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A collection of Visual Art related Resources to support kaiako with the planning and delivery of teaching and learning

  • Māori Language Orthography ↗ 

    Māori Language Orthography ↗ 

    External link: “Best practice for spelling and writing Māori, and provides an easy-to-follow guide promoting consistency in the use of written Māori and standards for publication.”

  • Kia Kaha te Reo Taiao ↗ 

    Kia Kaha te Reo Taiao ↗ 

    External link: “Become familiar with Māori words and phrases you can use while you are out enjoying te taiao, the unique environment of Aotearoa.”

  • Maramataka: The Māori calendar learning resource ↗ 

    Maramataka: The Māori calendar learning resource ↗ 

    External link: “Teach the Maramataka and the Māori months in your classroom with the help of our teaching resource and classroom poster.”

  • 28 Days in Kiribati ↗ 

    28 Days in Kiribati ↗ 

    External link: A publication by Robin White Claudia Pond Eyley from their time in Kiribati which draws on the experience and art of both women. This publication outlines the political…

  • Pacific Islander and South East Asian Artist Collection ↗

    Pacific Islander and South East Asian Artist Collection ↗

  • Piki te Maunga: Ta Moko ↗ 

    Piki te Maunga: Ta Moko ↗ 

    External link: Be introduced to the world of tā moko (traditional tattooing). Focus on the basics; what the tohu (marks/designs) mean and how to draw them. Then use this new…

  • The Long and Short of it: Drawing Unit↗

    The Long and Short of it: Drawing Unit↗

    External link: “This lesson sequence uses the visual arts to support students in re-connecting with people in their class and starting to explore emotions post a traumatic/crisis event. The approach…

  • The Magic Seashell: Hiapo and Siapo↗

    The Magic Seashell: Hiapo and Siapo↗

    External link: Inspired by the book The Magic Seashell, about life in the Pacific, particularly when surviving a natural disaster. Students then create their own Siapo and Hiapo patterns.

  • Making a Kahoa Kakala↗

    Making a Kahoa Kakala↗

    External link: This lesson was inspired by the Tongan tradition of making and gifting a kahoa kakala. By using paper flowers instead of fresh flowers, it recognises that kahoa can…

  • Modern New Zealand Art

    Modern New Zealand Art

    A Level 3 Art History resource on Abstraction in New Zealand art which includes content, analysis tasks, revision grids, glossary and references.

  • Generic Art Analysis Task

    Generic Art Analysis Task

    A generic one-period or homework analysis task to encourage the practice of providing examples and explaining effects in analysis.

  • Christian Contexts and Ideas

    Christian Contexts and Ideas

    An introductory article which provides simplified information about Christian beliefs in the context of art history, with some useful links to texts and websites and images.

  • How to Analyse a Painting Handout

    How to Analyse a Painting Handout

    A handout for students examining how to analyse a painting at Senior Secondary.

  • The Key Competencies and Art History

    The Key Competencies and Art History

    A list of possibilities for the integration of Art History and the Key Competencies in the New Zealand Curriculum.

  • Year 9 Assessment Criteria: Curriculum Strand Based

    Year 9 Assessment Criteria: Curriculum Strand Based

    An example of assessment criteria that can be adapted to assess a range of units across the Visual Arts Strands, Levels 2-4. Based on NZC Achievement Objectives and suitable for…

  • The Dusky Maiden and The Noble savage: Conversations about archetype and fetish

    The Dusky Maiden and The Noble savage: Conversations about archetype and fetish

    A reading that analyses the archetypes of the Dusky Maiden and the Noble Savage in the arts; most specifically in the the work of Shigeyuki Kihara.

  • Fa’a fafine: In a Manner of a Woman, Triptych 1

    Fa’a fafine: In a Manner of a Woman, Triptych 1

    This link provides written, video, and audio content that analyses Shigeyuki Kihara’s series of photographs “Fa’a fafine: In a Manner of a Woman”

  • Postcolonial Glossary

    Postcolonial Glossary

    A glossary of terms for reading about Postcolonialist Theory. Useful for supporting Art History: Contemporary Diversity.

