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Engaging, easy-to use, differentiated art resources for happy, busy teachers and highly productive students.

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Engaging, easy-to use, differentiated art resources for happy, busy teachers and highly productive students.
Pattern to Portraits
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Pattern to Portraits

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The perfect activity to follow up on a unit on portrait drawing. Use this to have your students developing their own pattern taking inspiration from a variety of sources. Complete lesson with lesson plan & differentiation. Create a Self Portrait taking inspiration from the style of artist Kehinde Wiley. There are two parts to this artwork : Your tonal grid drawing (last 2 lessons) Your personalised background pattern (today) Key words for this project: Pattern, Portrait, Design, Shape, Identity, Personalisation, Repeat, Symmetry, Flip, Reverse, Colour Scheme, Harmonious, Monochromatic, Complimentary
Vanitas. Still Life. Skulls. Momento Mori. Art.
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Vanitas. Still Life. Skulls. Momento Mori. Art.

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2 Art lessons exploring the topic of Vanitas, including… -Analysis of ‘The Ambassadors’ Vanitas artwork by Hans Holbein the younger. -Skull drawing practice worksheets using the observational/upside down/ grid drawings methods -Match of the Day using Key Terminology -Exercise where students set up their own Still life, research the symbolism of the objects and photograph it. -Much more! My year 9s loved it.
Art Drawing GCSE project
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Art Drawing GCSE project

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I assigned this to my new GCSE groups so that students could continue improving their drawing and knowledge while at home. A challenging mini unit of work based on Iain Macarthur’s animal illustrations (line, pattern, detail etc) that offers choice and includes opportunities to develop a range of technical skills and demonstrate creativity. Organised into the following tasks: -Knowledge -Interpretation -Practice -Inspiration -Final piece My students enjoyed it and the outcomes were decent. I hope your students enjoy it too!
Art & History Design a Medieval Shield
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Art & History Design a Medieval Shield

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Use this KS2/KS3 Art & History lesson to engage students with medieval art and have them design a shield that represents their identity. Includes: -Assessment Criteria -Examples of Medieval Shields -Shield templates
Bird Studies Art Remote Booklets Handouts Print
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Bird Studies Art Remote Booklets Handouts Print

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-2 booklets that teach art history, observational and grid drawing techniques and are fun to work through. -Over 8 hours worth of materials. -Scaffolded structure to learning, with Do Now (starter) tasks which build up to a final outcome. -Great for remote lessons as clear instructions make it easy for students to work through independently. -High quality activities which develop a range of fundamental drawing skills. -Easy to use- just download and print. -Includes Assessment Criteria -Perfect for KS3 & KS4.
Natural. Artificial. A2 Art Exam 2017. Edexcel
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Natural. Artificial. A2 Art Exam 2017. Edexcel

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Use this resource to kick-off The Edexcel A2 exam preparation period from February 1st onwards. Enough resources here to keep your students interested and productive for several lessons... Featuring: -Instructions & Examples for 3 tasks to ensure your students are engaging with the theme and to support them in completing work to a high standard: -Mindmap Challenge task -Mood Board Collage -Artist Research page -Artist Creative Response task -Collaborative Photo project
Ernst Haeckel Biology in Art. Research. GCSE
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Ernst Haeckel Biology in Art. Research. GCSE

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Use this resource to teach students about Ernst Haeckel, explore Biology in Art and guide your students how to produce a high quality Artist Research page. Includes: -Template to help students analyse art -Examplar material with GCSE levels 1-8 -Key information and links to resources for Research -Simple step-by-step approach to completing tasks
Mark-making in Art: Artist Nina Chakravarti
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Mark-making in Art: Artist Nina Chakravarti

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Use this resource to get your students using a wide variety of marks to add energy and style to their art. In this lesson students will... -experiment with a wide range of expressive lines -create art in the style of artist Nina Chakrabarti -evaluate their own & each other's work against the assessment criteria (provided) All you need for a fun & meaningful lesson is this powerpoint, some black pens, printed out images of faces and students. Enjoy!
Art Candy Painting Project GCSE Mixed Media
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Art Candy Painting Project GCSE Mixed Media

