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Start Art Education provides a wide range of resources spanning a variety of subject areas. You can contact us for more information at maelmatthews@gmail.com. Resources are written by Mael Matthews, an experienced educator with 20 years of Art teaching in secondary schools behind him. He also has a wide range of other specialisms including Design Technology, PSHE, Citizenship, Physical Education and Early Years teaching. Mael is in the top 5% of Art influencers on twitter. @maelhmatthews

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Start Art Education provides a wide range of resources spanning a variety of subject areas. You can contact us for more information at maelmatthews@gmail.com. Resources are written by Mael Matthews, an experienced educator with 20 years of Art teaching in secondary schools behind him. He also has a wide range of other specialisms including Design Technology, PSHE, Citizenship, Physical Education and Early Years teaching. Mael is in the top 5% of Art influencers on twitter. @maelhmatthews
ART 2018-19. Complete Art Curriculum and Support Resources

ART 2018-19. Complete Art Curriculum and Support Resources

New for 2018-19. Ideal for UK and US education systems. This massive art teaching resource is amazing for new Art teachers! This is the best selling art resource in the UK. Over 150 pages of linked art lesson plans which take students through a broad and balanced art curriculum. Each art lesson plan includes clear teacher guidance, materials list, health and safety, a student friendly support sheet and expected progress information. Updated to include 18 art image slideshows to inspire students, a step by step clay-work slideshow and a history of art support resource. I originally wrote this for my students in the UK, in a selective school that feeds Oxford and Cambridge. Students taught by me have become surgeons, doctors, architects and tv personalities, and all have been helped by their art education. My department has been nationally recognised as the best in the country. Check it out … it might really help! Includes a 40 image slideshow of example student work. Also includes a bonus resource - “101 Amazing Ideas for Art Lessons”. This is an “at a glance” resource for when you need ideas quickly! You will never run out of ideas again! Lessons in the Complete Art Curriculum are: Lesson 1 Tone Lesson 2 Observation Lesson 3 From observation to abstraction Lesson 4 Relief Lesson 5 Portraiture Lesson 6 Portraiture part 2 Lesson 7 Portraiture part 3 Lesson 8 Clay Lesson 9 Clay part 2 Lesson 10 Clay part 3 Lesson 11 Color Lesson 12 Color part 2 Lesson 13 Color part 3 Lesson 14 Three dimensional Lesson 15 Three dimensional part 2 Lesson 16 Three dimensional part 3 Lesson 17 Three dimensional part 4 Lesson 18 Human figure Lesson 19 Human figure part 2 Lesson 20 Human figure part 3 Lesson 21 Human figure part 4 Lesson 22 Architecture Lesson 23 Architecture part 2 Lesson 24 Architecture part 3 Lesson 25 Architecture part 4 Lesson 26 Color abstraction Lesson 27 Color abstraction part 2 Lesson 28 Color abstraction part 3 Lesson 29 Color abstraction part 4 Lesson 30 Masks Lesson 31 Masks part 2 Lesson 32 Masks part 3 Lesson 33 Masks part 4 Lesson 34 Dramatic landscapes Lesson 35 Dramatic landscapes part 2 Lesson 36 Dramatic landscapes part 3 Lesson 37 Abstract landscapes Lesson 38 Abstract landscapes part 2 Slideshows included cover the following themes: Autumn Birds Buildings Christmas Dramatic landscapes Fish Flowers Fungi Graffiti Insects Natural textures People Rust Sky Sea Trees Water Perspective Clay workshop 101 Amazing Ideas for Art Lessons
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AQA ART 2018-19. A Level Art. Understanding Assessment Objectives

AQA ART 2018-19. A Level Art. Understanding Assessment Objectives

A 25 slide presentation that clearly explains to students the importance of meeting the Assessment Objectives. In particular, this resource emphasizes the need to generate original and thorough ideas. Through notes and visuals the slide-show shows how ideas link to all four Assessment Objectives. I have used this resource with my own students with outstanding results. Work has been praised by the moderators for being original, thorough and clearly meeting the requirements for the AQA specification.
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AQA A Level Art. Explanation of what Assessment Objectives mean

