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"
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. […]Read more "KS3 Art Lessons: Pattern Design"
My KS4 Y10 art GCSE students have been working on a Life & Death art project, with the aim of creating two smaller final pieces rather than one large one. The final pieces are made up of a cast (in modroc) inspired by Antony Gormley’s ‘Another Place‘ along with a series of intaglio prints. The […]Read more "KS4 Art Lessons: Intaglio Printmaking"
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]"
As part of the GCSE Art course I am teaching, my Y10 class have already explored a range of mark-making techniques to use on their landscape project. Whilst still mark-making, I have filed Impasto under ‘creating texture’ as the aim of this lesson was to show students how thick, heavy, tactile surfaces are just as important […]Read more "Creating Texture with Acrylic Paint [Impasto]"
I am working on a project with KS4 Art & Design pupils with the intention of creating an abstract landscape based on childhood memories. So far we have explored some mark-making techniques in watercolour and ink: Dashes (creating tone) Pointillism (blending colours into one another) Dashes and daubs (creating movement) Ink (using tools such as […]Read more "KS4 ART & DESIGN: MARK MAKING [LESSON 5]"