I created this painting scheme of work with the aim of engaging more boys in KS3 art. The outcomes for the project are less focused on precision and accuracy, but more on expression, emotion and mood. It uses Kandinsky’s artwork as a starting point to explore links between music, colour and feelings, then moves on […]Read more "KS3 Painting Scheme of Work: Colour Theory with Kandinsky"
Artist Sarah Graham creates bright and colourful paintings of food that could be described as ‘still life’, however many of her paintings focus on wrappers, sweets and desserts. Sarah Graham is a British painter, born in 1977. Her artwork is often painted on a large scale using oil paint, giving her beautiful paintings a rich, […]Read more "Sarah Graham"
This scheme of work for KS3 art students was created with the intention of teaching students how to draw the basics in portraiture. The portraiture drawing lessons were designed to show the art students how they might draw a face incorrectly and why, then show them how to address their mistakes using some basic guides […]Read more "KS3 Art Scheme of Work: Portraiture"
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"
Käthe Kollwitz was a Russian artist who focused on creating portraits of working class women, as well as making a lot of self-portraits. Through her compositions, and her use of materials and tones, Käthe Kollwitz was able to show the struggles and pains that her subjects were living through. At the time Käthe Kollwitz was […]Read more "Käthe Kollwitz"
I love teaching this Abstract Still Life painting project! I have used it with lots of different year 8 groups and they have all enjoyed it and made great progress. The outcomes are all different and students like being able to see how they can improve their work each week, even when they tell me […]Read more "KS3 Art Painting Scheme of Work: Abstract Still Life"
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"