Self portraits - AbstractQuick View

Self portraits - Abstract

PowerPoint with a collection of self portraits by famous artists and activity ideas for children's own self portraits. An additional PowerPoint with the work of Sandra Silberzweig a great stimulus for the children's own unique self portraits. More resources @
Abstract Portrait-Looking at the work of KEEMO.Quick View

Abstract Portrait-Looking at the work of KEEMO.

Great for Primary or KS3 Students. Could be used in a project, for a cover lesson, homework/extension tasks. About 3 hour lessons worth of planning. Includes 1x -KEEMO Analysis/Literacy worksheet 1x - step by step practical guide sheet - KEEMO inspired portrait design. Just print out and you are ready to go. Happy Teaching :-)
Lucien Freud Portrait abstract researchQuick View

Lucien Freud Portrait abstract research

Homework resource sheet based on Artist Lucien Freud to encourage stretch and challenge tasks to heighten critical studies, clearly explaining how pupils can attain higher grades.
Wire PortraitsQuick View

Wire Portraits

I created this to use for an interview lesson with a group of Year 9 boys. I had a lot of fun teaching the lesson, all students were engaged, learning and making progress… and I got the job. Includes powerpoint & lesson plan. Just add: paper, markers, wire, masking tape, scissors/wire cutters and students Learning Objectives & Outcomes: -To understand and reflect on the purpose of a portrait, using key terms -To create an abstract, dimensional portrait, developing problem-solving skills while working with wire We look at a classic Velazques and compare it with Bacon’s reinterpretation Key words: -line -continuous line drawing -sculpture -shape -abstract -portrait Enjoy!
Abstract Photographers - PDF - GCSEQuick View

Abstract Photographers - PDF - GCSE

A PDF containing a range of abstract photographers with examples of their work. I designed this to inspire GCSE Year 10 pupils at a previous school. I have also added a portrait photographer PDF file as well (separate upload)
Roy Durrant Abstract Figure DrawingQuick View

Roy Durrant Abstract Figure Drawing

Children can do this as self-portraits, portraits of a partner or use their imagination. Instructions are provided in the success criteria. Children add a golden background, plan the figure outline in pencil and then go over the pencil in black berrol pens or charcoal. Tone can be added with black and white pencil. This work could also be done as a painting. Download the word version if you want to edit it. Examples from my club are provided.
Cubism - celebrity portrait or self portrait abstract construction with card.Quick View

Cubism - celebrity portrait or self portrait abstract construction with card.

6 Resources
A set of resources developing an understanding of Cubism. Giving information on the art movement and learning to mix colours. Making a painting, practising making a 3D sculpture using Analytical cubism and using a portrait as a subject. Also showing how perspective was changed with Cubism.
Portrait Photographers - PDF - GCSEQuick View

Portrait Photographers - PDF - GCSE

A PDF containing a range of portrait photographers with examples of their work. I designed this to inspire GCSE Year 10 pupils at a previous school. I have also added an abstract photographer PDF file as well (separate upload)
Picasso PortraitsQuick View

Picasso Portraits

A Learning Objective with some success criteria with examples followed by a separate page with just examples that can be printed for children to see. Children can sketch the outline in pencil, make it disproportionate and use a ruler to separate the portrait and background into different sections (filling each section with a separate colour). Paint, oil pastels, chalk or colouring pencils can all be used. Encourage children to use the whole page.
Abstract Mirror Digital Photography Photoshop Editing, High schoolQuick View

Abstract Mirror Digital Photography Photoshop Editing, High school

Introduce your photography students to taking more abstract photos and portraits using mirrors. Includes a Powerpoint presentation with lots of visual ideas for taking portraits and photos with mirrors. Also includes a Photoshop editing project using overlays/blend modes. Total Pages: 21 page presentation, 3 page photoshop instructions Teaching Duration: 45 minutes
Portraits: Drawing, Proportion, Artists, Colour WheelQuick View

Portraits: Drawing, Proportion, Artists, Colour Wheel

This SoW includes a bundle of ppts: A detailed ppt on how to draw a portrait. A word doc verbal description to use whilst demonstrating. A range of ppts with artist examples: expressive, fragmented, distorted, abstracted. Expressive ppt includes colour wheel and examples.
Tudor and Stuart PortraitsQuick View

Tudor and Stuart Portraits

A resource which looks at portraits and focuses on Tudor and Stuart portraits in the Welsh National Museum Gallery. There are cross-curricular links with History and English, and ideas for creative writing and practical art work. Can be adapted to suit any style of portraits.
How to make portrait medalsQuick View

How to make portrait medals

In addition to our own resources we have been able to make available an informative guide to medal-making, created by Wolverhampton Arts Museums and inspired by their work with the prolific and enthusiastic medalist Ron Dutton. This guide shows you how to make portrait medals, but can be adapted to suit the needs of any class.
Picasso Inspired Oil Pastel LessonQuick View

Picasso Inspired Oil Pastel Lesson

Students explore the distorted style of Picasso by using geometric shapes and abstract features to create a composition. Students then use oil pastel gradients to define segments of the portrait using blending techniques demonstrated on the powerpoint.
Shape facesQuick View

Shape faces

This activity introduces the form of art known as 'cubism' to the class. It firstly shows how artists can use shapes to make abstract portraits or 'funny faces.' Pupils look at a picture of a face painted in the cubist style and discuss shapes used, position of facial features and colours chosen. They then have an opportunity to make their own cubist face by following the on-screen instructions which add abstract facial features one at a time to their portrait. Pupils then have the opportunity of choosing a colour scheme for their picture and are able to print it.
Artist Resource BankQuick View

Artist Resource Bank

A huge range of 120+ artists ranging from portraits and landscapes to natural forms and abstract art. A great resource for the start of projects, to look at after reading exam papers, or to give inspiration mid project. Images are all artists own, this is a bank of artist images and not my own images.
The Ultimate Art PackageQuick View

The Ultimate Art Package

3 Resources
A collection of PowerPoints to use as a stimulus for children's own artworks based on famous artists including Chagall, Klee, Rousseau, Matisse, Warhol, Romero Britto, Hokusai and Yayoi Kusama. Also included abstract self -portraits by Sandra Silberzweig and Amate bark paintings! Use as a stimulus for experimenting with self portraits, pop art, watercolours, colour mixing, poitillism, painting with scissors, blow painting and zentangles! Suitable for EYFS, KS1 and KS2.
Creating pen portraits - describe characters so well you can see them!Quick View

Creating pen portraits - describe characters so well you can see them!

By using a simple power point to explain adjectives, pupils practice using them, then identify them in a range of excellent character descriptions. Characters described by Dickens, JK Rowling, Ibbotson, Lemony Snicket and Rosemary Sutcliffe are examined and adjectives highlighted. Pupils are inspired to write better character descriptions of their own!
Year 8 End of year assessmentQuick View

Year 8 End of year assessment

End of year 8 assessment - topics include, Cubism, Artist analysis and research skills, Surrealism, portrait drawing and portrait theory. A good assessment for SOW surrounding abstract, identity or projects centered around either Cubism or Surrealism. Pack includes student assessment (blank) and a teacher copy with answers for marking, assessment layout includes grade boundaries and self-evaluation boxes for students to assess their marks/skills upon return of teacher marking.