After teaching a dry media pattern design project previously, I altered this pattern design scheme of work to focus more on colour theory and develop students’ painting skills. This is the first year I have taught the project this way, and I am so chuffed with the results! Get this full pattern painting project on […]Read more "KS3 Art Project: Painting Patterns"
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 […]Read more "KS3 Art Scheme of Work: Portraiture"
I have previously posted a series of lessons explaining how students have studied various ways of making marks. This is part of a landscape scheme of work, where students will create a landscape based on their memories. This was a GCSE art and design scheme of work, and you can find the other lessons for […]Read more "KS4 Art & Design: Mark Making [Lesson 6]"
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. […]Read more "KS3 Art Lessons: Pattern Design"
Following on from our previous lesson in mark making, which focussed on using the paintbrush in a new way and trying different pointillist techniques, this lesson is aimed at developing those skills. On the board I showed some work by Van Gogh and questioned the group about how the painting made them feel, how the […]Read more "KS4 Art & Design: Mark Making [Lesson 4]"
I was looking for an artist inspired by food and came across Jerry Wilkerson, a modern pointillist artist! I am using this food artist as inspiration to use in my KS4 art project exploring mark making. Although we are working on landscapes, the techniques are still relevant. It was good to be able to discuss […]Read more "Jerry Wilkerson"