This post is from a series sharing a GCSE Art scheme of work titled The Blue Planet. I have previously posted the starting point for this SoW which you can see here. After the initial post, which focused on student research and their reactions to secondary research, this post will focus on their artist research […]Read more "Observational Drawing: The Blue Planet"
The aim of this project was for students to explore a range of mark making techniques, then choose the most suitable for their landscape ideas. The outcomes were painted (and printed) landscapes, focusing on movement, atmosphere and texture. The brief was: Many artists are inspired by landscapes. Some draw or paint from direct observation, others […]Read more "GCSE Art Scheme of Work: Landscape & Mark Making"
I have previously posted a series of lessons explaining how students have studied various ways of making marks. This is part of a landscape scheme of work, where students will create a landscape based on their memories. This was a GCSE art and design scheme of work, and you can find the other lessons for […]Read more "KS4 Art & Design: Mark Making [Lesson 6]"
We taught an observational drawing scheme of work to develop Year 7 students’ drawing skills at the start of the year. Looking first at the hyperrealist artist Marcello Barenghi, students created artist research pages in their sketchbooks and watched YouTube videos of him working. These were great to play as students were entering the classroom […]Read more "KS3 Art Scheme of Work: Observational Drawing"
We have recently started a new GCSE Scheme of Work, and since it is the first time teaching it, I thought I would share the progress of students in a series of posts. The theme of the GCSE project is The Blue Planet, and I have asked students to start their research (assessment objective 1 […]Read more "GCSE Art Scheme of Work: The Blue Planet"
I have been teaching pattern design inspired by MC Escher to my Year 8 groups in school. By the end of the project, students were able to understand how to abstract sections of previous drawings and develop them into patterns. They looked at 4 simple pattern repeats: basic, half drop, 90 degree rotation and reflection. […]Read more "KS3 Pattern Design"
My KS4 Y10 students have been working on a Life & Death project, with the aim of creating two smaller final pieces rather than one large one. The final pieces are made up of a cast (in modroc) inspired by Antony Gormley’s ‘Another Place‘ along with a series of intaglio prints. The printmaking process can […]Read more "KS4 Intaglio Printmaking"