Art Resources and Art lesson plan STORE

A whole host of beautifully designed lesson Plans and Schemes of Work for art, craft & design, for the UK, USA, Australia and others!
Suitable for the NEW UK National Curriculum 2014 for Art & Design.
Designed by an Advanced Skill's Teacher expert teacher of art.

ALL my units (except the drawing units) contain full lesson plans that cover; Learning Objectives, Success Criteria, Differentiation, tips and hints, handouts for students, assessment guidance, artist links and cross-curricular links where appropriate. They also contain a full teaching Powerpoint presentation for you to use and full colour step-by-step guides where relevant. As if that wasn’t enough, they contain all the pictures and resources your students need to do the work.

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Drawing & Painting

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FULL How to Draw Programme

Nearly 2Gb of 20 Powerpoints, 13 Videos, tutorials and assessments for your students to learn how to draw from complete novice to advanced drawing. Covers geometry, perspective, shading measuring & much more info

The Art Teacher's Handbook

The art teacher's handbook contains 141 pages of information. Advice on how to teach art, planning projects, assessment, computers in art, G&T, differentiation, GCSE art, Primary art, sketchbooks, lesson observations, art history, SEN art plus lots of resources to use in your lessons..

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Clay Animals

Clay Animals: Age 7-12

Fully revised for 2014! This 2 hour Lesson Plan and Powerpoint presentation shows you in a clear, step-by-step guide how to make beautiful clay animals. Includes a ‘How to Make your own air-drying clay’ recipe so you can use this even if you don’t have a kiln.





Media Art: Age 10-16

FULL Contemporary Scheme inc. thinking skills

This comprehensive FULL Unit of Work asks deep, Essential Questions of your students to learn how Modern Art has evolved into a thriving contemporary movement. And instead of just making a bland Pop Art style picture, the students are challenged to think about how the media affects their life. I’ve taught this unit to young children and exam classes alike with great results.


Foundation Stage Drawing

Typically, students working at this stage will be younger/Key Stage 2 students or people who completely lack the confidence to draw anything. Basic Tips in drawing, Drawing Simple Shapes, Shading Part 1a, Flat tones, Shading Part 1b, Light to Dark, Cartoon Drawing.
Plus worksheets and assessment
Contains 5 Windows format videos, 5 Powerpoint presentations

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Contemporary Drawing

Contemporary Drawing 12 Drawing lessons Age 7-18

The Ebook features 12 modern drawing activities that stimulate creative and unique approaches to drawing and do not require realistic drawing skills. Using common, everday resources, each exercise links to a contemporary artist so that your students can relate the activity to professional practice. Drawing has never been this enjoyable! Your student's will really enjoy these lessons whatever their ability.

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Alien Landscape: Age 9-13


Fully revised for 2014! The Alien Landscape Lesson is a 2-3 hour lesson comprising of Lesson Plan, Powerpoint resources and handouts. It will show your students the principles of landscape drawing and painting, colour, depth of field, tonal range and scale in an enjoyable and stimulating project that young people enjoy. Boys LOVE this project!





Expressive Painting Formal Elements: Age 10-16 FULL Contemporary Scheme inc. thinking skills

Improve your student's painting techniques whilst learning the FORMAL ELEMENTS of art. Using Essential Big Questions this FULL Unit of Work is beautifully designed to challenge and stretch your students whilst learning the history of abstract art from beginnings to present day. It has been written for students with a reading age of 11 years and is designed to be delivered over a longer period of time. It is so comprehensive you may want to just cherry pick elements of it to suit your teaching.


