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Subject Areas
        	        		Art & Design,        	
Relevant for
KS3, KS4

Interactive activities and resources for Secondary School Art & Design lessons from Board Works.

Learning and Teaching Resources

Board Works offers free Art and Design resources for use in secondary schools at Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4.  

Teachers of Art and Design at KS3 will find a poster that can be used as part of classroom displays to highlight the range of transferable skills that can be developed by studying Art. This resource gives pupils ten good reasons why they should study this area of the curriculum and consider taking it as a subject at the end of Key Stage 3.

An Archive of Free Art and Design Resources

Secondary school teachers in Key Stage 3 and 4 can find an archive of free Art and Design resources on this website. There is a landscape mini-project focusing on changes in scenery as a starting point for pieces of artwork. Teachers can download a free presentation, outlining the mini landscape project. It includes an animation on composition, exploration of colour and a list of landscape artists with links to examples of their work. Furthermore, an interactive sketchbook can be accessed. This contains examples of artwork to help inspire pupils. Secondary teachers will also find mono-printing lesson ideas on this website.

A good feature of the website is mini projects at KS4, that are mapped to GCSE specifications so secondary teachers can easily see how the resource meets requirements for the examination boards they follow.

Further resources available from this website are lesson plans containing teaching and learning ideas for use in the classroom at KS3 and KS4.

Activities on Gaudi

For Key Stage 3, teachers will find interactive activities on Gaudi. There is an activity where pupils are encouraged to ‘Gaudify’ a building. There are also teaching and learning ideas on the Japanese art of fish painting. These lesson ideas may inspire secondary teachers of Art and Design in planning their schemes of work.


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