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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 ‘Think Positive’. (Staff Included!)
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.
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)
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
Complete the Crab Mark Making (Animals)
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Complete the Crab Mark Making (Animals)

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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.
Sentence Starters for Annotating Sketchbooks
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Sentence Starters for Annotating Sketchbooks

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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.
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
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?
Lino Self-Assessment
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Lino Self-Assessment

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A visually appealing one page resource for students to self-assess their work at the end of a Lino printing project. The sheet asks them to write key words, equipment, three things that went well, one thing to improve on and also has a section for transferable skills. There is a page of Teachers Notes which gives ideas for every section. This is brilliant for work scrutiny or inspection as it screams loudly that you have done self-assessment. For even better value click on the bundle link and buy this self-assessment worksheet as part of my great value art self-assessment bundle.
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.
GCSE Art & Design Marking, Assessment & Organisation Bundle
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GCSE Art & Design Marking, Assessment & Organisation Bundle

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In this G.C.S.E. Art and Design bundle you get three resources: 1) Marking Year 10 and 11 Coursework 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. An example copy of the above filled in. 2) GCSE Student Checklist This simple, one page check list is divided into the 4 assessment objectives. Under each section are a list of tasks each student should complete. I always get every student to stick this in the back of their sketchbook. As they work through the project or exam question they can tick things off, or list what they have done, as they go along. It focuses both the student and teacher as to what has been done, and what needs to be done. It can make a simple, focused start to the lesson to ask your students to fill in a section of this sheet. It is a word document so you can edit it should you require to. 3) GCSE One-to-One Tutorial Sheet I find this form very useful when I organise one-to-one tutorials. I tend to use them when I am drawing close to the end of project to help students prioritise and finish everything off. It is slit up into the Assessment Objectives so that I can see at a glance if there is a weakness in the project. It is available as a Publisher doc so you can edit it and also a PDF.
Skull & Skeleton Photobank
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Skull & Skeleton Photobank

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22 Fantastic photographs of a human skull and rib-cage. Dramatic compositions make these photographs ideal to draw and paint from. 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, Gargoyles, Cacti and Succulents, Old Locks and Keys and many more! Click on my name above to see over 300 Art Resources in my shop.
Complete the Skull Drawing (skeleton)
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Complete the Skull Drawing (skeleton)

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Learning Objective: To practice drawing with detail and a range of tones. This could be completed with pencil, pen or charcoal. I would recommend printing it on cartridge paper. This is a one page PDF.
Sunflower Grid Drawing - Suitable for Van Gogh Projects
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Sunflower Grid Drawing - Suitable for Van Gogh Projects

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This is a one-page, versatile sunflower grid drawing, uploaded with three different titles: Observational Drawing Van Gogh Sunflowers It’s hard to see from the image, but the box on the right has tiny marks so your students can easily draw the grid without any measuring, and rub out the lines at the end should they wish to do so. Excellent for teaching drawing skills. It is a high-resolution image. www.TheArtyTeacher.com
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.
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.