Art and design teaching resources: Artists and artefacts

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Inspiration for Art Exams

Inspiration for Art Exams

Use this unique resource to inspire students to see the world as artists and use the visual world around them to influence their work.

By thejennii

Hundertwasser Collaboration Art KS3 lesson

Hundertwasser Collaboration Art KS3 lesson

Use this resource to get your students working collaboratively to recreate Hundertwasser's 'End of the Waters' using oil pastel. L.O.1: To develop blending skills using colouring pencils or oil pastels.L.O.2: To work as a class to recreate Hundertwasser’s “End of the Waters”.

By thejennii

DADAism Art & Automatic Poetry

DADAism Art & Automatic Poetry

Use this lesson to introduce GCSE or A-level students to the conceptual art movement of DADAism and have them create their own random collages and automatic poetry.Includes:-Introduction to DADAism in Art-Instructions for how to create a DADAist collage-Instructions for how to create automatic poetry-words to print out & use for automatic poetry-examples of intended outcome-homework tasks

By thejennii

Facial Expressions for Drawing

Facial Expressions for Drawing

A set of images of extreme facial expression to use for drawing - images of sculptures featuring the work of Franz Xaver Messerschmidt, Bernini and Rodin. I've used these with year 9 and above - and find that getting students to draw from sculptures offers them a start in seeing where the essential forms are through tonal changes without being distracted by detail - the withdrawal away from the reality of a basic photograph of a face seems to help in achieving more expressive and stronger drawing. The powerpoint contains 22 images of facial expressions in sculptures and links to information. This can form the basis of a set of lessons that lead into their own explorations of facial expression through their own direct observations. The expressions can cause some smiles too.

By ArtThinking

Banksy KS2 Art Unit of Work - 6 week planning

Banksy KS2 Art Unit of Work - 6 week planning

A six-week unit of work based around the artist Banksy. Children will be encouraged to appraise street art and learn about Banksy. They will then use stencilling techniques and internet based tools to create a Banksy inspired piece with a moral message.I have done this unit with a Year 6 class but it could be adapted to suit any KS2 year group.

By bethwatts1984

Photography GCSE Exam Preperation

Photography GCSE Exam Preperation

-Use this resource to get students to earn marks for all Assessment Objectives and to effectively plan for their GCSE 2017 Photography exam.Features:-Differentiated pathways to ensure student confidence and success in planning & producing a high quality final piece for the art exam-Examples of high-quality outcomes-Questions for students to evaluate where they are at with their exam-planning-Strategies for how to achieve a high-quality outcome for different skills and tastes

By thejennii

How are these drawings done?

How are these drawings done?

A starter activity for sessions on drawing. This starter encourages students to consider new ways of drawing and promotes creative approaches to get them away from thinking drawing can only be done with dry media in a prescribed way. The power point has 7 images on slide one for students to work through and is ideal at GCSE and A Level for AO2 possibilities.

By ArtThinking

Giocometti figures, outdoor sculptures

Giocometti figures, outdoor sculptures

How to produce a large Giacometti figure using foil, suitable for any age. Starter - Looking at his working style and process - including keywords and discussion points. Step by Step how to instructions. Photos of process and three completed figures by yr 6 pupils.

By Donlevya

Who wants to be a millionaire Fine Artist? (quiz)

Who wants to be a millionaire Fine Artist? (quiz)

A fun quiz to test knowledge and engage students in some research in finding the answers. I've used it as longer starter to a lesson and as a homework. Multiple choice format to encourage an educated guess from the students it works well with KS4 and post 16 classes.

By ArtThinking

Scheme of work - composition, (the secret formula to make a great composition)

Scheme of work - composition, (the secret formula to make a great composition)

This scheme of work takes students through stages in making a successful composition Key areas covered are observation drawing skills, key terminology, rules of composition, critical referencing – contextual studies, development of ideas in range of media and approach and realisation of outcomes. I've used this with classes from year 8 to post 16, the idea of the secret formula for how to make a composition goes down really well and gives the students a tangible set of rues that they can continue to apply in painting in as they tackle other projects. The set of lessons can be delivered to fill a half term, and this version always worked best in the Autumn through using natural forms and colours in Autumn.

By ArtThinking

Identity project: digital photography, selfies, Chila Burman and mono printing also a group drawing.

Identity project: digital photography, selfies, Chila Burman and mono printing also a group drawing.

