GCSE Art Skills Training Project - Pop CultureQuick View

GCSE Art Skills Training Project - Pop Culture

This GCSE Art Project aims to develop and enhance the range of skills that students have been taught at KS3, enabling them to master and improve in a way that was engaging yet simple to achieve. There are some ‘essential’ art skills taught in this project, including: grid drawing, pencil drawing, pen drawing, acrylic painting, watercolor painting, poly printing and different types of research / art analysis / presentation skills. The theme is Pop Culture, allowing students a wide range of references to work from. The presentation includes lesson entry tasks / plenaries and exit tasks, examples of student work, homework tasks throughout. There are printable resources on slides 1-12 with the Pop Culture images I used in lessons. There is an artist research information slide that can also be printed (slide 43) There are 124 slides in total.
KS3 Commedia dell'ArteQuick View

KS3 Commedia dell'Arte

A 6 week SOW on the style of Commedia. Resource includes: a detailed PowerPoint, including links to video clips additional script medium term plan Over the 6 weeks students will learn how to create and perform commedia scenes, perform master and servant character types, use ‘put on the spot’, use crosstalk and develop the use of gromalot. An assessent lesson will then take place at the end of the scheme to determine how well students can use the skills and techniques they have developed when working in the style of commedia.
Art Skills Cover - Typography/Lettering for KS3Quick View

Art Skills Cover - Typography/Lettering for KS3

Drawing skills- Ideal for KS3 students exploring Typography and lettering. This easy set of slides can be printed for students can see clear examples showing the stages/process. These tasks can be completed on paper or in their sketchbook. Resources included: Easy to use powerpoint slides Printable sheets with exemplar resources Video link to show the whole process from start to finish Easy-to-use teacher instructions- set up in minutes Ideal for a non-specialist teaching room, which can be completed over 2-3 lessons. Students can develop critical thinking and imaginative design through practicing their drawing. There is also scope for teaching colour blending skills, through using a range of coloured pencils and techniques to make the letters appear 3D. Resources needed: Ruler pencil Coloured pencils *optional watercolour pencils As with all my resources, this is tried and tested mainly with Year 7 students in Art and Design (Autumn Term). This allows for them to develop ways of recording and colour theory.
Debate : Form of art or not?Quick View

Debate : Form of art or not?

The classroom debate is a highly useful tool for a teacher. It provides the students with an excellent opportunity to improve their fluency skills and to extend their vocabulary while, at the same time, discussing about complex contemporary issues and developing the students’ critical thinking skills. If organised carefully, classroom debates are something your students will look forward to. This is a debate about graffiti , a controversial topic but very familiar to the students. This is a B1 - C1 level. The teacher should also be aware that the whole preparation takes no less than 4-5 hours and might also reach the 6 hours, depending on the particular class and level. Here you can find the lesson plans for each session (there are 3 in total) and the accompanying worksheets.
Elements of Art - Shape and FormQuick View

Elements of Art - Shape and Form

This resource aims to present Shape and Form, as an element of art, to a primary school audience. It can be used as a standalone lesson or part of a program of study. This resources contains: • PowerPoint presentation, explaining the definition and concept of shape and form in art and showing students how they can use art elements and techniques to achieve 3D effects in their artwork. There are opportunities for class discussion and participation within this, and many visual examples. • PDF of teachers notes to accompany the PPT offering explanations and tips to hopefully make the lesson as effective as possible, even for those without an art background. • PDF worksheet using the letter shapes from the word ‘Form’ to use and develop the knowledge and skills gained from the lesson to create form. Completed worksheet can be used for future reference and evidence of learning within the art curriculum. • PDF teachers’ notes for worksheet listing materials needed and explaining the tasks involved to complete it. All images in this resource are the property of TheArtTA
Pop Art trainer designQuick View

Pop Art trainer design

Pop Art inspire worksheet, focusing on designing a trainer drawing inspiration from the images provided. Can be used as part of a scheme of work, as a stand alone lesson, home learning activity, for blended learning, starter activity, or as an extension task.
Art Evaluation Help SheetQuick View

Art Evaluation Help Sheet

This help sheet is designed to assist students, when they need to produce written evaluation of their own artwork. It provides students with a series of questions they can ask themselves, to prompt their creative thinking and writing. It also provides example answers, so the students can see the type of sentences they should be constructing. This is designed for secondary school pupils and could be used with pupils in KS3 and 4, depending on ability. This help sheet can be printed, but has also been designed so that it can be viewed and followed purely on screen too. Suitable for home learning.
Art - Natural FormsQuick View

