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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.
Positive Thinking Assembly
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Positive Thinking Assembly

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This assembly provides your students with strategies to think more positively. It gives a metaphor that positivity is like a huge jar of nutella, and they can dip their finger in whenever they wish to pull out some positivity! It covers the following strategies: Smiling and Laughter practicing Gratitude Positive Affirmations Avoiding Negative People Doing something kind Music Exercise. It's a fun assembly that uses humor and facts to convey it's message. I got lots of positive feed back from students and staff after delivering this assembly! Approx 15 - 20 mins long depending on your speed. It includes a poem that you could take out if you wished to shorten it. Also included are a Positive Thinking Poster, and come Positive Thinking Nutella jars to laminate and stick around your school to remind people to Positive. (Staff Included!)
Blooms Taxonomy for Art Question Cards - great literacy starter!
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Blooms Taxonomy for Art Question Cards - great literacy starter!

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Blooms Taxonomy for Art Revised I’ve updated my ‘Blooms Taxonomy for Art’ and ‘Blooms Taxonomy Question Cards’ and bundled them together. With this resource you receive: Blooms Taxonomy for Art Revised (pictured right) Blooms Question Cards Lesson Plan for Question Cards They both now include the headings: Remembering Understanding Applying Analyzing Evaluating Creating Simply print and laminate the questions cards so you can use them again and again. You can even hole punch the corner for easy storage. The lesson plan details a group questioning activity to stimulate discussion which can be used with any artwork so this lesson can integrate into any project. There are versions for the UK & US with the different spellings of analysing and colour.
Van Gogh Resources - Massive Bundle.
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Van Gogh Resources - Massive Bundle.

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Save 72% by buying these 11 resources togther. This massive bundle of teaching goodies includes the following: A comprehensive presentation covering many aspects of Van Gogh life and works. The presentation INCLUDES A SCRIPT which includes questions for an engaging learning experience. There are slides on the following: Introduction, birth and death dates, pre-artist jobs * Overview of famous works * The Potato Eaters * Who influenced his work * How his work changed * His portraits * Letters to Theo * His Drawings * The Sunflowers * His room in Arles * The Starry Night * His Death * His burial place * Who he has influence * His influence on fashion x 2 * The End. A page of links to useful sites and YouTube clips, many of which could be used for starters to lessons or home works to extend learning. A Van Gogh mark making worksheet. I have used this sheet and asked students to make the marks using different media. Stick and ink is particularly effective. Plus a Van Gogh word search. Van Gogh resource sheet which includes images, themes and keywords. Great to put on desks and keep his images fresh in your students minds. 3 Van Gogh Art Analysis Venn Diagram worksheets. Ideal to use at the start of a project when you want students to look really closely at his work. *UPDATED AGAIN* I have just added a different VG mark making sheet! Areas of a VG drawing have been selected with squares. Students can copy these sections into their sketchbook using different media. **UPDATED AGAIN** I have now added a 'Paint Like Van Gogh' worksheet. This is to use with paint or pastels. I hope you find this bundle useful. If so, please leave some positive feedback.
Pointillism Worksheet
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Pointillism Worksheet

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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.
Annotating Sketchbooks Bundle
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Annotating Sketchbooks Bundle

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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.
Gallery Visit / Gallery Education
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Gallery Visit / Gallery Education

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This worksheet has been designed for gallery visits. There is a space in the middle to make a sketch. It asks the following questions: Your Name Title of Artwork Name of Artist What have you looked at? What media has the artist used? what colours has the artist used? What kind of marks or techniques has the artist used? What kind of shapes and forms can you see? How does the artwork relate to other artworks in the exhibition? How does the artwork make you feel? The same worksheet is uploaded as a .jpg and pdf. I'm not sure why you can only see the top part of the pdf. When you download it, it is all there - I have checked!! Keywords: gallery visit, gallery education, analysing art, visiting galleries, gallery activities.
Art Literacy Bundle (Including Questioning & Discussion)
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Art Literacy Bundle (Including Questioning & Discussion)

