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 schemes of work, lessons and 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 a series of art […]Read more "How to write a Scheme of Work for Art and Design."
A lesson showing how to draw the human figure correctly in proportion.Read more "KS3 Art Lesson: Drawing Human Figures"
I have created a huge PowerPoint presentation with over 45 engaging starter or plenary activities for your art classes. The activities are all art-related and can be used in KS3 or KS4 art lessons, either as entry tasks, starters, plenaries or exit questions. The slides are made up of questions, challenges, thought prompts, riddles, true […]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 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 of […]Read more "Art Lesson Resources on Pinterest"
I’m really into using tech in my art classroom (in any way! You can read about how I use Plickers in art here) and I based one of my Masters assignments on research around technology, differentiation and self-paced learning. I’m usually tweeting about it too. If you’re interested in getting to know a bit more about […]Read more "VR in the Art Classroom (with Google Cardboard)"
Plickers is a tool designed for teachers to be able to quickly assess pupils’ knowledge/understanding, making use of the latest technology. The Plickers site says: Plickers is a powerfully simple tool that lets teachers collect real-time formative assessment data without the need for student devices As a trainee teacher of art, I have been looking […]Read more "Using Plickers in the Creative Arts Classroom"
An art keyword challenge for getting pupils into mixed pairs. Good to use as a starter or plenary too! Get the Keyword (Starter/Plenary) Activity for Art here. Use the resource to test your pupils knowledge on keywords and techniques. One half of the pair has the keyword, the other has the example. Mix up the […]Read more "Art keyword challenge!"
Posters with inspirational quotes from famous artists – perfect for your art classroom. Inspirational Artist Quotes posters for the classroom. “I am seeking. I am striving. I am in it with all my heart.” Vincent van Gogh “Creativity takes courage.” Henri Matisse “They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them […]Read more "Inspirational Artist Quotes"
Make sure your lesson observations are concise and appropriate by using this Observation Template form for trainee teachers. Click here for the Lesson Observation Template Guide. A record sheet I’ve put together for trainee teachers who are observing classes. I’ve used this for secondary school observations. Includes questions you should ask yourself when observing in […]Read more "Teacher Training Observation Form"