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My name is Natalie Davidson and I have been teaching "Outstanding" Art for 10+ years. I have also worked as a Head of Department for several years. The resources shared in my shop are the result of considered and refined practise, providing clear and high quality lesson plans, slide shows and worksheets. My background as a trained Graphic Designer means that the resources I produce communicate clearly and concisely to teachers and students alike, as well as being aesthetically pleasing.

My name is Natalie Davidson and I have been teaching "Outstanding" Art for 10+ years. I have also worked as a Head of Department for several years. The resources shared in my shop are the result of considered and refined practise, providing clear and high quality lesson plans, slide shows and worksheets. My background as a trained Graphic Designer means that the resources I produce communicate clearly and concisely to teachers and students alike, as well as being aesthetically pleasing.
KS3 Art Lesson - Visual Element: Line
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KS3 Art Lesson - Visual Element: Line

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A complete lesson with printable resources, questioning, link to YouTube video and exemplar artwork page to show students what they should aim for. I created this lesson as part of a “Visual Elements” scheme of work which I teach to Y7 students. The task is achievable to complete in one lesson but can be extended and developed however you choose for consecutive sessions. If you find this useful,please check out my other resources.
Observational Drawing Worksheet
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Observational Drawing Worksheet

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This observational drawing worksheet is a great tool to assess and develop your students’ drawing skills. It can be used as a one off lesson task, or for a series of lessons if you are aiming for a more polished outcome. The worksheet could even be used to set as homework. Depending on the ability of your students this worksheet is suitable for KS3 and KS4 (11-16 year olds). As well as a main task, this worksheet includes two starter or “warm-up” activities as I like to call them. Activity 1: Tonal Key - Ask students to demonstrate the range of tones they can create with a pencil. This will help later on when asking them to add a range of tones to their drawing. They can also use the key to identify areas of light and dark on the photo image. Activity 2: Mark-making - In this box, students should use their pencil to try and create different textures, particularly those they see in the photo image. Encourage students to share their ideas of how to create different marks and use key language such as cross-hatching and stippling. Main Task: Before asking students to start with the main task, take the time to discuss their ideas and tips for observational drawing. Suggest techniques such as creating guidelines, grids and drawing faint outlines. This worksheet is part of a collection of similar ones. Check out my other resources if you find this one useful.
Art Homework Worksheet - KS3/KS4 - Portrait half
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Art Homework Worksheet - KS3/KS4 - Portrait half

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Homework task worksheet - Drawing the other half of Dali’s face. Suitable for KS3 and KS4. Printable on A3 or A4 paper. Complete with success criteria, artist’s tip and assessment box. Marking could be self, peer or teacher. If you found this useful, please check out the set of 12 homework tasks available in my shop.
KS3 Colour Mixing Art Lesson
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KS3 Colour Mixing Art Lesson

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An ideal lesson for KS2 or KS3 students to introduce them to the origins of colour, as well as getting them to practice their colour mixing skills with watercolour (you could use a different type of paint). Links to video clips and resources and printable worksheet with resources needed for students to complete the task. If you find this resource useful please check out my shop.
GCSE Art Project - Animal Collages
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GCSE Art Project - Animal Collages

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This is a great project for first year GCSE Art students - Year 9 or 10. Depending on the ability of your students, this may be a task you can do with KS3 children also. This resource is a slideshow complete with exemplar work, mini plenary, homework suggestion and links to artists which could be developed for further study. My students have enjoyed this project hugely and it is also one which is easy on the budget. You can ask students and colleagues to bring in old magazines to use. The only other equipment you need is scissors and PVA glue.
KS3 Art Homework Worksheets - Set of 12
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KS3 Art Homework Worksheets - Set of 12

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Set of 12 Art homework sheets for KS3 students. I created these for my Art Department and we set 1 task per term for year 7 & 8 students. This is enough for a whole academic year if you choose to do the same. Each task includes its own set of success criteria and space for students to self-assess. These tasks are designed in order to develop students’ art skills at home. Skills include drawing, art analysis and designing. The worksheets can be printed on A3 or A4. I chose to use A4 simply as this was more portable for my students. The worksheets look great on display when printed.
Art Lesson Worksheet - Set of 5 - KS3/ KS4
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Art Lesson Worksheet - Set of 5 - KS3/ KS4

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A complete resource to develop your students’ observational drawing skills. No PowerPoint needed for this lesson as it’s all on the worksheet. I created resources like this for interview lessons and observations. All of which have been really well received. I have been rated as an “Outstanding” teacher for nearly 10 years now and I feel strongly that clear, quality resources play a large part in achieving that. This is more than just a worksheet, it contains LO and success criteria, as well as starter activities (tonal key & mark-making) and marking (tick boxes for success criteria and a peer feedback box). A set of 5 different high quality images for students to choose from if you wish. Or use them on different occasions.
KS2/3 Kandinsky Worksheet - Colouring Pencil Techniques
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KS2/3 Kandinsky Worksheet - Colouring Pencil Techniques

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A complete lesson on an A3 pdf printable worksheet - includes clear and concise Learning Objectives and Success Criteria. Starter activity, warm up (activity 1 - pencil crayon techniques) and main task (activity 2). This worksheet was initially created for an interview lesson with Y7 students but could easilly be used with KS2 or Y8 students. I would suggest that a double lesson would be needed to complete this worksheet. Compliment it with sharing images and information about Kandinsky as your pre or post worksheet lesson. Hope you find it useful! Please leave feedback.
Art Lesson - Stippling/ Pointillism
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Art Lesson - Stippling/ Pointillism

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Learning Objective: To develop observational drawing skills using stippling Differentiated Outcomes: MUST: I can add some tone and some detail SHOULD: I can add a range of tones and my drawing is fairly accurate COULD: I can draw at a very high level for my age and my work looks very similar to the image I am observing Success Criteria: Accuracy Identify & include a range of tones Demonstrate control with the fine-liner Take your time This is a complete lesson including worksheets to print off. Aimed at students in year 9 upwards (age 14+) Equipment needed: Fine-liner pen The PowerPoint includes an introduction to the stippling technique, art movement contextualisation, two contemporary artist case studies and three worksheets to choose from. Outcomes produced may be used to form key evidence for GCSE or BTEC qualifications where appropriate.
KS3 Clay Fish Project PowerPoint
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KS3 Clay Fish Project PowerPoint

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Your students will love making these clay fish! This resource is a PowerPoint which includes exemplar work, lesson outcomes and level descriptors. This project guides students through from making to designing and painting their work. This lesson is based on assessing the work through National Curriculum levels however you can adapt this to whatever mark scheme your school uses. Check out my other resources if you found this useful.
GCSE Art - Course Guide
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GCSE Art - Course Guide

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This is a course handbook guide for GCSE Art students (AQA exam board). I created this as a one stop resource for my students to use from the start of their GCSE Art course, right to the end. The document is editable so you can personalise it to your own department’s projects and add in the most up to date grade boundaries. This 22 page booklet contains the following: Course content guide - explanation of units and assessment Art skills checklist Equipment & materials Health & safety Course overview Assessment objectives explained AQA marking criteria grid Marking & feedback guidance What makes an effective piece of art? Creative process flow chart Artist directory (artist names next to themes) Artist vocabulary list Annotation guidance Annotation writing frames Evaluation guidance Exemlplar work from top grade students If you found this useful, check out my other resources.
Superhero Mask Worksheet
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Superhero Mask Worksheet

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Capture your students’ imagination and get them excited to create their own superhero mask. I created this for a Y6 induction day at secondary school but it could easily be used for KS2 classes. Students could use a range of media to complete this task including felt-tip, colouring pencil or even paint and collage.
KS3 Art Project - Pop Art: Food Collages
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KS3 Art Project - Pop Art: Food Collages

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A really great project for use with KS3 Art students. Could easily work for Year 5/6 students also. Introduce the work of Pop artists and then use them as inspiration to create food themed collages. Students can use coloured paper and magazine clippings to create their collage as well as the printable sheets included in the slideshow. I’ve had really great results from this project and students enjoyed working on them for several lessons. This works nicely as a project which runs for approximately 5 lessons/weeks. You can add in extra starter activities to deepen their knowledge of Pop Art and artists. Resource includes marking criteria. Simple to use and students can even self/peer assess. Please check out my other resources if you find this useful.
GCSE Art - Artist Study Lesson
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GCSE Art - Artist Study Lesson

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All GCSE Art projects must include artist studies. This gives students an idea of what is expected through visual examples by real students, as well as a clear set of graded outcome descriptors and success criteria checklist. Free printable worksheet/ homework task on the last slide to give structure for written analysis.
Vincent van Gogh - Mark Making Worksheet
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Vincent van Gogh - Mark Making Worksheet

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This worksheet is a great tool to assess and develop your students’ mark-making skills. It can be used as a one off lesson task, or for a series of lessons if you are aiming for a more polished outcome. The worksheet could even be used to set as homework. Depending on the ability of your students this worksheet is suitable for KS3 and KS4 (11-16 year olds). As well as a main task, this worksheet includes a starter activity and peer feedback task. I advise this wokrsheet is printed on A3 paper. Starter Activity: Mark-making - In this box, students should use their pen to try and create many different marks and textures, particularly those they see in the van Gogh sketch. Peer Feedback: Encourage students to give constructive feedback to eachother. Students should refer to the success criteria and use key language such as cross-hatching and stippling. Main Task: Before asking students to start with the main task, take the time to discuss their ideas and tips for observational drawing. Suggest techniques such as creating guidelines, grids and drawing faint outlines. This worksheet is part of a collection of similar ones. Check out my other resources if you find this one useful.
Visual Elements Project - KS3 - Year 7
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Visual Elements Project - KS3 - Year 7

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This resource is a set of 8 lessons through which students will learn about the visual elements of art and produce a double page spread piece of work which develops their core skills in art. The perfect introduction to art at secondary school and introduces key skills and knowledge needed for studying the subject at KS3, 4 and beyond. These lessons have been tried and tested to achieve outstanding results.Through doing this project your students will learn to take pride in their work and you will learn their ability and interests within your subject.
KS3 Picasso Art Lesson - Continuous Line Drawing
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KS3 Picasso Art Lesson - Continuous Line Drawing

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I created this lesson as part of teaching a scheme of work called “Visual Elements.” This lesson focuses on LINE and also introduces students to Picasso’s continuous line drawing collection. These are achievable for students to recreate and also broadens their drawing technique skills. The first slide can be used to display on the board throughout the lesson. It can also be used as an assessment sheet. All you need to do is identify which learning outcome and which success criteria each student has achieved. This lesson could easily be used for KS2 students. Check out my other resources for more useful Art Teacher resources.
Vincent van Gogh Expressionism Worksheet
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Vincent van Gogh Expressionism Worksheet

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Complete lesson/ worksheet created for KS3 students. Could also be used with KS4. This task will develop their understanding of the Expressionist movement, Vincent van Gogh and their use of oil pastels. Before asking students to complete this worksheet I would spend some time looking at the Expressionist movement and van Gogh’s self-portraits. You could also do a demonstration of using oil pastels and the different techniques you can achieve with them. Feel free to try it out yourself to show the students your example! They will love to see what they are aiming for, and you will enjoy creating it yourself.
Artist: Cesar Manrique - Collage Portraits
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Artist: Cesar Manrique - Collage Portraits

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Develop your students’ skills with collage, portraiture and looking at artists within this one activity. This resource is a printable double sided worksheet booklet complete with artist case study, starter activity, main task and assessment framework. I created this for an interview lesson. It would also be perfect for an observation lesson. All information needed for the students is present on the resource. Literacy in Art is also a focus with tasks designed to encourage students to write about the artist and their own work. The task can be set as a quick one off activity or developed in to a more substantial outcome. Equipment needed: Coloured paper, scissors, glue
Y6 Transition Art Lesson
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Y6 Transition Art Lesson

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The perfect Art lesson to introduce Year 6 students to your Art Department on their transition/open day. This resource is a PowerPoint slideshow which you can go through with the students and the last slide is a worksheet which you should print on A3 paper. Feel free to change the objects, media and timings to suit your preferences.