  • 15th Century Italian Painting

    15th Century Italian Painting

    Workbook pages to use with students on this topic area – includes main artists, iconography, rvision charts, glossary, crossword activity etc.

  • Fauvism and Expressionism

    Fauvism and Expressionism

    These pages are part of a framework for students studying NCEA Level 3 Art History.

  • Māori Artforms: Wharenui

    Māori Artforms: Wharenui

    This resource is an introduction to treasured artforms unique to Aotearoa. The basic knowledge covered in these resources will provide students from a range of cultural backgrounds some understanding of…

  • Learning in Junior Visual Arts

    Learning in Junior Visual Arts

    Developed in relation to key competencies to ‘set the tone’ for learning in junior art classrooms.

  • Kōwhaiwhai for beginners

    Kōwhaiwhai for beginners

    This resource is intended as a starting point for students and Visual Arts teachers unfamiliar with the origins of traditional Māori artforms. While it is a good starting point with…

  • Street Sm-Art: Drawing and Stenciling with Paint

    Street Sm-Art: Drawing and Stenciling with Paint

    Students produce stenciled artworks communicating ideas about copyright and intellectual property that they perceive as being important to them

  • Compare and Contrast Template

    Compare and Contrast Template

    Compare and contrast template suitable for all levels of NCEA, along with Junior Secondary.

  • Art in Context: Bill Culbert

    Art in Context: Bill Culbert

    A visual art and art history education resource for secondary teachers inspired by Bill Culbert’s 2013 Venice Biennale exhibition. It includes a sculpture trail in Wellington, and art work analysis…

  • Tukutuku Poster

    Tukutuku Poster

    This resource was published in 1985 but is still very useful in showing students the origins in nature of common tukutuku patterns. It can also support students to build their…

  • Tāniko Poster

    Tāniko Poster

    This resource was published in 1985 but is still very useful in showing students the origins in nature of common tāniko patterns. It can also support students to create their…

  • Kōwhaiwhai Poster

    Kōwhaiwhai Poster

    This resource was published in 1985 but is still very useful in showing students the origins in nature of common kōwhaiwhai patterns. It can also support students to create their…

  • Raranga Poster

    Raranga Poster

    This resource was published in 1985 but is still very useful in showing students the patterns associated with raranga and some of the everyday useful items that can be woven.…

  • Whakairo Rākau Poster

    Whakairo Rākau Poster

    This resource was published in 1985 but is still very useful in showing students the origins in nature of common whakairo patterns. It can also support students to create their…

  • Literacy resources for teaching Art History

    Literacy resources for teaching Art History

    A collection of literacy strategies from Irene Anderson, Team Solutions Literacy Specialist for enhancing learning in Art History

  • Art Study Cards

    Art Study Cards

    These study cards are designed for secondary visual art and art history students. They could be used in a gallery setting or for classroom activities. Each card explains key art…

  • Photography Study Card

    Photography Study Card

    This study card explains key photography terms and poses targeted questions designed to prompt students to analyse and discuss photographs from different perspectives. Secondary Visual Arts and Art History students…

  • Assessing Individual Performance in Visual Arts Group Projects

    Assessing Individual Performance in Visual Arts Group Projects

    This document is an introductory guide for teachers wishing to explore group assessment activities for visual arts achievement standards. In this context teachers need to consider how individual assessment decisions…

  • Drawing Progressions Resource: Space in Drawing

    Drawing Progressions Resource: Space in Drawing

    This drawing resource contains simple drawing exercises, ideas and strategies to develop students’ understanding of drawing in Visual Arts.

  • Drawing Progressions NZC 1-6: Kiwi

    Drawing Progressions NZC 1-6: Kiwi

    A curriculum progressions document for Levels 1-6 of the New Zealand Curriculum using images drawn by Year 4 and 8 students of kiwi. Images in this document are from NEMP…

  • Drawing Progressions NZC 1-6: Teddy Bears

    Drawing Progressions NZC 1-6: Teddy Bears

    A curriculum progressions document for Levels 1-6 of the New Zealand Curriculum using images drawn by Year 4 and 8 students of teddy bears.

