Twitter is great! Last night Bianca Ní Ghrógáin (@groganbee) Tweeted a link to this visual art website called Weave Silk. As next week is Digital Art Week, I decided to let my pupils have a go at creating some digital art using the site. They’ve had great fun using the site for homework and posting their creations on their blogs. [click to continue…]
This is a template for independent project work for pupils in senior classes. It covers elements of SESE History, science, maths, English and visual arts. Pupils have to design the ship, show drawings, write a report and construct the ship.
I came across the link to this video today on Twitter. It shows 1969 footage of Jim Henson, creator of the Muppets, showing how to make simple puppets using everyday materials like socks, a tennis ball, fabric and even an envelope. It gives great ideas for the teacher to show pupils how easy it is to make a simple puppet. These could then be used for a great drama lesson.
Great Visual Arts Lesson Plan, the aim of which is to get pupils to design and create an inventive, distinctive and original Halloween costume that they can wear into school at Hallowe’en. The emphasis is on creativity, so pupils must create the costume and not simply buy a commercial one. The lesson plan gives detailed instructions on Strands and skills, and also gives pupils criteria to bear in mind [click to continue…]
Powerpoint presentation giving some background on Cartooning as well as examples of cartoons aimed at both children and adults. There are also examples of cartoons completed by children. The presentation can be used as a stimulus for pupils to create their own cartoons under the Drawing Strand of the Visual Arts curriculum.
Hessian is a sackcloth-like fabric that is generally used a backing for floor carpets. It is also great for using in the “Fabric and Fibre” strand of the Visual Arts curriculum. This is another in a series of lessons that can be done over a three/four week period with pupils. This uses leftover strings from [...]
Hessian is a sackcloth-like fabric that is generally used a backing for floor carpets. It is also great for using in the “Fabric and Fibre” strand of the Visual Arts curriculum. This is another in a series of lessons that can be done over a three/four week period with pupils. (.doc file 198KB) Download File
In June we did some work in the Visual Arts curriculum about Andy Warhol and the Pop Art movement in the 1960′s. We used Google Images to look at and respond to some images from this period in art history. We paid particular attention to the structure of pieces of art created during this period [...]
Powerpoint presentation with vivid images of the world under the sea. It can be used to research and discuss the creatures under the sea in Science or it can be equally be used as a starting point for a Visual Arts lesson, by looking at colour and pattern of the fish and sea creatures. (Source: [...]
The National Print Museum, (Músaem Náisiúnta Cló) based on Haddington Road in Dublin 4, collects, documents, preserves, exhibits, interprets and makes accessible the material evidence of printing craft and fosters associated skills of the craft in Ireland. It aims to increase awareness of the fascinating history and skills of the printing craft. It is committed to [...]