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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

Nuclear Bunkers: during the Cold  War, and today

Nuclear Bunkers: during the Cold War, and today

Lesson 5 from the acclaimed teaching pack 'Dial M For Missile: Exploring Themes Around the Cuban Missile Crisis'. Following on from the lesson on Civil Defence, this lesson gives students an insight into the history of nuclear bunkers, and gets them to decide in small groups what items they would prioritise in a nuclear bunker to help them survive a nuclear attack. They can then create some of these items, and/or role-play being in the bunker. The lesson plan includes differentiation, extension and enrichment suggestions. The lesson is highly relevant to Citizenship, History, Art & Design, and Drama, as well as helping to meet SMSC, Prevent and British Values requirements. To browse and download the other lessons from the Dial M For Missile Pack pack, plus the pack as a whole (including endorsements), go to www.tes.com/teaching-resource/dial-m-for-missile-exploring-themes-around-the-cuban-missile-crisis-11208437

By PeaceEducation

Caspar David Friedrich Romance Art History - Romanticism - Art - 160 Slides

Caspar David Friedrich Romance Art History - Romanticism - Art - 160 Slides

This is a complete presentation on Caspar David Friedrich in Romance Art History, or Romanticism. THERE ARE MANY ACTUAL SLIDES FOR YOUR REVIEW ON THIS PAGE. THIS IS YOUR BEST INDICATION OF PRODUCT QUALITY. EXCERPT: - Friedrich made his drawings from nature but not his paintings. He painted solely in his studio using his drawings for reference but arranging things as he pleased. - Friedrich was not interested in painting people per se. He painted them but for a different purpose. They usually face into the picture and act as stand-ins for us, the viewers. - The men are the Romantic hero, the rugged man on his own communing with unfathomable nature. Their eyes are often fixed on the abyss but never on the viewer. - His figures are motionless, reverent figures either with their backs or sides to us. They are almost never facing us. Their mood, which we are to adopt, is one of loss and longing. - The Romantic artists usually were drawn to death and mysticism. Friedrich was drawn to both. - The American Hudson River School of Landscape painters found Friedrich’s work an inspiration for their own art in the 19th century. EXCERPT: SEA OF ICE PAINTING - Debate raged over the symbolism and meaning of this painting. It did not happen in history nor is it derived from a literary work from Friedrich’s time. - One interpretation made it a metaphor with the German government then in power. Scholar Norbert Wolf likened the painting’s atmosphere to, “…a symbolic protest against the oppressive 'political winter' gripping Germany under Metternich." - Then there’s Friedrich’s childhood fall through the ice with his elder brother saving him but dying while doing so. Friedrich mourned his brother’s loss greatly. - The destruction of a vessel made by man by nature also fits within Friedrich’s overall Romantic theme of unforgiving nature. Nature uses the powerful force of the ice to smash the ship, showing its superiority to man, dwarfing man. - This painting was not liked, much less understood, in its day. The lack of a moral to the wreckage bothered viewers. One art critic outright hated it and wrote, “If only the ice painting of the North Pole would melt once and for all."

By carolirvin

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

Guidance on visual mindmaps (art and photography)

Guidance on visual mindmaps (art and photography)

A simple resource that supports students when mindmapping in art or photography. It breaks down the mindmap visually, giving prompts on what to include in order for a mindmap to be purposeful. Can be used as a slide on the board or printed as a colourful worksheet.

By ArtAndPhotography

GCSE Photography checklist

GCSE Photography checklist

This checklist lists all of the tasks that I expect all students to complete for a GCSE Photography project. It is colour coded linked to the AOs, features clear success criteria for each task, and offers a 'going for gold' extension to push the higher ability students. A really good resource for encouraging students to work independently, as well as for reference when structuring their projects.

By ArtAndPhotography

David Bailey portrait photography task

David Bailey portrait photography task

Written to follow a David Bailey lesson, this worksheet gives students tips for lighting portraits and ideas for facial expressions, then lists the things to think about during a practical photography lesson when taking photos in the style of the photographer.

By ArtAndPhotography