AQA A Level Art. Explanation of what Assessment Objectives mean

Do you find it hard to explain to students what the AQA A level Art Assessment Objectives mean? Do your students find the language of the AOs confusing? If so, this resource will help. A 9 slide presentation which goes through each AO in turn clearly explaining in student friendly language what they mean. Designed to be print friendly so that it can be given to students as a handout. I have used this resource with my own students to great effect. I hope that it helps you too.
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ART 2018-19. Complete Art Curriculum and Support Resources

ART 2018-19. Complete Art Curriculum and Support Resources

New for 2018-19. Ideal for UK and US education systems. This massive art teaching resource is amazing for new Art teachers! This is the best selling art resource in the UK. Over 150 pages of linked art lesson plans which take students through a broad and balanced art curriculum. Each art lesson plan includes clear teacher guidance, materials list, health and safety, a student friendly support sheet and expected progress information. Updated to include 18 art image slideshows to inspire students, a step by step clay-work slideshow and a history of art support resource. I originally wrote this for my students in the UK, in a selective school that feeds Oxford and Cambridge. Students taught by me have become surgeons, doctors, architects and tv personalities, and all have been helped by their art education. My department has been nationally recognised as the best in the country. Check it out … it might really help! Includes a 40 image slideshow of example student work. Also includes a bonus resource - “101 Amazing Ideas for Art Lessons”. This is an “at a glance” resource for when you need ideas quickly! You will never run out of ideas again! Lessons in the Complete Art Curriculum are: Lesson 1 Tone Lesson 2 Observation Lesson 3 From observation to abstraction Lesson 4 Relief Lesson 5 Portraiture Lesson 6 Portraiture part 2 Lesson 7 Portraiture part 3 Lesson 8 Clay Lesson 9 Clay part 2 Lesson 10 Clay part 3 Lesson 11 Color Lesson 12 Color part 2 Lesson 13 Color part 3 Lesson 14 Three dimensional Lesson 15 Three dimensional part 2 Lesson 16 Three dimensional part 3 Lesson 17 Three dimensional part 4 Lesson 18 Human figure Lesson 19 Human figure part 2 Lesson 20 Human figure part 3 Lesson 21 Human figure part 4 Lesson 22 Architecture Lesson 23 Architecture part 2 Lesson 24 Architecture part 3 Lesson 25 Architecture part 4 Lesson 26 Color abstraction Lesson 27 Color abstraction part 2 Lesson 28 Color abstraction part 3 Lesson 29 Color abstraction part 4 Lesson 30 Masks Lesson 31 Masks part 2 Lesson 32 Masks part 3 Lesson 33 Masks part 4 Lesson 34 Dramatic landscapes Lesson 35 Dramatic landscapes part 2 Lesson 36 Dramatic landscapes part 3 Lesson 37 Abstract landscapes Lesson 38 Abstract landscapes part 2 Slideshows included cover the following themes: Autumn Birds Buildings Christmas Dramatic landscapes Fish Flowers Fungi Graffiti Insects Natural textures People Rust Sky Sea Trees Water Perspective Clay workshop 101 Amazing Ideas for Art Lessons
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Back to School ART. Natural Forms project and support