There are three tasks in this project which lead to outcomes.1. A large class montage of photographs of each student.This is a project using digital photography (selfies) of your class and building a montage of all your pupils. Using Chila Burman as an inspiration begin to collage on a black and white photograph using felt tips, magazine cut outs, patterns and text to create a self-identity portrait. This project builds an understanding of an artist like Chila who amalgamates two cultures: Asian and British and there are examples of her work and student examples of outcome. There is a sheet on Chila Burman to hand out to students.There are also opportunities for students to do a photoshoot and to develop their own personal identity.Techniques used in the project are digital photography and Monoprinting skills. Students use their black and white photograph which they then draw into and then students do a mono-print which they then collage into and develop into the bright, media, pattern outcome like Chila Burman. There are two portrait outcomes. 2 Photographs of personal things and series of photos and also making drawings on computer using a simple Paint package.Students take photographs of their favourite things, try to make a series of things they have at home and to montage this in the style of Chila Burman. Chila loves to show a rich colourful arrangement of personal things that reflect her own identity and students need to set up their own still-life of objects and to photograph this. Students then take pictures of something that they have a series of and try to make a set of objects and put this into a composition. 3 Drawing of a large figure and to collage and do pattern work in the body shape. In this project students work in groups and outline their body shapes on a big piece of paper and then using magazines, sequins, patterns and paint and drawings students then collage into the body shape. Students can use their patterns they made on Paint to cut up and to collage in their body shapes.Students begin to question/explore their own identity, their favourite things, what they like, who they listen to, how they see themselves and try to bring this together in firstly their portrait work, but later get to work in a group exploring their own identity.

By cccamp

Andy Goldsworthy

Andy Goldsworthy

A Smartnote Presentation all about Andy Goldsworthy. It includes images of his work and asks the children to identify what natural resources he has used. The answers are hidden behind the boxes. Great for an introduction into Andy Goldsworthy. All Supported with Widgit Symbols

By MelHaagman90

Art. AQA A level Art Exam 2017-SUPPORT RESOURCES

Art. AQA A level Art Exam 2017-SUPPORT RESOURCES

A Level Art support for students and staff. It includes the following:Contents• Introduction• Student information about the requirements of the exam unit• Week by week guide ensuring full coverage of the Assessment Objectives• Homework checklist linked to assessment Objectives• Student Support request sheet encouraging students to really consider where they need help• The History of Art – Notable Periods, Styles and Artists• Component 2 Final Outcome Checklist to ensure all areas have been covered• Art Analysis Prompt Sheet encouraging through analysis takes place • AQA AS Grade boundaries from 2016 as a guide for teachers and students • Securing Outstanding A level Performance in Art - an explanation of the nature of work required to gain the top marks.Also included is a set of copiable report comments for teachers and a yearly organiser to help art teachers plan the year. Both these resources are supplied as Word docs and are therefore editable.Please note. The actual exam questions are not reproduced in these resources because to do so would be a violation of Ofqual rules. This is a set of support documents that are appropriate for all endorsements.

By StartEducation

Activities to strengthen Art skills

Activities to strengthen Art skills

This is a resource I have made from activities I have collected and created in order to strengthen Art skills. Every Art activity a student does is marked according to three assessment objectives: A- Analyse and Record, R- Research and Develop, and T- Try and Text Techniques. When work is returned to the student, they can improve on their weakest area (in DIT time) by doing an activity from the document and marking off which one they have completed on their colour chart.There is an excel markbook to go with this resource, which helps you track student progress to the assessment objectives.

By pinchy78

ART. GCSE Art Exam 2017. Developing a Final Outcome

ART. GCSE Art Exam 2017. Developing a Final Outcome

Help student decide on an exam final outcome. GCSE Art students have been developing their exam preparatory work for a while and it is now time for them to start considering ideas for a final outcome to be produced during 10 hours of exam time. This step by step guide will help them review their preparatory work and make decisions that will lead them to a final outcome that is clearly linked to their research and the Assessment Objectives. Equally suited to the AQA and EdExcel courses.

By StartEducation

Art. Complete Art Curriculum

Art. Complete Art Curriculum

This resource offers 144 pages of detailed Art lesson plans in a linked format. Suitable for both KS2 and 3. This top selling resource has been updated for 2017. Each lesson includes a clear step by step guide for teachers and an information sheet for students.

By StartEducation

Reading Comprehension: Vincent Van Gogh

Reading Comprehension: Vincent Van Gogh

A reading comprehension about the life and work of Van Gogh. Suitable for pupils from 11 to 16. A four page text relating changes in the artist's work to events in his life is followed by a comprehension exercise of 20 questions totalling 40 marks. A mark scheme is supplied.

By ReallLanguages

What do these works have in common?

What do these works have in common?

A starter activity to promote looking at images and curiosity in ways of making connections. The activity is great for exploring aspects of AO2 GCSE and A Level as well as AO3 to see how artists use their media in different ways and review and refine. For extension there is a link to the Rauschenberg link which is 4 minutes of pure joy.

