TES collection Studying artists’ work
Secondary Art - Studying artists’ work
A selection of visually appealing and practical resources for project-based work, lesson planning and group activities for studying artists’ work. This collection includes a range of resources for studying the work of classical and contemporary artists, designers and animators, all shared on TES Resources by the teaching community.
Research and techniques
Worksheets, powerpoints and images to help the study of various famous artists.
- Simple checklist for use when reviewing or describing an artist’s work - a helpful reminder or revision tool.
- Questions relating to Bloom’s taxonomy - useful when questioning students on a piece of art work.
- Keywords and vocabulary essential for discussing art works and pieces - use these as the basis for a classroom display to keep them fresh in pupils’ minds
- Three worksheets and a powerpoint to help students research an artist’s work and present their research effectively.
Information about specific artists and their work, with some topics for discussion and visual stimuli.
- A PowerPoint displaying the work of twenty-one artistsl active today, with quotations from each. Suitable for all age groups, as a slideshow or poster display in the classroom.
- Images and quotes for colouring or painting which can be used as a starter or cover activity.
- Examples of the artist’s work for display, discussion or analysis.
- Powerpoints and images focusing on the work of Georgia O’Keefe and her contemporaries.
- Worksheets with teacher’s notes describing how to make a collage.
- A scheme of work based on British illustrator, artist and designer Jon Burgerman.
- A visual resource to display a collection of works created by Andy Warhol - useful as an introduction to the artist and his work or to form the basis of a project.
- Encourage pupils to develop their ideas and techniques by looking at the South African artist Isabelle Le Roux.
- Simple introduction to Van Gogh - resources include materials which can be used with Year 7 or adapted for use with KS2 pupils.
- View examples and discuss the work of Surrealist artist Giorgio de Chirico using this colourful powerpoint.
- Powerpoint with some basic background information about Escher with and a worksheet focusing on Escher’s Mosaic painting. .
- This resource covers a critical analysis and investigation into Picasso’s famous work The Weeping Woman.