Teaching Art to KS3 / KS4 is a highly illustrated book of lesson ideas.
The bulk of the book covers a series of 10 skill based lessons for KS3 & 4, a series of projects involving working with industry and reports on making links with art schools.
Each lesson, project and report is highly illustrated with examples of students’ work as they have progressed through the projects which include drawing faces in a crowd, “Reading a picture” which helps students work out what’s going on in a picture and then looking around the picture to understand the artist’s intention.
There is a project on drawing a picture square by square, one on comic strips, the “Ripped Paper Portrait” which helps the understanding of tone through colour, and a further project on newspaper portraits which helps pupils think about the way colour is used.
The composition exercises allow your pupils to create their own composition from pieces of art from well known artists, while the Observational pastel drawing project looks at observation and composition.
Throughout these and the other projects within the download the students can see the work of those who have gone before them, without in any way having their imaginations restricted.
Teaching Art to KS3 and KS4 is published as a download so that you can receive immediately a copy onto your computer which you can print out for colleagues as often as you want. You can also put it on your school learning platform so all members of your department can access the document. YOu can view sample pages at http://www.pdf.firstandbest.co.uk/authordownloadsamples/T1800samples.pdf
You can obtain Teaching Art to KS3 and KS4 by going to http://shop.firstandbest.co.uk/product_info.php?cPath=76_121&products_id=771
The price is £10 plus VAT (the VAT can be reclaimed in most cases by the school). For teachers who buy the download there is a PowerPoint version that is available free on request from the publisher.
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