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"
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 […]Read more "GCSE Art Project: Drypoint Etching"
I designed this 3D Pop Art project as a fun way to end the summer term with my students. It is inspired by different Pop Art ideas and I combined a few elements of art (including colour theory) to create this full scheme of work. I taught it with Year 7 (11-12yrs) for around 6 […]Read more "KS3 Easy 3D Pop Art Sculpture Project"
This simple clay art project is one of my favourites to teach towards the end of the year; it is engaging and dead easy to teach, with really effective outcomes for students! It’s also great for them to be able to take some 3D ceramic artwork home with them at the end of the year. […]Read more "KS3 Easy Clay Project: Textured Vessels"
I’m really excited to share this easy oil pastel art project because I have only just finished teaching it and the students have created some really wonderful work – I love their final pieces! (Although I do feel like I’m getting a bit obsessed with teaching Cubist inspired art lessons 😂 ) I was struggling […]Read more "KS3 Oil Pastel Cubism Art Project"
This 3D art project is great because it engages boys, uses minimal materials (mainly just paper and card), introduces new equipment and materials AND it can be really easily adapted. I teach this Design and Build architecture project every year because it is so much fun (and not just for the students 😂 ). Once […]Read more "KS3 Art Project – 3D Design and Build"
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 home learning 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 art cover lessons?). I have been teaching these Op Art lessons online via Google Classroom. I have designed this Op […]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"