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Dave's Art and Design resources

I am the head of a busy and successful Art and Design department with over 10 years of experience. The resources I provide are the ones we use in our department to engage with our brilliant young people and develop their Art and design skills toward excellence.

I am the head of a busy and successful Art and Design department with over 10 years of experience. The resources I provide are the ones we use in our department to engage with our brilliant young people and develop their Art and design skills toward excellence.
Jon Burgerman project Graphic design and illustration
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Jon Burgerman project Graphic design and illustration

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A fun and engaging project for students to create characters in the style of Graphic designer, Jon Burgerman. Student will explore imaginative and original ways of creating character designs, then they will create an original piece of work. The powerpoint has detailed step by step instructions and a great quantity of visual examples for a project that should take between 6 and 8 lessons. If you found this resource useful, please leave a positive review :) Thanks
Writing frame for critically analysing a work of Art
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Writing frame for critically analysing a work of Art

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A frame for creating a written piece of work critically analysing a work of Art. Aimed at KS3 and KS4 students. The resource features questions to answer and sentence starters as well as ideas to extend the content and subject specific vocabulary. ** If you found this resource useful, please leave a positive review :) Thanks**
Visual curriculum road map pathway for Art and design
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Visual curriculum road map pathway for Art and design

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For Art department heads and Art department leads: an example of a visual curriculum road map/pathway for an Art and Design department. OFSTED love it as a visual resource for staff, students and visitors to quickly see the path of the curriculum and how it fits together and builds from one project to another. Use it as a template but make it your own including your own department’s schemes of learning. At my own department we have printed a copy to A1 for each classroom and for the corridor in the department.** If you found this resource useful, please leave a positive review :) Thanks**
Frida Kahlo worksheet and quiz
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Frida Kahlo worksheet and quiz

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A small project based on the artist Frida Kahlo that could be delivered by non specialists or to a greater depth by a specialist teacher. The powerpoint and resource sheet work together to direct student to learn about Frida Kahlo’s life , to analyse one of her paintings, and to create a personal response to her work. This could form teh beginning of a whole scheme of work based on her life and art. The resource contains a student friendly biography and a quiz based on her life. If you found this resource useful, please leave a positive review :) Thanks
Hundertwasser mini project, biography, and quiz
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Hundertwasser mini project, biography, and quiz

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A project based on the artist and architect Hundertwasser including a student friendly biography and quiz about his life. This project could be delivered by a non specialist or to a greater depth by a specialist teacher of Art and Design. It could form the start of a whole scheme of work based on the artist and architect Hundertwasser. ** If you found this resource useful, please leave a positive review :) Thanks**
David Salle and James Rosenquist project
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David Salle and James Rosenquist project

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Influenced by the American painters, David Salle and James Rosenquist, students will create a piece of work including 30 - 50 objects that represent them. The project takes 5 - 6 lessons to complete and focuses on composition and drawing objects from students’ imaginations. If you find this resource useful, please leave a positive review :) thanks
Designing a personal coat of arms
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Designing a personal coat of arms

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A six week project in which students design a personal coat of arms including instructions on drawing a shield, drawing a banner, including symbolism and adding a motto. ** If you found this resource useful, please leave a positive review :) Thanks**
Writing frame for critical analysis of a piece of Art - HIGHER
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Writing frame for critical analysis of a piece of Art - HIGHER

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A frame for creating a written piece of work critically analysing a work of Art. Aimed at KS4 and KS5 students. The resource features in depth questions to answer and sentence starters as well as ideas to extend the content and subject specific vocabulary. ** If you found this resource useful, please leave a positive review :) Thanks**
A homework project based on the Pop Art movement
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A homework project based on the Pop Art movement

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A booklet that can be used as a homework for KS3 students based the Pop Art movement and the artists Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein. The project involves the students doing some research and answering questions about the artists, then copying one of their pieces of Art. It should take the students between 4 and 8 hours. **** If you found this resource useful, please leave a positive review :) Thanks****
Rene Magritte surrealism mini project including biography
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Rene Magritte surrealism mini project including biography

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A mini project based on the surreal artist Rene Magritte. It includes a biography and quiz, then a short written piece about one of his artworks. Students will then work through a series of activities to promote imagination based on a series of Rene Magritte’s paintings based on apples culminating in a final outcome that could be developed further for GCSE coursework. Work through the resources as follows: Read biography Go through the powerpoint Optional task of an observational drawing from life of an apple Work through the worksheet activities If you found this resource useful, please leave a positive review :) Thanks
Loui Jover painting and collage project
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Loui Jover painting and collage project

