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Strips & Circle Value/Tone Lesson

This resource enables you to teach your students that tone/value can create depth.  It also encourages your students to experiment with different media in the three circles.  This download includes the good example pictured above. Remember subscribing to The Arty Teacher offers tremendous value!

Drawing Texture Resource

This drawing texture resource asks students to draw textures they have observed in the two accompanying texture resource sheets.  It's an ideal activity to integrate into teaching the formal elements.

Drawing Close-Ups of Fruit

This drawing fruit worksheet is a must have for fruit and vegetable projects.  High-resolution images work well in colour and when photocopied into black and white.  Use it as a sub lesson or integrate it into fruit or natural forms projects. The accompanying lesson plan is written as a sub lesson...

Creativity Poster

This famous, inspiring quote makes an excellent poster!  This is a good reminder when students become too fixated on creating 'perfect' work. Register and then choose the ‘Free’ subscription to download 3 free resources a month.

Shoe Grid Drawing Packet

This packet of shoe grid drawings is a must-have if you are teaching a shoe art project, or if you want some useful drawing lessons up your sleeve. It bundles together three of my most popular grid drawings, each of which has two versions of the one-page resource - one...

Sandals Grid Drawing

This sandals grid drawing is really useful if you are teaching a shoe art project.  The high-resolution image allows your students to include lots of detail. There are two versions of this one-page resource.  One with the grid lines in place, and one which has little marks on the edge...

Boots Grid Drawing

This boots grid drawing is really useful if you are teaching a shoe art project.  The high-resolution image allows your students to include lots of detail. There are two versions of this one-page resource.  One with the grid lines in place, and one which has little marks on the edge...

Characterful Faces – Hogarth

Your students will be inspired by the characterful faces in Hogarths engravings!  This worksheet and lesson plan asks students to create a page of detailed drawings inspired by the faces they can see on the worksheet.  This is an excellent resource to encourage detailed observational work, and will link to...

Painting Technique Cards

These 8 painting technique cards allow you to pick and choose which techniques you teach to your students.  Each has an image which shows students what to aim for and a description to guide them.

Marking a Drawing

When I'm tired, marking a drawing takes twice as long.  This useful list of comments, questions and statements really helps me mark more quickly, as it does the thinking for me! It suggests you write a positive comment and then either a question or a statement for improvement.  Of course, you...

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ARTIST PRESENTATIONS

Grayson Perry Presentation

A presentation on the Turner Prize-winning artist Grayson Perry.  This includes a script turning you...

Costa Magarakis Presentation

A presentation on the fantastic Costa Magarakis.  His shoes are an inspiring start for an...

Kehinde Wiley Presentation

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Chuck Close Presentation

A presentation to introduce Chuck Close to your students.  It includes a script. Allow 10-15...

COVER / SUB LESSONS

Characterful Faces – Hogarth

Your students will be inspired by the characterful faces in Hogarths engravings!  This worksheet and...

Analogous colors

Teaching Analogous Colors is easy with this worksheet that asks students to color in using...

3 Drawing Sub Lesson Plans

This packet of drawing sub lessons pulls together 3 of my most popular drawing sub/cover...

The Circle Game Cover / Sub Lesson

A great art cover or sub lesson. Students think creatively and turn the circles into...