GCSE - Introduction into Portraiture - Identity - Self PortraitQuick View
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GCSE - Introduction into Portraiture - Identity - Self Portrait

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This pair of lessons is designed to introduce a Portraiture project. The first lesson presents students with a variety of different artist’s portraits which they use to create a title page. The second lesson leads students to create a self-portrait, working from a mirror or a photo and building tone with pencil. Both lessons include: starters, objectives, differentiated learning outcomes and a plenary. There is a homework, peer assessment and step by step visual instructions for the self-portrait.
Questionnaire: preparing for work experience/ work; time management.Quick View
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Questionnaire: preparing for work experience/ work; time management.

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This activity can be used to prepare students for work experience. It consists of two multiple choice questionnaires where students have to answer from the perspective or an employee and then an employer, considering their attitude to subjects relating to time management. I.e. preparation, priorities, responsibility, motivation, planning, and delegation. After completing each questionnaire students then add up their scores to discover how likely they are to do well in a new job/ succeed in business as a employer.
Artist analysis & response - Alphonse Mucha - Art Nouveau - drawing & watercolour - Natural formsQuick View
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Artist analysis & response - Alphonse Mucha - Art Nouveau - drawing & watercolour - Natural forms

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This lesson introduces the Art Nouveau movement and could be used as research for the project: Natural Forms. Students are lead into the movement through a brief analysis of Alphonse Mucha’s Four Gems – Ruby, Amethyst, Emerald, Topaz 1900. They are then given a brief explanation of Art Nouveau’s origins before starting a response. Using grids they draw from a Mucha print and then complete their response with watercolour. The lesson consists of: a starter; objectives and a step by step drawing, working from a Mucha print and using a grid. Each step is modelled with visual examples and differentiated learning outcomes. There is also a plenary, homework slide and writing frame work for lower levels. Printable step by step instructions are available at the end of the powerpoint. This lesson could easily be stretched across two lessons in order to complete responses. To help this, there is an extra starter and objectives slide as well as observational drawing activities at the end of the powerpoint for students to begin to develop their own Art Nouveau poster. Artist images will need to be provided.
Artist research  - Beatriz Milhazes - Natural Forms - Flowers, Painting, acrylic paint and transfersQuick View
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Artist research - Beatriz Milhazes - Natural Forms - Flowers, Painting, acrylic paint and transfers

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This set of three lessons introduces the work of Brazilian artist, Beatriz Milhazes and could be used as artist research for the project: Natural Forms. The practical activities in these lessons can easily be stretched across six lessons or even more depending on your student’s ability to refine and develop these techniques. Students are introduced to the artist via an interview created by the James Cohan Gallery and available on Youtube. Students then produce their first response drawing from one of Milhazes paintings, scaling up to fit their page. They then finish the lesson writing an analysis on one piece by the artist. The second lesson begins by creating a colour pallet for Milhazes piece using acrylic and then going on to use this pallet to paint their response from the previous lesson. The final lesson leads students to experiment with Milhazes transfer techniques. Students draw flower silhouettes onto a circle before transferring them onto plastic and painting them with acrylic. When this is dry it is painted with PVA glue and transferred to a canvas or sketchbook page. This process is modeled by Milhazes in the interview and is supported by a step by step visual instruction sheet. Each lesson consists of: a starter; objectives; step by step instruction sheets with differentiated learning outcomes, and a plenary, as well as annotation sentence starters and key words. The three lessons also include opportunity for peer assessment and analysis with a printable analysis help sheet. At the end of the powerpoint there are step by step visual instructions and further printable resources. There is also a suggested homework slide where students complete further research into the artist in order to develop their artist page further.
Artist research - Judith Pfaff - Printing & Mixed media - Natural FormsQuick View
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Artist research - Judith Pfaff - Printing & Mixed media - Natural Forms

