As part of the GCSE Art course I am teaching, my Y10 class have already explored a range of mark-making techniques to use on their landscape project. Whilst still mark-making, I have filed Impasto under ‘creating texture’ as the aim of this lesson was to show students how thick, heavy, tactile surfaces are just as important […]Read more "Creating Texture with Acrylic Paint [Impasto]"
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 "KS4 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 "KS4 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 "KS4 Art & Design: Mark Making [Lesson 3]"
KS4. Second lesson in mark-making and painting using watercolours.Read more "KS4 Art & Design: Mark Making [Lesson 2]"
KS4. First lesson in a new painting project exploring mark-making.Read more "KS4 Art & Design: Mark Making [Lesson 1]"
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 "KS3 Art Lesson – Continuous Line Drawings"