Back to School ART. Natural Forms project and support

Over 1000 pages for Middle and High School. This resource bundle provides a thorough unit of work based on natural forms. Clear, easy to follow instructions will allow the teacher to lead students through a wide range of linked activities spanning drawing, painting, sculpture and much more. Students are also encouraged to explore thee work of recognised artists and develop their work through exploration and experimentation. This means that students are being challenged to make decisions and employ a “growth mind-set”, something that is being lost in many schools. The preview file shows example student work that has been produced by following this unit. The work is purposefully diverse because students have developed ideas in their own original ways. Included in this bundle are the following. A fully editable unit of study, provided as a Word document for complete editing freedom so that it can be amended to absolutely suit your students. The study provides lesson by lesson guidance, homework, artist references, a rationale for assessment, health and safety, materials lists and more… 22 different image slideshows for inspiration. All slideshows offer high quality images of natural forms. A step by step sketchbook guide with a natural forms theme. An example photographic analysis of a piece of student sculpture based on natural forms. A slideshow of example student work (also provided as the preview file). Over 1000 pages of information! If you would like to know more before purchasing, please feel free to contact me with your questions maelmatthews@gmail.com
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GCSE Art 2018-19. Natural Forms Bundle

GCSE Art 2018-19. Natural Forms Bundle

Over 1000 pages of support for GCSE Art. This resource bundle provides a thorough unit of work based on natural forms. Clear, easy to follow instructions will allow the teacher to lead students through a wide range of linked activities spanning drawing, painting, sculpture and much more. Students are also encouraged to explore the work of recognised artists and develop their work through exploration and experimentation. This means that students are being challenged to make decisions and employ a “growth mind-set”, something that is being lost in many schools. The work is purposefully diverse because students have developed ideas in their own original ways. Ideal for use with the AQA and EdExcel specifications, allowing full coverage of the four assessment objectives. Included in this bundle are the following. A thorough unit of study. The study provides lesson by lesson guidance, homework, artist references, a rationale for assessment, health and safety, materials lists, student guidance and more… 22 different image slideshows for inspiration. All slideshows offer high quality images of natural forms. A step by step sketchbook guide with a natural forms theme. An example photographic analysis of a piece of student sculpture based on natural forms. A slideshow of example student work (also provided as the preview file). Over 1000 pages of information! If you would like to know more before purchasing, please feel free to contact me with your questions. maelmatthews@gmail.com
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Complete Art Curriculum and Support Resources Middle School

Complete Art Curriculum and Support Resources Middle School

New for 2018-19. This massive art teaching resource is amazing for new Art teachers! This is the best selling art resource in the UK. Over 150 pages of linked art lesson plans which take students through a broad and balanced art curriculum. Each art lesson plan includes clear teacher guidance, materials list, health and safety, a student friendly support sheet and expected progress information. Updated to include 18 art image slideshows to inspire students, a step by step clay-work slideshow and a history of art support resource. I originally wrote this for my students in the UK, in a selective school that feeds Oxford and Cambridge. I have now rewritten it for US education. Students taught by me have become surgeons, doctors, architects and tv personalities, and all have been helped by their art education. My department has been nationally recognised as the best in the country. Check it out … it might really help! Includes a 40 image slideshow of example student work. Also includes a bonus resource - “101 Amazing Ideas for Art Lessons”. This is an “at a glance” resource for when you need ideas quickly! You will never run out of ideas again! Lessons in the Complete Art Curriculum are: Lesson 1 Tone Lesson 2 Observation Lesson 3 From observation to abstraction Lesson 4 Relief Lesson 5 Portraiture Lesson 6 Portraiture part 2 Lesson 7 Portraiture part 3 Lesson 8 Clay Lesson 9 Clay part 2 Lesson 10 Clay part 3 Lesson 11 Color Lesson 12 Color part 2 Lesson 13 Color part 3 Lesson 14 Three dimensional Lesson 15 Three dimensional part 2 Lesson 16 Three dimensional part 3 Lesson 17 Three dimensional part 4 Lesson 18 Human figure Lesson 19 Human figure part 2 Lesson 20 Human figure part 3 Lesson 21 Human figure part 4 Lesson 22 Architecture Lesson 23 Architecture part 2 Lesson 24 Architecture part 3 Lesson 25 Architecture part 4 Lesson 26 Color abstraction Lesson 27 Color abstraction part 2 Lesson 28 Color abstraction part 3 Lesson 29 Color abstraction part 4 Lesson 30 Masks Lesson 31 Masks part 2 Lesson 32 Masks part 3 Lesson 33 Masks part 4 Lesson 34 Dramatic landscapes Lesson 35 Dramatic landscapes part 2 Lesson 36 Dramatic landscapes part 3 Lesson 37 Abstract landscapes Lesson 38 Abstract landscapes part 2 Slideshows included cover the following themes: Autumn Birds Buildings Christmas Dramatic landscapes Fish Flowers Fungi Graffiti Insects Natural textures People Rust Sky Sea Trees Water Perspective Clay workshop 101 Amazing Ideas for Art Lessons
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End of Term game. What is it Visual Quiz

