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"
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"
In these poly-printing technique lessons, my KS3 art pupils have been looking at African Adinkra Symbols and using them as inspiration to create their own printed artwork. They looked at the symbols, drew them out, and finally created their own poly-print artworks. For their initial research into printing techniques, students looked Adinkra Symbols. When they […]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]"
Thinking about how to use technology in the classroom has never been more important and that’s no different for us art teachers! Despite assumptions by some that students can just ‘draw a picture’… I have found that using technology in the art classroom can be a fantastic way of engaging boys too. I’m really into […]Read more "VR in the Art Classroom (with Google Cardboard)"
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]"