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I work in one of the leading independent schools in the country where our latest inspection report achieved the highest level of 'excellent' in all areas. I have previously worked in a school which achieved art school status during my employment.

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I work in one of the leading independent schools in the country where our latest inspection report achieved the highest level of 'excellent' in all areas. I have previously worked in a school which achieved art school status during my employment.
Positive Thinking Assembly
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Positive Thinking Assembly

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This assembly provides your students with strategies to think more positively. It gives a metaphor that positivity is like a huge jar of nutella, and they can dip their finger in whenever they wish to pull out some positivity! It covers the following strategies: Smiling and Laughter practicing Gratitude Positive Affirmations Avoiding Negative People Doing something kind Music Exercise. It’s a fun assembly that uses humor and facts to convey it’s message. I got lots of positive feed back from students and staff after delivering this assembly! Approx 15 - 20 mins long depending on your speed. It includes a poem that you could take out if you wished to shorten it. Also included are a Positive Thinking Poster, and come Positive Thinking Nutella jars to laminate and stick around your school to remind people to ‘Think Positive’. (Staff Included!)
Teaching Cross Hatching (Drawing Skills)
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Teaching Cross Hatching (Drawing Skills)

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This super-useful worksheet teaches students the art of cross hatching. It gives two examples, Durer and Da Vinci and asks student to complete two tasks. This would fit into any drawing skills workshop or work as a cover lesson or homework. There are two versions of this one page resource - one which uses the word ‘tones’ and one which uses the word ‘values’. Click on the drawing skills bundle to the right of this resource to buy this with other drawing skills worksheets.
Colour Theory Art Lesson
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Colour Theory Art Lesson

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This colour schemes art lesson asks your students to colour the patterned circles using harmonious or analogous, complementary and monochromatic colours. There are versions for the US and the UK with the different spellings of colour/color and the different use of harmonious/analogous. With this download you receive: The one-page resource pictured above. A colour wheel (One on a page) A color wheel (Two on a page)
Annotating Sketchbooks Bundle
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Annotating Sketchbooks Bundle

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These four resources combine to make an effective annotation toolkit! 1. ANNOTATING SKETCHBOOKS PRESENTATION (18 Slides) An essential presentation for GCSE and A Level which explains and gives excellent examples of how to annotate a sketchbook page. I really saw an improvement in annotation after showing my students this! The presentation includes a SCRIPT which you should print out before presenting by going to File>print>notes page>print. The presentation looks at: ~ The difference between writing and annotation. (Both are fine!) ~ Recording on location ~ Research Pages - what annotation should be included ~ How to annotate working with different media and colours ~ How to annotate development work All the sketchbook pages included are inspirational! 2. SENTENCE STARTERS FOR ANNOTATING SKETCHBOOKS* Support your students when annotating their sketchbooks with these sentence starters. Areas covered include: Artist Research Pages Experimenting with Different Media Content Development Personal Response Reviewing Compositions This resource also includes some good examples of annotation in the black boxes. 3. Art Annotation - Annotating My Work A useful art resource to support students annotating their own work. It is complete with sentence starters and a good example. 4. Art Annotation - Artists Work A super useful resource to support students when they annotate an artists work/research page.
Insects Art - Drawing Insects
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Insects Art - Drawing Insects

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These Insects Worksheets are always popular. Get your classes working in fine liner or complete the sheet in a range of media. This would also be a useful resource for a minibeasts project. Teach drawing skills and fine motor skills. Why not click on the link to my great value bundle! www.TheArtyTeacher.com
Assembly: Managing Wellbeing and Stress
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Assembly: Managing Wellbeing and Stress

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This ‘Managing Wellbeing and Stress’ assembly talks to students about the importance of exercise, sleep and how they can use meditation, natural sounds, healthy eating and positive thinking to help relieve stress. It’s tone is light-hearted and engaging. It includes a section where students have the choice to join in with a meditation or to just listen. It will send you students out into the day feeling positive. Estimated reading time: 12 minutes
Marking & Assessing Drawing Bundle
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Marking & Assessing Drawing Bundle

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Save 50% on these tried and tested drawing resources. Assessing a Drawing and Drawing Rubric provide a grid to help you or your students mark a drawing. The grid looks at line, tone, shading, detail and accuracy. These two resources are essentially the same document only the rubric has 'Beginning, Developing, Accomplished, Exemplary' down the side. 'Peer Marking and Self Assessing an Observational Drawing' provids two forms for students to fill in, one for each type of assessment. The final resource provides you with stickers for marking a drawing. This is a great time saving resource! Click on my name above to see over 300 Art Resources in my shop.
Angie Lewin Artist Resources
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Angie Lewin Artist Resources