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Use this resource to empower your students and help them develop their painting skills. Artist mission: To learn how to control a combination of wet media to create a realistic chocolate bar painting. Includes: -Success criteria -Media strengths & weaknesses -Key vocabulary -Links to relevant artists -Homework tasks I used this for a 2-month A2-sized year 10 candy painting project, but it could be adapted for any length of time and any year group. My students combined acrylic, watercolour, ink and aquapencils to achieve their outcome.
Watercolour Painting Project- Van Gogh Starry Night- The Remix
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Watercolour Painting Project- Van Gogh Starry Night- The Remix

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A favourite lesson to engage students with painting techniques while giving them a chance to be innovative I've used this project with years 7 up to year 9 and the results are always interesting. Includes everything you need for a watercolour painting project (just add paints, brushes & students) -worksheets -examples of outcome -success criteria -videos -cross-curricular links L.O.1: To learn about Van Gogh and reinvent one of his Masterpieces using our own original ideas. L.O.2: To develop our painting and composition skills. L.O.3: To use our knowledge to create a work of art that explores the following elements of Art: line, texture & movement. Enjoy!
Art Class Entire Booklet- LINE & PATTERN
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Art Class Entire Booklet- LINE & PATTERN

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A 26 page booklet of art activities for artists of all abilities. Designed to challenge and inspire… while developing skill, knowledge and creativity. Staying home and don’t know what to do? Now’s a great time to learn something new. Refining skills, or just for fun- Drawing is for everyone! Creativity, technique, knowledge aplenty For humans aged 4 to 120 Parents, teachers, sisters, brothers- Let me know if this is useful and I will make others.
Equality in Art (Co-constructive graffiti lesson)
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Equality in Art (Co-constructive graffiti lesson)

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Banksy, street, Art, graffiti, lettering. Best for use as a double lesson. 0. Go through the slides with the class. 1. As a class choose one of the quotes. 2. Have each student (or pair of students) draw out one of the words in their own graffiti style. 3. Have the students put all their words together to complete the quote. 4. Hooray! Enjoy.
GCSE Art Knowledge Organiser
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GCSE Art Knowledge Organiser

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A knowledge organiser for GCSE Art highlighting the key Assessment Objectives, including a breakdown of knowledge, vocabulary, links , art etc. Adapt or use as it is, I’ll be uploading more resources very soon to go along with the theme I’m using with my year 10s come September- Organic vs. Mechanic.
Edward Hopper. Artist Research. Beginning. Art. GCSE
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Edward Hopper. Artist Research. Beginning. Art. GCSE

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Everything you need in one ppt! -Use this resource to get ALL of your year 11 students effectively researching and writing high quality Artist Study pages to earn top marks for AO1. -Hopper is featured in the new Beginnings/End exam Edexcel paper, why not use this ppt to scaffold for your students how to do a proper artist study. Featuring: -A foolproof system with step by step instructions on how to analyse Hoppers’ work using SEMI -Printable differentiated worksheets for students to answer questions and fill in the blanks -A comprehensive and engaging introduction to Hopper’s work -Examples of high quality GCSE research pages -Success Criteria & Edexcel mark scheme -Tips and tricks for top attainers -Video clips to an analysis of Hopper’s work.
Insect Sculpture Art Design Technology Project
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Insect Sculpture Art Design Technology Project

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Includes: Everything you need to get your students to design and create their own wire insect sculpture. -3 powerpoints to take students through the stages of the unit: Draw/Design/Plan/Execute/Evaluate -Clear instructions & lesson objectives -Assessment Criteria -Key Vocabulary -Homework
Art Class Entire Booklet- COMPOSITION
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Art Class Entire Booklet- COMPOSITION

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The next episode- this time we’re focusing on COMPOSITION. A 25 page booklet of art activities for artists of all abilities. Designed to challenge and inspire… while developing skill, knowledge and creativity. Staying home and don’t know what to do? Now’s a great time to learn something new. Refining skills, or just for fun- Drawing is for everyone! Creativity, technique, knowledge aplenty For humans aged 4 to 120 Parents, teachers, sisters, brothers- Let me know if this is useful and I will make others.