Beginner Stage Drawing

For students of approximately KS2/3 age to develop 3D drawing and shading. Suitable for able Year 5, Year 6 students or Year 7. This stage contains: 3D Shapes, Shading a Cube/Cylinder, Shading a Sphere, Still Life Drawing, Lettering, Perspective, Cartoon Shading, Plus worksheets and assessment sheets
Contains 3 Windows format videos, 8 Powerpoint presentations

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Assessing Art without levels Ebook


For those who do not want to buy my full Art Teacher's Handbook, this is the Assessing without Levels section on its own. Shows you what to look for when assessing art, monitor pupils progress and how pupils understand what they need to do to improve. Contains: Assessing art without levels, four assessment 'look for's, linking the new national curriculum to learning, developing learning steps, applying grades, providing feedback, summative reporting, formative assessment, More info



Funny Fish: Age 7-12

Fully revised for 2014. Complete with beautiful supporting illustrations, a teaching Powerpoint and detailed Lesson Plan with full instructions, this 4-6 hour project teaches students to illustrate fish in detail using cross-hatching pen and ink techniques, before inventing their own weird and crazy fish to draw, design and make in a variety of ways. The tutorials show you methods of making fish in clay, wire or 3D. Great for Primary or early key stage 3.




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the Language of Drawing: Age 7-13


Fully revised for 2014! This 2-3 hour lesson challenges students to invent a secret language then draw in an abstract way to communicate words and phrases in their own unique style. By comparing this to abstract artists they will be able to better understand the language of drawing. Complete with full Lesson Plan and Resources, it also comes with a free starter activity and an extension task; What is Drawing? A very inclusive lesson for students of all drawing abilities and turns their notions of drawing on its head. Drawing with fun!



Intermediate Stage Drawing

Intermediate stage is a significant step towards understanding observational drawing. Contains: Shading a bottle.
Measuring. Drawing details.
Observational Drawing.

Plus worksheets and assessment sheets.
Contains 2 longer Windows format videos, 4 Powerpoint presentations

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Macro Art Age 7-16 Photography & Mixed Media

Suitable for most age ranges, this very flexible project combines digital photography with the art of observational drawing. It is a great project for getting some quality, expressive drawing work in student’s portfolios at exam stage or for teaching younger students to ‘see’ more closely.

A very expressive and open lesson, students are free to express what they see in a variety of styles.


Surrealist Dreams
Age 11-16 Digital Photoshop & Drawing

Fully revised for 2014! Another project that combines digital techniques with observational drawing. This time the lesson teaches Photoshop by means of a detailed step-by-step exercise. You can use free online software if you don’t have Photoshop (links included.) There is also a detailed guide to drawing faces from observation. The skills are then combined into a fun Dream project. This is especially liked by the boys, they LOVE doing the Photoshop project.


Birds of Paradise Age 7-11 Craft Project


Fully revised for 2014!
Learn about the fabulous birds of New Guinea and how they have evolved into some of the most stunning creatures on the planet. Teach sketchbook recording techniques, art methods and my own technique of making birds using PVA glue. This is a lovely craft project for younger art students and is such a huge topic, it can easily be developed into a cross-curricular theme with science, geography and maths.


Advanced Stage Drawing

Advanced Stage for upper KS3 and 4 students advancing observational drawing to a higher level. Advanced Measuring.
Advanced Shading.
Complex Drawing video (20 mins).
Plus assessment sheets.
Contains 2 longer Windows format videos, 3 Powerpoints

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Buy ALL of the Primary - Elementary Art Resources:

ks2Contains 1.2Gb of data so please be patient if downloading! You will be given a link upon payment which will commence download to your hard drive. You get 48 hours to do this and three attempts, contact me if it goes wrong and I will help. There is an option to buy this resource (in the checkout) as a hard copy Disc, posted free in the UK. Please allow 14 days delivery.

Drawing Unit Foundation Stage - learn drawing from the very beginning
Drawing Unit Beginner Stage - Develop drawing into more advanced observation, measuring and perspective etc
Clay animals - A lovely clay project with info on making your own cheap air drying clay
Alien Landscape - Learn the principles of landscape painting in a fun, friendly way!
Funny Fish - A fun, exciting project for all ages
Language of Drawing - Abstract drawing using secret codes
Macro Art - Digital photography and drawing
Birds of Paradise - A fun, craft project linked to geography and science
Contemporary drawing - 12 exciting modern drawing exercises linked to artists work
Media Art - A high order thinking skills project based on the media
Mask Project - African mask making with tons of resources including geography and culture, RE.

