Make a picture showing a body or bodies in action. A single person can be shown from different positions or a group of people can be shown interacting.
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 body movements do we associate with different sporting or dance activities?
- Which ones involve the arms, the legs or the whole body?
- How do people try to change the shape of their bodies?
- Some activities involve using equipment. What kind of things can the body hold, throw, kick or interact with?
- All the Olympic sports involve the body in one way or another. Are there differences in how we move as an individual, against a single opponent or as a team?
- Photography can either capture frozen movement or blur it to indicate action. Which works better?
- Can clothing be designed to aid movement?
- How can we capture fast movement in a single drawing?
Curriculum for Excellence
Art and Design
I have experimented with a range of media and technologies to create images, using my understanding of their properties. EXA 3-02a
I can use and combine the visual elements and concepts to convey ideas, thoughts and feelings in expressive and design work. EXA 3-03
Through observing and recording, I can create material that shows accuracy of representation. EXA 3-04a
I can respond to the work of artists and designers by discussing my thoughts and feelings. EXA 2-07a
Health and wellbeing
I am developing my understanding of the human body and can use this knowledge to maintain and improve my welllbeing and health. HWB 3-15a