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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
Recycled Art Robots Project
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Recycled Art Robots Project

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This is a presentation to introduce a recycled art robot project. It has 29 slides. It includes images of general recycled art, images by the junk robot maker 'Gordon Bennett' (as seen on the front page), examples of junk robots and assessment criteria. There is a script within the PowerPoint. I have found that this project gets students looking at little bits and pieces in a whole new way! Idea for KS2 & 3. Happy junk modelling!
Insects Art - Drawing Insects
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Insects Art - Drawing Insects

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These Insects Worksheets are always popular. Get your classes working in fine liner or complete the sheet in a range of media. This would also be a useful resource for a minibeasts project. Teach drawing skills and fine motor skills. Why not click on the link to my great value bundle! www.TheArtyTeacher.com
Assessment and Marking in Art & Design - worth £21.50!
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Assessment and Marking in Art & Design - worth £21.50!

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These 10 tried and tested resources are designed to be practical, meaningful and efficient. Many share assessing objectives with your students from the start which is best practice. 1) Assessing a Drawing A grid to help assess an observational drawing. The grid looks at line, tone, shading, detail and accuracy. This could be used for teacher, peer or self assessment. 2) Assessing a Photograph An essential rubric for teaching students to assess their own photographs. I would use this with students who are new to photography. It looks at: Focus Background Composition Topic Lighting 3) Peer Marking and Self Assessing a Lino Print A useful resource to peer mark or self assess a lino print at the end of a project. Both forms are words document so fully editable. Both forms of assessment include questions with tick boxes and sections which students need to write in. 4) Peer Marking and Self Assessing Observational Drawing A simple table to fill in that your students can use to Self Assess or Assess their peers with. Stick the table in a sketchbook or on the back of a drawing. Share these assessment criteria with your students before they start working! This will show your students exactly what you are looking for! 5)Peer Marking and Self-Assessing Watercolor These simple tables for your students to fill in, ask all the right questions for them to analyse their work. There is a table for self assessment and a table for peer assessment 6) Marking a Drawing with a Target - Stickers Don't you find you are writing the same thing again and again when you mark drawing? The attached 7 pages of stickers will CUT YOUR MARKING TIME IN HALF as they give a target for the 7 most common mistakes. Stickers include targets for: improving the overall shape, not giving a drawing a dark outline, adding more detail, smoother shading, not working too faintly, not working too small, not smudging work. 7) Marking Art & Design Compositions - Stickers Don't you find that when you are marking compositions that you are writing the same thing again and again? These stickers address that problem! This set of stickers includes each type of error students make both as a target and as a Question. (I know that in some schools like mine, you have to mark with a question!) Targets and Questions include: annotation, identifying students best design, colour, contrast/tone, links to artists, quality of drawing, and using the space on the page well. 8) How do I mark AS & A Level Art? - A solution! How do you mark AS and A Level art in a meaningful way without writing on their work? How do you include peer and self assessment? How can you and your students see if they are fulfilling the assessment objectives at a glance? These two sheets, one for teacher marking, one for peer and self assessment, simple go in the back of their sketchbooks. They are divided into the 4 new assessment objects and you as teacher write how they are fulfilling the assessment objects, what is missing, what they can improve on. On the peer & self assessment sheets they do the same, and this can create an effective and relevant starter to any lesson. I have also uploaded an example of each that I have filled in with the sort of marking I would do, and the kind of response I would hope that students would write on the peer and self assessment sheet. I hope this gives you the idea of how I use these sheets. 9) How to Mark GCSE Art Coursework Meaningfully This is a two page document/table that I use (tried and tested over many years!) to mark Yr 10 and 11 GCSE course work. I stick this in the back of their sketchbooks. It gives me space to mark but also space for peer assessment and self assessment. I date the comments that I add. Students respond. I have included a copy that I have filled which has blue for the teachers comments and green for the students comments. (I'm not suggesting you should use specific colours - this is just to give you the idea!) It includes space to mark: Title Artist Research Page(s) Artists analysis Recording with Different Media Photography Development or Other pieces of Work Compositions It is a Word document so would be easy to tweek. I hope you find this useful and if you do please leave some positive feedback. 10) Strategies to Reduce Marking in Art There is no magic bullet to make marking disappear but try these strategies and you should see your marking load decrease! This 3 page document includes: One Clear Target Peer Marking and Self-Assessment A Verbal Feedback Stamp GCSE and A-level Tutorials Setting Meaningful Homework That Doesn't Need Marking (6 ideas) When You Mark / Time of Day Planning For The Above
Converse Shoe Grid Drawing (Cover Sub Lesson)
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Converse Shoe Grid Drawing (Cover Sub Lesson)