  • Nga Tae – Colour Wheel

    Nga Tae – Colour Wheel

    This colour wheel incorporates Māori vocabulary and can be printed for students to complete in wet media.

  • Strategies for Te Reo Māori in the Art Classroom

    Strategies for Te Reo Māori in the Art Classroom

    Ideas about how to incorporate Māori language into your everyday teaching practices in Visual Arts.

  • Painting Progressions NZC 1-6: Still Life Fruit

    Painting Progressions NZC 1-6: Still Life Fruit

    A curriculum progressions exemplar for Levels 1-6 of the New Zealand Curriculum using images painted by students, of fruit.

  • A Waka Odyssey Teacher Resource Kit

    A Waka Odyssey Teacher Resource Kit

    These teaching resources are inspired by the 2018 New Zealand Festival A Waka Odyssey, an epic week-long celebration of our shared voyaging past, and Pacific future. There is an emphasis…

  • Metaphor and Symbolism in Art

    Metaphor and Symbolism in Art

    This resource is an introduction to the use of symbolism and metaphor in art for senior Photography students preparing to make a symbolic self-portrait using newly acquired Photoshop skills. Easily…

  • Ko wai au? Typographic Design

    Ko wai au? Typographic Design

    This unit is aimed at senior Primary, junior Secondary level. Students work through the design process to create a single letter form containing symbols that relate to their personal identity.…

  • Len Lye: Rainbow Dance Virtual Tour↗

    Len Lye: Rainbow Dance Virtual Tour↗

    External link: “Spanning examples of Lye’s cinematic and sculptural practice, Rainbow Dance explores the full arc of Lye’s creative world.”

  • Brett Graham: Tai Moana Tai Tangata – Virtual Tour↗

    Brett Graham: Tai Moana Tai Tangata – Virtual Tour↗

    External link: “Engaging the architecture of colonial frontier warfare and the language of war memorials in times of peace, Tai Moana Tai Tangata occupied the entire Govett-Brewster Art Gallery. Three…

  • DeepAI Image Generator↗

    DeepAI Image Generator↗

    External link: The DeepAI Image Generator uses AI to understand your words and convert them to a unique image each time.

  • Public Domain Images↗

    Public Domain Images↗

    External link: Public Domain Images is a website that hosts free images available for public use. Great for digital collages and Photoshop tutorials.

  • Needpix↗

    Needpix↗

    External link: “The needpix.com portal is a library of more than 1.5 million free, Public Domain Photos and Illustrations. All images in the portal can be freely used by anyone…

  • Rosalie Gascoigne: NGV Learning Resources↗

    Rosalie Gascoigne: NGV Learning Resources↗

    External link: “A range of resources that offers students an insight into the artist’s life and work through a series of questions and activities which examine the Rosalie Gascoigne’s distinctive…

  • Tārai Kōrero Toi: Articulating a Māori Design Language↗

    Tārai Kōrero Toi: Articulating a Māori Design Language↗

    External link: Johnson Witehira’s Doctorate Thesis that looks at historical and contemporary Māori design.

  • Waitangi Rosary Botanical Plaster Casting

    Waitangi Rosary Botanical Plaster Casting

    Details a number of artists, including: Robert Jahnke, Colin McCahon, Ralph Hotere, Michael Parekōwhai, John Reynolds, John Pule, Brett Graham and Virginia King.

