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Meaningful Art Homeworks

Price: £25.00
Age Range: KS3

A set of one-session meaningful art homeworks for your students. These resources reinforce concepts and skills taught in KS3 Art lessons. Homework worksheets are linked to projects and coursework being carried out in school. NC guidelines and assessment advice are included in the appendix, and the lesson plans give ideas for integrating homework with schoolwork. Resources are suitable for Key Stage 3 students of middle to high ability.

Topics include: Surrealists; Logos; Collages using Cubism; Pattern, design and William Morris; Movement in art; Mood and emotion through colour.

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Size: 61 Pages
ISBN: 978 1 86025 298 3
Author(s): Sue Hampson
Code: MEAH
Popularity rank: 45
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Contents List



  • 7 WORDPLAY Students see how an illustration can give a new meaning to an everyday word.
  • 9 SURREAL! With this worksheet, students become more aware of the surrealists, and they produce a drawing with an unreal aspect to it.
  • 11 CULTURAL TATTOO Students look at art from different cultures and design a tattoo based on some of the cultural images they have looked at.

Typography and Symbols

  • 13 POP ART Students produce a magazine cover using pop art-style lettering.
  • 15 HOROSCOPES Students design a logo to go with their birth sign.
  • 17 SCRAPS OF ME Students make a collage based on their own interests and hobbies. In the process, they learn more about pop art.

Looking - Drawing

  • 19 STILL LIFE This lesson plans focuses students' attention on scale, by asking them to draw an ordinary object to an extraordinary scale.
  • 21 DISTORTED PORTRAITS Students produce a distorted self-portrait. This could be a preparation for making masks in class.
  • 23 THE SPACES IN BETWEEN This worksheet gives students the opportunity to learn about Mondrian. It also involves the use of shading techniques and silhouettes, and develops an awareness of pattern.

History of Painting

  • 25 PICASSO PORTRAIT Students use pictures from a magazine to produce a cubist-style collage based on a face.
  • 27 CUBIST COLLAGE This homework increases students' knowledge of cubism, as they produce their own version of a cubist still-life.
  • 29 STUDY OF AN ARTIST This worksheet provides a framework for studying an artist.


  • 31 CARTOON STRIPS Students create a cartoon strip, using techniques that show movement.
  • 33 COMING UP TRUMPS Students focus both on graphics and on portraits, as they design a playing card featuring either a self-portrait or a portrait of a famous person.
  • 35 EGYPTIAN CLOCK This activity increases students' awareness of different cultures and periods in art.

Textile Design

  • 37 COLOUR AND PATTERN This lesson plan raises students' awareness of pattern and design, focusing on designs like those of William Morris.
  • 39 TEXTURE RUBBINGS This page increases students' knowledge of texture and pattern.


  • 41 FLOWER PATTERNS This worksheet improves observational drawing skills, showing how patterns can be made from still-life drawings.
  • 43 MAKING WAVES Students produce a drawing that creates a sense of movement.


  • 45 CONTOURS With this activity, students produce a self-portrait using a continuous line.
  • 47 BUILDING ON LINES Students are asked to produce a drawing of a familiar scene, using line without shading.
  • 49 SHINY EFFECTS Students produce a shaded pencil drawing that shows reflective effects.


  • 51 SILHOUETTES In this activity, students produce a drawing using silhouetted shapes.
  • 53 MAKING A POINT Students produce a drawing based on dots, so that they explore how dots can be used to create tone, form and shape.
  • 55 HOT AND COLD With this activity, students learn how colour can show mood and emotion and make parts of a picture stand out.

Perspective and Shading

  • 57 TOWNSCAPES Students use three different sizes of building to create a townscape picture.
  • 59 LINE AND TONE Students focus on line and tone, to use a new technique on familiar objects.
  • 61 PERSPECTIVE Students produce a drawing that focuses on tonal perspective.



Very useful material for teaching elementary school children in L2.
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