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Maurizio Anzeri Embellishment Stitch Art Textiles
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Maurizio Anzeri Embellishment Stitch Art Textiles

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This is a power-point which could be delivered over a number of lessons and with the current situation is perfect for a non-specialist classroom - all you need is needle/thread. This was one of the first projects I delivered around 6 years ago whist teaching Art Textiles and uploaded to TES a year ago. I can believe it had over 1k downloads! I have taken down and re-jazzed my power-point so it is more contemporary and fits in with my schools 5 principles of excellence. This power-point includes: Do Now Connect Task The Big Picture Learning Objectives Information about Maurizio Anzeri Models excellence and WAGOLL Shows how the project could be developed digitally Mini Artist Analysis Models excellent use of analysis Plenary Connect Activity introduces students so a second artist Hagar Vardimon Any questions please contact me on twitter @CreativeSammie
Smart Materials - Textiles Do it Now Task
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Smart Materials - Textiles Do it Now Task

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A simple quick starter / do it now task to test/widen students current knowledge of Smart Materials Learning Outcomes of the lesson: MEET IT (Learning) I can name at least 4 different smart materials BEAT IT (Mastering) I can identify smart materials in real-life products SMASH IT (Extending) I can explain how smart materials can be used in every day products Students could then go onto designing a product for the textile industry which includes a smart material.
Art Textiles Analysis Framework
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Art Textiles Analysis Framework

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An example of a simple analysis framework which I laminate and use for GCSE and A level Art Textiles when they are tasked with analysing the work of other artists, designers and craftspeople. Free resource but please leave a review :)
KS3 DT Textiles Design Cover Lesson
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KS3 DT Textiles Design Cover Lesson

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This is a one off cover lesson for KS3 DT Textiles aimed at Year 8 or 9. Please note that our students are allowed to use their phones to conduct research during lessons, which they will use to support questions 1-9. Students are tasked with designing a football kit for the world cup 2022 in Qatar (design a male/female kit). Lesson Objectives: • To be able to conduct a piece of research about a major event. • To be able to identify ‘care label’ instructions and recommend appropriate ones for an item of clothing. • To develop a sporting kit and explain all decisions made. There is also a very simple power-point which shows the Qatar logo in colour (resource printed in black/white to save money). As well as some basic information on care labels etc. I will update and jazz up the powerpoint when I get time and I will update this when it is done. Possible extension tasks could be to then design the shorts, socks a drawstring kit bag etc. Or an extension sheet on care labels?
Task 1 - Hundertwasser Research
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Task 1 - Hundertwasser Research

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My Year 7 class have just started a new project on the artist Hundertwasser and this is a great first lesson to complete during the lockdown and whilst facilitating online learning. This is a research task to get the students started on developing a deeper understanding of the artist, his beliefs and philosophy. Attached are the following documents: A powerpoint which includes the big picture, learning objectives, progress check, QR links to useful websites and a QR link to a informative YouTube video. A 3 page visual fact file about Hundertwasser and his life and work. A worksheet for the students to complete which can also be coverted into a google doc. The questions are differentiated from red to green and get more challenging, with an extension task at the end.
Fibres and Fabric Knowledge Organisers Textiles WJEC
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Fibres and Fabric Knowledge Organisers Textiles WJEC

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The theory side of teaching GCSE DT textiles was so new to me after teaching Art Textiles for 10 years. When delivering the theory content to the students I find that knowledge organisers distil and clarify the building blocks of learning in my subject ready to extend into the classroom learning. The don’t replace my other lesson resources but rather make it explicit what students need to know automatically to be able to apply and develop in lessons. My students use these knowledge organisers alongside worksheets and other classroom based tasks. There are two knowledge organisers attached. Once downloaded you can change the school logo. These knowledge organisers can be used across exam boards but focus on WJEC 2.1.2 natural, synthetic, blended and mixed fibres.
KS3 Art Cover Lesson: Design a shield for Cardiff Castle
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KS3 Art Cover Lesson: Design a shield for Cardiff Castle

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A great resource if you need a quick cover lesson for Art at KS3. The power-point is only basic but it can be further developed. The aim of the lesson is for students to design a shield to be hung at Cardiff Castle. They have a ‘live’ fake brief whereby their shield needs to represent Welsh Culture and Identity. I created the shield on photoshop. There are x3 versions for the students to select from and I got these printed onto A4 or A3 cartridge. For a cover lesson you may just want to print it on normal paper. At KS3 students already have a welsh culture and identity project so I have attached the visual aids which support students. They also look at a range of illustrators such as Quinton Blake etc. Students use fine liners and colouring pencils to create their illustrations.
Bacteria and Food Safety Quiz
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Bacteria and Food Safety Quiz