  • Waitangi Rosary NZCL 5-6 Plan (English)

    Waitangi Rosary NZCL 5-6 Plan (English)

    In this unit, students will explore Robert Jahnke’s work Waitangi Rosary, as well as ideas about the power of language, and Te Tiriti o Waitangi and mātauranga Māori

  • Waitangi Rosary NZCL 5-6 Plan (Te Reo)

    Waitangi Rosary NZCL 5-6 Plan (Te Reo)

    Kaupapa Mahere: Waitangi Rosary Mahere Kaupapa Mahi o te Botanical Plaster Casting. Ngā Whāinga Paetae: He whakawhanake

  • Elevating Heirlooms (Te Reo)

    Elevating Heirlooms (Te Reo)

    I tēnei wāhanga ko tā te ākonga he tōmene i ngā taonga ahurea, i ngā taonga tuku iho, i te whakapapa, i te

  • Selected Sources

    Selected Sources

    Lists a number of useful links spanning across many categories, including: Māori design; Language revitalisation; Language resources; Decolonisation;

  • Representation in Art

    Representation in Art

    Invites readers to decipher visual codes beyond composition: denotation, connotation, mnemonic, polemic. Works from Hiria Anderson, Fiona Pardington, J W Giles, George French Angas, Louis de Breton, John Kinder, and…

  • NZCL 6-8 Visual Arts Unit Plan (English)

    NZCL 6-8 Visual Arts Unit Plan (English)

    This unit explores the trans-customary approach by Reweti Arapere and his creative endeavour to capture the qualities of three prominent Māori leaders.

  • NZCL 6-8 Visual Arts Unit Plan (Te Reo)

    NZCL 6-8 Visual Arts Unit Plan (Te Reo)

    Ka hōpara tēnei kaupapa mahi i te tikanga whiti-ritenga a Reweti Arapere me tana whāinga auaha ki te kapo ake i

  • Assessment Activity

    Assessment Activity

    Invites readers to undertake two tasks. 1) to ‘deconstruct to understand’ through drawing lines between Māori design elements and intent, and to engage with a series of questions, with Reweti…

  • Te Wairoa Strategy

    Te Wairoa Strategy

    Details five Te Wairoa strategies: Kare-a-roto (Prestructural – Identify and Describe), Waikamo (Unistructural – Describe and Explain), Pūkaki (Multistructural – Explain and Analyse), Awa (Relational – Analyse and Synthesise), Puna…

  • What is Māori Art?

    What is Māori Art?

    Authored by Tanu Aumua, this ANZAAE-Toi o Tāmaki resource answers the question “what is Māori art?” through exemplars in exercise form. Readers are asked to consider their emotional responses to…

  • Māori Art Categories

    Māori Art Categories

    Contemporary Māori art straddles customary and non-customary practice, with each maintaining adherence to and support from a particular sector of society. For many Māori, there is a preference for work…

  • Collage Lessons and Ideas Booklet↗

    Collage Lessons and Ideas Booklet↗

    External link: A booklet created by Expanding Heart which covers a range of lesson ideas and strategies for using collage in the classroom. Ideal for Primary and Intermediate students.

  • Clay Creations Lessons Booklet↗

    Clay Creations Lessons Booklet↗

    External link: A booklet created by Expanding Heart that has step-by-step instructions and lessons for educators when starting out with clay. Ideal for Primary and Intermediate students.

  • How to Draw People Booklet↗

    How to Draw People Booklet↗

    External link: This step-by-step “how to draw people” booklet by Expanding Heart introduces students to portrait illustration. Perfect for Primary and Intermediate students.

  • How to Draw Lettering Booklet↗

    How to Draw Lettering Booklet↗

    External link: This step-by-step “how to draw lettering” booklet by Expanding Heart introduces students to typography. Perfect for Primary and Intermediate students.

  • How to Draw Animals Booklet↗

    How to Draw Animals Booklet↗

    External link: This step-by-step “how to draw animals” booklet by Expanding Heart will help build confidence in the ability to draw. Perfect for Primary and Intermediate students.

  • Principles of Art – Posters↗

    Principles of Art – Posters↗

    External link: A series of posters created by Expanding Heart that look at the Principles of Art that are ready to print and hang on your classroom wall.

  • Elements of Art – Posters↗

    Elements of Art – Posters↗

    External link: A series of posters created by Expanding Heart that look at the Elements of Art that are ready to print and hang on your classroom wall.

