GCSE Art Project: Drypoint Etching

I designed this GCSE art drypoint etching project with the intention of having students understand the different applications of mark-making drawing techniques, and getting an insight into a simple but effective printing process. The drypoint etching technique is one of my favourites as it is so versatile and can be done without any specialist printing […]

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Kate Malone

Kate Malone is a ceramic artist from London in the UK. She is a master potter and makes large scale clay artworks inspired by natural forms such as fruits and vegetables. Kate Malone is well known for her clay work and she has appeared as an expert judge on the BBC show ‘The Great Pottery […]

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Yayoi Kusama

Yayoi Kusama is a world famous Japanese artist who works in a range of different media. Kusama mostly creates highly decorative, patterned sculptures and installations inspired by natural forms and Pop Art. However, she also makes paintings, films, fashion pieces and performance art. Yayoi Kusama is a Japanese artist who was born in 1929 – […]

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Fun Assessment Ideas for Art Lessons

Peer and self assessments; whole class evaluations; formative and summative assessments; teacher feedback; exit tickets; quick checks; verbal feedback… The list of ways for art students to receive feedback or evaluate their artwork can seem endless (and sometimes confusing) but these learning activities are critical for engaging and purposeful art lessons. Without succinct feedback, time […]

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Grade 9 GCSE Art Examples

With the messiness of assessment this year and teacher assessed grades happening for the second year in a row, I thought it would be useful to share some Grade 9 Art project examples. I usually have students work on design sheets so these are photographs of all the design sheets and any final pieces the […]

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Egon Schiele

Egon Schiele was a figurative artist from Austria. Egon Schiele painted portraits in an expressionist style which meant he tried to show feelings through his work, rather than trying to capture something realistic. Top facts about Egon Schiele! Egon Schiele was born on 12 June 1890 and died on 31 October 1918 Egon Schiele was […]

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