This lesson has a starter for students to make connections and leads into an analysis task exploring how an artist's work develops, looking for style and technique changes as well as ideas and concepts. Its a nice variation on art history research approaches and focuses the students more on what they are looking at in the work of an artist over their life. The starter is fun and always engages as students like guessing at what the connection may be. Ideal as a back up lesson, an intervention lesson or as evidence of informed personal response for GCSE and A Level work
A starter to engage students on entry - looking for clues for connections they can make between the images and learn a bit about Art History along the way. These starters always go down well even with the reluctant participant because they can look and suggest possible answers, and students can get new ideas on approaches for their own projects.
A set of 7 starters to get students thinking and engaged. Always popular with students as they can enjoying looking for clues and connections between the images, and learn some new things along the way. Suitable for primary and secondary age groups.
A starter or a form time activity - get the students talking and discussing what the connecting word is, and what the relevant images are. Great for wider thinking skills and getting the students to question what they are looking at.
A set of images to engage for a lively start to the lesson - engages and gets students to ask questions about what they are looking at. Will lead into a lesson on designing a time machine nicely as a fun end of term or cover lesson
A starter to engage on entry and stimulate curiosity and questioning on the part of the students. I find these starters great for getting students going as soon as they arrive and good for them to consider looking at images in a different way to the way expect to in art work and so challenge their ideas on wider culture
A starter activity to engage on entry and help get students looking for connections between images. Stimulates curiosity and thinking especially if working in pairs and creates a climate where they are happy to suggest possible answers - working on 2 levels - if they can identify the correct image, they can then puzzle further on what the answer might be. Great for learning about how to question what they are looking at.
I developed this after a conversation with a student about a celebrity they said was now too old to be beautiful. It prompted the question at what age does someone cease to be attractive? Is it 29, 35, 40? etc. This is a fun starter with a homework task to explore this idea and will engage the students on entry having to identify 9 "beautiful" people from photographs when young with them as now, with some of them quite old! This leads into questioning on age and looking at ideals of beauty across time, which all neatly explores equality and diversity and multi cultural aspects. This is great for any age group and provides good opportunity for wider thinking and development of discussion skills.
8 engaging starters, some will extend into tasks for class or homework research and planning. Great for creating a culture of looking and questioning - a state of mind you want your students to be in, whatever the age.
A lesson starter to encourage looking and thinking. Students love these puzzles - they will not be able to identify all the images and that helps them start to look for clues and guess, a key part of looking and questioning what they see. This is good for any age where you want a starter to engage on entry and will work well working in pairs or small groups. The slide contains 7 images of diverse images with a connection in the title.
A good intervention lesson to use an approach of looking at close up details of paintings to show a better understanding of techniques and approaches. The lesson has a starter to engage students on entry and stimulates curiosity in identifying works from close up detail. The task builds to extend responses to explore work relevant to personal project work and so hits AO1 and AO2 nicely. Ideal for KS4 and 5 but will work equally as well if you want to engage younger students in looking at painting
Good for hitting multi cultural approaches in painting - a lesson with a starter to focus students on different approaches to landscape painting in different countries around the world. I find this one useful to get students thinking in how they might identify places at first which feeds into looking at painting approaches and differences in thinking. Good for any age group and a useful intervention lesson in project work or a session on equality and diversity.
A starter activity and extension task to use as a lesson of idea development, challenging students to be more ambitious in thinking how art can be made in unusual and sometimes quite fun ways. This can be used to focus students as they enter and will encourage curiosity in exploring the images as to how they might be done. Super for GCSE and A Level groups.
A PowerPoint run through of a mid grade sketchbook which throws up good opportunity for students to spot what could be improved, and help them identify what they may be doing wrong. The starter activity focusses them on identifying what the differences are between approaches from students and proper artists and gives opportunity to challenge why there may be differences. A really useful lesson to focus and redirect students and hits AFL nicely with self and peer assessment.
A starter to engage the students on entry, looking for clues as to what the connection might be with a difficult fourth image which doesn't quite fit. These starters really make the students look and think and give good opportunities to look across cultures for why artists might choose the subject matter. Suitable for any age group - KS2 KS3 KS4 and KS5, and good for some background knowledge on art history AO1
A fun starter to engage them as soon as they arrive and a good one to tick the equality and diversity box with opportunities to discuss gender and the way men and women tackle subject matter, challenging stereotypical view points. Really good for generating discussion with A Level and GCSE classes, and I've also used it in PSHE lessons to good effect.
Always an enjoyable lesson with good opportunities for discussion and the promotion of equality and diversity. It has an engaging starter requiring students to question what is actually shocking about the images they are looking at, and how opinions and values change over time. The extended tasks allows for further personal responses to develop again promoting E&D in the students exploring and sharing what they find in term of a top 10 they create. Ideal for an intervention lesson at KS3, 4 and 5, or as a lesson to widen appreciation and knowledge of Art History