  • Terrific Tactile Texture Booklet↗

    Terrific Tactile Texture Booklet↗

    External link: A booklet created by Expanding Heart that looks at range of lessons and ideas about how to use texture in art. Ideal for Primary and Intermediate students.

  • The ABC’s of Art Booklet↗

    The ABC’s of Art Booklet↗

    External link: “The elements and principles of art are the building blocks of understanding and creating art that expresses and moves us. This booklet is a great resource to add…

  • Expanding Heart Art Resources↗

    Expanding Heart Art Resources↗

    External link: A range of free art resources created by Expanding Heart. Ideal for beginning teachers creating their own resource kete.

  • Art2day Painting Search↗

    Art2day Painting Search↗

    External link: Search a range of different painters with direct links to their websites – a great resource for senior students.

  • Art2day Sculpture Search↗

    Art2day Sculpture Search↗

    External link: Search a range of different artists who work with sculpture. A great resource for senior students.

  • Art2day Photographer Search↗

    Art2day Photographer Search↗

    External link: Search hundreds of photographers by techniques and thematic conventions. A fantastic resource for senior students.

  • Art2day Artist Search↗

    Art2day Artist Search↗

    External link: “Art2day enables artists, students and teachers to independently and easily search for contemporary art and photography. This website is dedicated to inspiring and promoting artists and creatives from…

  • LEARNZ Virtual Field Trip↗

    LEARNZ Virtual Field Trip↗

    External link: “LEARNZ is a programme of free virtual field trips, helping students access the inaccessible. Visit inspiring places around Aotearoa, Antarctica and beyond. Let us take you there!”

  • Photographers of the new Bauhaus↗

    Photographers of the new Bauhaus↗

    External link: “This resource integrates the study of photographs from the collection of the MoCP into secondary and post-secondary fine arts, language arts, and social science curriculum.”

  • NGA: Teaching Resources↗

    NGA: Teaching Resources↗

    External link: “The National Gallery of Art, founded as a gift to the nation – USA, serves as a center of visual art, education, and culture.”

  • The Art of Collage↗

    The Art of Collage↗

    External link: “This resource is aimed at integrating the study of photographs from the collection of the MoCP into secondary and post-secondary fine arts, language arts, and social science curriculum.”

  • Tūrangawaewae zine↗

    Tūrangawaewae zine↗

    External link: “Students investigate typography and imagery in both Aotearoa New Zealand and international contexts to produce a zine that communicates their relationship with a place of historical significance.”

  • Unsplash↗

    Unsplash↗

    External link: “Photos for everyone: Over 3 million free high-resolution images brought to you by the world’s most generous community of photographers.”

  • Cloud Stop Motion Instructions

    Cloud Stop Motion Instructions

    Basic instructions from Raranga Matahiko to get you started on Cloud Stop Motion.

  • Poster Design Principles and Elements

    Poster Design Principles and Elements

    A series of slides that looks at the use of design principles and elements in poster design.

  • SculptGL Design Challenge

    SculptGL Design Challenge

    A series of activities students can work through when using SculputGL.

  • Visual Typography

    Visual Typography

    A range of examples of Visual Typography along with some associated activities.

  • How to make stock photography your own

    How to make stock photography your own

    Some key things to keep in mind when using stock photography in your work.

  • History of Graphic Design

    History of Graphic Design

    A series of posters for use in your classroom that look at the various historical movements in Graphic Design history.

  • Conventions of Magazine Cover Design

    Conventions of Magazine Cover Design

    A printable resource with the key conventions of magazine cover design.

  • Conventions of Typography

    Conventions of Typography

    A printable graphic resource for the design classroom that has examples of a range of typographic conventions.

  • Typography 101 Handout

    Typography 101 Handout

    A hand-out for Design students that covers some basic typographic terms.

  • Introduction to colouring pencils

    Introduction to colouring pencils

    A drawing activity that explores mark making and tonal shading.

