Peer and self assessments; whole class evaluations; formative and summative assessments; teacher feedback; exit tickets; quick checks; verbal feedback… The list of ways for art students to receive feedback or evaluate their artwork can seem endless (and sometimes confusing) but these learning activities are critical for engaging and purposeful art lessons. Without succinct feedback, time […]Read more "Fun Assessment Ideas 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"
It sounds bad to say but “I’m making this project up as I go along” 😂 as in, it’s not finished yet! I’m creating the home learning Cubism Scheme of Work for my KS3 (Year 9) classes and I am going to add lessons weekly depending on how my students respond to it and how […]Read more "KS3 Art – Cubism Home Learning Project"
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"
This scheme of work for KS3 art students was created with the intention of teaching students how to draw faces and understand the basics in portraiture. The portraiture drawing lessons were designed to show the art students how they might draw a face incorrectly and why, then show them how to address their mistakes using […]Read more "KS3 Art Scheme of Work: Portraiture"
I have used this site (so far) to share art schemes of work, art lesson plans and teacher resources for art lessons, so I thought it could be useful to share how I go about creating those schemes of work in the first place. By ‘scheme of work’, I mean an overview or plan for […]Read more "How to write a Scheme of Work for Art and Design."
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"
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"
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]"