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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.
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
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 ‘Think Positive’. (Staff Included!)
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.
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
Pointillism Eye Project
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Pointillism Eye Project

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This creative Pointillism Eye project, teaches students about Pointillism, Seurat and optical mixing. It includes everything you need. Ideal for a post-sats project or for Year 7. It starts with Students looking at a PowerPoint on Pointillism focusing on Seurat. (16 slides) It includes a script and looks at: A definition for Pointillism Seurat & Signac How the Impressionists influenced them. Two of Seurats paintings in detail. Pablo Jurado Ruiz, a contemporary artists who used pointillism today. How to mix colours using Pointillism. Then a stage by stage look at how the ‘good example’ (Main picture above) was built up. A Pointillism worksheet enables students practice optical mixing - this also helps create a great display. You then have two choices. Either get your students to draw an eye, (using the eye drawing reference sheet provided) or use the faint eye provided and ask students to add dots over the top. There is a Self Assessment sheets that looks at how closely they have applied their dots and how neatly. (Two on an A4 page) There are suggested extension tasks. Duration: Using faint eye: 2 hrs 5 mins. Drawing own eye: 3 hrs. (There suggested extension tasks could make this a lot longer!) I am always looking to improve my resources, so if you have any suggestions please leave them in the comments box.
What is a Composition?
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What is a Composition?

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Every child should receive this presentation in KS3 or 4. It covers what composition is and looks at: Balance Contrast Focus Movement Pattern Rhythm Scale and Proportion Unity There is a script within the presentation which you should print off before presenting. The presentation is animated. There are 10 slides but because of the animation students will look at 24 works of art. Click on my name above to see over 300 Art Resources in my shop.
Gargoyle Grid Drawings
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Gargoyle Grid Drawings

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3 gargoyle grid drawings which are excellent for teaching detailed, tonal drawing. There are two versions of each grid drawing. One with the grid in place and one where there are tiny marks around the edge of the square so that students can draw their own lines.
Drawing Fruit Lesson
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Drawing Fruit Lesson

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This drawing fruit worksheet is a must have for fruit and vegetable projects. High-resolution images work well in colour and when photocopied into black and white. Use it as a sub lesson or integrate it into fruit or natural forms projects. The accompanying lesson plan is written as a sub lesson and includes a scripted paragraph for a non-specialist.
Colour Theory Art Lesson
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Colour Theory Art Lesson

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This colour schemes art lesson asks your students to colour the patterned circles using harmonious or analogous, complementary and monochromatic colours. There are versions for the US and the UK with the different spellings of colour/color and the different use of harmonious/analogous. With this download you receive: The one-page resource pictured above. A colour wheel (One on a page) A color wheel (Two on a page)
Post it Note Pedagogy for Art
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Post it Note Pedagogy for Art

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Post-it Note Pedagogy for Art! These many strategies are art specific ways that help you incorporate assessment, peer assessment, starters, plenaries and group work into your lessons. They are all fun, engaging techniques that will keep your lessons interesting and inspection ready! They cover strategies useful for all ages. Click on my name above to see more of my resources.
Create Tone Using Mark Making
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Create Tone Using Mark Making

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Students create tone using a variety of different mark making techniques. Great to incorporate into your schemes of work or to use as a cover lesson or homework task. Click on 'View as part of Bundle' to see my Mark Making Bundle!
Gargoyles PhotoBank of Images
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Gargoyles PhotoBank of Images

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53 slides of photographs of gargoyles. Fantastic for drawing, painting or 3D projects. Huge choice of high quality photos. Included for free is my 'How to work with secondary Sources...' worksheet which gives many ideas on how to work with the images in this photobank. It is excellent to encourage independence in your students. I also have photobanks on Fruit & Veg, Butterflies, Grafitti, Flowers, Skulls, Cacti and Succulents, Old Locks and Keys and many more! Click on my name above to see over 300 Art Resources in my shop. Below is a review of another one of my photo bank resources. As you can see, I always use high quality images. A review of my seed heads bundle: "Thank you so much for putting this resource together- excellent quality of images which I am going to laminate for display for inspiration. I have also downloaded some of your other image resources for projects/general inspiration for Art Textiles. You are a star!" Anthea 11th May 2017
Peer Marking and Self Assessing a Lino Print
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Peer Marking and Self Assessing a Lino Print

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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.
Eye Grid Drawing #1
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Eye Grid Drawing #1

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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.
'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
Assembly: Managing Wellbeing and Stress
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Assembly: Managing Wellbeing and Stress

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This ‘Managing Wellbeing and Stress’ assembly talks to students about the importance of exercise, sleep and how they can use meditation, natural sounds, healthy eating and positive thinking to help relieve stress. It’s tone is light-hearted and engaging. It includes a section where students have the choice to join in with a meditation or to just listen. It will send you students out into the day feeling positive. Estimated reading time: 12 minutes
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.
Artists Listed by Theme
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Artists Listed by Theme

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This document includes a link to a list of artists, photographers and ceramicists listed by theme. Each artist name leads to a website or google search. This is an excellent, free resource for teachers and exam students. Themes include landscape, portraits, natural forms, death, altered books, animals in art, buildings, city-scapes, coastal scenes, close-ups, collage dance, everyday objects, family, identity, machinery and many more! This is an ever growing list!
Kurt Schwitters Presentation
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Kurt Schwitters Presentation

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This is a short presentation on the collage artist Kurt Schwitters. It includes a script and has been made to use in conjunction with my paid-for 'Lost and Found Collaged Handmade Book Project' for which there is a link below: