KS3 Art Lessons: Pattern Design

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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Jennilie Brewster

For my Landscape and Mark Making project at KS4, I am asking pupils to create landscapes from memory. We have been exploring mark making, tone and how artists create movement or atmosphere. We are about to move onto creating our own landscapes from memory using the techniques we’ve looked at. I have been looking for […]

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Jerry Wilkerson

I was looking for a modern pointillist artist to use with my KS4 group project in exploring mark making. Although we are working on landscapes, the techniques are still relevant. It was good to be able to discuss the differences in Wilkerson’s work and a more traditional artist such as Georges Seurat.

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