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 an observational drawing scheme of work to develop Year 7 students’ drawing skills at the start of the year. Looking first at the hyperrealist artist Marcello Barenghi, students created artist research pages in their sketchbooks and watched YouTube videos of him working. These were great to play as students were entering the classroom […]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 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 of […]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 students have been working on a Life & Death 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 printmaking process […]Read more "KS4 Art Lessons: Intaglio Printmaking"
I have an interactive whiteboard in my classroom and so far I’m a bit ashamed to say, I haven’t really stretched it’s potential. I regularly use it to display slides on Powerpoint, show the odd video clip and occasionally have pupils interact with the board by moving items around or matching pictures to words etc. […]Read more "KS3 Art Lesson: Abstract Still Life [Interactive Lesson]"
I’m really into using tech in my art classroom (in any way! You can read about how I use Plickers in art here) and I based one of my Masters assignments on research around technology, differentiation and self-paced learning. I’m usually tweeting about it too. If you’re interested in getting to know a bit more about […]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]"
Following on from our previous lesson in mark making, which focussed on using the paintbrush in a new way and trying different pointillist techniques, this lesson is aimed at developing those skills. On the board I showed some work by Van Gogh and questioned the group about how the painting made them feel, how the […]Read more "KS4 Art & Design: Mark Making [Lesson 4]"
I was looking for a modern pointillist artist to use with my KS4 group project in exploring mark making. Although we are working on landscapes, the techniques are still relevant. It was good to be able to discuss the differences in Wilkerson’s work and a more traditional artist such as Georges Seurat.Read more "Jerry Wilkerson"