Artists inspired by nature: five resources to engage students

Ideas and resources for artists linking to the natural world #inspiration #botanicalart #artsed

Inspiration from natural forms Training to become an art teacher, I found I was surprised and encouraged by the endless fascination that seems to stem from working from nature. Thinking specifically about the natural world, I have been charmed by how young people are so happy to focus in on the wonder of organic forms. […]

How to get high quality artist response outcomes

Artist study Responding to the work of other artists is a great way to generate ideas and inspiration for your students. By starting with a direct response showing their understanding of the ideas and aesthetic of an artist, students can later leap off in creative ways. Although copying an artist’s work is a valuable exercise […]

Improve students’ art vocabulary

Lots of my resources focus on getting students to be able to think about and discuss artworks in more depth. Rather than formulaic construction of slightly dry sounding sentences about the artists’ use of line, tone and colour, I’d like to see students provided with the language to speak meaningfully about their responses to images. […]