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 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 some basic guides […]Read more "KS3 Art Scheme of Work: Portraiture"
I have used this site (so far) to share schemes of work, lessons and 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 a series of art […]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 project was for students to explore a range of mark making techniques, then choose the most suitable for their landscape ideas. The outcomes were painted (and printed) landscapes, focusing on movement, atmosphere and texture. The brief was: Many artists are inspired by landscapes. Some draw or paint from direct observation, others […]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]"
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 Year 7 pupils have been looking at African Adinkra Symbols and using them as inspiration to create their own. They looked at the symbols, drew them out and then drew three of their own. They focused on filling the space, using a range of thick and thin lines and creating symmetry. Here are some […]Read more "KS3 Art: Poly Printing Scheme of Work – Adinkra Symbols"
I am looking for contemporary artists to show my Y10 pupils alongside traditional artists such as Van Gogh and Georges Seurat. Our project is looking at mark making and landscapes so the artwork by Gordon Cheung is appropriate. I have been talking to pupils about creating landscapes from memory or creating areas which are imaginary, […]Read more "Gordon Cheung"