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Three useful worksheets to complement any Angie Lewin Project The first worksheet I use to get my class to work in different media in the four different boxes e.g. hot colours, cold colours, blending, pencil work, watercolour etc The second sheet has blank boxes. This would be useful if you wanted your class to come up with four different designs for a final piece. The last work sheet is a larger line drawing. You could either work in one media (perhaps the one that was the most successful on the first sheet) or use a compass or viewfinder to select sections of it, and work in different media. These would also be useful for cover work.
Assessing a Drawing Rubric
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Assessing a Drawing Rubric

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A grid to help assess an observational drawing. The grid looks at line, tone, shading, detail and accuracy. This could be used for teacher, peer or self assessment. Click on my name above to see over 300 Art Resources in my shop.
Graffiti Resources
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Graffiti Resources

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4 comprehensive Grafitti resources that combine to create a great project! BANKSY & GRAFFITI FONTS. A useful addition to any Banksy or Graffiti project. Two pages of fonts; Banksy and Graffiti. Great for shading and/or working with a range of different media. Copy onto cartridge paper if possible. 11 pages of GRAFFITI SLOGANS. Ideal to shade or paint into. Great first activity in a Graffiti project. All these are genuine slogans that have been used on walls by Graffiti artists. Slogans, which make great discussion points, include: Da Bomb Sorry this wall was boring.. If Graffiti Changed Anything it would be illegal We did it We all bleed the same colour Remember to Forget No Justice No Peace Beneath the Surface Art is not a Crime Stop making stupid people famous GRAFFITI STENCIL WORDS. Stencil font words to cut out and sponge or spray paint. A great addition to any graffiti project. Students simply cut out a word with a craft knife and sponge or spray paint the word into their sketchbook or onto their art work. Each word is included in 3 sizes and there are 10 words which include: Graffiti Banksy Danger Revolution Terror Art Not War Hope Love Believe Yeah Style This is a 22 page PDF file. Plus 70 Slides of Graffiti for inspiration! There is also a script that gives information for the following sections of the PowerPoint: Overview Whole Sides of Buildings Stencilled Graffiti & Collage Hyper-Realistic Enviroments Art or Vandalism?
Assessment and Marking in Art & Design - worth £21.50!
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Assessment and Marking in Art & Design - worth £21.50!

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These 10 tried and tested resources are designed to be practical, meaningful and efficient. Many share assessing objectives with your students from the start which is best practice. 1) Assessing a Drawing A grid to help assess an observational drawing. The grid looks at line, tone, shading, detail and accuracy. This could be used for teacher, peer or self assessment. 2) Assessing a Photograph An essential rubric for teaching students to assess their own photographs. I would use this with students who are new to photography. It looks at: Focus Background Composition Topic Lighting 3) Peer Marking and Self Assessing a Lino Print A useful resource to peer mark or self assess a lino print at the end of a project. Both forms are words document so fully editable. Both forms of assessment include questions with tick boxes and sections which students need to write in. 4) Peer Marking and Self Assessing Observational Drawing A simple table to fill in that your students can use to Self Assess or Assess their peers with. Stick the table in a sketchbook or on the back of a drawing. Share these assessment criteria with your students before they start working! This will show your students exactly what you are looking for! 5)Peer Marking and Self-Assessing Watercolor These simple tables for your students to fill in, ask all the right questions for them to analyse their work. There is a table for self assessment and a table for peer assessment 6) Marking a Drawing with a Target - Stickers Don't you find you are writing the same thing again and again when you mark drawing? The attached 7 pages of stickers will CUT YOUR MARKING TIME IN HALF as they give a target for the 7 most common mistakes. Stickers include targets for: improving the overall shape, not giving a drawing a dark outline, adding more detail, smoother shading, not working too faintly, not working too small, not smudging work. 7) Marking Art & Design Compositions - Stickers Don't you find that when you are marking compositions that you are writing the same thing again and again? These stickers address that problem! This set of stickers includes each type of error students make both as a target and as a Question. (I know that in some schools like mine, you have to mark with a question!) Targets and Questions include: annotation, identifying students best design, colour, contrast/tone, links to artists, quality of drawing, and using the space on the page well. 8) How do I mark AS & A Level Art? - A solution! How do you mark AS and A Level art in a meaningful way without writing on their work? How do you include peer and self assessment? How can you and your students see if they are fulfilling the assessment objectives at a glance? These two sheets, one for teacher marking, one for peer and self assessment, simple go in the back of their sketchbooks. They are divided into the 4 new assessment objects and you as teacher write how they are fulfilling the assessment objects, what is missing, what they can improve on. On the peer & self assessment sheets they do the same, and this can create an effective and relevant starter to any lesson. I have also uploaded an example of each that I have filled in with the sort of marking I would do, and the kind of response I would hope that students would write on the peer and self assessment sheet. I hope this gives you the idea of how I use these sheets. 9) How to Mark GCSE Art Coursework Meaningfully This is a two page document/table that I use (tried and tested over many years!) to mark Yr 10 and 11 GCSE course work. I stick this in the back of their sketchbooks. It gives me space to mark but also space for peer assessment and self assessment. I date the comments that I add. Students respond. I have included a copy that I have filled which has blue for the teachers comments and green for the students comments. (I'm not suggesting you should use specific colours - this is just to give you the idea!) It includes space to mark: Title Artist Research Page(s) Artists analysis Recording with Different Media Photography Development or Other pieces of Work Compositions It is a Word document so would be easy to tweek. I hope you find this useful and if you do please leave some positive feedback. 10) Strategies to Reduce Marking in Art There is no magic bullet to make marking disappear but try these strategies and you should see your marking load decrease! This 3 page document includes: One Clear Target Peer Marking and Self-Assessment A Verbal Feedback Stamp GCSE and A-level Tutorials Setting Meaningful Homework That Doesn't Need Marking (6 ideas) When You Mark / Time of Day Planning For The Above
Narrative Art
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Narrative Art

