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Name of student teacher: Clara Scullion

Class : 5th Year Art History


Title of Scheme: Irish Modern Art
Aim of Scheme: To be able to describe, analyse and contrast Irish Modern Artists accompanied by illustrations.
Class size, profile and details: 22, mixed ability, no Additional Educational Needs.
Duration of lessons: 1 hour singles once a week.
Lesson
No

Content

Learning Outcomes

Teacher tasks and


Pupils Task

Support studies
and Visual Aids

Evaluation/
Assessment
Procedures

1/6

Modern Art in an
Irish context

By the end of the lesson,


the pupil should be able
to:

TT: Question pupils


about what they think
was happening in
Ireland during the 20th
Century and what
THEY think Modern
Art is.
TT/PT: Discuss any
names of artists that
spring to mind. Use

Visual Aid:

1 minute test on
Irish Modern Art
Characteristics

1 hour
6th
October

Art History
terminology and
how it is used

-create a class aid on what


constitutes Modern Art
- illustrate a timeline of Irish
Modern Art that include key
events in Irish history

Powerpoint on the
context of Irish
Modern Art
Word Bank
Classroom aid of

Homework:
Complete a
paragraph on
what constitutes
Modern Art,

relevant to or that may have


influenced Irish Modern Art.
-create a word bank of any
art history terminology used

powerpoint to help
guide discussion.
PT: Form a timeline in
groups of four to
illustrate Ireland
during the Modern Art
Period.
TT: Introduce William
Orpen and Grace
Weir. Questioning
describe to me these
artworks. What do
you notice? What are
they made of?
PT: Take note of any
terminology used at
the back of the art
history book, under
Word Bank along
with definitions.
TT/PT: Add to the
timeline as the
discussion and
powerpoint
progresses.

timeline
Support Study:
William Orpen
Grace Weir

including one
notable Irish
Artist.

2/6
1 hour
20th
October

Dorothy Cross
Analysis of her
influences,
context and work.

By the end of the lesson


the pupil should be able
to:
-name and describe two
artworks by Dorothy Cross
- identify and analyse the
subject matter, composition,
medium and style of both
artworks
-create a table of
comparison with the
information analysed
-apply appropriate
terminology when discussing
these artworks.
-illustrate either artworks in
a timed scenario

TT: Powerpoint who


is Dorothy Cross?
TT: Show VA of
Saddle Using
terminology learned
in the previous
lesson, describe this
piece to me.
TT: Hand out a
printed worksheet of
the artwork.
PT: Using the
terminology and
AEDP, write a few
notes on what you
think this piece might
be about.
PT: As a class,
discuss your answers.
TT: Introduce VA of
works included in
Powerhouse.
Question about
similarities and
differences between
the two works, using
a powerpoint.
PT: create a

Visual Aid:

Composition

Table of
comparison of the
two artworks
regards subject
matter etc.

Subject matter

Homework:

Timeline

Imagine you are


Dorothy Cross.
Write 3
paragraphs on
why you made
this work and
how.

Word Bank

Support Study:
Dorothy Cross
Powerhouse
Saddle

comparison table of
the two works, using
appropriate
terminology.
PT: Illustrate one of
the artworks inside
5minutes, including
annotations.
TT/PT: Evaluate the
illustrations and
annotations as a
class. What works
particularly well? How
can we make our
illustrations more
concise?
3/6
1 hour
17th
Novem
ber

Jack B. Yeats.
Context of Yeats
life, his
contribution to
and influence on
Irish Modern Art.

By the end of the lesson


the pupil should be able
to:
-describe and discuss two
artworks by Jack B. Yeats.
- list the subject matter,
composition, medium and
style of both artworks
-explore and explain why

PT: Hand up
homework to be
marked.
TT: Questioning
who is Yeats? What do
we already know
about him and his
family? Why do you
think theyre so
famous?
TT: Present power

Visual Aid:
Expressionism
Word bank
Youtube Video
Yeats work
Powerpoint on
artworks and

Formative using
worksheet on Jack
B. Yeats
Quiz using the
given information.

