Artist Analysis – Key Stage 3

Artist analysis sheets

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To help the younger years in school begin to analyse artists and designers work I have made some wipeable mats with key questions on. We used this as a starter activity to get the ideas flowing which the students then used in the lesson to help them write up a short analysis piece on their artist.

Here is the mat in PowerPoint format: Artist Analysis Mat

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Year 7 – Soft Pastel Lollies

Pastel Lollies

 

I wanted to introduce year 7 to working with soft pastels and our theme is food so I found 3 different images of ice lollies and ice creams (I have 3 images of differing levels of difficulty ) for the pupils to select from. The pupils really enjoyed working with this media and they really grasped the different techniques I showed them.

Right click and save the link for a copy of the lessons resources and powerpoint: L6 Lolly pastels PP

Whole School Assembly – Chinese New Year

Not really related to art and design but I thought people might be interested in this. Its Chinese New Year this Friday so for my whole school assembly I put together the following slideshow.

Right click the link and save: chinese_new_year PP

Chinese New Year Assembly

Year 7 – Clay Tiles

Sea creatures clay tiles

Here are just a few of the year 7’s clay tiles that are waiting to dry and be fired. They were very excited about working with clay and have really tried to follow their designs in their sketchbooks. I can’t wait to see them painted next week!