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NeXTCube - Computing History Poster #4

NeXTCube - Computing History Poster #4

Computing history is an important part of IT education. It helps to know one's roots and to have a greater appreciation of today's technology, and it also promotes interest in how things used to be before the days of the smartphone. This poster gives a (very) brief overview on the history of the NeXTCube, the computer that Tim Berners-Lee famously used to kickstart the World Wide Web, alongside some photos and a high-resolution illustration of the device itself. Oh, and the date's on there...wouldn't want to forget that. This package includes one poster in three different sizes: A2, A3 and A4. The images are in .jpg format and are set in print-ready CMYK colour. Colours in preview images may differ due to differences between RGB and CMYK colour spaces.

By Spacefarer

IBM 5150 - Computing History Poster #3

IBM 5150 - Computing History Poster #3

Computing history is an important part of IT education. It helps to know one's roots and to have a greater appreciation of today's technology, and it also promotes interest in how things used to be before the days of the smartphone. This poster gives a (very) brief overview on the history of the IBM 5150, a computer that brought about the modern computing industry, alongside some magazine ads and a high-resolution illustration of the device itself. Oh, and the date's on there...wouldn't want to forget that. This package includes one poster in three different sizes: A2, A3 and A4. The images are in .jpg format and are set in print-ready CMYK colour.

By Spacefarer

Georges Seurat, A Sunday on the Le Grande Jatte, Emotional Intelligence.

Georges Seurat, A Sunday on the Le Grande Jatte, Emotional Intelligence.

This is a large nine page document with lots of worksheets aimed at discussion surrounding the painting of 'A Sunday on the Grande Jatte' by Georges Seurat. There is a question and answer sheet focusing on the emotions displayed in painting, relaxed calm etc. Useful website including links to video clips and information useful in a classroom discussion. A focused drawing page A internet guided research frame. a selection of drawing frames suitable for all abilities. A few weeks work or excellent a sub cover work or homework or extension activities.

By ladybugssloan

Van Gogh Resources - Massive Bundle.

Van Gogh Resources - Massive Bundle.

Save 72% by buying these 11 resources togther. This massive bundle of teaching goodies includes the following: A comprehensive presentation covering many aspects of Van Gogh life and works. The presentation INCLUDES A SCRIPT which includes questions for an engaging learning experience. There are slides on the following: Introduction, birth and death dates, pre-artist jobs * Overview of famous works * The Potato Eaters * Who influenced his work * How his work changed * His portraits * Letters to Theo * His Drawings * The Sunflowers * His room in Arles * The Starry Night * His Death * His burial place * Who he has influence * His influence on fashion x 2 * The End. A page of links to useful sites and YouTube clips, many of which could be used for starters to lessons or home works to extend learning. A Van Gogh mark making worksheet. I have used this sheet and asked students to make the marks using different media. Stick and ink is particularly effective. Plus a Van Gogh word search. Van Gogh resource sheet which includes images, themes and keywords. Great to put on desks and keep his images fresh in your students minds. 3 Van Gogh Art Analysis Venn Diagram worksheets. Ideal to use at the start of a project when you want students to look really closely at his work. *UPDATED AGAIN* I have just added a different VG mark making sheet! Areas of a VG drawing have been selected with squares. Students can copy these sections into their sketchbook using different media. **UPDATED AGAIN** I have now added a 'Paint Like Van Gogh' worksheet. This is to use with paint or pastels. I hope you find this bundle useful. If so, please leave some positive feedback.

By TheArtyTeacher

Seed Heads Natural Forms Bundle.

Seed Heads Natural Forms Bundle.

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.

By TheArtyTeacher

Drawing & Painting Skulls Bundle.

Drawing & Painting Skulls Bundle.

Save 55% Develop drawing skills with these skull resources. 1. COMPLETE THE MISSING SECTIONS OF SKULL Learning Object: to draw with detail and a range of tones. All sections could be completed in pencil or you could use a range of media such as fine liner, charcoal pencils, conte crayon or paint. 2. COMPLETE THE SKULL DRAWING A step more difficult than the task above - this time complete the missing half of the skull. 3. SKULL & SKELETON PHOTO BANK 22 Fantastic photographs of a human skull and rib-cage within a PowerPoint - easy to print. Dramatic compositions make these photographs ideal to draw and paint from. 4. SKULL GRID DRAWING Teach a range of drawing skills with this excellent resource. Your students will learn about line, tone and the importance of adding detail. Excellent extension task or cover lesson. 5. SKULL PHOTOBANK WITH ARTIST & MEDIA SUGGESTIONS A new set of photos from those listed above. Beautiful, detailed, high resolution photographs of a real human skull. This could be the starting for a comprehensive project drawing and/or painting project. There are photographs of the full skull front on and from the side, close-ups and a second set of photographs where the skull sits on red cloth for that dramatic Hamlet feel! There are suggestions for what drawing mediums to use, what artists to make links with, some skull facts to sound like the expert and ideas for where to take this project.

By TheArtyTeacher

Insectology - relief printmaking unit for grades 7-9

Insectology - relief printmaking unit for grades 7-9

Visual Art unit featuring bugs of all kinds in a n inquiry based approach inspired by ecological artists Katherine Owen and Laurie Mitchell. Includes a 16 week outline, lesson plans, assessment, powerpoint resource and list of artworks. Students will trace the history of relief printmaking as it relates to entymology and explore the cultural /religious significance of insect symbolism in art. Concepts include negative/positive space, observation in nature, composition, perspective, symmetry . Students will experiment with simple relief printmaking, create a stencil, explore paper art, use photoshop and design a linoprint series in response to the artworks explored. Assessment and art analysis focuses upon exploring entymological symbolism in art today and research of a modern printmaker.

By loubud123

50 Artists Primary pupils should know

50 Artists Primary pupils should know

Famous Western Artists Primary K-6 pupils should know. By this I mean that they should have seen images by these artists and remember key details about when and where they lived. These artists could support work done in other subject areas. All dates are approximate. It is not suggested that Primary K-6 students should know every artist on this list, but rather that they should know and understand the main movements and how art has changed. There is a great activity I have written that does this called my art timeline game which is available to download free from my website. There are also too many brilliant artists not mentioned here that I have omitted to keep things simple. By the time we get to Contemporary art you can pretty much choose what you like! The resource contains a link to all the images you need via Google Art Institute. ​

By paulcarney700

Year 9 Printmaking

Year 9 Printmaking

An entire unit of work for an entire term. An outstanding year 9 Art & Design project. Full resources; scheme, Power Points, assessments, etc. WALT Power points have yellow, orange and red tasks; warm, hot, scorching, higher up you go, more difficult. Everything you and your department need! (Images removed for copyright, however can be obtained through a search engine :-))

By pdipetta

Year 8 Landscape and Cityscape

Year 8 Landscape and Cityscape

An entire unit of work for an entire term, an outstanding year 8 Art & Design project. Full resources; scheme, Power Points, assessments, etc. WALT Power points have yellow, orange and red tasks; warm, hot, scorching, higher up you go, more difficult. Everything you and your department need! (Images removed for copyright, however can be obtained through a search engine :-))

By pdipetta

Year 7 Native American Culture

Year 7 Native American Culture

An entire unit of work for an entire term, an outstanding year 7 Art & Design project. Best taught as a 3D project, although can be taught as a painting project if you prefer. Full resources; scheme, Power Points, assessments, etc. WALT Power points have yellow, orange and red tasks; warm, hot, scorching, higher up you go, more difficult. Everything you and your department need, no copyright issues here, this is ready to go!

By pdipetta