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"