A series of 5 lessons suitable for KS3. Pupils are introduced to the work of Josh Bryan and Luke Dixon and complete a dry-mono print portrait which they go on to fill with 'triangulations' and 'zentangle' patterns. Step by step instructions and pictures are included.
These lessons really helped to improve the accuracy of pupils' line, pattern and mark making. Completing zentangle patterns is also a very therapeutic exercise and can help pupils manage their stress.
A detailed PowerPoint (consisting of 92 slides and covering 6 lessons) exploring the artist Georgia O'Keeffe. The final outcome for this project is an oil pastel, chalk and ink resist piece- ghosted images of O'Keeffe's flowers and shells are provided for extra support but the project could be extended and pupils could draw their own final outcome.
This project was very engaging, learning objectives are clear and there are clear links to colour theory. Peer assessment, self assessment and teacher assessment is also included (including sheets to provide feedback with). Differentiated questioning strategies include a 'Pokemon' themed scoring system whereby pupils collect Pokemon and answer more challenging questions in order to 'evolve' their Pokemon.
SEND descriptors with corresponding strategies. The strategies given are clear and concise. This would be a useful tool for both newly qualified teachers and more established teachers who simply need fresh ideas and/or reminders.
A PowerPoint presentation to be used alongside a life drawing session, starter includes a range of observational drawing techniques (continuous line, non-dominant hand, blind drawing) and main task(s) focuses on value and negative space. Suitable for KS4/5.
A PowerPoint of six lessons (76 slides) introducing pupils to the human form and the work of Antony Gormley and Heather Hanson (A01). Pupils research artists whose work is based around the human form and complete a copy of a piece of their work using the gridding method. Suitable for the upper end of KS3.
This resource is a series of 4 lessons (to be used in conjunction with the Y7 perspective, landscape and architecture booklet I have created and uploaded). Pupils will learn about the key features of Hundertwasser's work and draw a one or two-point perspective landscape inspired by Hundertwasser, applying and refining the observational drawing techniques they learnt in part one of the project.
A paper sculpture project based on emotion and metaphor. This bundle includes a SOW, high quality resources, exemplars and a series of 17 lesson plans (with learning objectives, assessment and homework tasks). This project proved to be very engaging- with pupils producing some thoughtful, creative, individual and skilful pieces (photographs of examples- of differing abilities- are included in the bundle). Have fun! :-)
Year 8 3D Project Brief:
You will be designing and creating a 3D sculpture from paper. Over the course of the project you will learn various paper sculpture skills and techniques and analyse a variety of paper sculpture Artists such as Helen Musselwhite, Peter Callesen and Julia Brodskaya. You will learn how to generate ideas, develop and refine your ideas and produce a final outcome.
An extremely detailed 45 page booklet of resources and 2D tasks based around the themes of perspective, landscape and architecture. Outcomes include a one or two-point perspective landscape inspired by monuments and buildings in the North East and pieces inspired by a range of engaging artists. Suitable for KS3.
A Powerpoint covering six lessons (86 slides in total). Pupils learn how to use the gridding method in order to draw an accurate portrait of a celebrity. Pupils then learn about layering and blending colour pencil and tints and shades in order to add the colour wheel to their portrait. The pupils who completed this unit used colouring pencil but this could be easily adapted to watercolours instead. Assessment for learning is signposted throughout. Suitable for KS3.
A booklet of art around the world for Key Stage 3 pupils (and possibly Key Stage 2). The 'passport' includes:
- a map of the world with spaces for pupils to collect a stamp or reward each time they complete an analysis
- starter activities
- a guide to structuring an art analysis with sentence starters (based on blooms)
- key questions (based on blooms)
- 14 pages of key information and images on 14 traditional and contemporary artists (from 13 different countries)
An excellent Literacy resource to use for homework or extension activities.
300+ slides. Over a terms worth of engaging lesson plans for a GCSE Art and Design project on Natural Forms. This covers the entirety of the assessment objectives and leads pupils right up to the point at which they create their own final, personal response to 'Natural Forms' for AO4. The artists used and content have importantly proven to engage male students in addition to female students.
The following are also included;
- Starters and plenaries
- Student tracker templates at key points throughout
- Peer and self-assessment points
- Student 'task lists', with room for personalised targets and target grade
- Ready to print artist research
This resource is a series of 5 lessons (which can be used in conjunction with the perspective, landscape and architecture booklet I have created and uploaded).
Pupils learn about perspective and scale and perspective and colour. Pupils will learn how to layer and blend colouring pencil effectively and there are also a range of fun, timed observational drawing tasks to develop pupils drawing skills. Learning objectives are clear and tasks are differentiated. The outcome of this project is a one or two-point perspective landscape inspired by North East based artist John Coatsworth.
A hand drawn, illustrated and engaging, 30 day food drawing challenge. Perfect for a remote learning/lockdown Art project, scavenger hunt or as a homework task. Suitable for all ages from primary through to secondary. This can also be used as a colouring in sheet. Check out my other 30 day drawing challenges.
A hand drawn, illustrated and engaging 30 day drawing challenge! Perfect for a remote learning/lockdown Art project, scavenger hunt or homework task. Suitable for Primary students all the way through to Secondary. This can also be used as a colouring in sheet. Check out my other 30 day drawing challenges!
A series of 4 lessons that take you through creating the a cast of a hand, using mod-roc, and finally adding zentangle pattern to the hand. Step by step images and visual examples.
I also filled the mod-roc casts to create plaster casts of the hands, which you could have older students do or do for your students. However, you can just apply the pattern directly to the mod-roc once it’s dried using pen (for example, felt tips or sharpies).