By ArtThinking

Introduction to street artist Space Invader

Introduction to street artist Space Invader

A great PowerPoint to introduce the work of the French street artist, Space Invader. Leads nicely into Mosaic work in art and discussion about art or vandalism. Lots of beautiful images. We also created our own pix-elated images on Paint.net of computer characters (Mario, Sonic etc) and film stars/musicians (David Bowie, Michael Jackson). The Space Invader website is also worth a visit as it has some super facts and an interactive world map of where to find examples of his work.

By waltman

Art. Portraiture. Drawing, Painting and Ceramics

Art. Portraiture. Drawing, Painting and Ceramics

A scheme of study for KS3 Art. Leads students through drawing the human face and culminates in the production of clay heads. Suitable for Years 7, 8 and 9. Also includes a stage by stage plan to drawing the human face in proportion, a step by step plan to producing a clay head and images of faces for inspiration.

By StartEducation

Basic geometric tonal contrasts: chalk and charcoal and building Surrealist fantasy figure KS3

Basic geometric tonal contrasts: chalk and charcoal and building Surrealist fantasy figure KS3

Students are developing an understanding of tonal values and 3D forms and looking at markmaking, and a range of tones and depth of tones.• Students reflect on what is a shape, and how to turn this into a 3D form and look at ways to do this with some key vocabulary terms.• Develop an understanding of how to use charcoal and chalk.• Students on a planning sheet will need to develop their mark making skills to enable them to shade using tones and students will look at various ways to use line techniques to create tone: stippling, hatching, cross hatching, scumbling, contour hatching. • Students then will look at the lighting of a 3 D form and how the shadow is thrown.• Students will practice a tonal range on a geometric shape.• Students will then work in a group and each student to draw a geometric shape which can be put together into the fantasy figure composition based on the Surrealism Picasso figures. Examples given of the geometric standing figures of Picasso, De Chirico and Desmond Morris.Students follow the powerpoint using chalk and charcoal and explore mark making techniques to start.Then students look at the tonal contrasts and begin to develop a geometric shape. Each child to do a different geometric shape and in so doing build a figure of the shapes.Reflection and Evaluation Activate Prior Knowledge: Students to complete the questions on slide 2 on a large A2 sheet on what they know about a shape/form/3d. Questions on powerpoint/sheet per child.Ask students to come to the board to write down the answers.Ask students about charcoal and get them to explore mark-making on large sheet. Understand how to use charcoal and chalk.Playfully begin to develop their use of line (mark-making) and tone (contrasts and lighting) by using the chalks and charcoal. To follow teacher demonstration on the large A1 sugar paper. Draw out the surrealism fantasy stick figure composition made up of geometric shapes and then each child will begin to start shading their form. Final Evaluation:What is creative about the work on Show? How can we improve any of the work on Show? Who has excelled in their work today? And Why?If we had to evaluate the outcome – what work shows creativity, imagination and, an attempt to truly achieve success in outcome today?.Dismiss class

By cccamp

The Fantasy and Horror Collection 5

The Fantasy and Horror Collection 5

The Fantasy and Horror Collection 5A collection of inspirational and fantasy and horror lessons and resources.See the links for further details.Visit my shop for more great lessons and resources:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish(Credits: cooltext.com, copyright free image: https://pixabay.com/en/fantasy-castle-cloud-sky-tower-782001/)

By EngageinEnglish

The Fantasy and Horror Collection 4

The Fantasy and Horror Collection 4

The Fantasy and Horror Collection 4A collection of inspirational and fantasy and horror lessons and resources.See the links for further details.Visit my shop for more great lessons and resources:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish(Credits: cooltext.com, copyright free image: https://pixabay.com/en/fantasy-castle-cloud-sky-tower-782001/)

By EngageinEnglish

How To Draw Bundle

How To Draw Bundle

I have collected some of my presentations which help students become a better artist. These are designed to inspire the kids to draw and really love drawing. I have also included some motivational posters to inspire the children to keep trying when they are struggling with their artistic efforts!

By peterfogarty

The Mystery Collection 3 - A Collection of Resources on a Mystery Theme

The Mystery Collection 3 - A Collection of Resources on a Mystery Theme

The Mystery Collection 3 - A Collection of Resources on a Mystery ThemeA collection of exciting creative and descriptive mystery lessons and resources. Amazing value!See the links for further details.Visit my shop for more great lessons and resources:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish(Credits: cooltext.com, copyright free image: https://pixabay.com/en/mountain-peak-mountain-range-1462655/)

By EngageinEnglish

The Fantasy and Horror Collection 2

The Fantasy and Horror Collection 2

The Fantasy and Horror Collection 2A collection of inspirational and fantasy and horror lessons and resources.See the links for further details.Visit my shop for more great lessons and resources:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish(Credits: cooltext.com, copyright free image: https://pixabay.com/en/fantasy-castle-cloud-sky-tower-782001/)

By EngageinEnglish