  • Sculpture Challenge Box

    Sculpture Challenge Box

    A great warm up before tackling any sculpture project. The strength of this activity is that it makes students think about all the ways you can connect materials together.

  • Y9 Patu Unit

    Y9 Patu Unit

    A unit that looks at traditional and contemporary examples of patu.

  • Pixabay↗

    Pixabay↗

    External link: “Pixabay is a vibrant community of creatives, sharing royalty-free images, videos, and audio. All content is released by Pixabay under the Content License, which makes it safe to…

  • Imagined City Relief Task

    Imagined City Relief Task

    A relief task designed for Y10 students that asks them to design their own imagined city.

  • Art New Zealand Relief Task

    Art New Zealand Relief Task

    A written relief task designed for Y10 that asks students to respond to works that they find in Art New Zealand magazines.

  • Personification Animal Illustration Woodcut Unit

    Personification Animal Illustration Woodcut Unit

    A printmaking unit designed for Junior Secondary that creatively plays with various animal features.

  • Discussing Art Handout

    Discussing Art Handout

    A handout designed to help students develop their skills when critiquing and discussing art.

  • Writing Artist Statements Handout

    Writing Artist Statements Handout

    An artist statement is an artist’s written description of their work. It’s a brief text to support their artwork and to give the viewer more understanding.

  • Ideas, Signs and Methods: Regeneration Reflection Sheet

    Ideas, Signs and Methods: Regeneration Reflection Sheet

    A worksheet to help Senior Secondary students with regeneration of ideas.

  • Tivaevae Activity

    Tivaevae Activity

    An activity for primary school students that uses paper to create Tivaevae patterns.

  • Y10 Drawing to Design

    Y10 Drawing to Design

    The aim of this unit is to explore using a variety of media and techniques to create observational and design based drawings.

  • Y10 Whakaahua/Portrait Unit

    Y10 Whakaahua/Portrait Unit

    The aim is to produce an A4 size realistic portrait drawing from a 2D source, then work toward drawing from a 3D source to build on your observational skills. Finally,…

  • Connecting with Māori Communities: Whānau, Hapū and Iwi

    Connecting with Māori Communities: Whānau, Hapū and Iwi

    This module outlines key messages from research and literature that relate to schools connecting with their Māori communities, including whānau, hapū and iwi.

  • Enhancing Mātauranga Māori and Global Indigenous Knowledge

    Enhancing Mātauranga Māori and Global Indigenous Knowledge

    Enhancing Mātauranga Māori and Global Indigenous Knowledge is a collaboration of 14 Māori and international scholars and aims to create a forum for Māori and global indigenous academics to connect…

  • Supporting Pasifika learners through dual language texts

    Supporting Pasifika learners through dual language texts

    The Supporting Pasifika learners through dual language texts resources offer opportunities to build on all the early language and literacy experiences that Pasifika students bring to school, not just their…

  • 10 Habits of phenomenal educators for Pacific learners in New Zealand tertiary education

    10 Habits of phenomenal educators for Pacific learners in New Zealand tertiary education

    Kato is a Niuean word meaning a handmade woven basket. In Niuean custom, the Kato is usually gifted between people. We decided to use the concept of the Kato for…

  • Pexels↗

    Pexels↗

    External link: “The free stock photos, royalty free images & videos shared by creators.”

  • Teaching controversial issues: A guide for teachers

    Teaching controversial issues: A guide for teachers

    This revised version of Oxfam’s popular guide recognises the seismic shifts in social and political contexts in recent years. It seeks to support educators in developing essential skills that allow…

  • Decolonising thinking, being and relating

    Decolonising thinking, being and relating

    This teaching unit engages with the effects of colonisation on indigenous ways of knowing, relating and being. It then engages with current indigenous whenua (land) and moana (ocean) struggles as…

  • Global Citizenship from a Māori Perspective

    Global Citizenship from a Māori Perspective

    In this series of learning experiences, we will be developing mindsets for understanding, knowing and acting as global citizens from a Māori perspective in an authentic way. Consequently, these experiences…

