2018 AQA Art, Craft and Design Exam/ESA Powerpoint

Once again here is my AQA Art, Craft and Design powerpoint that I create to help my students with the Externally Set Assignment. Each slide shows a number of artists, crafts people and designers that link to each theme given on the paper. All the people identified in the paper are included alongside others that I have found.

I created the powerpoint on Keynote and exported it to PowerPoint so some text etc may have moved about in the export.

Artists for Art Exam ESA 2018 – Right click and select ‘save as…’ to save it to your computer.

My Pinterest boards can be found here and will be updated as and when: https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pipsticks/

The Powerpoint for the Photography set of words will follow shortly!


AQA Art and Design Exam 2017 Powerpoint


Below I have uploaded my resource for the the 2017 GCSE AQA Art and Design task, I hope it proves to be useful for you!

p.s the AQA Photography one will be uploaded later today!

Powerpoint presentation (right click to save): artists-for-exam-2017

PDF Version (right click to save): artists-for-exam-2017

Links to my Pinterest boards

Detail – https://uk.pinterest.com/pipsticks/detail-aqa-art-and-design-gcse/

Out of Place – https://uk.pinterest.com/pipsticks/out-of-place-aqa-art-and-design-gcse/

Surroundings – https://uk.pinterest.com/pipsticks/surroundings-aqa-art-and-design-gcse/

Assemble – https://uk.pinterest.com/pipsticks/assemble-aqa-art-and-design-gcse/

Angles – https://uk.pinterest.com/pipsticks/angles-aqa-art-and-design-gcse/

Architecture – https://uk.pinterest.com/pipsticks/architecture-aqa-art-and-design-gcse/

Shelter – https://uk.pinterest.com/pipsticks/shelter-aqa-art-and-design-gcse/

Exam Themes 2016 AQA Art and Design

AQA Art and Design Exam Themes 2016

UPDATE: If you are looking for the 2018 Themes/Powerpoint please click here: Art, Craft and Design – https://artroommess.wordpress.com/2018/01/02/2018-aqa-art-craft-and-design-exam-esa-powerpoint/

Once again I have put together a handout to aid my students when they are selecting their theme from this years AQA Art and Design paper. I hope it saves others some time and is of some use!

Here is the link for the PowerPoint presentation (it was originally made in Keynote so apologies for any movement of objects in the export): Exam Themes 2016 PP

AQA Art and Design Exam Themes

AQA art and design Exam themes 2015

I have put together a powerpoint to show my year 11 art students to help them get inspired for their art exam themes. The themes this year are great and I am hoping that we will get some fantastic work created.

Click the link to download the powerpoint file: Exam Themes 2015

Artists: Collection Themes


When I return to school in September my Year 11 class will be working on their mock exam preparation. The theme that they have got this year is ‘Collections’. So to help them begin their investigations I have put together a list of contemporary artists, most of these where sourced via Pinterest and pinned to my board Art – Collections GCSE ideas. I have grouped the artists under loose headings to help pupils when they are deciding which artists to look up and investigate.

I will hopefully put up some of their responses to these artists in September for you to see!

Here is the link to the list of artists handout: Collections Theme Artists

Being inspired…

Artist inspiration board

In my art room at school I have put together a wall of images and artist names to help inspire the students. I find that when it comes to having to look for artists to help with their work they find it difficult to know where to start.

So I decided to scroll through my artists and designers Pinterest board and dig out some artists that the students might like. I selected one stand out image that represents that artists style and then placed the artists name above the image and a collection of words/ themes that link to the artwork, i.e. colour, pattern, cities etc.

Once the posters have been up for a while and need refreshing I file them in an A3 clip folder. Over time this is beginning to fill up nicely and has a really wide selection of varying artists for students to view.

If you look to the right of the black tape that is dividing the cupboard doors this is where I have placed some more posters, but this time they are giving sketchbook/ journal advice to students. I have found that this wall has been great for helping students to think more imaginatively about how they use their sketchbook/ journal. Once again I used my Art – Sketchbooks board on Pinterest board to help me source the images on the p