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Encourage beautiful drawing with this converse grid drawing. Ideal as part of any drawing module or this would make an excellent homework or cover lesson to improve drawing skills. It comes with two lesson plans which are exactly the same apart from one is titled 'Cover Lesson' and one is titled 'Sub Lesson'.
Van Gogh Resources - Massive Bundle
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Van Gogh Resources - Massive Bundle

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Save 72% by buying these resources togther. This massive bundle of teaching goodies includes the following: A comprehensive presentation covering many aspects of Van Gogh life and works. The presentation INCLUDES A SCRIPT which includes questions for an engaging learning experience. There are slides on the following: Introduction, birth and death dates, pre-artist jobs * Overview of famous works * The Potato Eaters * Who influenced his work * How his work changed * His portraits * Letters to Theo * His Drawings * The Sunflowers * His room in Arles * The Starry Night * His Death * His burial place * Who he has influence * His influence on fashion x 2 * The End. A page of links to useful sites and YouTube clips, many of which could be used for starters to lessons or home works to extend learning. A Van Gogh mark making worksheet. I have used this sheet and asked students to make the marks using different media. Stick and ink is particularly effective. Plus a Van Gogh word search. Van Gogh resource sheet which includes images, themes and keywords. Great to put on desks and keep his images fresh in your students minds. 3 Van Gogh Art Analysis Venn Diagram worksheets. Ideal to use at the start of a project when you want students to look really closely at his work. *UPDATED AGAIN* I have just added a different VG mark making sheet! Areas of a VG drawing have been selected with squares. Students can copy these sections into their sketchbook using different media. **UPDATED AGAIN** I have now added a 'Paint Like Van Gogh' worksheet. This is to use with paint or pastels. I hope you find this bundle useful. If so, please leave some positive feedback.
Drawing Shoes - Close ups
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Drawing Shoes - Close ups

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This worksheet asks students to create one drawing in pencil and one drawing in coloured pencil. I have also uploaded it in B&W with instructions to complete it in pencil only which could be useful for a cover lesson or homework. It includes the keywords: line, tone, contrast, accuracy and detail. For best results print onto cartridge paper.
Becoming  an Excellent Form Tutor
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Becoming an Excellent Form Tutor

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Being an excellent form tutor isn't easy. It involves a multitude of requirements in a small amount of time. This document covers: Establishing Good Routines Form Administration Building Relationships Assigning Roles within the Form Pastoral Issues Report Writing Contacting Parents What if you feel like you are Struggling? 7 Learning Activities and Ideas to Engage Your Form with Form Life There is also a form to keep a record of when you contact parents, and a form to collect information should you have to write a Form Tutors comment on their report. I hope you find this useful and if so, please leave a positive comment.
'Talking About Art' Starter Activity
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'Talking About Art' Starter Activity

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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
Georgia O' Keeffe PowerPoint
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Georgia O' Keeffe PowerPoint

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This useful presentation could be used to start many different projects but was written for a scheme of work that focuses on ‘Close-Ups&’.\nAfter this presentation you could draw close-ups of natural forms and then turn the drawings into paintings.
Georgia O' Keeffe Presentation
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Georgia O' Keeffe Presentation

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This useful presentation could be used to start many different projects but was written for a scheme of work that focuses on 'Close-Ups'. A script is included as part of the PowerPoint. See my 'Georgia O'Keeffe Close-Ups Project' in my shop which includes lesson plans, worksheets, assessment sheets and much more.