PLUS Art Teacher's Handbook (a guide to teaching art which includes assessment)

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African Mask Making

Age 7-16: 3D sculpture

Suitable for most age ranges, this very flexible mask making project leads your students through deep, web based investigation of the Dogon Tribe in Mali, to fully understand the reasons masks and ceremonial costumes are made, before providing a wealth of resources on mask design and mask making.

With full colour resources, music files and incredible photos and mask images this project is a great resource to teach from.

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Buy ALL of the Secondary - Middle/High School Art Resources:

ks3Contains 1.65Gb of data so please be patient if downloading! You will be given a link upon payment, which will commence download to your hard drive. You get 48 hours to do this and three attempts, contact me if it goes wrong and I will help. There is an option to buy this resource (in the checkout) as a hard copy Disc, posted free in the UK. Please allow 14 days delivery.

Drawing Unit Foundation Stage - for weaker students at this age
Drawing Unit Beginner Stage - to refresh or embed primary elementary drawing (great to check drawing knowledge on entry or to use as homework)
Drawing Unit Intermediate Stage - teaches shading, measuring and more advanced observational drawing
Contemporary drawing -12 exciting modern drawing exercises linked to artists work
Media art - Higher order learning skills using questioning techniques
Expressive Painting - Higher order learning skills & Formal Elements
Dreams - Digital photoshop and Drawing
Macro Art - Digital photography and Drawing
Dogon Mask Project - 3D Making with cross curricular links
Alien Landscape - teach landscape theory in a fun way!
Funny Fish - fun project for your younger students teaching cross-hatching
Language of Drawing - abstract drawing
Art teachers Handbook - guide to teaching art with tips for new & experienced teachers

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Alien Design

Ages 7 -13

Perfect to go with the Alien landscape project above!


the Environment

Ages 10-13

A very topical project with strong cross-curricular links, it has a Scheme of Work and examples of students art work


Natural Form

Ages 10-16

The classic Natural Forms Project Pdf has a Full Scheme of Work, lesson plans and photographic source material to help you to deliver the project. A staple exam project!



Ages 10-13

This Food based project is a Vocational project complete with Scheme of Work, Design brief, photographs of food and examples of students work.

iPads in Art with Apps a powerpoint of ipad apps

Baseline Test for Art including G&T test can be used for baseline testing or G&T testing

How to Blog a pdf download

How to Podcast a pdf download

How to use Flickr Powerpoint

Studying Formal Elements of Art Literacy Resources based on the Formal Elements

Art History Fact Finder PDF sheet use for KS2 or 3 for researching

Homework Exercise pdf containing 12 drawing homeworks suitable ages 7 - 13

Teacher absent work 6 PDF's of activities for art lessons when the teacher is absent

Old UK Levels assessment contain posters, targets +AFL

Key Stage 1

Key Stage 2

Key Stage 3

Levels ladder

FREE skills & techniques webpages & information sheets
Painting Tutorials


Mask Making Follow along with this tutorial as I teach you how to make a mask from thick card and acrylic paint.



Charcoal In this project students will learn about tones when working with charcoal. Mid tones, light tones, and dark tones are all important here.




Texture PDF Download: A basic introduction to making art from textures.




Wax Resist uses oil pastels and powdered ink. The technique in this lesson is used by textile artists.



Indian Ink Shows you the basics of using Indian Ink. It can be done by students at any level, & usually goes down well!



Batik will teach you how to create your own Batik work of art. The equipment you need can be a touch dangerous in the art room, so you'll have to take care!





Drawing Faces A web page showing you the very difficult art of drawing faces in simple stages.



Paper Folding Download a very useful PDF that shows you how to make a variety of shapes and folds using paper or card.