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"
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"
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"
A lesson showing how to draw the human figure correctly in proportion.Read more "KS3 Art Lesson: Drawing Human Figures"
I love this painting project because it introduces basic colour theory and you can add a range of different challenges each lesson. By the end of the project students are able to identify and mix paints to correctly have secondary and tertiary colours, and use their knowledge to create unique and vibrant final painted outcomes. […]Read more "KS3 Art Scheme of Work: Colour Theory"
My GCSE Art students have been working on a project titled The Blue Planet. Inspired by issues brought up in the BBC Blue Planet series, they have started collecting images, materials and photographs related to the project, and they have mind-mapped their initial ideas. This post shares some of their first drawings in response to […]Read more "GCSE Art Scheme of Work: 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"
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 Art Lessons: Pattern Design"