I'm a trainee teacher and my tutor wants to come along to see me teach an Art lesson, as we're going to the National Gallery the day before her visit. I enjoy Art, but i'm not doing any lessons at this school as they are taken during my PPA time - so this will be a one off lesson. I've asked to see Henri Rousseu Surpris (tiger in the woods painting) which I love, and then I thought i could base the lesson around this. My plan in my head, is to segment a copy of the picture into enough squares for each child. Option A:To base the lesson on mark making - so provide the children with fine felt tips, pencils, pastels, etc - and the children will experiment with making different marks. Option B: To base the lesson on tone and colour - so to get the children to experiment with mixing different shades of paint and to experiment with colour - I thought I could give them VERY fine brushes so that they can really experiment with it. My problem is this: the school I am at use the QCA schemes of work, and my idea just doesn't fit in. So either I go against the schemes, which will upset the class teacher -OR - well - or i don't but then i have no idea what to teach! Any ideas or advice would be great as I'm starting to worry about this!