End of Term game. What is it Visual Quiz

It’s nearly the end of another busy school year. Give students a treat with this fun visual quiz. All they have to do is guess what the object is from a zoomed in section. All the objects have a summer theme. All complete photos are included of course so that the mystery objects can be revealed. We hope you enjoy the holiday when it finally arrives!
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Art. A level Art Exam 2018 -SUPPORT RESOURCES.

Art. A level Art Exam 2018 -SUPPORT RESOURCES.

A Level Art exam support for students and staff. It includes the following: Contents • Introduction • Student information about the requirements of the exam unit • Week by week guide ensuring full coverage of the Assessment Objectives • Homework checklist linked to assessment Objectives • Student Support request sheet encouraging students to really consider where they need help • The History of Art – Notable Periods, Styles and Artists • Component 2 Final Outcome Checklist to ensure all areas have been covered • Art Analysis Prompt Sheet encouraging through analysis takes place • Securing Outstanding A level Performance in Art - an explanation of the nature of work required to gain the top marks. Also included is a set of copiable report comments for teachers and a yearly organiser to help art teachers plan the year. Both these resources are supplied as Word docs and are therefore editable. Please note. The actual exam questions are not reproduced in these resources because to do so would be a violation of Ofqual rules. This is a set of support documents that are appropriate for all endorsements.
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GCSE REVISION. GCSE Art Exam 2018. AQA and EdExcel.

GCSE REVISION. GCSE Art Exam 2018. AQA and EdExcel.

This is a fully editable document providing a support framework for students as they start developing preparatory work for the Component 2 Externally Set Task . Equally suited for use with all endorsements - Art and Design, Applied, Fine art, Graphic Communication, Textile Design, Three-Dimensional Design and Photography. The document encourages students to address all four Assessment Objectives as they develop their ideas. It also sets out a week by week plan for the development of work. The plan, like everything else can be edited if necessary to suit the needs of your students. Also includes a handy history of art resource. Also includes a printable Art Analysis prompt sheet to help students analyse the work of recognised artists. Please note: The exam questions are not reproduced within these documents as this would contravene Ofqual regulations. This document provides a framework / schedule which will allow students to develop work effectively irrespective of the question chosen.
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EASTER ACTIVITIES

EASTER ACTIVITIES

A collection of fun Easter activities. Quiz sheet with separate answers, colouring sheets, Easter egg hunt mazes, Easter word-searches in English and French and a slideshow of Easter themed images for inspiration. ALL FOR UNDER £2.00!!! Happy Easter!
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End of Term Summer Quiz

End of Term Summer Quiz

A nice little quiz for younger students at the end of a busy term. 10 questions with a summer theme. Each one presented on a separate slide with a visual. Answers included of course! We hope that you enjoy the holidays when they finally arrive!
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Growth Mindset -  Divergent Thinking Skills Questions.

Growth Mindset - Divergent Thinking Skills Questions.

