I love teaching this Abstract Still Life painting project! I have used this painting scheme of work 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 […]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"
We taught this observational drawing scheme during the first term with Y7 students. The aim of the art project was to develop Year 7 students’ drawing skills at the start of the year and give them an introduction to the steps taken when creating realistic observational drawings. Looking first at the hyperrealist artist Marcello Barenghi, […]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"
In these poly-printing technique lessons, my KS3 art pupils have been looking at African Adinkra Symbols and using them as inspiration to create their own printed artwork. They looked at the symbols, drew them out, and finally created their own poly-print artworks. For their initial research into printing techniques, students looked Adinkra Symbols. When they […]Read more "KS3 Art: Poly Printing Scheme of Work – Adinkra Symbols"
This continuous line drawing activity was a starter which introduced new keywords: Abstract and Expressive. It taught students that they can create drawings which aren’t ‘life like’ and focused on improving students’ observational skills. Get this Continuous Line Drawing lesson here. The art students had already tried continuous line drawings in a previous art lesson, […]Read more "KS3 Art Lesson – Continuous Line Drawings"