We have recently started a new GCSE Scheme of Work, and since it is the first time teaching it, I thought I would share the progress of students in a series of posts. The theme of the GCSE project is The Blue Planet, and I have asked students to start their research (assessment objective 1 […]Read more "GCSE Art Scheme of Work: The Blue Planet"
My KS4 Y10 students have been working on a Life & Death project, with the aim of creating two smaller final pieces rather than one large one. The final pieces are made up of a cast (in modroc) inspired by Antony Gormley’s ‘Another Place‘ along with a series of intaglio prints. The printmaking process can […]Read more "KS4 Intaglio Printmaking"
I am working on a project with KS4 Art & Design pupils with the intention of creating an abstract landscape based on childhood memories. So far we have explored some mark-making techniques in watercolour and ink: Dashes (creating tone) Pointillism (blending colours into one another) Dashes and daubs (creating movement) Ink (using tools such as […]Read more "YEAR 10 ART & DESIGN: MARK MAKING [LESSON 5]"
Following on from our previous lesson in mark making, which focussed on using the paintbrush in a new way and trying different pointillist techniques, this lesson is aimed at developing those skills. On the board I showed some work by Van Gogh and questioned the group about how the painting made them feel, how the […]Read more "Year 10 Art & Design: Mark Making [Lesson 4]"
After our introduction to mark-making using watercolours, we moved on to looking at Pointillism as a technique. I introduced new artists to look at, then set out the objectives. I chose three artists as a reference and included some keywords for pupils to focus on when choosing images to print out, asking pupils to print […]Read more "Year 10 Art & Design: Mark Making [Lesson 3]"
KS4. Second lesson in mark-making and painting using watercolours.Read more "Year 10 Art & Design: Mark Making [Lesson 2]"
KS4. First lesson in a new painting project exploring mark-making.Read more "Year 10 Art & Design: Mark Making [Lesson 1]"