Make a picture based on a very close-up view of something. It might be simple and abstract or very detailed and decorative.
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.
- Make a paper viewfinder – to select and separate
- Take a photograph – to record and abstract
- Use a magnifying glass – to see tiny details
- Mix colours and textures – to try out ideas