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"
Artists inspired by landscapes don’t just make drawings or paintings in response to their subject, but also make work that can be described as ‘3D’, ‘installation art’ and ‘land art’. Lita Albuquerque is a landscape artist who works in and with different environments; adding her own sculptures, objects, colours and even people to create new, […]Read more "Lita Albuquerque"
John Piper made artwork very often inspired by landscapes. He used a range of processes to make his expressive and energetic landscapes, often exaggerating the formal qualities of line, texture and colour. He also painted, printed, illustrated books and made stained glass windows! Piper loved looking at British landscapes and often used these as inspiration […]Read more "John Piper"
Claude Monet is possibly one of the most famous French artists in the world. Known not just for his fantastic landscape paintings, but because of his unique interpretation of landscapes and the natural world around him. Monet is a unique landscape artist because he did not just try to paint landscapes as he could see […]Read more "Claude Monet"
Frida Kahlo is one of the most well-known portrait artists in the world. Kahlo was born in Mexico and painted a huge array of portraits, self portraits and artworks inspired by nature. In her portrait paintings, Kahlo loved to reference her Mexican heritage, often including objects related to popular culture at the time. She merged […]Read more "Frida Kahlo"
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. […]Read more "KS3 Art Scheme of Work: Colour Theory"
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"
My GCSE Art students have been working on a project titled The Blue Planet. Inspired by issues brought up in the BBC Blue Planet series, they have started collecting images, materials and photographs related to the project, and they have mind-mapped their initial ideas. This post shares some of their first drawings in response to […]Read more "GCSE Art Scheme of Work: The Blue Planet"
The aim of this project was for students to explore a range of mark making techniques, then choose the most suitable for their landscape ideas. The outcomes were painted (and printed) landscapes, focusing on movement, atmosphere and texture. The brief was: Many artists are inspired by landscapes. Some draw or paint from direct observation, others […]Read more "GCSE Art Scheme of Work: Landscape & Mark Making"