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This lesson introduces the work of Judith Pfaff and could be used as artist research for the project: Natural Forms. Students can be introduced to the artist via a video clip made by Art21 found on Youtube. Students then build up their own mixed media piece using mono printing, foam printing and collage and working from images of plants and natural forms. The lesson consists of: a starter; objectives and three practical activities which lead them to creating their own mixed media piece in response to the artist. Each stage is modelled with visual examples and differentiated learning outcomes. Printable step by step instructions are available at the end of the powerpoint. This lesson could easily be stretched across two lessons in order to build up layers in responses.
KS3 Art & Design: Mixed Media Shells & Formal ElementsQuick View
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KS3 Art & Design: Mixed Media Shells & Formal Elements

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This is a seven lesson project designed to introduce KS3 students to the formal elements of: shape, tone, form, texture and pattern. Students will be introduced to each formal element lesson by lesson, building up a large mixed media shell with: charcoal, coffee, tissue paper, biro and poly-board printing, working from observation. Each lesson has been presented as a ten minute starter activity and thirty-forty minute main exercise. The project includes reference to artists such as: Antoni Gaudi, Barbara Hepworth and Bridget Riley with space for research and or analysis homework. The project has been broken down into visual step by step help sheets and examples and can be printed as a booklet for students or used as a powerpoint to teach from. Activities are differentiated by learning outcomes as well as 'Apex' challenges for most able students. The visual step by step instructions make learning more accessible to lower level and SEN students. The layering of techniques and materials guarantees to hold the interest and engagement of KS3 students in order for them to build up and refine one piece of work over a period of time.
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Record - observational drawing and photography based on the work of Karl Blossfeldt.

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This lesson introduces the work of Karl Blossfeldt and could be used as artist research for the project: Natural Forms. Students can be introduced to the artist via a video clip made by The Whitechapel Gallery where the curator, Kirsty Ogg gives a brief summary of Blossfledt’s work in the context of the exhibition. Students then work in table groups to photograph natural forms in the style of Blossfeldt. The lesson then continues to focus on observational drawing using negative space, contour and tonal techniques to draw from natural forms. The lesson consists of: a ‘challenge’ or starter; objectives; three drawing tasks with visual examples and differentiated learning outcomes, as well as annotation sentence starters, key words and a plenary. This lesson could easily be stretched across two or three lessons in order for students to create a research page on the artist and could be developed further with more in depth research for homework.
Van Gogh Artist research and response - observational flower study with oil pastel.Quick View
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Van Gogh Artist research and response - observational flower study with oil pastel.

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This lesson introduces the work of Vincent Van Gogh and could be used as artist research for the project: Natural Forms. Students begin by analysing artist images, before watching a clip from youtube to provide them with more information on the artist. Students then produce their own observational drawing using oil pastels on black paper and adopting the style and techniques of Van Gogh. Ideally students could draw from plants or flowers in the classroom. The lesson consists of: a starter; objectives; step by step instruction sheets with differentiated learning outcomes, peer assessment and a plenary, as well as annotation sentence starters and key words. This lesson could easily be stretched across two or three lessons in order for students to create a research page on the artist and could be developed further with more in depth research for homework.
KS3 - Chocolate Challenge Observational Drawing AssessmentQuick View
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KS3 - Chocolate Challenge Observational Drawing Assessment

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How do you get KS3 students to draw in controlled conditions for 80 minutes? ...Involve chocolate. This is an ideal observational drawing assessment for KS3 students using pencil and colouring pencil, with the focus on proportion and tone. The resource can be used as a powerpoint for the assessment lesson, including: a hook/ starter question based on willpower; objectives; a clear outline of controlled conditions and four 20 minute drawing tasks. The first task is for students to draw the chocolate bar, wrapped, using tone with pencil. The second asks them to draw the chocolate bar unwrapped using tone. The third allows the students to take a bite of their chocolate and draw the bar using tone with colouring pencil and the final task allows them to eat the chocolate bar and draw the wrapper, again using tone with colouring pencil. The resource includes a ten minute self assessment and four printable step by step sheets which break down the drawing process for less able students. Each task includes differentiated learning outcomes. Marking stickers are also included on word documents separately which correspond to the learning outcomes and make marking and standardising large groups of KS3 a lot more manageable. All you need to do is get in the fun size chocolate bars. N.B. If you have many Muslim students this is not a good lesson to do during Ramadan.
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KS3 - Cartooning: Drawing the face and exaggerating features.

