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Art

2D Art:
  • Drawing Emotions - How can you draw an emotion? What does "happy" or "angry" look like?
  • Picture This plans (Unit 2A) PDF File - A complete set of plans, linked to the QCA Art Unit 2A. Contributed by Helen Crompton.
  • Feelings Flowers - A wonderful way of encouraging children to think about their feelings.
  • Name Designs - Use this simple procedure to create some fabulous designs, based on your own name.
  • Our Lives so Far... - A great Art activity, illustrating key points in the lives of your class.
  • Making Personal Flags - Make flags which represent each child in your class in a unique way. An excellent way to decorate your classroom.
  • Tenby Art Colouring Pages PDF File - A set of colouring pages showing a range of wonderful landscapes. Contributed by Dorian Davies.
  • Draw a Story - Draw the events of a story on a storyboard, and get another child to make up the text.
  • Observing in Detail - Activities designed to get children to look at things more closely.
  • Activity Cards Word Document - A set of activity cards to base lessons on or to use as imaginative time filler activities for children who finish their work early. Contributed by Michelle Ronksley-Pavia.
  • Fireworks Painting - Use marbles and paint to create an impressive fireworks effect!
  • Graffiti Lettering 1 Word Document - A set of graffiti letters which can be used as a starting point for work linked to graffiti. Contributed by Nic Costello.
  • Graffiti Lettering 2 Word Document - A second set of graffiti letters which can be used as a starting point for work linked to graffiti. Contributed by Nic Costello.
  • Graffiti Lettering 3 Word Document - Another set of graffiti letters which can be used as a starting point for work linked to graffiti. Contributed by Nic Costello.
  • Craft Activities PDF File - A selection of craft activities which can be used as part of work on lots of other concepts. Contributed by Madhushri Ravi.
  • Shape Art - Use 2D and 3D shapes to recreate a picture from a newspaper / magazine!
  • Talking Textiles - Use Art as a way of expressing historical stories.
  • More Talking Textiles - A cross-curricular activity, involving links to Literacy and Geography.
  • Self Portraits Display Text Word Document - A set of display questions which can be used to encourage children to think about different self portraits. Contributed by Rachel Simpson.
  • People in Action Scheme of Work PDF File - A six week scheme of work based on the Year 6 QCA unit "People in Action". Includes web addresses of relevant sites.
  • People in Action (Facial Expressions) PDF File - Children can use the grid to copy the face of a character (Mr. Bean!) with very distinct facial features. Contributed by Danielle Courtier-Jones.
  • Footballers in Action - A highly motivating way of looking at, and drawing, people in action.
  • Draw through a Magnifying Glass - Use a magnifying glass to help students add detail to their artwork.
3D Art:
  • Mixed Media Collage - A highly creative activity involving printing, symmetry, 3D work and composition.
  • Making Mice! - Make some wonderful mice mobiles by following these instructions!
  • Picture Frames - Make picture frames to show off the children's work, by following these step-by-step instructions.
  • Clay Mask Lesson Plan Word Document - A lesson plan which serves as a good introduction to working with clay and to portraiture in art. Contributed by Michelle Ronksley-Pavia.
  • Shopping Bag Bases - Reuse old shopping bags to make bases for a variety of art projects.
  • What a Beautiful Building (KS1/2) Word Document - Get your pupils investigating the idea of beauty with this lesson plan that focusses on school buildings. Contributed by Engaging Places.
  • Tie and Die - Use wet wipes and elastic bands to create your own tie and die art work.
  • Masks Lesson Plan Word Document - A lesson plan which can be used when making masks with pupils (linked to the display here). Contributed by Debby Miller.
  • Masks Presentation PDF File - A PDF presentation which can be used when making masks with your class. A related display can be found here. Contributed by Debby Miller.
  • Village Settlers Word Document - A set of plans which involve asking children to create their own landscapes (linked to a Geography topic). Contributed by Rachel Simpson.
  • Village Settlers Smart Notebook File - Smart Notebook slides to support the village settlers art plans. Contributed by Rachel Simpson.
  • Pumpkin Autobiographies - Ask your children to write an autobiography, and complete this creative Art activity at the same time!
  • What a Beautiful Building (KS3/4) Word Document - Get your pupils investigating the idea of beauty with this lesson plan that focusses on school buildings. Contributed by Engaging Places.
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