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]"
We taught this observational drawing scheme during the first term with Y7 students. The aim of the art project was to develop Year 7 students’ drawing skills at the start of the year and give them an introduction to the steps taken when creating realistic observational drawings. Looking first at the hyperrealist artist Marcello Barenghi, […]Read more "KS3 Art Scheme of Work: Observational Drawing"
In these poly-printing technique lessons, my KS3 art pupils looked at African Adinkra Symbols and used them as inspiration to create their own colourful, printed artwork. They researched the Adinkra symbols, drew them out, created their own symbols and finally created their own poly-print artworks. For their initial research into printing techniques, students looked Adinkra […]Read more "KS3 Art: Poly Printing Scheme of Work – Adinkra Symbols"
I have an interactive whiteboard in my art classroom and so far I’m a bit ashamed to say, I haven’t really stretched it’s potential! I regularly use the whiteboard in my art lessons to display slides on Powerpoint, show the odd video clip and occasionally have pupils interact with the board by moving items around […]Read more "KS3 Art Lesson: Abstract Still Life [Interactive Lesson]"
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 […]Read more "Jennilie Brewster"
KS4. First lesson in a new painting project exploring mark-making.Read more "KS4 Art & Design: Mark Making [Lesson 1]"
This continuous line drawing activity was a starter which introduced new keywords: Abstract and Expressive. It taught students that they can create drawings which aren’t ‘life like’ and focused on improving students’ observational skills. Get this Continuous Line Drawing lesson here. The art students had already tried continuous line drawings in a previous art lesson, […]Read more "KS3 Art Lesson – Continuous Line Drawings"
Continuous line drawings by Claude Heath.Read more "Claude Heath"