  • The Public Studio: An introduction to video games

    The Public Studio: An introduction to video games

    This zine, a part of our Creative Resistance How-to Series, is designed to make our skill sets accessible. We encourage you to copy, share, and adapt it to fit your…

  • The Public Studio: An introduction to accessibility on the web

    The Public Studio: An introduction to accessibility on the web

    This zine, a part of our Creative Resistance How-to Series, is designed to make our skill sets accessible. We encourage you to copy, share, and adapt it to fit your…

  • The Public Studio: People’s history posters↗

    The Public Studio: People’s history posters↗

    External link: “Our People’s History series is a self-initiated project celebrating and honouring ongoing resistance in our communities. Working with design students from across Toronto from concept through execution.”

  • The Public Studio: Art, Design and Gentrification

    The Public Studio: Art, Design and Gentrification

    This zine, a part of our Creative Resistance How-to Series, is designed to make our skill sets accessible. We encourage you to copy, share, and adapt it to fit your…

  • The Public Studio: An introduction to research

    The Public Studio: An introduction to research

    This zine, a part of our Creative Resistance How-to Series, is designed to make our skill sets accessible. We encourage you to copy, share, and adapt it to fit your…

  • The Public Studio: An introduction to typography

    The Public Studio: An introduction to typography

    This zine, a part of our Creative Resistance How-to Series, is designed to make our skill sets accessible. We encourage you to copy, share, and adapt it to fit your…

  • The Public Studio: An intro to lino-block printing

    The Public Studio: An intro to lino-block printing

    This zine, a part of our Creative Resistance How-to Series, is designed to make our skill sets accessible. We encourage you to copy, share, and adapt it to fit your…

  • The Public Studio: An introduction to bookbinding

    The Public Studio: An introduction to bookbinding

    This zine, a part of our Creative Resistance How-to Series, is designed to make our skill sets accessible. We encourage you to copy, share, and adapt it to fit your…

  • The Public Studio: An introduction to stenciling

    The Public Studio: An introduction to stenciling

    This zine, is designed to make our skill sets accessible to the communities with whom we work. We encourage you to copy, share, and adapt it to fit your needs…

  • The Public Studio: An introduction to spray painting

    The Public Studio: An introduction to spray painting

    This zine, is designed to make our skill sets accessible to the communities with whom we work. We encourage you to copy, share, and adapt it to fit your needs…

  • The Public Studio: An introduction to colour

    The Public Studio: An introduction to colour

    This zine, is designed to make our skill sets accessible to the communities with whom we work. We encourage you to copy, share, and adapt it to fit your needs…

  • The Noun Project↗

    The Noun Project↗

    External link: “The Noun Project is a platform empowering the community to build a global visual language of icons and symbols that everyone can understand. Symbols and icons on The…

  • ClipSafari↗

    ClipSafari↗

    External link: “ClipSafari is a free resource containing over 100,000 clip art images that you can download, post, and use for any purpose.”

  • How to make a folding zine

    How to make a folding zine

    A printable zine that has step-by-step guidelines of how to make an eight page zine from an A4 or A3 piece of paper.

  • The Public Studio: An introduction to zines

    The Public Studio: An introduction to zines

    A first step for getting into zinemaking – it combines a bit of the history and tradition of zinemaking with practical guidance on laying out, printing and binding. It was…

  • Teaching with zines zine

    Teaching with zines zine

    A resource put together by a group of librarians in the US in 2018. It has a list of resources, best practices, ideas for creating meaningful activities, and discussion of…

  • Papercut Zine Library↗

    Papercut Zine Library↗

    External link: Papercut Zine Library has a bunch of zines hosted online which you can read, for free. Typically these are political zines, or quite old zines saved in archives.

  • Islamic Art and Geometric Design

    Islamic Art and Geometric Design

    “Fine examples of Islamic art, from the seventh to the nineteenth century, can be seen in the Metropolitan Museum’s collection. This publication features a selection of those objects in which…

  • David Carson: Conventions

    David Carson: Conventions

    A slideshow that looks at the design conventions of David Carson.

