Artist Ian Murphy creates drawings, paintings, prints and mixed-media pieces inspired by architecture and different textures. As well as using his sketchbook to draw and think about his ideas, he makes large-scale work and uses lots of materials to create distressed surfaces that he paints and draws over the top of. Ian Murphy is a […]Read more "Ian Murphy"
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"
I love teaching this Abstract Still Life painting project! I have used this painting scheme of work 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 […]Read more "KS3 Art Painting Scheme of Work: Abstract Still Life"
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"
Claude Monet is possibly one of the most famous French artists in the world. Known not just for his fantastic landscape paintings, but because of his unique interpretation of landscapes and the natural world around him. Monet is a unique landscape artist because he did not just try to paint landscapes as he could see […]Read more "Claude Monet"
Frida Kahlo is one of the most well-known portrait artists in the world. Kahlo was born in Mexico and painted a huge array of portraits, self portraits and artworks inspired by nature. In her portrait paintings, Kahlo loved to reference her Mexican heritage, often including objects related to popular culture at the time. She merged […]Read more "Frida Kahlo"
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"
The aim of this GCSE art project was for students to explore a range of painted mark making techniques, then choose the most suitable to develop into their landscape ideas. The full scheme of work for this GCSE Art Landscape & Mark-Making Project is available here. The outcomes were painted, printed and collaged landscapes, focusing […]Read more "GCSE Art Scheme of Work: Landscape & Mark Making"