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A Bacteria and Food Safety Quiz used with Year 9 and GCSE. I have used this multiple choice quiz as a starter to test Year 9 on what they remember from Year 7/8 Food.
Properties of Materials
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Properties of Materials

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WJEC Textiles GCSE 2.1.2 (a) The properties of textiles fibres including, strength, elasticity, absorbency, durability, insulation, flammability, water-repellence, anti-static and resistance to acid, bleach and sunlight. Starter or Plenary activity: Can you match the properties to their definition
Apron Design - Cover Lesson - Textiles
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Apron Design - Cover Lesson - Textiles

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A great visual resource to support a simple design task for a double cover lesson. The task can be completed on the double sided word document which is also attached. There are some research questions on the front to get the students thinking about ideas. *please note our students are allowed to use their phones for research tasks. Some questions may not work without access to the Internet, so you may want to amend it. On the front there is a simple apron template for them to draw their design into. As an extension students could annotate their design with how it could be manufactured. Or they could go on to design an accompanying oven glove or tea towel? This task is aimed at Year 7 textiles, however it can be used for a RM or food lesson.
Task 2 Hundertwasser Artist Research Page
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Task 2 Hundertwasser Artist Research Page

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I have just started a new project with Year 7 and this is task 2 which asks them to further explore the work of Hundertwasser through the use of an artist research page. They have not made one before so this lesson also demonstrates WAGOLL and models excellence. This lesson can be taught across 2-3 lessons. I have set this as a home learning task and created a YouTube video tutorial to accompany the lesson. This lesson includes, do now connect activities, the big picture, learning objectives, WAGOLL, student examplars, and a progress check page. I also go into detail and demonstrate how to analyse a piece of artwork and hoe to annotate their own copies of the artists work.
Art Animal Baseline Test Year 7 Introductory Lesson
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Art Animal Baseline Test Year 7 Introductory Lesson

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This is a great first lesson for Year 7. Once students have been taught about the visual elements students can revisit this task to show progress. This lesson is used to test what know students already have of the formal elements. Without any guidance students complete a baseline test which is a drawing of a parrot. This enables me to gain an understanding of their ability and opens up discussion in lesson 2 about the visual elements. It can also be used to collect their current WAG for data collection. My power-point follows my schools five principles of excellent which includes a do now connect task, the big picture, learning objectives, progress check and an assessment worksheet.
Task 1 - Who is Henri Matisse
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Task 1 - Who is Henri Matisse

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My Year 7 class have just started a new project on the artist Matisse and this is a great first lesson to complete during the lockdown and whilst facilitating online learning. This is a research task to get the students started on developing a deeper understanding of the artist, his use of colour, composition and shape. Attached are the following documents: A powerpoint which includes the big picture, learning objectives, progress check, QR links to useful websites and a QR link to a informative YouTube videos. A 3 page visual fact file about Matisse and his life and work. A worksheet for the students to complete which can also be coverted into a google doc. The questions are differentiated from red to green and get more challenging, with an extension task at the end.
Imaginary Insect Paper Cutting Activity
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Imaginary Insect Paper Cutting Activity

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This lesson(s) has lent itself really well to the current covid restrictions. The lesson can be completed in a non-specialist classroom and students required minimal equipment. KS3 complete an insect project and this one off paper cutting lesson is a perfect addition. You can expand the lesson to talk about negative/positive space. Students moving on from their observational drawings to complete a paper cutting of an imaginary insect. The equipment needed is a black sheet or paper, white/yellow pencil, scissors and a glue stick. My lesson follows the schools 5 principles of excellence so my powerpoint includes a connect activity, the big picture, lesson objectives, WAGOLL, a peer assessment slide and a plenary activity. Any questions please ask away Twitter: CreativeSammie
Art Textiles Skills: Fabric Slashing
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Art Textiles Skills: Fabric Slashing

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An Art Textiles Skills Task which introduces students to the technique of fabric slashing also known as stitch and slash. Students improve their confidence on the sewing machine which the use of the straight stitch foot exploring layers, use of pattern and colour theory.
KS3 Food Senses Word Bank
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KS3 Food Senses Word Bank

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A word bank which I have created for my ‘ALN’ groups workbooks. It saves displaying them on the board and I use it to help develop their oracy skills - talk like a food critic.
Fabric properties
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Fabric properties

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A quick starter activity whereby students are given x5 fabric swatches labelled A-E and they have to evaluate and describe the properties of the fabric. The two documents are printed double sided onto A5 card and placed into an envelope with the fabric swatches.