Updated for 2017-18. Thinking Skills are so important. Students and adults are often led to believe that there is only one right answer to the question. This doesn’t have to be the case though and it is really useful for students to be reminded of this, encouraging them to keep an open mind and explore possibilities. This way of thinking is referred to as divergent thinking and it goes hand in hand with creativity. This resource provides questions that encourage students to problem solve and consider lots of answers to questions that don’t have just one right answer. Each question is presented on an individual page so that they can be printed out and students can jot down ideas, scribble notes and even draw diagrams if they feel like it.
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Christmas Quiz 2017. Christmas Quiz Slideshow Edition

Christmas Quiz 2017. Christmas Quiz Slideshow Edition

New Buyers: 90% off with code: NEWYEAR90 Return Buyers: 50% off with code: UMZQ53TF enter @ checkout! TOP SELLING quiz globally last Christmas. Updated and improved for 2017 to include a visual round and a hilarious "True or False" round. Get your copy and give students a Christmas challenge with this big, challenging Christmas quiz. 40 questions, 10 visual questions and 25 True or False questions that will really challenge students knowledge about all things to do with Christmas. If you do purchase this resource you can choose another resource from our shop free of charge up to the value of £20. Simply visit our shop, look through the 1000 + resources on offer and email me at maelmatthews@gmail.com. Click here to go to our shop and have a browse! Our little Christmas present to you! Provided in easy to print list form and also as a visually festive slideshow with a slide per question so that questions can be displayed on the whiteboard. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Start Education! Christmas Xmas quiz 2017 - It's just fun!
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Donald Trump Facts and Worksheet

Donald Trump Facts and Worksheet

Donald Trump becomes the 45th President of the United States of America on Friday 20th January. This resource provides facts about the man along with quotes. Also included is a worksheet that encourages students to find information in the fact sheet and also undertake their own research.
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CHRISTMAS!

CHRISTMAS!

It’s Christmas! Downloaded over 1000 times globally last Christmas. Updated and improved for 2017 to include a visual round. Get your copy and give students a Christmas challenge with this big, challenging Christmas quiz. 40 questions and 10 visual questions that will really challenge students knowledge about all things to do with Christmas. If you do purchase this resource you can choose another resource from our shop free of charge up to the value of £20. Simply visit our shop, look through the 1000 + resources on offer and email me at maelmatthews@gmail.com. Click here to go to our shop and have a browse! Our little Christmas present to you! This is quite a tricky quiz and has been written with Key Stage 3, 4 and 5 in mind. Provided in easy to print list form and also as a visually festive slideshow with a slide per question so that questions can be displayed on the whiteboard. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Start Education!
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Art Scheme of Work - Drawing Styles

Art Scheme of Work - Drawing Styles

A 10 lesson scheme of work for **KS3 **students. The scheme introduces students to a wide range off drawing styles and techniques, from formal tonal work to expressive collage and use of unusual materials such as salt. The aim is to show students that there are many ways of drawing and that they shouldn’t be afraid to experiment. Each lesson requires approximately an hour to deliver. Homework ideas are also included. Other information provided includes health and safely / risk assessment, learning skills, materials list, artist references (please note that no artist images are included for copyright reasons) and four example images of student outcomes. This is a 6 page resource. **Why not also check out our top selling Art resource, The Complete Art Curriculum https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/art-key-stage-3-complete-art-curriculum-2018-11618776 **
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Art Teacher Handbook - Fully Editable

Art Teacher Handbook - Fully Editable

A 21 page, fully editable Art Department staff handbook. Be OFSTED ready with this thorough resource. Provided as a Word document so that it can be edited to the needs of your department. It covers the following things. •** Vision • Development Plan • Departmental marking policy • Schemes of work • Health and safety • National Curriculum • Classroom management • Internal departmental review • Whole school involvement • External involvement • Miscellaneous information** This resource provides a clear framework which can then be adapted for your department. I have found this document to be very useful when welcoming new teachers into the department, including NQTs. Also goes down well with SLT.
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Art. Key Stage 3 Art Lessons