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A painting and collage project based on the artist Loui Jover’s work where students create a mixed media piece based on an observational drawing of an eye. The painting involves dripping and splattering brightly coloured paint over a monochromatic eye. ** If you found this resource useful, please leave a positive review :) Thanks**
Mini mark making project based on Henry Moore
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Mini mark making project based on Henry Moore

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Mini project including three tasks based on mark making and Henry Moore’s sheep drawings using fineliner pen or biro. Task one is to try some mark making techniques using pen, task two is to copy a section of one of Henry Moore’s pieces, and task three is to draw a sheep from a photograph using similar mark making to Henry Moore. The project could be undertaken by KS3 or KS4. There are two versions, each with different images for students to choose from. If you found this resource useful, please leave a positive review :) Thanks
Surreal Artists homework project for GCSE or KS3
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Surreal Artists homework project for GCSE or KS3

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A project for students to complete at home based on four surreal artists, two contemporary (Leszek Kostuj and Lora Zombie) and two from Art History (Salvador Dali and Rene Magritte). The project involves writing about a piece of Art and copying sections from each artist. ** If you found this resource useful, please leave a positive review :) Thanks**
Short project introduction based on the artist Andy Warhol for KS3
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Short project introduction based on the artist Andy Warhol for KS3

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Stand alone project that is simple enough for non specialists or could be taken to greater depths with a specialist teacher. Plenty of images from Andy Warhol in a wide variety of subjects and styles. Also includes a student friendly biography of his life. and questions based on his art and life. ** If you found this resource useful, please leave a positive review :) Thanks**
Surreal collage project - Johanna Goodman and Matthias Jung
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Surreal collage project - Johanna Goodman and Matthias Jung

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A mini project for creating a surreal collage with step by step detailed instructions. Based on the artists Johanna Goodman and Matthias Jung, students will create two collages, one in the style of each artist. There are plenty of visual resources to aid students in creating their own artworks. ** If you found this resource useful, please leave a positive review :) Thanks**
A homework project based on the artists Picasso and Matisse
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A homework project based on the artists Picasso and Matisse

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A booklet that can be used as a homework for KS3 students based on the artists Picasso and Matisse. The project involves the students doing some research and answering questions about the artists, then copying one of their pieces of Art. It should take the students between 4 and 8 hours. ** If you found this resource useful, please leave a positive review :) Thanks**
A homework project based on the artists Van Gogh and Cezanne
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A homework project based on the artists Van Gogh and Cezanne

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A booklet that can be used as a homework for KS3 students based on the artists Van Gogh and Cezanne. The project involves the students doing some research and answering questions about the artists, then copying one of their pieces of Art. It should take the students between 4 and 8 hours. ** If you found this resource useful, please leave a positive review :) Thanks**
Abstract Art project - Picasso, Mondrian, Cezanne
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Abstract Art project - Picasso, Mondrian, Cezanne

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A 2D Abstract Art project that would take between 4 and 6 lessons and could even be the basis of a much longer project based on the work of Pablo Picasso, Piet Mondrian, and Paul Cezanne. Students create a number of drawings of teapots and still life, then they spend time changing the shapes, forms, and colours, and add pattern to turn those initial drawings into abstract Art. Students are encouraged to abstract the shapes etc. as much as they wish and it is reinforced that there isn’t a wrong answer when it comes to Abstract Art. This project could be used to teach KS3 students or KS4 students. If you find this resource useful, please leave a positive review :)
Logo design, font design, and Bag design complete project
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Logo design, font design, and Bag design complete project

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A complete project for Art, design and technology covering about 10 lessons. The project takes students through designing a logo, designing a font, then creating carrier bag for a shop they choose themselves. The project could be used for KS3 but could also be used to start a piece of GCSE coursework for Art and Design or Graphic design. There are opportunities to analyse logo designs and look at the evolution of logo designs alongside the designing work. The project includes lots of visual resources and clear step by step instructions and could even be used by a non specialist teacher. The powerpoint has 94 slides. If you find this resource useful, please leave a positive review, thanks :)
Comparing and contrasting two Artworks sheet for GCSE or A level Art
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Comparing and contrasting two Artworks sheet for GCSE or A level Art

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A sheet to guide Art students through a thorough written comparison of two Artworks. This would mostly suit pieces of Fine art but could be for painting, sculpture, installation, printmaking, photography, or could be adapted for video. It is aimed at high level GCSE students or A level, to aid them in the written parts of their coursework or exam prep work. If you find this resource helpful, please leave a review :) thanks.