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This lesson is designed to introduce the use of exaggerated features in cartooning, when drawing the face. Students will look at Marvel characters, analysing how features are exaggerated to suggest character and personality. Students will follow step by step instructions to draw a chubby and a gaunt character. The lesson consists of: a 'hook' or starter; objectives; step by step instruction sheets with differentiated learning outcomes and an annotation plenary. Printable resources are at the end of the powerpoint, with step by step visual instructions and image reference sheet. This lesson is an ideal follow up to drawing a realistic face and a good way to make drawing the face and features more accessible to students of all abilities.
KS3 - Cartooning: drawing the face and the body - introducing your own character.Quick View
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KS3 - Cartooning: drawing the face and the body - introducing your own character.

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This resource three lessons long and introduces the idea of visual language in the context of comic book illustration. Student will create and introduce their own character with four different shots: a close up, profile, long shot and full body shot. They will then practice the use of mark making, using ink, to create tone and texture and applying ink to their comic. Each lesson consists of: a 'hook' or starter; objectives; visual instructions with differentiated learning outcomes, peer assessment and/ or self assessment and a plenary. Printable resources are at the end of the powerpoint, visual instructions and worksheets as well as artist images. These lessons refer to a range of comic artists and are an ideal follow up to learning how to draw the face and body without using reference.
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KS3 Cartooning: drawing the body measuring by heads.

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This lesson is designed to practice the use of drawing a body in proportion, by measuring using heads. In the context or superhero/ heroines students will design and draw a character based on a celebrity/ real person or an imagined character. The lesson consists of: a 'hook' or starter; objectives; introduction into measuring by heads; drawing the hero/ine examples with differentiated learning outcomes, peer assessment and a plenary. Printable resources are at the end of the powerpoint, with visual instructions and image reference sheet as well as guidelines for drawing sheets. There is also a homework task based on analysing the work of Roy Lichtenstein. This lesson is an ideal follow up to exercises based on drawing a body without a model.
KS3- Cartooning - drawing the faceQuick View
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KS3- Cartooning - drawing the face

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This lesson is designed to exaggerateice the use of exaggerated features in cartooning, when drawing the face. Students will follow step by step instructions to draw a cute and a heroic character as well as learn to shade hair to give it form and texture. The lesson consists of: a 'hook' or starter; objectives; step by step instruction sheets with differentiated learning outcomes, peer assessment and an annotation plenary. Printable resources are at the end of the powerpoint, with step by step visual instructions and image reference sheet. This lesson is an ideal follow up to drawing a realistic face and a good way to make drawing the face and features more accessible to students of all abilities.
Natural Forms  Artist research & response  Insects Louise Bourgeois Negative space  Ink.Quick View
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Natural Forms Artist research & response Insects Louise Bourgeois Negative space Ink.

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This lesson could be used in partnership with previous lessons based on: Tessa Farmer, Poul Beckmann and Damien Hirst focusing on insects as a context for the project, Natural Forms. However could also be used on its own to practice drawing negative spaces and using mark making to build tone and texture. The lesson consists of a starter or hook activity watching a clip on Youtube from the National Gallery to introduce the artist. It then has objectives with assessment criteria followed by a step by step instructions for students to create their response: using pen and ink to draw Bourgeois’s Maman, focusing on negative space. Each stage of the response includes learning criteria and a printable step by step instruction sheet is available at the end of the powerpoint as well as a plenary.
Natural Forms - GCSE - Insects - Artist research - Tessa FarmerQuick View
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Natural Forms - GCSE - Insects - Artist research - Tessa Farmer

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This lesson introduces the work of Tessa Farmer and could be used as artist research for the project: Natural Forms within the context of insects. Students can be introduced to the artist via a video clip made by The Natural History Museum where the artist is interviewed about her work found on Youtube. Students write notes on the artist to be used to inform a written analysis later in the lesson. Students will then follow a step-by-step visual instructions to record from the artist’s work using masking tape, dark pencil and white acrylic. Students then write an analysis of the artist as well as annotation of their own response. The lesson consists of: a ‘hook’ or starter; objectives; step by step instruction sheets with differentiated learning outcomes and a plenary. It includes an analysis help sheet as well as sentence starters and key words. Printable resources are at the end of the powerpoint. This lesson could easily be stretched across two or three lessons in order for students to create a research page on the artist and could be developed further with more in depth research for homework.
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KS3 - Drawing and painting a landscape using perspective.

