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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.
Blooms Taxonomy For Art
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Blooms Taxonomy For Art

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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
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
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'.
Graffiti Resources
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Graffiti Resources

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4 comprehensive Grafitti resources that combine to create a great project! BANKSY & GRAFFITI FONTS. A useful addition to any Banksy or Graffiti project. Two pages of fonts; Banksy and Graffiti. Great for shading and/or working with a range of different media. Copy onto cartridge paper if possible. 11 pages of GRAFFITI SLOGANS. Ideal to shade or paint into. Great first activity in a Graffiti project. All these are genuine slogans that have been used on walls by Graffiti artists. Slogans, which make great discussion points, include: Da Bomb Sorry this wall was boring.. If Graffiti Changed Anything it would be illegal We did it We all bleed the same colour Remember to Forget No Justice No Peace Beneath the Surface Art is not a Crime Stop making stupid people famous GRAFFITI STENCIL WORDS. Stencil font words to cut out and sponge or spray paint. A great addition to any graffiti project. Students simply cut out a word with a craft knife and sponge or spray paint the word into their sketchbook or onto their art work. Each word is included in 3 sizes and there are 10 words which include: Graffiti Banksy Danger Revolution Terror Art Not War Hope Love Believe Yeah Style This is a 22 page PDF file. Plus 70 Slides of Graffiti for inspiration! There is also a script that gives information for the following sections of the PowerPoint: Overview Whole Sides of Buildings Stencilled Graffiti & Collage Hyper-Realistic Enviroments Art or Vandalism?
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!)
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
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.
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.
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
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.
Hundertwasser Different Media
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Hundertwasser Different Media

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A resource sheet where students can work with different media within the line drawings. Suggested media: coloured pencil in hot and cold colours, watercolour. Why not buy this as part of my great value Hundertwasser bundle?
Teaching Tone Pack
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Teaching Tone Pack

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Save 58%. 4 Worksheets to Make Your Life Easy! Ideal for KS3. All PDF's. 1) Tone Paint Brushes Use pencils, coloured pencils, hot or cold colours or watercolour to work within the sections of the paint brushes. 2) Tone Worksheet Shade within the letters of this striking sheet. Create tone with pencil, coloured pencil, with dots and with line spacing. 3) Creating Form With Tone Shade the shapes to create form. 4) 'Tone with Mark Making' worksheet! Create tone using marks and by how you space the marks. Use some in class and some for homework. Or use some in Year 7 and build on their knowledge in Year 8. Alternatively buy any one of these for £3. Just click on my name above which will take you to my shop.
'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
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!
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.