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I work in one of the leading independent schools in the country where our latest inspection report achieved the highest level of 'excellent' in all areas. I have previously worked in a school which achieved art school status during my employment.

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I work in one of the leading independent schools in the country where our latest inspection report achieved the highest level of 'excellent' in all areas. I have previously worked in a school which achieved art school status during my employment.
Writing About Art Literacy Mat

Writing About Art Literacy Mat

A really fantastic place-mat to support writing about art. Simply ask you students to write a sentence about each of the categories e.g. line, tone, texture etc using the adjectives provided. This has been designed to work with any artwork. An example is also included on the place-mat using a painting by Cezanne. I always tell students that they don’t need to limit themselves to the words on the list, so this provides support for those who need it but also lets other students fly! This is also ideal for gallery education.
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Blooms Taxonomy For Art

Blooms Taxonomy For Art

I have rewritten Blooms Taxonomy for art. The questions are now art specific. This one page resource is essential for higher order questioning, brilliant for differentiation. This is great for your department handbook! This is fantastic if you want to use questioning in an observed lesson. Why not attach this to your lesson plan? Take a look at my ‘Art Questioning and Literacy Bundle’ by clicking on the link below, which also contains my Blooms Art Question Cards. www.TheArtyTeacher.com
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Blooms Taxonomy For Art

Blooms Taxonomy For Art

I have rewritten Blooms Taxonomy for art. The questions are now art specific. This one page resource is essential for higher order questioning, brilliant for differentiation. This is great for your department handbook! This is fantastic if you want to use questioning in an observed lesson. Why not attach this to your lesson plan? Take a look at my ‘Art Questioning and Literacy Bundle’ by clicking on the link below, which also contains my Blooms Art Question Cards. www.TheArtyTeacher.com
TheArtyTeacher
Writing About Art Literacy Mat

Writing About Art Literacy Mat

A really fantastic place-mat to support writing about art. Simply ask you students to write a sentence about each of the categories e.g. line, tone, texture etc using the adjectives provided. This has been designed to work with any artwork. An example is also included on the place-mat using a painting by Cezanne. I always tell students that they don’t need to limit themselves to the words on the list, so this provides support for those who need it but also lets other students fly! This is also ideal for gallery education.
TheArtyTeacher
Art Literacy Bundle (Including Questioning & Discussion)

Art Literacy Bundle (Including Questioning & Discussion)

Save over 50% on this five resource bundle which features some of my most popular resources: ‘Talking About Art’ starter activity. This is a placemat which gets your students talking about any artwork using sentence starters. Blooms Taxonomy was used to create this mat and so is great for all learners. The ‘Art & Design Glossary’ is a simple and easy way to incorporate literacy into your lessons and evidence it for inspection. Blooms Taxonomy For Art has been developed to make questioning subject specific for art. This is great for your handbook, great when planning or just to pick up and glance at when questioning a class. Blooms Taxonomy for Art Question Cards - let your students do the work! Distribute these cards to students and let them come up with their own questions to ask themselves or each other. The ‘Writing About Art Literacy mat’ encourages students to write a sentence about each of the given categories. An example is also included on the mat. All these resources will help you to easily include and evidence literacy in your art lessons. www.TheArtyTeacher.com
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Sentence Starters for Annotating Sketchbooks

Sentence Starters for Annotating Sketchbooks

Support your students when annotating their sketchbooks with these sentence starters. Areas covered include: Artist Research Pages Experimenting with Different Media Content Development Personal Response Reviewing Compositions This resource also includes some good examples of annotation in the black boxes. Click on my name above to see over 300 Art Teacher Resources.
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Eye Grid Drawing #1

Eye Grid Drawing #1

Eye Grid Drawing #1 Excellent for teaching line, tone and detail. Perfect classwork or homework for portrait drawing projects. See the link to the right to buy this as part of a bundle.
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Annotating Sketchbooks Presentation

Annotating Sketchbooks Presentation

An essential presentation for GCSE and A Level which explains and gives excellent examples of how to annotate a sketchbook page. I really saw an improvement in annotation after showing my students this! The presentation includes a SCRIPT which you should print out before presenting by going to File>print>notes page>print. The presentation looks at: ~ Where AQA mentions vocabulary in the specification and where it mentions ‘written communitation’ in the assessment objectives grid. (Delete this slide if you’re not AQA!) ~ The difference between writing and annotation. (Both are fine!) ~ Recording on location ~ Good and bad annotation ~ Research Pages - what annotation should be included ~ How to annotate working with different media and colours ~ How to annotate development work All the sketchbook pages included are inspirational! For just £1 more you could have my ‘Annotation Bundle of Resources’. This includes this presentation and two more resources. Just click on the bundle link.
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Seed Heads Natural Forms Bundle

Seed Heads Natural Forms Bundle

A collection of 4 resources that combine to make an essential seed heads bundle, which are ideal for Natural Forms units of work. SEED HEADS PHOTOBANK Seed Head images for drawing and painting. 30 slides that comprise of dandelion clocks, lotus seeds heads, star anise, dried poppies, teasels and wheat. SEED HEADS REFERENCE SHEET A beautiful, one page resource of seed head images that is ideal for any natural forms unit of work. Fantastic for drawing and painting projects or for working in a variety of different media. PINE CONE PHOTOGRAPHS 5 pages of high resolution pine cone photographs. Full cones and close-ups. Ideal for a drawing or painting activity. STAR ANISE IMAGES Beautiful, high quality, photographs of star anise. A wonderful one page resource for any natural forms project. Why not draw from them in a variety of different media and on a range of different surfaces? Endless possibilities for drawing, painting, 3D and textile units of work.
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Annotating Sketchbooks Bundle

Annotating Sketchbooks Bundle

These four resources combine to make an effective annotation toolkit! 1. ANNOTATING SKETCHBOOKS PRESENTATION (18 Slides) An essential presentation for GCSE and A Level which explains and gives excellent examples of how to annotate a sketchbook page. I really saw an improvement in annotation after showing my students this! The presentation includes a SCRIPT which you should print out before presenting by going to File>print>notes page>print. The presentation looks at: ~ The difference between writing and annotation. (Both are fine!) ~ Recording on location ~ Research Pages - what annotation should be included ~ How to annotate working with different media and colours ~ How to annotate development work All the sketchbook pages included are inspirational! 2. SENTENCE STARTERS FOR ANNOTATING SKETCHBOOKS* Support your students when annotating their sketchbooks with these sentence starters. Areas covered include: Artist Research Pages Experimenting with Different Media Content Development Personal Response Reviewing Compositions This resource also includes some good examples of annotation in the black boxes. 3. Art Annotation - Annotating My Work A useful art resource to support students annotating their own work. It is complete with sentence starters and a good example. 4. Art Annotation - Artists Work A super useful resource to support students when they annotate an artists work/research page.
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Pointillism Worksheet

Pointillism Worksheet

There are two versions of this Pointillism worksheet. The three eyes at the top of the page are good examples of what you want your students to create. Both worksheets ask students to create a scale of tone using dots. The first then asks students to draw and use pointillism to create an eye. The second, easier worksheet, asks students to add dots over a very faint image of an eye. This could fit into a pointillism scheme of work (perhaps when looking at Seurat) or be useful as a homework or cover lesson. Keywords: Pointillism, Drawing, Seurat, Tone, Mark Making, Drawing Eyes.
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Draw the Missing Half of the Spider

Draw the Missing Half of the Spider

This fun task is great for teaching drawing skills and mark making. Ask your students to work in pencil and then pen to recreate the missing half of the spider of this one page resource. www.TheArtyTeacher.com
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'Talking About Art' Starter Activity

'Talking About Art' Starter Activity

Use the ‘Talking About Art’ placemat as a stimulus when asking your students to talk about art. The attached lesson starter document explains how to use the placemat for a starter activity, where you divide your class into groups and give them time to discuss the sentence starters, and then you ask for feedback. I have also provided a blank ‘Talking About Art’ worksheet should you want a written response. A really useful starter that could be used with any artist or artwork. Art literacy. www.TheArtyTeacher.com
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Complete the Crab Mark Making (Animals)

Complete the Crab Mark Making (Animals)

Learning Objective: To practice careful observation and detailed drawing. Complete the detail on the blank half of the crab. There are three versions of this. A plain one, one with a title, and one with 8 spaces to add keywords. These keywords could describe the crab. This could fit into a mark making project or a natural forms project.
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Blooms Taxonomy for Art Question Cards - great literacy starter!

Blooms Taxonomy for Art Question Cards - great literacy starter!

Use as a starter or in any lesson where you want students to analyse and talk about an artwork. Distribute one of the cards to each small group of students. Give them thinking time to answer the questions. Get each group to feed back! Simple! I have a set of these that I have laminated as they are useful in so many lessons. Differentiate: group your class by ability and give the high order questioning to the more able. These cards are based on Blooms Taxonomy and cover Knowledge, Understanding, Application, Analysis, Synthesis, Evaluation. Take a look at my ‘Art Questioning and Literacy’ bundle by clicking on the link. www.TheArtyTeacher.com
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Eye Grid Drawing #3

Eye Grid Drawing #3

Eye Grid Drawing #3 Excellent for teaching line, tone and detail. Perfect classwork or homework for portrait drawing projects. See the link to the right to buy this as part of a bundle.
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Eye Grid Drawing #7

Eye Grid Drawing #7

Eye Grid Drawing #7 Excellent for teaching line, tone and detail. Perfect classwork or homework for portrait drawing projects. See the link to the right to buy this as part of a bundle.
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Art Portrait Speed Dating Lesson!

Art Portrait Speed Dating Lesson!

The objective of this lesson is to get your class discussing portraits using subject specific language. Half your students move around the room, from person to person, (like you would if you were speed dating!) and discuss the portrait they are holding prompted by the questions you give them. You will need a timer, perhaps on a phone or iPad. This resource includes: Instructions on how to run this lesson Suggestion of how to set the room up Questions and extension questions 30 portraits by a varied range of artists including the title and name of artist. I have delivered this lesson several times and it is great fun and encourages meaningful use of subject specific language. If you like this resource please leave some positive feedback.
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