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These three lessons are designed to introduce one point perspective, practicing landscape drawing and painting in the style of an artist. Students will use a simple technique to be introduced to perspective before building up a landscape working from a photo. Students will look at the work of Claude Monet and David Hockney as inspiration for their use of colour, building tone and texture with acrylic. They will then go on to look at the printing techniques of Angie Lewin to add detail to the foreground of their landscape using soft foam. Each lesson consists of: a 'hook' or starter; objectives; an introduction slide into an artist or theory; step by step instruction sheets with differentiated learning outcomes; a peer assessment or self evaluation and a plenary. Printable resources are at the end of the powerpoint, with step by step visual instructions, image references and a homework task.
Cartooning: Drawing the face and figureQuick View
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Cartooning: Drawing the face and figure

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This is a project designed to introduce face and figure drawing to KS3 students in a way which makes it more manageable and engaging. It provides students with some useful rules and background knowledge for drawing the face and figure which they could just use to create their own caricatures or use as the basis to go on and practice figure drawing from observation. The project include reference to illustrators from Marvel, DC Comics, Jamie Hewlett and Kazou Koike as well as an analysis of Roy Lichtenstein's visual language.
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Paper Sculpture - KS3 Newspaper Chickens

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This can be used as a mini project or a stand-alone lesson to introduce students into sculpture using paper. (Also a fun taster session to Art for Year 5 & 6 students.) Students will be briefly introduced to artists who use paper sculpture to make birds: Diana Beltran and Johan Scherft, before accepting the ‘Farm Yard Challenge’: to make a chicken/ duck decoy out of paper, that would fool a farmer. The lesson consists of: a ‘hook’ or starter; objectives; and step by step instruction sheets. The task is differentiated by learning outcome and includes a plenary. Printable resources are at the end of the powerpoint. This project is ideal for departments who don’t have much budget left as students only need newspaper and sellotape.
KS4 - An introduction into GCSE and practicing Observational Drawing in the context of Natural FormsQuick View
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KS4 - An introduction into GCSE and practicing Observational Drawing in the context of Natural Forms

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This is an introductory lesson into GCSE Art & Design (Edexcel) for students who are just starting GCSE and to the project Natural Forms. It includes: Visual examples of A01-A04; GCSE expectations; possible assessments for the first term; Materials list; Course outline, Natural Forms artists and assessment criteria for A01 and A03 tasks for the first term. The rest of the lesson is dedicated to observational drawing: still life fruit and vegetables. Students will use charcoal, coffee and white chalk to draw the still life using gestural mark making, texture and tone. they will also practice blind contour drawing and record their still life with photography to present on one sheet as their first possible assessment/ baseline assessment piece. The lesson includes: a starter; objectives; visual instructions; differentiated learning outcomes; key words and a plenary. All you need is the fruit and vegetables.
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Photography analysis help sheet

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This is a help sheet designed to support new photographers analyse and write about photography. The sheet leads students through questions which they can use as the basis for their analysis: starting by describing an image; before reflecting on making methods and the use of formal elements and finally speculating about the meaning of the image and the mood that it creates. For students who struggle with writing there are sentence staters that correspond to the questions on the back of the sheet, including key words and technical terms written in bold.
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Cubist Christmas Card

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This is a Christmas card making task that can also be related to Cubism and painting with hues, tints and shades. A step by step sheet with visual examples leads the students through the task: drawing out their shapes and painting inside the boxes. This resource also includes a slide of higher order plenary questions.