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40 Modern and Contemporary Artists with Images and small bio as inspiration  for GCSE

40 Modern and Contemporary Artists with Images and small bio as inspiration for GCSE

This is a set of images to inspire my GCSE students. There are 40 pages of artists which I print out and laminate including -Michael Craig-Martin,Loui Jover,Julia Rothman, Ari Mahardhika, Jeff Koons, Nikki Farquharson, Pierre Bellemare, Fahrelnissa Zeid, Norman Adams, Louise Nevelson, Wayne Thiebaud, Jim Dine, Leonid Afremov, Tim Parker, Emma Gale, George Rodrigue, Dean Russo, Hong Hao, Basquiat, Damien Hirst, Jasper Johns, Hush, Anna Barlow, Peter Gronquist , Jan Huling, Kate Malone, Nina Smart, Mike Savlen, Frank Stella, Charles Dwyer, Damien Blottiere, Paul Kenton, Voka, Romero Britto, Peter Nottrott, Sabine Nielsen, Kate Brinkworth, Jenny Saville and Lisa Milroy .

By loutyler77

Frank Stella collage project

Frank Stella collage project

A project which examines the work of Frank Stella and then produces a mixed media collage/sculpture which is based on research and drawings of tropical birds. The project is particularly suited to able students and can be done in year 9 or as a GCSE unit of work. GCSE Assessment Objectives 1,2,3 & 4 are all covered. Included in the seven downloads are a Power Point Presentation, Scheme of Work, 2 resource handouts to get the students started and 3 adaptable lesson plans.

By marttheart

Female Artists Wordsearch Starter Activity Art Women History Homework Cover Lesson Plenary

Female Artists Wordsearch Starter Activity Art Women History Homework Cover Lesson Plenary

Wordsearch on the theme of 'Female Artists'. Powerpoint so can be used on the board or printed as a worksheet. Includes space for students to explain the keywords and suggested extension activities. Can take 10 minutes or an hour, depending on which activities the students complete. Ideal for the start of a lesson, a quick filler, a homework, part of a cover lesson or as a plenary on the board with a whiteboard pen. The idea behind these is to get students to become more literate and think independently about the words that could be used to describe the topic being taught. Often the students will pick up on things that you would not normally expect!

By mikedean

Art Movement Cubism 8 x Starter Activities Wordsearch, Anagrams Alphabet Crossword Cover Homework

Art Movement Cubism 8 x Starter Activities Wordsearch, Anagrams Alphabet Crossword Cover Homework

8 starter activities on the theme of the art movement Cubism. Starters are 1 x wordsearch, 1 x crossword, 1 x anagram sheet and 5 x alphabet brainstormers. Includes space for students to explain the keywords and suggested extension activities. Can take 10 minutes or an hour, depending on which activities the students complete. Ideal for the start of a lesson, a quick filler, a homework, part of a cover lesson or as a plenary on the board with a whiteboard pen. The idea behind these is to get students to become more literate and think independently about the words that could be used to describe the topic being taught. Often the students will pick up on things that you would not normally expect!

By mikedean

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ART. Scheme of Work. Drawing Styles

ART. Scheme of Work. Drawing Styles

This lesson by lesson scheme of work introduces students to a wide variety of drawing styles and techniques. The lessons build towards a final outcome. Artist references, materials list, health and safety and homework are all included. Ideal for Key Stage 3.

By StartEducation

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STEAM. Art and Technology Unit of Work - Architecture

STEAM. Art and Technology Unit of Work - Architecture

This unit of work links Art with the STEM subjects by focussing on architecture. Also included is a slideshow of images and guides to 1 and 2 point perspective to support teaching. Ideal for delivery to KS3 / Middle school. Information is provided in a logical, step by step manner. Also includes student information sheets that can be printed out. A useful resource for linking Art to technology.

By StartEducation

Odd One Out - Fashion

Odd One Out - Fashion

A starter activity to get them guessing looking for possible connections. This one is based on names and slide 2 has the explanations of origins. This activity has no other questions - it is really about students asking the questions with the odd clue from the teacher thrown in when they get stuck. Gets them thinking about fashion beyond the look of it.

By ArtThinking

Cubism & portraiture

Cubism & portraiture

Interesting comparison between traditional cubist artists and contemporary artists using cubist traits. The end result could be a double page spread on these artists or a base for creating pupils' own cubist portrait.

By danielgrimshawe

Odd One Out - Alcohol

Odd One Out - Alcohol

A starter activity to engage students on arrival. This is a nice one to explore the perception of alcohol and raise awareness of issues, and can prompt some useful discussions with students.

By ArtThinking