Yeats work is so renowned,


including technique and
contextual reasoning.
-complete a quiz on the life
and work of Jack B. Yeats.

point on Yeats
artwork and social
context, inc.
influences of subject
matter.
PT: Take notes onto
the worksheet on
subject matter etc.
TT: Questioning
using art terminology,
explain what you find
interesting, like or
dislike about the
work. Why might it
have been important
at the time?
TT: Show short
youtube video on Jack
B. Yeats.
TT/PT: Hand out a
question to each pupil
relating to Jack B.
Yeats. Pupils will form
a circle and ask the
pupil opposite them
the question.
PT: Pupils who get
the question wrong

social context
Timeline of Irish
Modern Art
Subject matter,
composition,
medium and style
Support Study:
Jack B. Yeats
The Wild Ones
A Horseman
Enters a Town at
Night

will need to write out


the answer for the
next class. Points will
be kept for
assessment purposes.

4/6
1 hour
single

Alice Maher

Exploring the
artistic properties
and purpose of
24th
Mahers work and
Novembe
why she
r
continues to be
relevant in Irish
society.

By the end of the lesson


the pupil should be able
to:
-illustrate two artworks by
Alice Maher, annotated
- identify and analyse the
subject matter, composition,
medium and style of both
artworks
-explore one medium that
Maher has used,
experimenting with its ability
to create line, colour or
texture.
- write a paragraph, using
appropriate terminology, on
why Alice Maher has been
and continues to be such a
relevant artist in Irish
society.

TT: Show powerpoint


on Life and Work of
Alice Maher, inc.
Youtube video.
Questioning what do
you notice about her
work? Is there a big
difference between
Maher and the other
artists weve looked
at?
PT: Hand out 3
different mediums,
one for each cluster
of desks, for pupils to
explore.
TT/PT: Discuss why
an artist might
choose one medium
over another. What
effect might it have?
Do you think its just
a preference?
PT: Illustrate both of
the artworks
examined in todays
class. Include
annotations.

Visual Aid:
Timeline of Irish
Modern Art
Subject Matter,
composition,
medium, style,
line and shape.
Powerpoint on
Alice Mahers life
and work.
Youtube video
Support Study:
Alice Maher
Berry Dress
The Changeling.

Evaluation of
illustrations and
quality of
annotations.
Criteria: should
include subject
matter, notes on
colour and form,
medium.

5/6
1 hour
single
1st
Decemb
er

William Orpen as
a Modern Artist
and an official
war artist

Focusing on
colour and style
pre and post war.

By the end of the lesson


the pupil should be able
to:
- identify and analyse the
subject matter, composition,
medium and style of two
artworks by William Orpen
-compare and contrast a
portrait pre-war and postwar in a table format and
hypotheses why these
developments may have
occurred
-illustrate one artwork by
William Orpen, accompanied
by annotations focusing on
subject, colour, use of light
etc.

TT: Powerpoint - life


and work of William
Orpen contemporaries and
influences.
TT: Show VA of The
Refugee Using
terminology learned
in the previous
lesson, describe and
analyse this piece to
me.
TT: Hand out a
printed worksheet of
the artwork.
PT: Using the
terminology and
AEDP, write a few
notes on what you
think this piece might
be about.
PT: As a class,
discuss your answers.
TT: Introduce postwar paintings e.g.
The Signing of Peace
in the Hall of Mirrors.
PT: create a

Visual Aids:

Table of
comparisons

Composition

Paragraph on
identifying and
analysing two
artworks

Line
Form
Colour
Worksheet
Power point
Support
Studies:
The Refugee
The Signing of
Peace in the Hall
of Mirrors
To the unknown
British Soldier in
France

Illustrations with
annotations

comparison table of
the two works, using
appropriate
terminology.
PT: Illustrate one of
the artworks inside
5minutes, including
annotations.
TT/PT: Evaluate the
illustrations and
annotations as a
class. What works
particularly well? How
can we make our
illustrations more
concise?

6/6
1 hour
single
8th
Deceme
ber

Completing a
timed essay
question on Irish
Modern Art

At the end of the lesson


the pupil should be able
to:
-Answer a Leaving Cert past
paper question on Irish
Modern Art, focusing on one
of the studied artists and two
of their artworks.
-Compare and contrast two
Irish Modern artists

TT: Explain the exam


conditions and outline
the success criteria
involved in answering
the question.

Visual Aids:

PT: Hand out the


paper and the
sketching pencils.

Form

TT: Keep time


restrictions and
announce key times.
PT: Complete the
essay within the
required time,
including an
illustration with
annotations.

Line
Shape

Composition
Support Studies
not shown in
this lesson to
test knowledge

Summative
assessment of
essay questions.