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LO: To encourage the use of subject specific language and an understanding that a picture can tell a story. This is a useful resource if you are looking at Narrative art. It makes a great starter to a unit of work or even a cover lesson. I use the questions down the side of this sheet as a starter. There is so much detail in the picture that stimulates ideas. Please click on my name above to see my other resources.
Learn How to Paint Like Monet
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Learn How to Paint Like Monet

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This one-page resource contains high-resolution details of Monet’s work. Ideal to show how he layers the paint. Simply ask students to copy what they see. Students can either present the whole sheet in their sketchbooks or cut out their painted squares and present them alongside pictures of Monet’s work.
Create Tone Using Mark Making
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Create Tone Using Mark Making

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Students create tone using a variety of different mark making techniques. Great to incorporate into your schemes of work or to use as a cover lesson or homework task. Click on 'View as part of Bundle' to see my Mark Making Bundle!
Seed Heads Natural Forms Bundle
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Seed Heads Natural Forms Bundle

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A collection of 4 resources that combine to make an essential seed heads bundle, which are ideal for Natural Forms units of work. SEED HEADS PHOTOBANK Seed Head images for drawing and painting. 30 slides that comprise of dandelion clocks, lotus seeds heads, star anise, dried poppies, teasels and wheat. SEED HEADS REFERENCE SHEET A beautiful, one page resource of seed head images that is ideal for any natural forms unit of work. Fantastic for drawing and painting projects or for working in a variety of different media. PINE CONE PHOTOGRAPHS 5 pages of high resolution pine cone photographs. Full cones and close-ups. Ideal for a drawing or painting activity. STAR ANISE IMAGES Beautiful, high quality, photographs of star anise. A wonderful one page resource for any natural forms project. Why not draw from them in a variety of different media and on a range of different surfaces? Endless possibilities for drawing, painting, 3D and textile units of work.
Teaching Tone Pack
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Teaching Tone Pack

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Save 58%. 4 Worksheets to Make Your Life Easy! Ideal for KS3. All PDF's. 1) Tone Paint Brushes Use pencils, coloured pencils, hot or cold colours or watercolour to work within the sections of the paint brushes. 2) Tone Worksheet Shade within the letters of this striking sheet. Create tone with pencil, coloured pencil, with dots and with line spacing. 3) Creating Form With Tone Shade the shapes to create form. 4) 'Tone with Mark Making' worksheet! Create tone using marks and by how you space the marks. Use some in class and some for homework. Or use some in Year 7 and build on their knowledge in Year 8. Alternatively buy any one of these for £3. Just click on my name above which will take you to my shop.
Artists Listed by Theme
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Artists Listed by Theme

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This document includes a link to a list of artists, photographers and ceramicists listed by theme. Each artist name leads to a website or google search. This is an excellent, free resource for teachers and exam students. Themes include landscape, portraits, natural forms, death, altered books, animals in art, buildings, city-scapes, coastal scenes, close-ups, collage dance, everyday objects, family, identity, machinery and many more! This is an ever growing list!
Becoming  an Excellent Form Tutor
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Becoming an Excellent Form Tutor

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Being an excellent form tutor isn't easy. It involves a multitude of requirements in a small amount of time. This document covers: Establishing Good Routines Form Administration Building Relationships Assigning Roles within the Form Pastoral Issues Report Writing Contacting Parents What if you feel like you are Struggling? 7 Learning Activities and Ideas to Engage Your Form with Form Life There is also a form to keep a record of when you contact parents, and a form to collect information should you have to write a Form Tutors comment on their report. I hope you find this useful and if so, please leave a positive comment.
Kurt Schwitters Presentation
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Kurt Schwitters Presentation

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This is a short presentation on the collage artist Kurt Schwitters. It includes a script and has been made to use in conjunction with my paid-for 'Lost and Found Collaged Handmade Book Project' for which there is a link below: