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Paul Carney's Art Lesson Store

Paul is an AST and NSEAD board member who is also a professional graphic designer, these lesson plans have been painstakingly produced to a high standard with everything you need to teach the lesson.

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Paul is an AST and NSEAD board member who is also a professional graphic designer, these lesson plans have been painstakingly produced to a high standard with everything you need to teach the lesson.
Macro Art
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Macro Art

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Suitable for most age ranges, this very flexible project combines digital photography with the art of observational drawing. It is a great project for getting some quality, expressive drawing work in student’s portfolios at exam stage or for teaching younger students to ‘see’ more closely. A very expressive and open lesson, students are free to express what they see in a variety of styles. I've had great results from this as a topic for less able students or teaching experimentation with materials. I've used it as a GCSE project and in the Primary phase. It's easy, effective and fun!
How to make a Blog
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How to make a Blog

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This PDF file will show you a step by step guide to making a free blog. Blogs (web logs) are a great, free way of motivating your students to write down their thoughts, opinions, ideas, evaluations and essays! Every teacher should be using them! For more fantastic art resources visit my TES store https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/paulcarney700
Wire Flowers - free Art & Science lesson
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Wire Flowers - free Art & Science lesson

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This full instructional document shows you how to make elegant wire flowers that can form part of a creative science lesson on flower anatomy or just be an art activity on its own. Completely free! For more fantastic art resources visit my TES store www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/paulcarney700
Assessing Art without Levels - Primary KS1&2
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Assessing Art without Levels - Primary KS1&2

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Completely rewritten for 2016!! This 36 page eBook explains how to embed effective art assessment into your classroom practice at the Primary Elementary phase from EYFS to Year 6. It outlines the new DfE and Ofsted expectations, and also contains a fully illustrated PROGRESSION model showing you examples of students work from Year 1 to Year 6. In addition, it lists specific skills and techniques in every discipline of art year on year to help making the teaching of art easier. Everything you need is included including exciting posters for your classroom and supporting files. Written by a member of the team that wrote the NSEAD art competencies, Paul is an AST and experienced art teacher at both Primary and Secondary levels. He was also a member of the DfE subject expert group for art. This is an NSEAD recommended resource. For more fantastic art resources visit my TES store https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/paulcarney700
Clay Animals
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Clay Animals

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This lesson is well loved by children and uses my own secret techniques for making 3D animals that gets great results! It contains a Lesson Plan, Powerpoint presentation and teacher instructions and shows you in a clear, step-by-step guide how to make beautiful clay animals. Includes a ‘How to Make your own air-drying clay’ recipe so you can use this even if you don’t have a kiln. My students love doing this at Primary and Secondary level, everyone loves making animals!
Tints & Shades Painting Exercises
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Tints & Shades Painting Exercises

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Three photocopiable worksheets for teaching children how to mix colours to make them darker and lighter, increase brush control and blend them smoothly. I've used these exercises for years so I know they work well. For more fantastic art resources visit my TES store www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/paulcarney700
Expressive Painting
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Expressive Painting

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Expressive Painting Formal Elements: Age 11-16 FULL Contemporary Scheme inc. thinking skills. Improve your student's painting techniques whilst learning the FORMAL ELEMENTS of art. Using Essential Big Questions this FULL Unit of Work is beautifully designed to challenge and stretch your students whilst learning the history of abstract art from beginnings to present day. It has been written for students with a reading age of 11 years and is designed to be delivered over a longer period of time. There's so much deep learning in this project and it can be used on many levels, use it for a full GCSE project or just cherry pick elements of it to suit your teaching.
Beginner 2nd Drawing Stage
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Beginner 2nd Drawing Stage

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For those who would assess their current ability as: “I can draw a little bit, but I'm not very confident. I need lots of help.” This stage of drawing develops the idea of seeing simple geometry when drawing from observation. It develops more advanced drawing and shading of 3D objects and observational shading to create form. There is also a 3D lettering project that brings all of these skills together. Beginner Stage drawing is for students approx 7-11 age to develop 3D drawing and shading. This stage contains lessons in: 3D Shapes. Shading a Cube/Cylinder, Shading a Sphere, Still Life Drawing, Lettering, Perspective, Cartoon Shading, Plus worksheets and assessment sheets. The download contains 3 Windows format videos, 8 Powerpoint presentations plus a fully illustrated marking Pdf. This is an NSEAD recommended resource.
Tony Craggs KS1 Mural project
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Tony Craggs KS1 Mural project

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This 3D sculpture unit focuses on creating a whole class 3D mural in the style of contemporary artist Tony Cragg whilst at the same time teaching colour theory and craft techniques. It develops visual literacy and the ability to analyse art work and incorporates three different ways of making the final piece from cheap, common everyday items. It is slightly more expensive due to copyright royalties of Tony's work, but you will have a great school mural at the end of it. It comes with a student booklet, photocopiable resources, presentation, lesson plan and templates for making a large classroom art piece.
Funny Fish
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Funny Fish

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Complete with beautiful supporting illustrations, a teaching Powerpoint a detailed Lesson Plan with full instructions, fish illustrations and a cross-hatching animation, this 4-6 hour project teaches students to illustrate fish in detail using cross-hatching pen and ink techniques, before inventing their own weird and crazy fish to draw, design and make in a variety of ways. The tutorials show you methods of making fish in clay, wire or 3D. Great for Primary or key stage 3 year 7 to 8.
Me in a Box
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Me in a Box

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This exciting project is a new slant on the traditional 'identity' project used in many school art departments, except this version does not depend on the ability to draw a self portrait, but rather uses found objects and symbolism to create deep, meaningful pieces of art. What's more, the project embeds cross-curricular learning, integrating Religious Education themes on identity with Mathematics of Net Making and construction of 3D shapes. The download contains a full Scheme of Work and four PowerPoint presentations as well as photocopiable NET templates, artist links and student examples to help you. This was one of my favourite projects as a teacher!
Printmaking in the busy classroom
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Printmaking in the busy classroom

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This fully illustrated 80 page guide to classroom printmaking features thirteen printmaking ideas and techniques that you can use in your busy classroom using common, low cost, everyday and scrap items. They don’t require you to have any art experience, just the willingness to give them a try. The techniques can be linked to many areas of the curriculum, especially maths, where some suggestions are outlined. Your pupils will LOVE doing these creative activities and they can be used at Primary Key Stage One, Key Stage Two or Secondary Key Stage Three or even Key Stage Four. Featured printmaking methods include: Collograms, Foil Etching, Mono Printing, Neoprene Foam Printing, Glue Gun Printing, Making your own stamps, String Printing, Repeat Printing, Playdough Printing, Roller Printing and many many more. Each technique is shown as a fully photographically illustrated, step-by-step guide. The download comes with a printable Pdf guide to Printmaking and an accompanying Powerpoint slide presentation to use in your classroom. Also included is a FREE illustrated guide to Lino Printing!
Advanced 4th Drawing Stage
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Advanced 4th Drawing Stage

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Advanced Stage drawing has been designed for students approx 13-16 years or those who would assess their current ability as: “I’m quite good at drawing, I draw often, but I want to improve so that I can draw and shade difficult things.” At this level of drawing you are challenged to construct, measure, shade and draw a more complex group of objects, rendering shading and detail with greater accuracy and precision. By the end of this stage students should be fully confident in drawing from observation and will only need to practise those skills further. The download contains: Advanced Measuring exercises, Advanced Shading exercises, Complex Drawing video (20 mins Plus assessment sheets. Contains 2 longer Windows format videos, 4 Powerpoint presentations and a fully illustrated marks scheme.
Dreams
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Dreams

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A project that combines digital techniques with observational drawing. The lesson teaches students how to use Adobe Photoshop Elements by means of a detailed step-by-step exercise. You can use free online software if you don’t have Photoshop (links included). There is also a detailed guide to drawing faces from observation with supporting worksheets. The skills are then combined into a fun Surrealist Dream project. This is especially liked by the boys, they LOVE doing the Photoshop side of the project. I've had great results teaching this project and so will you. It also comes with links to artist resources on Pinterest.
Mr Murakami
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Mr Murakami

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A delightful project for key stage 1 that draws on the artwork of the contemporary artist Takahashi Murakami to inspire painting skills, colour theory, colour mixing, and lots of imaginative painting exercises. One for younger key stage 1 children, the lessons support literacy too. Contains presentation, work booklet with worksheets and art images for you to use in class. For more fantastic art resources visit my TES store https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/paulcarney700
Media Pop Art
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Media Pop Art

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Pop Art gets a 21st Century facelift! This a Contemporary Scheme aimed at improving thinking skills and asks deep, Essential Questions of your students to learn how Modern Art has evolved into a thriving contemporary movement. And instead of just making a bland Pop Art style picture, the students are challenged to think about how the media affects their life. I’ve taught this unit to young children and exam classes alike with great results. Crucial to the project's success is the student refining and developing their ideas in light of peer and self evaluation. Includes resources on thinking skills and the 'Pointless' game to help you teach the thinking skills your students need. This project is very motivational and can be used year after year with constantly different results, my students loved it.
Birds of Paradise
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Birds of Paradise

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Learn about the fabulous birds of New Guinea and how they have evolved into some of the most stunning creatures on the planet. Teach sketchbook recording techniques, art methods and my own technique of making birds using PVA glue. This is a lovely craft project for younger art students and is such a huge topic, it can easily be developed into a cross-curricular theme with science, geography and maths. One for younger children.
Language of Drawing
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Language of Drawing

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This lesson challenges students to invent a secret language then use it to draw in an abstract way to communicate words and phrases in their own unique style. By comparing this to abstract artists they will be able to better understand the language of drawing. Complete with full Lesson Plan and Resources, it also comes with a free Doodle starter activity and an extension task presentation.