Make a picture of a scary creature that you have invented. It can be based on a human being or an animal. You might want to show where it lives or what it eats.
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.
- What kind of things are people frightened of: big things; small things; silly things; serious things; things to do with people, places or objects?
- How does your body react when you are scared?
- What do your instincts tell you to do?
- How do people or animals try to make themselves look more frightening?
- What should you do if you feel scared?
- Can you think of any very scary characters in storybooks, fairy tales or films?
- What time of the year do people enjoy dressing up and frightening other people? Have you ever done this?
- What kind of places might scary creatures hide?
Curriculum for Excellence
Art and Design
I have the opportunity to choose and explore an extended range of media and technologies to create images, comparing and combining them for specific tasks. EXA 2-02a
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 respond to the work of artists and designers by discussing my thoughts and feelings. EXA 2-07a
Health and wellbeing
I understand that my feelings and reactions can change depending upon what is happening within and around me. HWB 2-04a
I am learning to assess and manage risk, to protect myself and others, and to reduce the potential for harm when possible. HWB 2-16a
I know and can demonstrate how to keep myself and others safe and how to respond in a range of emergency situations. HWB 2-17a
I have explored the structure and function of body actions in response to outside conditions. SCN 2-12b