Art - Natural Forms

20 slides: Reference sheets with images to show each artists work. Tasks on each sheet for students to do.
Elements of Art: FormQuick View

Elements of Art: Form

This is a 2-3 week unit on form, the third element of art, for Year 7 in Key Stage 3. This introductory unit on form teaches students how to use tone/value in conjunction with various exercises shading techniques to make objects look 3D. It includes quality photo’s of still lives and student examples - no Google imagery. It also contains basic vocabulary, a vocabulary worksheet students can fill out and a marking scheme. Simple and easy to use for EAL students.
Skills Test art activityQuick View

Skills Test art activity

Hi This powerpoint is suitable for art students of any age. It contains 2 different activity’s for students to develop and explore tonal blending skills. Students can use the printable templates to work on and the task can be adjusted based on your time scale. Students will show key skills in shading from dark to light, can explore pattern and learn about colours and how to blend. This is perfect for home learning as materials are accessible It is a full presentation with clear instructions, printable templates to work on and has student examples as a reference for inspiration. It can take 1-3 lessons, and can be adjusted to suit your students. Hope you find it useful
Natural forms art bookletQuick View

Natural forms art booklet

Project booklet on observing, preserving and creating art from natural forms. Project to be done in conjunction with outside exploration and can be used as a short project, homework task or part of an expressive arts module. Includes teacher guidance and can be adapted for all age ranges including SEN students.
Art Lesson - Drawing the Human FigureQuick View

Art Lesson - Drawing the Human Figure

This is a stand-alone art lesson that helps to teach students how to draw the correct proportions of the human figure. This is an introduction to figure drawing, which can be used in a bigger scheme of work looking at the human figure, or it can be used as a cover lesson. This lesson can be used with KS3 or KS4 students and can be easily differentiated. It includes 3 main activities (starter - main - plenary) and can be taught by a non-specialist. It has clear learning objectives and an extension. It encourages students to look carefully at the proportions of the human body. I have made this lesson as I was unable to find a quick one-off lesson that was not just focused on drawing. This lesson has different activities to keep students engaged. Any teacher would be able to deliver the lesson, you just need to make a photocopy of one of the resources attached to the PowerPoint.
Art. Natural FormsQuick View

Art. Natural Forms

Over 1000 pages of support for GCSE Art. This resource bundle provides a thorough unit of work based on natural forms. Clear, easy to follow instructions will allow the teacher to lead students through a wide range of linked activities spanning drawing, painting, sculpture and much more. Students are also encouraged to explore the work of recognised artists and develop their work through exploration and experimentation. This means that students are being challenged to make decisions and employ a “growth mind-set”, something that is being lost in many schools. The work is purposefully diverse because students have developed ideas in their own original ways. Ideal for use with the AQA and EdExcel specifications, allowing full coverage of the four assessment objectives. Included in this bundle are the following. A thorough unit of study. The study provides lesson by lesson guidance, homework, artist references, a rationale for assessment, health and safety, materials lists, student guidance and more… 22 different image slideshows for inspiration. All slideshows offer high quality images of natural forms. A step by step sketchbook guide with a natural forms theme. An example photographic analysis of a piece of student sculpture based on natural forms. A slideshow of example student work (also provided as the preview file). Over 1000 pages of information! If you would like to know more before purchasing, please feel free to contact me with your questions. maelmatthews@gmail.com
Art Progression of SkillsQuick View

Art Progression of Skills

Compiled for our school - these are the progression of skills through the processes of art. Each half term we create focused teaching on one of these processes. Although inevitably some of these objectives will be met in cross curricular opportunities or other subjects. But we don't rely on that and so use this as a guide.
Art Skills-Mechanical/Steampunk drawingQuick View

Art Skills-Mechanical/Steampunk drawing

An ideal art skills activity to teach KS3/4 students how to draw mechanical parts through worksheets and challenge task. This could be used as part of teaching a Steampunk project. A great Art cover lesson- perfect for any classroom setting, with seconds to set up. Resource includes: Easy to use PDF Powerpoint Printable worksheets and help sheets Teacher instructions- for all learners All of these resources were made by me, and they have certainly been tried and tested on hundreds of students over the years! All images are my own.
Art Textiles Skills: Fabric SlashingQuick View

Art Textiles Skills: Fabric Slashing

An Art Textiles Skills Task which introduces students to the technique of fabric slashing also known as stitch and slash. Students improve their confidence on the sewing machine which the use of the straight stitch foot exploring layers, use of pattern and colour theory.