This unit of work was designed for 11 - 14 year olds and includes background information on tulips as a Turkish cultural symbol.
The project develops through drawing and painting lessons, on to design, and then collage work leading to the final lessons building a relief tile in clay, and then glazing.
Each lesson has a powerpoint presentation and there are accompanying worksheets, starters and extension tasks as necessary. In all, the unit covers 7 lessons including a final one on evaluation.
This is a fairly speedy project and could easily be extended to cover more lessons.
Initial primary observation lessons use real tulips to draw from, though this could be adapted to work from secondary imagery. The lessons feature elements on design, pattern and symmetry.
This project has been really successful in providing for a range of skills and students have produced results that they are very proud of!