A picture of people or a person, playing musical instruments. Try to show what the music would look like if you were able to see it actually coming out of the instrument.
Use any materials, techniques or processes (for example drawing, painting, printmaking, textiles, photography, computer-aided design, collage, montage).
Below you will find three key artworks to look at and discuss as a class.
There are then 10 examples of artworks made by children in response to this theme.
- Have you ever played a musical instrument?
- What parts of the body are used for playing different instruments? Can we make music with just our bodies?
- What are different instruments made from? Some countries have special instruments of their own. Some make instruments out of rubbish or waste materials.
- Is it better to hear sounds one at a time or lots of sounds together? What makes the quietest/loudest sound? What makes the highest/lowest sound?
- Do people wear special clothes for playing?
- Where do people listen to music? At what special occasion is music particularly important?
- What do people sometimes feel like doing when they hear music?
Curriculum for Excellence
Art and Design
Inspired by a range of stimuli, I can express and communicate my ideas, thoughts and feelings through activities in art and design. EXA 1-05a
I can respond to the work of artists and designers by discussing my thoughts and feelings. EXA 1-07a
I have listened to a range of music and can respond by discussing my thoughts and feelings. EXA 1-19a
By collaborating in experiments on different ways of producing sound from vibrations, I can demonstrate how to change the pitch of the sound. SCN 1-11a