Esther Mahlangu

Year 1 children have been looking at the art work of Esther Mahlangu, a South African artist. Mahlangu has a vibrant and distinctive art work which that has patterns which are colourful and geometric.

Elements of art

  • Printing Pattern– use a repeated design.
  • Modelling Plasticine and print patterns using tools.

Application of skills

  • Use repeating or overlapping shapes.
  • Mimic print from the environment (e.g. wallpapers).
  • Use objects to create prints .
  • Press, roll, rub and stamp to make prints.

The children went through the process of :

  • Investigating the patterns

  • Designing and creating  

  • Painting 

  • Producing a master piece!