This simple textiles art project is ideal for teaching at KS3 as it is really short but engages students by giving them lots of choice in their work. Students love the bright colours, the different shaped stitches and, of course… the sweet, sugary subject! Get art lesson resources emailed straight to you: I teach this […]Read more "KS3 Art Textiles Project – Sweet Stitches"
The Singh Twins are two contemporary female artists from England. They are twin sisters who create their highly detailed artworks together and have exhibited their pieces around the world. The Singh Twins are famed for their intricate, brightly coloured artwork which combine traditions from both Eastern and Western art. The Singh Twins are twin sisters […]Read more "The Singh Twins"
When I came across this colouring festival on Twitter I really couldn’t believe that I hadn’t heard of it before, or that more people didn’t know about it! The #ColorOurCollections shares free colouring pages and the initiative started in 2016. It is such a fantastic resource for art teachers and art lessons that I had […]Read more "Free Colouring Pages for Art Lessons"
Marcia Baldwin is a professional fine art painter from America. Baldwin creates large format, vibrantly coloured oil paintings of natural forms such as animals, sea life, wildlife, landscapes and flowers. Marcia Baldwin’s oil paintings emphasise strong, vivid colour schemes and dynamic shapes; she tries to capture the beauty she sees around her in nature. Marcia […]Read more "Marcia Baldwin"
Richard Estes is a photorealist painter from America. Estes’ paintings focus on man-made environments and are famous for showing highly reflective surfaces such as glass and metal – he paints his scenes so realistically that they look like photographs. His paintings are often called super-realistic or hyper-realistic. Richard Estes is an American painter who was […]Read more "Richard Estes"
This is a super simple but REALLY effective clay project that my students love. I teach this clay coil bowl project to my Year 8 students and their results are lovely – and can take their plates home with them when they’re finished. The project is inspired by the coiling techniques and shapes used in […]Read more "KS3 Clay Project – Coil Bowls"
Gordon Cheung is a contemporary multi-media artist from London in the UK. He creates fantastic, strange and colourful mixed-media artworks that blur virtual and actual reality. Cheung uses unusual materials on his landscape paintings such as sand, fabric, sail cloth, newspaper and acrylic gels. Gordon Cheung is a British born, Chinese artist living and working […]Read more "Gordon Cheung"
After teaching a dry media pattern design project previously, I altered this pattern design scheme of work to focus more on colour theory and develop students’ painting skills. This is the first year I have taught the project this way, and I am so chuffed with the results! Get this full pattern painting project on […]Read more "KS3 Art Project: Painting Patterns"
Yellena James is an artist and designer from Sarajevo. She creates highly detailed and intricate works of art that are inspired by our environment, natural forms and organic shapes. Using mixed-media, Yellena James invents wonderfully bright new worlds in her art that resemble plants, flowers and natural textures. Yellena James is an artist from Sarajevo […]Read more "Yellena James"
As LGBT+ History Month is coming to an end here in the UK, I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to share this list of over 60 artists identifying as LGBTQIA+. The aim is to celebrate their work, their lives and share their artwork with our students. I’m sure I don’t need to express […]Read more "LGBTQIA+ Artists"