I created this painting scheme of work with the aim of engaging more boys in KS3 art. The outcomes for the project are less focused on precision and accuracy, but more on expression, emotion and mood. It uses Kandinsky’s artwork as a starting point to explore links between music, colour and feelings, then moves on […]
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This portraiture scheme of work is available on TES or TPT here. It is designed for art students with the intention of teaching students how to draw faces and understand the basics in portraiture. This portraiture art project teaches the basics of drawing portraits, showing how to draw individual features in the correct place and […]
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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 […]
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A lesson showing how to draw the human figure correctly in proportion.
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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. […]
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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, […]
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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. […]
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In these poly-printing technique lessons, my KS3 art pupils looked at African Adinkra Symbols and used them as inspiration to create their own colourful, printed artwork. They researched the Adinkra symbols, drew them out, created their own symbols and finally created their own poly-print artworks. For their initial research into printing techniques, students looked Adinkra […]
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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, […]
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