Hero image

Felt tip pen

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

113Uploads

66k+Views

5k+Downloads

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
Abstract composition scheme of work: A3 oil pastel with artist links

Abstract composition scheme of work: A3 oil pastel with artist links

This scheme of work was designed originally for year 9, and aims to embed some art and design key concepts: colour, composition, and abstraction. There are contextual links throughout with key artists being: Beatriz Milhazes, Piet Mondrian, Georgia O'Keeffe, Henri Matisse and Antoni Gaudi. The starting point for students abstract compositions is natural forms (fruit and vegetables) and there is a handout provided that students work from initially. Each lesson has a powerpoint and any handouts needed are included in the presentation - saving you lots of preparation time!! There are seven lessons in all, and the scheme can easily be adapted to fit the time frame you have available. Students enjoy this scheme of work and respond well to the learning involved.
amimamim
A level art exam support bundle 2018

A level art exam support bundle 2018

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!)
amimamim
Art Formal Elements Word Search - ideal for lesson starter, plenary, cover, etc...

Art Formal Elements Word Search - ideal for lesson starter, plenary, cover, etc...

A fun art ‘formal elements’ word search PDF file with 17 key terms to find including colour line shape tone form texture space design balance contrast harmony pattern size repetition These print well at A5 (two to an A4 sheet) so are an economical, fun way to embed student learning on literacy, extending vocabulary on any scheme of work. Also a quote from Charles Eames on design. Great for a lesson starter, plenary, cover, literacy, homework, extension or use a word search to maintain focus during tidy up time!
amimamim
Art & Design GCSE student assessment booklet

Art & Design GCSE student assessment booklet

A great resource to support student in becoming more independent and taking responsibility for their projects. 23 pages which can be photocopied into a booklet, giving students all they need to understand the structure of the course, assessment and asking questions to help improve their independence. The booklet is created in Powerpoint so can be easily adapted to suit your own course structure and marking. And slide can be projected onto a white board as part of class teaching. Students record feedback into the booklet so they have their own record of what they need to do to develop. I have found that having students write this in themselves (copying from notes stapled into their sketchbooks) has really helped them to take ownership of the guidance - not just read and forget. Teachers can use the booklet to complete interim assessment of coursework units and ask students to do their own self assessments on the sheets included. The booklet provides a comprehensive approach to assessment of the GCSE course and students tend to treat this more seriously as they can see from the outset of the course how and when they will be assessed and the impact this will have on their eventual grade.
amimamim
Gustav Klimt artist research & analysis worksheet

Gustav Klimt artist research & analysis worksheet

A two page PDF resource (can be photocopied back to back and laminated for repeated use) on the artist Gustav Klimt. Can be used as a sub lesson during a relevant project (colour, pattern, abstraction, portraiture, Modern Art …), an extension activity, independent study, 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 the identification of motifs in the work. They then create their own practical response to Klimt’s art. The lesson requires minimal materials and can be carried out in a non-specialist classroom. A great introduction to an important 20th century artist whose work is inspiring and engaging for young people.
amimamim
Art Annotation Advice for Students

Art Annotation Advice for Students

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.
amimamim
Yann Arthus-Bertrand artist study worksheet

Yann Arthus-Bertrand artist study worksheet

A great printable handout giving background on the photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand (author of the Earth from the Air photo book raising environmental awareness). The A4 sheet has two pages and includes a comprehension task, instructions for a practical mapping activity, a word search and ideas for further development. Perfect for a whole class activity linking to projects on photography, pattern, environmental art, landscape or mapping. Also great for a cover lesson, independent study or extension task. Thousands of Arthus-Bertrand’s photographs are available online - his website is a good place to start: Students are really inspired by these fascinating photographs which are also great for making cross-curricular links.
amimamim
Beginning and/or End - theme mind-map interactive with artist links

Beginning and/or End - theme mind-map interactive with artist links

This A3 PDF page is an interactive mind-map designed to be a starting point for students' exploration of the theme. I have used some of the key words from the ESA paper as a starting point. Click on the artist names to link to examples of relevant work on the internet. This is a fun way to get students exploring a wide range of artists and designers from different time periods, working in different media...
amimamim
William Morris artist research & analysis worksheet

William Morris artist research & analysis worksheet

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!
amimamim
Beginning and / or End GCSE Art

Beginning and / or End GCSE Art

Want some extra resources to support your students in the ESA? Great student-speak sheets to help ensure that you get them motivated and that they have the tools they need to work independently.
amimamim
Art GCSE options leaflet for students

Art GCSE options leaflet for students

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.
amimamim
Art word searches

Art word searches

Five word searches covering Pop Art, Colour, Clay, Formal elements and International Women's Day. Print and deploy as needed!
amimamim
Artist research template - handout/poster

Artist research template - handout/poster

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!
amimamim
A level Art student tips infographic / bookmark

A level Art student tips infographic / bookmark

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!
amimamim
A level art exam support bundle 2018

A level art exam support bundle 2018

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!)
amimamim
GCSE Art and Design infographic - assessment objectives

GCSE Art and Design infographic - assessment objectives

A student friendly infographic to guide students through producing an exam or coursework project that meets the assessment objective criteria. A pdf file which can be printed as a bookmark or larger for display in the classroom. A successful way to break down the GCSE assessment objectives for students and get them taking responsibility for making sure their project covers all aspects.
amimamim
Ernst Haeckel artist research and analysis worksheet

Ernst Haeckel artist research and analysis worksheet

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!
amimamim
Michael Landy artist research and analysis worksheet

Michael Landy artist research and analysis worksheet

A four page resource (can be photocopied back to back and laminated for repeated use) on Michael Landy's series 'Nourishment'. The first two sheets are based on Landy's work - painstaking drawings of weeds which were turned into etchings - and the last two are photographs of plants to be used as source material for students own designs. Can be used as a cover lesson during a relevant project (natural forms, flora, society, fragility, printmaking...), an extension activity, or as a whole class task. Students are asked to read the information about the artworks then answer questions, then show their visual understanding through a high quality observed drawing of a plant (ideally students would work from actual uprooted weeds in the lesson, but source images are provided if this is not possible). This resource also has a cross-curricular relevance and could be used as a different approach to citizenship as the weeds Landy's Nourishment series can be seen as representing the overlooked or marginalised in society. A fantastic resource to have on hand which provokes interesting discussions and students find inspiring!
amimamim
Artist research resources

Artist research resources

Great worksheets for supporting artist research for KS3 and 4 students! Save money by buying as a bundle and have them on hand for when you need them (cover or extension work…).
amimamim
Art & Design Literacy Mat with vocabulary and tips for writing about art

Art & Design Literacy Mat with vocabulary and tips for writing about art

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!
amimamim
Art & Design artist research steps infographic - poster, handout or bookmark

Art & Design artist research steps infographic - poster, handout or bookmark

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.
amimamim
Art and Design  Vocabulary Literacy Poster Handout

Art and Design Vocabulary Literacy Poster Handout

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.
amimamim