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"
My GCSE Art students have been working on an art project titled The Blue Planet. We designed this project to be open-ended so students could work independently and really stretch their ideas. The outcomes were fantastic and showed a great range of techniques, skills and ideas which were realised to a really high standard. We […]Read more "GCSE Art Scheme of Work: The Blue Planet"
The aim of this GCSE Landscape and Mark Making art project was designed 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 on TES here OR on […]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"
In these poly-printing technique lessons, my KS3 art pupils looked at African Adinkra Symbols and used them as inspiration to create their own colourful, printed artwork. They researched the Adinkra symbols, drew them out, created their own symbols and finally created their own poly-print artworks. For their initial research into printing techniques, students looked Adinkra […]Read more "KS3 Art: Poly Printing Scheme of Work – Adinkra Symbols"
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]"
Plickers is a tool designed for teachers to be able to quickly assess pupils’ knowledge/understanding, making use of the latest technology. The Plickers site says: Plickers is a powerfully simple tool that lets teachers collect real-time formative assessment data without the need for student devices As a trainee teacher of art, I have been looking […]Read more "Using Plickers in the Creative Arts Classroom"
I am working on a project with KS4 Art & Design pupils with the intention of creating an abstract landscape based on childhood memories. So far we have explored some mark-making techniques in watercolour and ink: Dashes (creating tone) Pointillism (blending colours into one another) Dashes and daubs (creating movement) Ink (using tools such as […]Read more "KS4 ART & DESIGN: MARK MAKING [LESSON 5]"