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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!)
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)
What is a Composition?
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What is a Composition?

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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. Click on my name above to see over 300 Art Resources in my shop.
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
Compositions Bundle.
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Compositions Bundle.

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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
Learn How to Paint like David Hockney
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Learn How to Paint like David Hockney

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A useful activity sheet where students can clearly see the brush marks so typical of Hockney's style. Students practice mixing colours and painting in the style of Hockney. Keywords: paint, painting, daubs, brush marks, Hockney
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
How do I mark AS & A Level Art? - A solution!
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How do I mark AS & A Level Art? - A solution!

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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. If you find these useful please give me some positive feedback.
Gallery Visit / Gallery Education
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Gallery Visit / Gallery Education

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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.
Art Lettering Cover Lesson
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Art Lettering Cover Lesson

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This fantastic one page resource has a lesson plan that suggests using it in the following ways: Shade in the lettering using cold colours, graduating the colour from dark to light. Shade in the lettering using warm colours, graduating the colour from dark to light. Work within the letters using mark making. Add pattern in the style of the artist being studied.
Teaching GCSE Art & Design Bundle - worth £16 !!!
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Teaching GCSE Art & Design Bundle - worth £16 !!!

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Save 55% In this G.C.S.E. Art and Design bundle you get five resources: 1) Marking Year 10 and 11 Coursework 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. An example copy of the above filled in. 2) GCSE Student Checklist This simple, one page check list is divided into the 4 assessment objectives. Under each section are a list of tasks each student should complete. I always get every student to stick this in the back of their sketchbook. As they work through the project or exam question they can tick things off, or list what they have done, as they go along. It focuses both the student and teacher as to what has been done, and what needs to be done. It can make a simple, focused start to the lesson to ask your students to fill in a section of this sheet. It is a word document so you can edit it should you require to. 3) GCSE One-to-One Tutorial Sheet I find this form very useful when I organise one-to-one tutorials. I tend to use them when I am drawing close to the end of project to help students prioritise and finish everything off. It is split up into the Assessment Objectives so that I can see at a glance if there is a weakness in the project. It is available as a Publisher doc so you can edit it and also a PDF. 3) The independent Learning Grid Push your students to be more independent. Great to prove to inspectors that you are encouraging independent learning by having this in the back of students sketchbooks . You ask your students to fill in 5 adjectives in the adjective column based on their current project. These should make links with their artist or theme. Then ask students to pick an item from each column. Alternatively get them to throw a dice. If they throw a six they get to choose the item from that column as there are only 5 things in each column. 5) Creating Compositions 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.
Google 'Back to School' Graphic Design Project
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Google 'Back to School' Graphic Design Project

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This project is three sessions long and asks students to design a google logo on the theme 'Back to School'. It includes: A presentation that teaches students what 'Graphic Design' is, explores different google logos, and looks specifically at google logos that have illustrated the 'Back to School' theme. THIS IS INCLUDED FOR FREE AND IS AVAILABLE FOR FREE ON THE TES AS IT INCLUDES COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL WHICH CAN BE USED FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES. A script that goes with the above presentation. This script is only available here as part of this resource. It includes questioning for an engaging and interactive experience!! A lesson plan overview that structures three sessions. This could be three lessons or a two - three hour workshop. This includes keywords and three optional homework ideas. A resource sheet of useful images to help students create their design ideas and final design. A 'Design Ideas' page which has four faint google logos to draw on top of. A large faint google logo for the final idea. I have also included a list of useful Graphic Design websites.
Recycled Art Robots Project
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Recycled Art Robots Project

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This is a presentation to introduce a recycled art robot project. It has 29 slides. It includes images of general recycled art, images by the junk robot maker 'Gordon Bennett' (as seen on the front page), examples of junk robots and assessment criteria. There is a script within the PowerPoint. I have found that this project gets students looking at little bits and pieces in a whole new way! Idea for KS2 & 3. Happy junk modelling!
Hundertwasser Funky Fonts
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Hundertwasser Funky Fonts

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An excellent extension to your Hunderwasser project! This one page has hours of work! Ask your students to work with a range of different media, working within the different fonts. Use bright colours to make links with Hundertwasser and work with coloured pencils, pastels, watercolour or acrylic. This makes a striking sketchbook page. Why not buy this as part of my great value bundle?
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.
Ice Breaker Bingo - Team Building Activity - New Class
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Ice Breaker Bingo - Team Building Activity - New Class

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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.
Georgia O' Keeffe Presentation
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Georgia O' Keeffe Presentation

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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.