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 Pattern Design"
My Year 7 pupils have been looking at African Adinkra Symbols and using them as inspiration to create their own. They looked at the symbols, drew them out and then drew three of their own. They focused on filling the space, using a range of thick and thin lines and creating symmetry. Here are some […]Read more "KS3 Poly Printing – Adinkra Symbols"
This was a starter lesson which introduced new keywords: Abstract and Expressive. It taught students that they can create drawings which aren’t ‘life like’ and focused on improving observation. The students had already tried continuous line drawings but only briefly, so I expanded the idea and spent around 25 minutes on this activity with the class. […]Read more "Continuous Line Drawings"