Art. Key Stage 3 Art Lessons

38 Art lessons for Key Stage 3 plus visual examples. 150 pages of linked lesson plans which take students through a broad and balanced art curriculum. Each lesson plan includes clear teacher guidance, materials list, health and safety, a student friendly support sheet and expected progress information. Each lesson is fully differentiated. Visual examples of student work is also included to support students. This has been designed to be as user friendly as possible so that even a non specialist could teach the lessons. Includes 18 image slideshows to inspire students, a step by step clay-work slideshow and a history of art support resource. Lessons in the Complete Art Curriculum are: Lesson 1 Tone Lesson 2 Observation Lesson 3 From observation to abstraction Lesson 4 Relief Lesson 5 Portraiture Lesson 6 Portraiture part 2 Lesson 7 Portraiture part 3 Lesson 8 Clay Lesson 9 Clay part 2 Lesson 10 Clay part 3 Lesson 11 Colour Lesson 12 Colour part 2 Lesson 13 Colour part 3 Lesson 14 Three dimensional Lesson 15 Three dimensional part 2 Lesson 16 Three dimensional part 3 Lesson 17 Three dimensional part 4 Lesson 18 Human figure Lesson 19 Human figure part 2 Lesson 20 Human figure part 3 Lesson 21 Human figure part 4 Lesson 22 Architecture Lesson 23 Architecture part 2 Lesson 24 Architecture part 3 Lesson 25 Architecture part 4 Lesson 26 Colour abstraction Lesson 27 Colour abstraction part 2 Lesson 28 Colour abstraction part 3 Lesson 29 Colour abstraction part 4 Lesson 30 Masks Lesson 31 Masks part 2 Lesson 32 Masks part 3 Lesson 33 Masks part 4 Lesson 34 Dramatic landscapes Lesson 35 Dramatic landscapes part 2 Lesson 36 Dramatic landscapes part 3 Lesson 37 Abstract landscapes Lesson 38 Abstract landscapes part 2 Slideshows included cover the following themes: Autumn Birds Buildings Christmas Dramatic landscapes Fish Flowers Fungi Graffiti Insects Natural textures People Rust Sky Sea Trees Water Perspective Clay workshop If you buy, please leave feedback.
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CHRISTMAS. Christmas Quiz

CHRISTMAS. Christmas Quiz

TOP SELLER in 2016! Buy this and get another £20 / $20 resource free! 75 Christmas themed questions over 3 rounds. A general Christmas knowledge round, a visual round and a Christmas facts, true or false round. Provided as 3 separate slideshows so that you can either choose to run the whole quiz or pick one section of it if time is tight. Ideal for Primary School and Secondary School students. If you do purchase this resource you can choose another resource from our shop free of charge up to the value of £20. Simply visit our shop, look through the 1000 + resources on offer and email me at maelmatthews@gmail.com stating which resource you would like. I will then email you your choice. It’s our Christmas present to you! Click here to go to our shop and have a browse! Merry Christmas from Start Education!
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Art. EdExcel and AQA A level Art Exam 2018

Art. EdExcel and AQA A level Art Exam 2018

This document provides a support framework for students as they start developing preparatory work for the Component 2 Externally Set Task 2018. Equally suited for use with all endorsements (titles) and both the AQA and EdExcel specs. The document encourages students to address all four Assessment Objectives as they develop their ideas. It also sets out a week by week plan for the development of work. Included is: • Introduction • Student information • Week by week guide Homework checklist • Support request sheet • The History of Art – Notable Periods, Styles and Artists • Component 2 Final Outcome Checklist • Art Analysis Prompt Sheet • AQA AS Grade boundaries from 2016 • Securing Outstanding A level Performance in Art Please note: The exam questions are not reproduced within these documents as this would contravene Ofqual regulations. This document provides a framework / schedule which will allow students to develop work effectively irrespective of the question chosen.
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