Theme: Makers of Magic
Here you will find three key artworks to look at and discuss as a class, with some additional images included below. There are suggestions of things to think about, instructions on what to make, examples of materials that can be used and how the artwork will be judged.
Things to consider
Here are a few questions to help spark the imagination.
- Rabbits out of hats, pumpkins into coaches, a lady sawn in half, card tricks or broomsticks for flying. If you had magic powers what would you use them for?
- Could you write a magic spell to make something amazing happen? It might start with abracadabra or be in rhyme.
- If you were a witch what would you put into your cauldron to make a witches brew? Try writing a recipe including quantities.
- Makers of magic don’t always look like you or me. What kinds of clothes do they wear? How do they travel?
- You might get ideas from fairy tales like Cinderella or from Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Dr Who, The BFG.
A picture of someone making magic. It might be a witch, a wizard, a fairy godmother, or conjurer. It could be a piece of good magic or something very wicked.
Any materials, techniques or processes (for example drawing, painting, printmaking, textiles, photography, computer aided design, collage, montage) to make your piece, as long as each entry is two-dimensional.
It can be A4 or A3 in size.
Entries will be judged on originality and creativity, confidence in the handling of materials, and boldness and impact.
Curriculum for Excellence
Expressive Arts Art and Design
I can create and present work that shows developing skill in using the visual elements and concepts. EXA 2-03a
Inspired by a range of stimuli, I can express and communicate my ideas, thoughts and feelings through activities within art and design. EXA 2-05a
I can develop and communicate my ideas, demonstrating imagination and presenting at least one possible solution to a design problem. EXA 2-06a
I can respond to the work of artists and designers by discussing my thoughts and feelings. EXA 2-07a
Literacy and English
When I engage with others, I can respond in ways appropriate to my role, show that I value other’s contributions and use these to build on thinking. LIT 2-02a
I consider the impact that layout and presentation will have and and combine lettering, graphics and other features to engage my reader. LIT 2-24a
Prefer to submit a group entry?
Groups of two or more pupils in any age group can choose from any of the themes in this year's competition and submit a group entry.
Make a picture inspired by any of the five themes.
Use any materials, techniques or processes (for example drawing, painting, printmaking, textiles, photography, computer aided design, collage, montage) to make your piece as long as each entry is two-dimensional. As frames have been specially made, work entered must be either A2 in size or measure 120 x 150 centimetres.