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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!)
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!
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.
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 Abstract Art? Starter Activity
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What is Abstract Art? Starter Activity

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An essential activity to be taught in Key Stage 3. This starter activity contains 8 images that can be sorted into 'abstract art' and 'not abstract art'. The images include painting and sculpture. An accompanying page outlines how to structure the activity and includes questions that create a thought provoking lesson. Great for any key stage that get muddled with what abstract art is, but particularly KS3. All images are copy right free or with permission from the artist. Enjoy this resource! Please click on my name above to see my other art resources.
Art Literacy Bundle (Including Questioning & Discussion)
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Art Literacy Bundle (Including Questioning & Discussion)

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Save over 50% on this five resource bundle which features some of my most popular resources: ‘Talking About Art’ starter activity. This is a placemat which gets your students talking about any artwork using sentence starters. Blooms Taxonomy was used to create this mat and so is great for all learners. The ‘Art & Design Glossary’ is a simple and easy way to incorporate literacy into your lessons and evidence it for inspection. Blooms Taxonomy For Art has been developed to make questioning subject specific for art. This is great for your handbook, great when planning or just to pick up and glance at when questioning a class. Blooms Taxonomy for Art Question Cards - let your students do the work! Distribute these cards to students and let them come up with their own questions to ask themselves or each other. The ‘Writing About Art Literacy mat’ encourages students to write a sentence about each of the given categories. An example is also included on the mat. All these resources will help you to easily include and evidence literacy in your art lessons. www.TheArtyTeacher.com
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.
'Talking About Art' Starter Activity
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'Talking About Art' Starter Activity

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Use the ‘Talking About Art’ placemat as a stimulus when asking your students to talk about art. The attached lesson starter document explains how to use the placemat for a starter activity, where you divide your class into groups and give them time to discuss the sentence starters, and then you ask for feedback. I have also provided a blank ‘Talking About Art’ worksheet should you want a written response. A really useful starter that could be used with any artist or artwork. Art literacy. www.TheArtyTeacher.com
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.
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
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.
Mark Making Cubes
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Mark Making Cubes

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Using this ‘Mark Making Cubes’ project is a great way to teach mark making and results in a striking display.  Each student applies gradated mark making to a cube net and then creates a cube.  A great way to introduce maths (using a net) into the art curriculum.  Included in this download is: A detailed lesson plan. A mark making worksheet A making making cube worksheet There are lots of mark making resources on The Arty Teacher website. www.TheArtyTeacher.com
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!
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!
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: