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I am an Art and Design teacher specialising in traditional and digital illustration, animation and painting. Currently teaching at a fantastic school in Trafford, Manchester. KS3 + KS4 resources for various areas of Art and design. Many sources are suitable for both GCSE and BTEC courses. These resources are currently taught in an 11-18 non-selective school so are suitable for a broad range of abilities. For any questions or requests for resources please just ask!

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I am an Art and Design teacher specialising in traditional and digital illustration, animation and painting. Currently teaching at a fantastic school in Trafford, Manchester. KS3 + KS4 resources for various areas of Art and design. Many sources are suitable for both GCSE and BTEC courses. These resources are currently taught in an 11-18 non-selective school so are suitable for a broad range of abilities. For any questions or requests for resources please just ask!
Everyday Objects -Art and Design - AQA GCSE Introductory Drawing & Painting SOW Y9, Y10, Y11 KS4

Everyday Objects -Art and Design - AQA GCSE Introductory Drawing & Painting SOW Y9, Y10, Y11 KS4

An introductory GCSE Unit focusing on a range of drawing and painting techniques. Also has annotation guides and lessons designed to help pupils with contextual research and artist analysis, as well as several pages explaining the AQA GCSE Assessment Objectives and grading criteria. The focus is on primary source observation and engagement with AQA GCSE Assessment Objectives, although it could easily be modified for BTEC or similar qualifications. This Unit of Work was written for a Y9 GCSE class, but it would also be suitable for Year 10/11. Includes artist suggestions and step-by-step walkthroughs of painting and drawing techniques, e.g. watercolour, acrylic, gouache as well as a selection of dry media. This is an extensive resource and would easily last September-Decemeber, if not longer. It is a workshop based unit with the opportunity for pupils to design a final outcome at the end. Also includes a lesson that was used for an observation and was graded at 1/Outstanding.
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Portraiture - KS3 Unit of Work Year 7 Year 8 - Drawing, Giacometti, Grid Technique

Portraiture - KS3 Unit of Work Year 7 Year 8 - Drawing, Giacometti, Grid Technique

This is a large Powerpoint with well over a term's worth of work. Covers contextual research, artist analysis and investigation and then moves onto portraiture and how to draw faces, including the grid method. Students produce a tonal pencil portrait - extension tasks include exploration into the work of Giacometti, which could result in a 2D charcoal piece or 3D sculpture. Has starters, plenaries and various homeworks included in the Powerpoint. Accompanying sheets are for a lesson focusing on how to draw an eye (this lesson was awarded Ouststanding in a recent observation) and a literacy Portraiture crosswork for homework. Suitable for all abilities, this has been taught at a mixed ability school and has differentiation included for to stretch and challenge more able pupils. Updated 30/3/17
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Everyday Objects -Art and Design - AQA GCSE Introductory Drawing & Painting SOW Y9, Y10, Y11 KS4

Everyday Objects -Art and Design - AQA GCSE Introductory Drawing & Painting SOW Y9, Y10, Y11 KS4

An introductory GCSE Unit focusing on a range of drawing and painting techniques. Also has annotation guides and lessons designed to help pupils with contextual research and artist analysis, as well as several pages explaining the AQA GCSE Assessment Objectives and grading criteria. The focus is on primary source observation and engagement with AQA GCSE Assessment Objectives, although it could easily be modified for BTEC or similar qualifications. This Unit of Work was written for a Y9 GCSE class, but it would also be suitable for Year 10/11. Includes artist suggestions and step-by-step walkthroughs of painting and drawing techniques, e.g. watercolour, acrylic, gouache as well as a selection of dry media. This is an extensive resource and would easily last September-Decemeber, if not longer. It is a workshop based unit with the opportunity for pupils to design a final outcome at the end. Also includes a lesson that was used for an observation and was graded at 1/Outstanding.
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Portraiture GCSE KS3/KS4 Y9 Y10 Y11 - Drawing Techniques and 3D work

Portraiture GCSE KS3/KS4 Y9 Y10 Y11 - Drawing Techniques and 3D work

Year 10 and Year 11 unit of work. Workshop based 2D 3D making such as grid drawing, watercolour, continuous line, collage, drawing with wire, paper mache heads and 3D ceramic work all based on portraiture. Various approaches for all abilities. Pupils will go on to produce their own piece of work in response to the topic and the artists they have studied. Has been taught to both AQA GCSE and BTEC students and has been successful in achieving high grades for pupils in both exam boards.
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GCSE  AQA Art and Design Exam 2016. All Questions Ideas, Artists & Inspiration - Externally Set Task

GCSE AQA Art and Design Exam 2016. All Questions Ideas, Artists & Inspiration - Externally Set Task

A Powerpoint covering all of the GCSE AQA Art Externally Set Task Questions (Art, Craft and Design endorsement). Visual examples, artist references and cues to help inspire students for the upcoming 2016 exam. Questions are not in order as some sections are longer than others, so the questions were re-ordered so as to keep the student's attention. The questions are: 1. Landscapes 2. Outline 3. From above 4. Diary 5. Wish you were here 6. Clothing 7. Groups The PowerPoint contains 97 slides in total. Please feel free to edit/adjust as necessary. Updated 4/1/16
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How to Draw a Realistic Eye - KS3 Art and Design - Outstanding Lesson - Step-by-Step Guide

How to Draw a Realistic Eye - KS3 Art and Design - Outstanding Lesson - Step-by-Step Guide

A step-by-step guide of how to draw a realistic eye, including Do-it-Now task, Starter, Main Activity and Plenary, as well as common mistakes made by students. This is an ideal lesson for KS3, although it could also be taught to KS4. Leveled examples are also provided to guide students in self assessment of their work. Also included is a worksheet 'placemat' that students can work on to ensure a smooth transition between tasks and a PDF version of the Powerpoint file as some formatting issues can occur due to the types of fonts used in the original presentation. This lesson was graded 1 (Outstanding) in a recent observation. Shows rapid and sustained progress in one hour.
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Ocean Conservation - Art and Design KS3 KS4 - Blue Planet II Inspired - 3D, Drawing, Artist Research

Ocean Conservation - Art and Design KS3 KS4 - Blue Planet II Inspired - 3D, Drawing, Artist Research

A comprehensive resource suitable for KS3 and KS4 students focusing on Ocean Conservation inspired by BBC's Blue Planet II. The project is currently being taught to a Y8 group, however it is structured to reflect a GCSE Art and Design project so could be taught to KS4 also. The project should run for one term. The Powerpoint includes homeworks, starters, plenaries and an image pack at the end for visual resources for pupils. Tasks include: Coloured pencil drawing, recycled plastic fish sculptures, creative pattern/mark making, oil pastel, collage and research into artists such as: Iain Macarthur, Ande Hall and contextual research into the charity Washed Ashore. The project has proven to be a really successful issue-based scheme of work which pupils have thoroughly enjoyed studying. They have produced very successful and creative work in response to this theme and at least 2 lessons taught from this project have recently been graded Outstanding.
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World War 2 Art & History SOW - Propaganda, Printmaking &  Drawing  Cross-Curricular KS3 TWO II

World War 2 Art & History SOW - Propaganda, Printmaking & Drawing Cross-Curricular KS3 TWO II

Cross-curricular project with History looking at propaganda posters from WW2. Pupils begin by drawing WW2 related objects from primary source and develop design ideas for a final polyprinted WW2 poster. Lesson objectives/outcomes, plenaries and homeworks are included. Project lasts roughly 4-6 weeks depending on the number of Art lessons per week. Attached is also a homework booklet where pupils are asked to analyse the propaganda posters created by Abram Games and spellings which can be set for homework. Suitable for KS3. Original propaganda polyprinting process was from Kate Irving who shared the resource on the NSEAD Facebook group. WW2 matchboxes included as homework were also shared by Louie Clazey from Norton College on Pinterest. Updates 5/1/16
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Seashore - Fine Art Textiles Unit of Work - KS4 Year 10 Year 11, Suitable for GCSE or BTEC

Seashore - Fine Art Textiles Unit of Work - KS4 Year 10 Year 11, Suitable for GCSE or BTEC

SOW produced for a Year 10 BTEC/GCSE group, focusing on fine art textiles processes. Could be used for any Ks4 class, or even Year 9. Begins with drawing/painting skills and incorporates batik, shibori, weaving, felt-making processes in addition. This project runs from September - January but could be shortened by taking out some techniques. Has BTEC and GCSE assessment objectives written in, as I teach this to a class learning both endorsements. Numerous sketchbook examples, examples of levelled final pieces and weekly homework is also included.
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Identity - 2D Drawing Techniques, Introductory KS4 GCSE or BTEC - also suitable for KS3

Identity - 2D Drawing Techniques, Introductory KS4 GCSE or BTEC - also suitable for KS3

Unit of work designed primarily for KS4 GCSE/BTEC, although it could easily be adapted to use for KS3 also. Designed as an introductory 'workshop' course for pupils starting BTEC/GCSE in Year 9/10, focusing on basic 2D drawing skills. Homeworks are included. This scheme of work is taught from September-December. Pupils begin by drawing a series of personal objects from primary source. Pupils research and respond to several artists, learning how to create a successful sketchbook and body of work focusing on 'Identity' and 2D techniques. Techniques include pencil, coloured pencil, oil pastel and watercolour, as well as teaching pupils about the design process, Assessment Objectives and annotation skills. Pupils learn how to plan and design a final piece, taking inspiration from one of their chosen artists.
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Karl Blossfeldt Tonal Pencil - KS3 Years 7-8 Art and Design Natural Forms 1 Outstanding OFSTED

Karl Blossfeldt Tonal Pencil - KS3 Years 7-8 Art and Design Natural Forms 1 Outstanding OFSTED

A 1-2 hour lesson suitable for Year 7 & Year 8 focusing on the photographer Karl Blossfeldt and tonal pencil shading techniques. This lesson was graded a 1 (Outstanding) in a recent observation. Lesson includes: Do it now task, homework, starter activity and plenary. There is information about the artist included, pencil grading, exemplar material and peer assessment slides to allow students to assess their progress. This lesson could be taught in one hour but can also be extended over 2 hours. Tonal pencil starter sheet and peer assessment sheet are also included. The lesson has been differentiated for high and low ability pupils but other differentiation (e.g. tonal scale finder) could be used in order to help students see and understand values. This lesson is currently taught within a Natural Forms scheme of work.
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Portraiture - KS3 Unit of Work Year 7 Year 8 - Drawing, Giacometti, Grid Technique

Portraiture - KS3 Unit of Work Year 7 Year 8 - Drawing, Giacometti, Grid Technique

This is a large Powerpoint with well over a term's worth of work. Covers contextual research, artist analysis and investigation and then moves onto portraiture and how to draw faces, including the grid method. Students produce a tonal pencil portrait - extension tasks include exploration into the work of Giacometti, which could result in a 2D charcoal piece or 3D sculpture. Has starters, plenaries and various homeworks included in the Powerpoint. Accompanying sheets are for a lesson focusing on how to draw an eye (this lesson was awarded Ouststanding in a recent observation) and a literacy Portraiture crosswork for homework. Suitable for all abilities, this has been taught at a mixed ability school and has differentiation included for to stretch and challenge more able pupils. Updated 30/3/17
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The Grid Method - Art Portraiture Lesson - KS4 GCSE Assessment Objectives - Examples and Worksheets

The Grid Method - Art Portraiture Lesson - KS4 GCSE Assessment Objectives - Examples and Worksheets

Lesson Slides for a KS4 lesson focusing on The Grid Method and portraiture. Shows rapid progress in one lesson. Ideal for observations. Could be introduced in one hour or spread over a double lesson. Homework and assessment is included, in addition to levelled examples based on AQA GCSE specification. Also teaches students about common mistakes in portraiture and explains how their work is assessed at GCSE level against the Assessment Objectives. Differentiation suggestions included in lesson notes.
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Flora & Fauna - KS4 GCSE Unit of Work - Concertina Sketchbook - Drawing, Animals, 3D, AQA

Flora & Fauna - KS4 GCSE Unit of Work - Concertina Sketchbook - Drawing, Animals, 3D, AQA

A GCSE SOW usually taught in Year 10. Covers the AQA Assessment Objectives although it could easily be adapted to fit other exam board requirements. Introduces students to making a Concertina Sketchbook and different drawing techniques focusing on plants and animals, for example continuous line, tonal pencil, mono-printing and coloured pencil studies. Has several suggested artists for contextual research. The project itself allows students to have a lot of freedom to explore the topic and experiment with a wide range of materials and processes. Also has a 3D clay outcome included which could be used as an extension task towards the end of the project. This project will easily last from September-December, if not longer.
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LGBT Awareness Month - November - PSHE Social, Moral, Ethical Lesson Awareness KS3 KS4

LGBT Awareness Month - November - PSHE Social, Moral, Ethical Lesson Awareness KS3 KS4

PSHE discussion and information lesson for LGBT Awareness month in November. Could be used for a full lesson, starter of Form Time discussion. Covers the history of the LGBT movement, current issues, LGBT visibility in the media and ideas on how students can get involved and show support with this year's '#ByYourSide' initiative with Stonewall. 11 slides total. Suitable for KS3 and KS4.
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