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Hopefully, when I tell you I have been watching Ted Talks non-stop for a month, you know I am talking about the short, inspiring videos and not the rude, crude talking bear. TED Talks started back in

10 TED Talks Every Art Teacher Should Watch

Hopefully, when I tell you I have been watching Ted Talks non-stop for a month, you know I am talking about the short, inspiring videos and not the rude, crude talking bear. TED Talks started back in

International Dot Day Lesson Plan - International Dot Day, a celebration of creativity, courage and collaboration. THE DOT, by Peter Reynolds, 2003 This lesson plan celebrates International Dot Day with a student art exhibition based on the color study Farbstudie Quadrate, by the French Expressionist, Wassily Kandinsky, well known for his color theory. Students are introduced to the experimentation with color mixing, and create a piece of art to be part of a large, collaborative exhibit…

International Dot Day Lesson Plan - International Dot Day, a celebration of creativity, courage and collaboration. THE DOT, by Peter Reynolds, 2003 This lesson plan celebrates International Dot Day with a student art exhibition based on the color study Farbstudie Quadrate, by the French Expressionist, Wassily Kandinsky, well known for his color theory. Students are introduced to the experimentation with color mixing, and create a piece of art to be part of a large, collaborative exhibit…

Kate Powell's A Level Art sketchbook

Art student acquires huge social media following, launching career while at high school

Start your year of artistically with this fun and enriching activity. Here is an art project to identify your student's desks. With this project, each student is shown how to create their name in the manner of Roméro Britto. You will also find an exercise sheet to work with patterns (called 'LES MOTIFS', free in my boutique).  At the end of this document you will see other resources to add colour to your classroom, as well as other projects for the beginning of the school year.

Students Nameplates: Art Project in the Style of Roméro Britto

Start your year of artistically with this fun and enriching activity. Here is an art project to identify your student's desks. With this project, each student is shown how to create their name in the manner of Roméro Britto. You will also find an exercise sheet to work with patterns (called 'LES MOTIFS', free in my boutique). At the end of this document you will see other resources to add colour to your classroom, as well as other projects for the beginning of the school year.

Some students begin a project with enthusiasm, but are unable to maintain this for the duration of their project. Abby’s A2 Coursework submission remains detailed and comprehensive throughout. Keeping to a consistent presentation style, Abby produces page after page of beautiful visual and written investigation.

Top in the World: Stunning Self-Portraits by an A Level Art Student

Some students begin a project with enthusiasm, but are unable to maintain this for the duration of their project. Abby’s A2 Coursework submission remains detailed and comprehensive throughout. Keeping to a consistent presentation style, Abby produces page after page of beautiful visual and written investigation.

mind map with the outer circles color coded to correspond with the key…

How to Make a Mind Map: Creative Examples for High School Art Students

Frida Kahlo artist research by artist Abby Hope Skinner. This section of Abby’s Coursework project shows first-hand responses to subject matter (self-portraits of herself in the style of Frida Kahlo, posing with a cat, dog and plants). The photographs of her work in progress are captivating (normally these are not required; in this case they provide stunning evidence that under-drawings have been sketched entirely by hand, with proportions gauged by eye).

Top in the World: Stunning Self-Portraits by an A Level Art Student

Frida Kahlo artist research by artist Abby Hope Skinner. This section of Abby’s Coursework project shows first-hand responses to subject matter (self-portraits of herself in the style of Frida Kahlo, posing with a cat, dog and plants). The photographs of her work in progress are captivating (normally these are not required; in this case they provide stunning evidence that under-drawings have been sketched entirely by hand, with proportions gauged by eye).

“There’s only one you in this great big world. Make it a better place.”

Every Single Student Paints One Rock For The Coolest Elementary Art Project, Ever

Brighten up your classroom and your student’s self esteem with this colorful bulletin board and lesson.

Garden of Greatness: a Lesson on Self-Esteem

Brighten up your classroom and your student’s self esteem with this colorful bulletin board and lesson.

Spelling Activities: Free Graffiti Wall Spellingt Printable for use with any weekly spelling list. Great for homework or in class revision.

Spelling Activities: Graffiti Wall Spelling Printable

Spelling Activities: Free Graffiti Wall Spellingt Printable for use with any weekly spelling list. Great for homework or in class revision.

These sketchbook pages and accompanying prep sheet show the development of ideas for a mask and photographic study. It is important to note that working in other creative disciplines (such as sculpture and photography) can inject welcome variety into a Painting and Related Media project and can help inform and influence subsequent drawings and paintings (see below).

Top in the World: Stunning Self-Portraits by an A Level Art Student

These sketchbook pages and accompanying prep sheet show the development of ideas for a mask and photographic study. It is important to note that working in other creative disciplines (such as sculpture and photography) can inject welcome variety into a Painting and Related Media project and can help inform and influence subsequent drawings and paintings (see below).

These sketchbook studies show beautiful attention to detail: preliminary paintings of eyes, lips and other facial features, as Sophie practises using different mediums and techniques.

High school Art student paints 3 generations of her family

These sketchbook studies show beautiful attention to detail: preliminary paintings of eyes, lips and other facial features, as Sophie practises using different mediums and techniques.

mushrooms! - by Thabiso Mokokwane, IGCSE Art student from Botswana

Vibrant Illustrations: An A* IGCSE Coursework Project

Word bank for art terms- help to develop the students and their grasp of academic language.

Word bank for art terms- help to develop the students and their grasp of academic language.

AQA Art and Design Exam Themes 2015 - PowerPoint (please click for the download)

AQA Art and Design Exam Themes

AQA Art and Design Exam Themes 2015 - PowerPoint (please click for the download)