When I came across this colouring festival on Twitter I really couldn’t believe that I hadn’t heard of it before, or that more people didn’t know about it! The #ColorOurCollections shares free colouring pages and the initiative started in 2016. It is such a fantastic resource for art teachers and art lessons that I had […]Read more "Free Colouring Pages for Art Lessons"
Gordon Cheung is a contemporary multi-media artist from London in the UK. He creates fantastic, strange and colourful mixed-media artworks that blur virtual and actual reality. Cheung uses unusual materials on his landscape paintings such as sand, fabric, sail cloth, newspaper and acrylic gels. Gordon Cheung is a British born, Chinese artist living and working […]Read more "Gordon Cheung"
After teaching a dry media pattern design project previously, I altered this pattern design scheme of work to focus more on colour theory and develop students’ painting skills. This is the first year I have taught the project this way, and I am so chuffed with the results! Get this full pattern painting project on […]Read more "KS3 Art Project: Painting Patterns"
Yellena James is an artist and designer from Sarajevo. She creates highly detailed and intricate works of art that are inspired by our environment, natural forms and organic shapes. Using mixed-media, Yellena James invents wonderfully bright new worlds in her art that resemble plants, flowers and natural textures. Yellena James is an artist from Sarajevo […]Read more "Yellena James"
I love the Grid Drawing technique! Okay, just had to get that out there. These printable worksheets are ideal for cover or sub lessons and my students love doing them! 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, […]Read more "Grid Drawing Worksheets for Art Lessons"
This 3D art project is great because it engages boys, uses minimal materials (mainly just paper and card), introduces new equipment and materials AND it can be really easily adapted. I teach this Design and Build architecture project every year because it is so much fun (and not just for the students 😂 ). Once […]Read more "KS3 Art Project – 3D Design and Build"
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 try to store all of my art lesson research for art resources on Pinterest. You can find loads of different artists, photographs, artwork, techniques, resources and ideas for both KS3 and KS4 Art and Photography lessons and schemes of work there: I’ve got boards for just about anything I can think of, from lists […]Read more "Art Lesson Resources on Pinterest"
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"