Category Archives: Art

Banksy in Bexhill.

Really good video / installation exhibition by Catherine Yass at the De la Warr pavilion in Bexhill. But almost as good a Banksy on the beach – which the council has protected with a perspex sheet. Is that to miss … Continue reading

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Out of Our Minds, Again

This is really good news. Sir Ken Robinson has republished the seminal report on creativity that he produced in 2001 ‘Out of Our Minds, learning to be creative’. In doing so he has rewritten most of it. Inspiring, witty and … Continue reading

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Stanley Spencer still in Cookham

I met some friends in Cookham over the weekend and took the opportunity to revisit the Stanley Spencer Gallery while there. I had not visited since it had been refurbished. It is a small, but beautifully formed, gallery with really … Continue reading

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New Assessment Guidance for KS3 Art- APP probably

QCDA has just published the online exemplification of standards materials. These provide much more than just examples of levels. They provide an illustration of good assessment practice and embrace the principles of good assessment which is at the heart of … Continue reading

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Arts Mark

> Just a note about Artsmark as we ran some training this afternoon. Information about the next round (round 10) will be published on the Artsmark website at the end of July. As usual there will be some slight changes … Continue reading

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Assessment burdens

>A visit to the GCSE exhibition at Sir William Borlase’s Grammar School included an interesting discussion on the amount of work students do in art. We came to no clear conclusions but felt that the assessment burden on teachers and … Continue reading

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Should we allow nudes?

>I got an interesting question from a head of department the other day. It had been suggested to him that 6th form students should not use the nude in their work. He asked what other schools were doing. Here is … Continue reading

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Writing in art – why, who for?

>Recently I was involved in a whole school training day about literacy across the curriculum in Key Stages 3 and 4. More explicitly it was about writing. This is sometimes a contentious subject in art and design, especially where teachers’ … Continue reading

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