvist artists.

Doing a brainstorm, or listing bullet points are fine. 

Share your answers as a class. Now watch the video below. Take notes.

Read additional info here under synopsis and key ideas.

Who are some key artists from this period? Add this to your list from above.

Find some Fauvist works of art you like. Screenshot and save them.


Unit Overview.


Summative Task: 

The Creative Self: Colour our World

You have been invited to participate in a group show. The aim of the show is to promote colour!

You may paint a landscape/seascape or a portrait painting.

Using your notes on Fauvist painting, critically consider how to incorporate these elements into your work.

You will be assessed on your use of colour, brushwork and overall composition.

You can also consider "updating" your work by carefully selecting an alternative colour scheme.

If choosing a landscape:

You may use Google Street View to find an area from your home country, or Singapore to screenshot.

You may also take several pictures of the UWC campus.

If choosing a portrait:

You may use yourself, a friend or family member.

You may also use the photo from unit 1 if you wish.

You will have 3-4 lessons to complete your work.


Review Rubric.

What are the task requirements?

What specifically is required of you to succeed?


Exit: Write a newspaper headline summarising Fauvism.


Homework: Come to the next class with a few photos prepared. You will need this to do a practice painting in A Fauves style.



Lesson 2: Pre-Assessment Practice Painting


André Derain "Portrait of Matisse" 1905

André Derain "Charing Cross Bridge, London" 1906

Look at the two paintings above.

Review notes on Fauvist painting from the previous class.

Take out your portrait or landscape photo as requested.

Paint it in a Fauvist style. You will have 50 minutes.

When complete, evaluate it on the rubric.

What do you think you will need to improve for your summative painting?


View some example work in the slideshow.

What can be applied to your work?


Exit: Specifically state your goal to improve.



Take the Fauvism Quiz via ArtFactory.

If you are not satisfied with your photos, please bring additional photos to the next class.




Lesson 3: Planning our Painting

In your books, sketch out your planned composition (half-page).

Using coloured pencils, colour in blocks of area.

Carefully consider colour! Take note of neighbouring colours (analogous).

You will begin your final painting in the next class.



Lesson 4: Painting our Composition

Review Rubric.

Draft out your composition in pencil.

Take note if your dimensions are different than the paper.

It may prove beneficial to use cross-hairs or a grid.

The teacher will demonstrate how to loosely render.

Whilst painting, you should have your photo, coloured pencil sketch and perhaps 2 Fauvist examples in front of you.



Have your composition drafted/rendered in pencil ready for the next class.

Attend an Open Art Studio session if required (Mon, Wed, Thurs)



Lesson 5: Paint cont'd

continue working on your painting.



Attend an Open Art Studio session if required (Mon, Wed, Thurs)



Lesson 6: Paint

continue working on your painting.

Your painting is due next week! 



Attend an Open Art Studio session if required (Mon, Wed, Thurs)



Lesson 7: (Paint &) Present

This is your last class session to paint.


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