When I came across this colouring festival on Twitter I really couldn’t believe that I hadn’t heard of it before, or that more people didn’t know about it! The #ColorOurCollections shares free colouring pages and the initiative started in 2016. It is such a fantastic resource for art teachers and art lessons that I had […]Read more "Free Colouring Pages for Art Lessons"
The very kind and wonderful librarian at my school has shared this list of art films / documentaries / artist interviews that are ideal for showing in an art classroom. Perfect for art cover or sub lessons (or end of term treats?!) I thought it would be useful to have them all in one place. […]Read more "Films & Documentaries for Art Classes"
I love the Grid Drawing technique! Okay, just had to get that out there. These printable worksheets are ideal for cover or sub lessons and my students love doing them! Grid drawing is, I think, fundamental to improving confidence and skills in art. Used correctly, the grid method is fantastic for helping students to concentrate, […]Read more "Grid Drawing Worksheets for Art Lessons"
Peer and self assessments; whole class evaluations; formative and summative assessments; teacher feedback; exit tickets; quick checks; verbal feedback… The list of ways for art students to receive feedback or evaluate their artwork can seem endless (and sometimes confusing) but these learning activities are critical for engaging and purposeful art lessons. Without succinct feedback, time […]Read more "Fun Assessment Ideas for Art Lessons"
With the messiness of assessment this year and teacher assessed grades happening for the second year in a row, I thought it would be useful to share some Grade 9 Art project examples. I usually have students work on design sheets so these are photographs of all the design sheets and any final pieces the […]Read more "Grade 9 GCSE Art Examples"
Are you looking for websites full of art ideas, lessons or activities? Great news… I am putting together an extensive list of excellent websites that have a full range of materials and resources for teaching and making art. Whether you are teaching at home (home-learning our school is calling it) or teaching art from home […]Read more "Useful Websites for Art Teachers"
I have used this site (so far) to share art schemes of work, art lesson plans and teacher resources for art lessons, so I thought it could be useful to share how I go about creating those schemes of work in the first place. By ‘scheme of work’, I mean an overview or plan for […]Read more "How to write a Scheme of Work for Art and Design."
If you are looking for short art entry tasks, bell ringers, mini lesson activities for the start of your art classes or different challenges to engage students at the start and end of a lesson, I have created a huge PowerPoint presentation with over 45 engaging starter or plenary activities for your art classes. The […]Read more "Effective Starters & Plenaries for Art"
I try to store all of my art lesson research for art resources on Pinterest. You can find loads of different artists, photographs, artwork, techniques, resources and ideas for both KS3 and KS4 Art and Photography lessons and schemes of work there: I’ve got boards for just about anything I can think of, from lists […]Read more "Art Lesson Resources on Pinterest"
Thinking about how to use technology in the classroom has never been more important and that’s no different for us art teachers! Despite assumptions by some that students can just ‘draw a picture’… I have found that using technology in the art classroom can be a fantastic way of engaging boys too. I’m really into […]Read more "VR in the Art Classroom (with Google Cardboard)"