I love the Grid Drawing technique! Okay, just had to get that out there. Grid drawing is, I think, fundamental to improving confidence and skills in art. Used correctly, the grid method is fantastic for helping students to concentrate, analyse and problem-solve what is essentially a very challenging task. I often hand out grid method […]Read more "Grid Drawing Worksheets for Art Lessons"
Artist Marcello Barenghi creates hyper-realistic artworks and drawings that look 3D! Marcello Barenghi specialises in ‘trick’ art which looks just like the real thing, usually created through observational drawings or paintings. Marcello Barenghi is an artist inspired by food, wrappers and shiny objects! He is sometimes known as “The hyper-realist artist of the common things […]Read more "Marcello Barenghi"
It sounds bad to say but “I’m making this project up as I go along” 😂 as in, it’s not finished yet! I’m creating the home learning Cubism Scheme of Work for my KS3 (Year 9) classes and I am going to add lessons weekly depending on how my students respond to it and how […]Read more "KS3 Art – Cubism Home Learning Project"
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"
This scheme of work for KS3 art students was created with the intention of teaching students how to draw faces and understand 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 […]Read more "KS3 Art Scheme of Work: Portraiture"
Käthe Kollwitz was a German 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"
A lesson showing how to draw the human figure correctly in proportion.Read more "KS3 Art Lesson: Drawing Human Figures"
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"
My GCSE Art students have been working on an art project titled The Blue Planet. We designed this project to be open-ended so students could work independently and really stretch their ideas. The outcomes were fantastic and showed a great range of techniques, skills and ideas which were realised to a really high standard. We […]Read more "GCSE Art Scheme of Work: The Blue Planet"
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]"