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."
A lesson showing how to draw the human figure correctly in proportion.Read more "KS3 Art Lesson: Drawing Human Figures"
If you are looking for short art entry tasks, bell ringers, mini activities for the start of your art lessons 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 mini-activities […]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)"
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!"