Hero image

The Arty Teacher

Average Rating4.46
(based on 151 reviews)

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.

241Uploads

266k+Views

43k+Downloads

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
TheArtyTeacherTheArtyTeacher

Positive Thinking Assembly

(2)
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!)
Colour Theory Art Lesson
TheArtyTeacherTheArtyTeacher

Colour Theory Art Lesson

(4)
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)
Assessment and Marking in Art & Design - worth £21.50!
TheArtyTeacherTheArtyTeacher

Assessment and Marking in Art & Design - worth £21.50!

8 Resources
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
Compositions Bundle.
TheArtyTeacherTheArtyTeacher

Compositions Bundle.

3 Resources
Three resources to teach and mark compositions. Save over 40% with this bundle. 1) Do your students struggle when creating compositions? This worksheet is designed to support students when they are creating compositions by making suggestions of things to consider. It asks them to think about different shapes, sizes, or even a series. It ends with ideas for annotation and a useful word bank. This is a Word document so you can tweek it to your needs should you wish. This worksheet puts you in control as you can give your class guidelines based on this resource. e.g. pick at least three of the shapes, make sure one idea is a series, make sure you cover all the annotation points. 2) 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. 3) Every child should receive this presentation in KS3 or 4. It covers what composition is and looks at: Balance Contrast Focus Movement Pattern Rhythm Scale and Proportion Unity There is a script within the presentation which you should print off before presenting. The presentation is animated. There are 10 slides but because of the animation students will look at 24 works of art. www.TheArtyTeacher.com
Paul Cezanne Presentation
TheArtyTeacherTheArtyTeacher

Paul Cezanne Presentation

(0)
An 11 slide presentation, with script that includes questioning, looks at: An introduction His early religious work Cezanne and Pissarro What he painted Landscapes Still-Life (with optional mention of cubism) His Death To print the script go to View>Notes Page>File>Print.
Ice Breaker Bingo - Team Building Activity - New Class
TheArtyTeacherTheArtyTeacher

Ice Breaker Bingo - Team Building Activity - New Class

(0)
Three different 'ice-breaker bingo' sheets. This is ideal if you have a new group of students. All students need to do is talk to everyone in the group and find individuals who have done the things on their bingo sheet. e.g. eaten sushi, play a musical instrument, broken a bone, been to a festival... This really gets students talking to each other and is a great warm up activity.
End of Art Project Self-Assessment
TheArtyTeacherTheArtyTeacher

End of Art Project Self-Assessment

(0)
A visually appealing one page resource for students to self-assess their work at the end of a project. The same sheet is uploaded twice, once with the title 'Art Project Self-Assessment' and once with the title 'End of Project Self-Assessment'. The sheet asks them to write key words, equipment, three things that went well, one thing to improve on and also has a section for transferable skills. There is a page of Teachers Notes which gives ideas for every section. This is brilliant for work scrutiny or inspection as it screams loudly that you have done self-assessment.
Pointillism Worksheet
TheArtyTeacherTheArtyTeacher

Pointillism Worksheet

(2)
There are two versions of this Pointillism worksheet. The three eyes at the top of the page are good examples of what you want your students to create. Both worksheets ask students to create a scale of tone using dots. The first then asks students to draw and use pointillism to create an eye. The second, easier worksheet, asks students to add dots over a very faint image of an eye. This could fit into a pointillism scheme of work (perhaps when looking at Seurat) or be useful as a homework or cover lesson. Keywords: Pointillism, Drawing, Seurat, Tone, Mark Making, Drawing Eyes.
Becoming  an Excellent Form Tutor
TheArtyTeacherTheArtyTeacher

Becoming an Excellent Form Tutor

(9)
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.
Annotating Sketchbooks Bundle
TheArtyTeacherTheArtyTeacher

Annotating Sketchbooks Bundle

4 Resources
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.
Georgia O' Keeffe Presentation
TheArtyTeacherTheArtyTeacher

Georgia O' Keeffe Presentation

(1)
This useful presentation could be used to start many different projects but was written for a scheme of work that focuses on 'Close-Ups'. A script is included as part of the PowerPoint. See my 'Georgia O'Keeffe Close-Ups Project' in my shop which includes lesson plans, worksheets, assessment sheets and much more.
Gallery Visit / Gallery Education
TheArtyTeacherTheArtyTeacher

Gallery Visit / Gallery Education

(0)
This worksheet has been designed for gallery visits. There is a space in the middle to make a sketch. It asks the following questions: Your Name Title of Artwork Name of Artist What have you looked at? What media has the artist used? what colours has the artist used? What kind of marks or techniques has the artist used? What kind of shapes and forms can you see? How does the artwork relate to other artworks in the exhibition? How does the artwork make you feel? The same worksheet is uploaded as a .jpg and pdf. I'm not sure why you can only see the top part of the pdf. When you download it, it is all there - I have checked!! Keywords: gallery visit, gallery education, analysing art, visiting galleries, gallery activities.
Assembly: Managing Wellbeing and Stress
TheArtyTeacherTheArtyTeacher

Assembly: Managing Wellbeing and Stress

(0)
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
Insects Art - Drawing Insects
TheArtyTeacherTheArtyTeacher

Insects Art - Drawing Insects

(0)
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
Assessing a Drawing Rubric
TheArtyTeacherTheArtyTeacher

Assessing a Drawing Rubric

(0)
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.