A starter activity for students to think outside the box. The nature of the starter means that they may not guess the right answer, it is more important that they ask questions and think of possible answers - a really important life skill. Handy to focus students on as they arrive to any lesson or tutor time. Useful to lead into discussions on trees as symbols, how we mark events such as 9/11
A guided activity for art and photography - the power point has examples of artists exploring the subject of the bed as something of personal meaning. This has a set of tasks that builds into a mini set of work - photography, drawing and painting, contextual referencing
Advisory notice - this looks at a taboo subject and you'll need a class you feel secure with doing this with. This looks at works of art exploring a taboo subject of urination and includes works by Rembrandt, Brueghel as well as Piss Christ by Andres Serrano and images of women by photographer Sophy Rickett in office dress weeing in the street. It throws up some interesting questions for students to consider though about decency and human behaviour, reference Fundamental British Values, as well as it as a why artists choose it as a subject throughout the history of art
A starter to engage students in thinking about design, hygiene, and different cultures and conditions around the world. Particularly useful if your students are not particularly well travelled as it provides them with basic ideas of how different life can be
A starter for a Photography, Art or any lesson where you want students to challenge and question what they think they see, and make them consider why a photograph may be altered. Engages the students on entry and asks them to choose 3 images where there has been argument over whether they are true or not.
A starter activity that can bring discussion on the nature of British tastes and preferences - with opportunity to challenge ideas on stereotype. You could use it as part of a display also. Has been useful in addressing some of the requirements of Fundamental British Values and can lead into further exploration of martin Parr's photography