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Art & Design teaching resources which will hopefully give you a bit more time in your teaching day. I always try and make meaningful links with the work of a variety of artists and makers from different eras. Check out my website for freebies and more resources... www.felt-tip-pen.com

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Art & Design teaching resources which will hopefully give you a bit more time in your teaching day. I always try and make meaningful links with the work of a variety of artists and makers from different eras. Check out my website for freebies and more resources... www.felt-tip-pen.com
Artist research template - handout/poster
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Artist research template - handout/poster

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Want to improve the quality of your students artist research? This PDF poster aims to guide students guidance and inspiration to produce excellent artist research pages. Primary targets are KS4, but can be used equally with KS3 and KS5. Two versions are included: A3 and A4 printables - stick them up as display for constant reference or photocopy for sketchbooks or focused research lesson. Soon enough they'll be in the habit of producing great research!
Art Annotation Advice for Students
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Art Annotation Advice for Students

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Want to improve your Art students' annotation skills?! A one page handout to support students in producing high quality annotation in their Art and Design work. Guidance for writing about their own work, as well as the work of other artists. Easy to follow, the sheet gives hints and tips to advise students on annotation so they get it right. The sheet has been designed with GCSE and A level students in mind, but could also be used with more independent-minded KS3 students. Printable at either A3 as a poster, or A4 as a handout.
Art & Design artist research steps infographic - poster, handout or bookmark
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Art & Design artist research steps infographic - poster, handout or bookmark

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An infographic designed as a reminder to students (KS3, 4 or5) about how to put together artist research to support their practical project. Six simple steps with short explanations which can be used as a checklist. You can print as a bookmark to pop into sketchbooks or display in the classroom. There are two versions - one with a Mondrian quote at the bottom, the other without - your choice.
Observational drawing skills development unit of work
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Observational drawing skills development unit of work

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This scheme of work was originally developed for year 9 students to ensure that they had the skills to enable them to move onto GCSE. The lessons are organised into 6 distinct activities, each focusing on observational drawing and emphasising a different skill or formal element. There are links to artists for each lesson and the powerpoint slides are designed to be printed and laminated as a resource for students during the lessons. Students look at shape, tone, form, perspective, reflection, mark-making... using ink, biro, fineliners, pencil... Discussion points are included and key vocabulary. Students seem to really enjoy the focused nature of these sessions, and I have often found that they are concentrating so hard that they end up in silence! Optional homework/independent study tasks are listed at the end to go along with this scheme.
GCSE art & design
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GCSE art & design

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This pack of GCSE art and design resources covers assessment objectives and marking, and course guidance for students and encourages a more independent and motivated approach. Great materials for saving you administration time or just repeating yourself over and over (explaining how to annotate or evaluate)!
A level Art student tips infographic / bookmark
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A level Art student tips infographic / bookmark

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Guidance for KS5 students in an easy to access format on annotation, vocabulary and assessment objectives. Print 2 pages back to back for a quick reference getting students to take responsibility for doing the right thing!
William Morris artist research & analysis worksheet
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William Morris artist research & analysis worksheet

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A four page resource (can be photocopied back to back and laminated for repeated use) on the artist and designer William Morris. The first two sheets are based on Morris' work and the last two are botanical watercolours to be used as source material for students own designs. Can be used as a cover lesson during a relevant project (natural forms, flora, textile or wallpaper designs, repeat pattern...), an extension activity, or as a whole class task. Students are asked to read the information about the artist then answer questions, then show their visual understanding through a Morris-inspired design of their own. A fantastic resource to have on hand and relevant to so many projects!
Art GCSE options leaflet for students
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Art GCSE options leaflet for students

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A folding leaflet for students giving information on choosing Art & Design for GCSE. The sections emphasise the importance of a dedicted approach to the subject whilst highlighting the unique and fun nature of the subject. A great resource to have on hand for options evenings or to have a the ready to hand to interested students or parents. Print the A4 pages and photocopy back to back, then fold into a professional looking leaflet.
Art and Design  Vocabulary Literacy Poster Handout
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Art and Design Vocabulary Literacy Poster Handout

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Develop literacy in the Art room with a one-page handout to support students' vocabulary. 80+ descriptive words for writing about their own work or the work of other artists on one engaging worksheet/poster. Easy to follow, the sheet gives hints and tips to advise students on writing about art. Designed with GCSE and A level students in mind, but could also be used with more independent-minded KS3 students. Printable at either A3 as a poster, or A4 as a handout.
Art & Design Literacy Mat with vocabulary and tips for writing about art
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Art & Design Literacy Mat with vocabulary and tips for writing about art

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Designed as an A3 printable, this literacy mat has all the vocabulary and tips to get students' writing about art confidently. Aimed at KS3 and KS4, there is guidance about producing high quality writing as well as art-specific vocabulary. Also works at A4 size, and can be laminated back-to-back. Visually engaging and highly effective for supporting students!
Beginning and / or End project planning booklet
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Beginning and / or End project planning booklet

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This page can be printed at A3 size then folded down into a small booklet which gives page by page instructions for an exam project on the Beginning and/or End theme. The sheet is designed for students who struggle to work completely independently and need more guidance on how to structure their project. The theme is narrowed to Seasons and then Spring and then takes natural forms such as flowers and seedpods as the focus. This enables students to produce high quality observational drawing and photography. Two artists researches are specified: Angie Lewin and Beatriz Milhazes with a choice of the third (suggestions are given: William Morris, Margaret Mee, Catherine Bertola and Karl Blossfeldt). Students are instructed to work in a range of media and then need to develop their own outcome from their investigations. If they have followed the steps they will end up with a coherent project, covering all of the assessment objectives. I have found that students like the balance of independence and structure that the book gives them and helps avoid wasted time where they are looking at random ideas without a strong thread. Instructions for folding the zine from the printed page are also given.
Christmas potato printing wrapping paper using paint and brushes
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Christmas potato printing wrapping paper using paint and brushes

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Christmas season one-off lesson where students create their own repeat pattern wallpaper using potato printing. This version has instructions using water-based paints (acrylic gives a good opaque colour, but you can use poster paint too) and paint brushes, rather than printing ink and rollers (there is another version of this resource in my shop with instructions for this kind of printing). A fun lesson with good cross-curricular links to design and technology and maths (repeat patterns, rotation). The lesson requires some largish paper to print the wrapping paper - you can use what you have for this... brown craft paper works well; newsprint is cheap and good; sugar paper tends to be a bit thick but has the added benefit of colour and can look good in a display; tissue paper also works but can tear more easily. Although this is a practical lesson, mess is kept to a minimum by using paper plates as palettes which can be thrown away after use. A good tip is to have some cheap wet wipes to help speed up the clean up at the end. If you want to simplify things (perhaps for younger students) you can prepare potato stamps in advance to avoid having students cutting them in the lesson.
Contemporary Art Christmas Tree Design & Maquette - group work
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Contemporary Art Christmas Tree Design & Maquette - group work

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This is a fun and unusual one-off Christmas lesson. Using contemporary artists' designs for the Tate Gallery's annual Christmas Tree commission as the starting point for discussion, students go on to design their own Christmas Tree maquettes in groups. At the end of the lesson, these are displayed and the class has a secret ballot to choose a winner (you may want to provide a seasonal prize!). The lesson goes through several examples (artists include Yinka Shonibare, Micheal Landy, Bob and Roberta Smith) and gives pointers for discussion and then provides the step-by-step guide on making the small models for each group. You do not need lots of resources: pencils, paper, tape and scissors are fine, though some coloured pencils and extra coloured paper etc could come in handy if available. There are two slides to photocopy from the powerpoint: the tree templates (photocopy on light card if possible) and the secret ballot papers. This would be great for a fun end of term lesson in Art, but could be relevant to PSHE or used in extended tutor time too. The presentation encourages discussion on what Christmas is about and looks at consumerism and spiritual ideas. There is a slide with pointers on working well in a group and the opportunity could be taken to develop debating skills or speaking publicly.
GCSE Art & Design sketchbook example
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GCSE Art & Design sketchbook example

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Photographs of an A grade GCSE Art & Design sketchbook put together in a Powerpoint presentation. Students find it useful as an exemplar and can be used to refer to specific pages at different moments in a project (e.g. mind mapping, planning, recording, evaluating...). I chose this book as it is quite a clear example and not too long. It is not a perfect sketchbook, but shows an achievable standard and some interesting ideas.
Ernst Haeckel artist research and analysis worksheet
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Ernst Haeckel artist research and analysis worksheet

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A two page resource (can be photocopied back to back and laminated for repeated use) on the German scientist and artist Ernst Haeckel. Can be used as a cover lesson during a relevant project (science in art, natural forms, zooming-in, symmetry, abstraction...), an extension activity, or as a whole class task. Students are asked to read the information about the artist then answer questions, create a mind-map of their ideas of what Haeckel's forms remind them of, then create their own response based on his 'Art Forms in Nature' prints. Designed to be easy to deploy and requires no additional resources. A fantastic resource to have on hand and relevant to so many projects!
Annotation and vocabulary
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Annotation and vocabulary

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A great bundle to improve students' writing about art and develop literacy in the art room. Three resources which can be printed for display or at A4 size, can be handed out to student for independent study.
A level art exam support bundle 2018
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A level art exam support bundle 2018

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Fantastic set of eight resources to support your students with their exam preparation. From infographics and booklets, to lessons and group crit ideas, there is a great range of teaching inspiration here. And at a bargain price (saving more than 50% on original resource prices!)
Evaluation example - GCSE art sketchbook
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Evaluation example - GCSE art sketchbook

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Two powerpoint slides with an example of a GCSE student's evaluation of an exam project. Useful to give students an idea of what to include and a simple format to summarise key parts of the project and evaluate.
Ndebele craft activity: mini house
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Ndebele craft activity: mini house

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Make a personalised mini home from a reused carton or box (like the ones tea comes in). Take inspiration from Ndebele art from sothern Africa to create bright and colourful designs. A great one-off lesson or can be developed into a longer project: see my unit of work with 12 lessons (fully resources with Powerpoint presentations and worksheets in my TES shop - https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/ndebele-modroc-houses-colour-and-geometry-3d-painting-scheme-of-work-11415036) A project which kids love!