WEEK/TERM: THIRD TERM/WEEK 3
CLASS: GRADE 1
SUBJECT: CULTURAL AND CREATIVE ARTS
TOPIC: PATTERN MAKING USING MOTIFS AND COLOURS
REFERENCE: EXTENSION BASIC CULTURAL AND CREATIVE ARTS FOR PRIMARY SCHOOL.
BRIEF EXPLANATION: Motif is an element used repeatedly in making a design, for example plants, seeds or paper scraps can be used repeatedly to produce a shape or design. Some objects can also be used as motifs e.g. fruits of various sizes and shapes, yam, leaves and flowers.
Notes for the children
Motifs are repeated arrangements used in pattern making. Various shapes, objects and lines can be joined to form uncommon motifs in our artworks.
Steps of making motifs
- Cut out any object of your choice e.g. yam leaves.
- Cut it into your desired shapes e.g. triangle, rectangle, square.
- Use your pencil to draw the shape on the material
- Carve out the shape on the surface as you desire. Use a pair of scissors.
- Use your crayon to paint the surface of the carved shape
- Print the painted shape on the surface of the drawing paper in many places to make patterns.
Materials used for drawing motifs
- Drawing book or card board
Application of colour to motifs
Colouring is the application of colours on what you have drawn with the aid of a brush, water colour or poster colour. Colouring makes patterns look attractive and neat. Use appropriate colours for your objects.
- ____________ are repeated arrangement used in pattern making.
- State 3 material used for drawing motifs.
- What is colouring?