Artist Ian Murphy creates drawings, paintings, prints and mixed-media pieces inspired by architecture and different textures. As well as using his sketchbook to draw and think about his ideas, he makes large-scale work and uses lots of materials to create distressed surfaces that he paints and draws over the top of. Ian Murphy is a […]Read more "Ian Murphy"
It sounds bad to say but “I’m making this project up as I go along” 😂 as in, it’s not finished yet! I’m creating the home learning Cubism Scheme of Work for my KS3 (Year 9) classes and I am going to add lessons weekly depending on how my students respond to it and how […]Read more "KS3 Art – Cubism Home Learning Project"
I have made this KS3 op art project for our Year 7 students to work on during lockdown, but it could easily be used for Year 8 or Year 9 (or maybe even cover lessons?). I have designed this with the aim of students being able to get involved at home without needing a lot […]Read more "KS3 Art – Op Art Home Learning Project"
I have made this KS3 Still Life art project for our Year 9 students to work on over Summer, but it could easily be used for any other groups (I think!). The idea for our students is that they will complete the artwork over Summer and it will be used as a starting point for […]Read more "KS3 Art – Still Life Home Learning Project"
I created this painting scheme of work with the aim of engaging more boys in KS3 art. The outcomes for the project are less focused on precision and accuracy, but more on expression, emotion and mood. It uses Kandinsky’s artwork as a starting point to explore links between music, colour and feelings, then moves on […]Read more "KS3 Painting Scheme of Work: Colour Theory with Kandinsky"
Artist Sarah Graham creates bright and colourful paintings of food that could be described as ‘still life’, however many of her paintings focus on wrappers, sweets and desserts. Sarah Graham is a British painter, born in 1977. Her artwork is often painted on a large scale using oil paint, giving her beautiful paintings a rich, […]Read more "Sarah Graham"
This scheme of work for KS3 art students was created with the intention of teaching students how to draw the basics in portraiture. The portraiture drawing lessons were designed to show the art students how they might draw a face incorrectly and why, then show them how to address their mistakes using some basic guides […]Read more "KS3 Art Scheme of Work: Portraiture"
Are you looking for websites full of art ideas, lessons or activities? Great news… I am putting together an extensive list of excellent websites that have a full range of materials and resources for teaching and making art. Whether you are teaching at home (home-learning our school is calling it) or teaching art from home […]Read more "Useful Websites for Art Teachers"
Käthe Kollwitz was a German artist who focused on creating portraits of working class women, as well as making a lot of self-portraits. Through her compositions, and her use of materials and tones, Käthe Kollwitz was able to show the struggles and pains that her subjects were living through. At the time Käthe Kollwitz was […]Read more "Käthe Kollwitz"
I love teaching this Abstract Still Life painting project! I have used it with lots of different year 8 groups and they have all enjoyed it and made great progress. The outcomes are all different and students like being able to see how they can improve their work each week, even when they tell me […]Read more "KS3 Art Painting Scheme of Work: Abstract Still Life"