  • Shepard Fairey: The Links Between Hearts and Minds↗

    Shepard Fairey: The Links Between Hearts and Minds↗

    External link: A slideshow created by Obey artist Shepard Fairey for Earth Day.

  • 40 ka pai things to do outside!

    40 ka pai things to do outside!

    Ideas to make it easy to spend some fun time outside. Rain or shine, there’s heaps of fun you can have right outside your backdoor.

  • A Journey through the Waikato War

    A Journey through the Waikato War

    A Journey through the Waikato War explores the landscape in which the historic events of the 1860s Waikato War took place. Considered to be the defining war of the New…

  • Y9-10: Tohu Whenua Aotearoa NZ’s Histories

    Y9-10: Tohu Whenua Aotearoa NZ’s Histories

    A quick guide for Years 9-10 to the Tohu Whenua places where ākonga can understand, know and do Aotearoa New Zealand’s history where it happened.

  • Y7-8: Tohu Whenua Aotearoa NZ’s Histories

    Y7-8: Tohu Whenua Aotearoa NZ’s Histories

    A quick guide for Years 7-8 to the Tohu Whenua places where ākonga can understand, know and do Aotearoa New Zealand’s history where it happened.

  • Y4-6: Tohu Whenua Aotearoa NZ’s Histories

    Y4-6: Tohu Whenua Aotearoa NZ’s Histories

    A quick guide for Years 4-6 to the Tohu Whenua places where ākonga can understand, know and do Aotearoa New Zealand’s history where it happened.

  • Y1-3: Tohu Whenua Aotearoa NZ’s Histories

    Y1-3: Tohu Whenua Aotearoa NZ’s Histories

    A quick guide for Years 1-3 to the Tohu Whenua places where ākonga can understand, know and do Aotearoa New Zealand’s history where it happened.

  • Our Pacific Heritage: The Future in Young Hands

    Our Pacific Heritage: The Future in Young Hands

    This kit promotes discussion and listening to others, resulting in re-affirmation of identity, whilst promoting mutual respect and respect for diversity. This kit is the result of a collaboration, led…

  • Designers from Aotearoa

    Designers from Aotearoa

    A compiled list of designers and design companies from Aotearoa.

  • Digital artist models↗

    Digital artist models↗

    External link: A Google Drive folder of digital artist models/established practice that could be used in a variety of fields.

  • Photoshop keyboard shortcuts

    Photoshop keyboard shortcuts

    A comprehensive list of keyboard shortcuts for Photoshop.

  • Junior Photography Project

    Junior Photography Project

    An extensive activity sheet that works through the different photography conventions.

  • Practical Knowledge: Y10 Marking Schedule

    Practical Knowledge: Y10 Marking Schedule

    A marking schedule example for Y10 Practical Knowledge assessment.

  • Established Practice: Pasifika Artists

    Established Practice: Pasifika Artists

    A list with images of contemporary Pasifika artists.

  • Linking Curriculum Strands to Research and Conventions

    Linking Curriculum Strands to Research and Conventions

    A framework to help support Senior students unpack the research and conventions Achievement Standards.

  • Planning a Mind Map

    Planning a Mind Map

    The mind map is an important starting point for you to link your research to your own theme and ideas.

  • Level 3 Painting task sheet

    Level 3 Painting task sheet

    A task sheet for Level 3 Painting.

  • Developing a workbook and studio practice

    Developing a workbook and studio practice

    A framework to help Senior students develop their workbook practice.

  • Conceptual Understanding

    Conceptual Understanding

    ‘A concept is a “big idea”—a principle or notion that is enduring, the significance of which goes beyond particular origins, subject matter, or place in time.

  • The Thinking Process Unpicked

    The Thinking Process Unpicked

    A framework that looks at the Thinking Process in Senior Visual Arts.

  • Digital Citizenship in Art

    Digital Citizenship in Art

    A powerpoint designed for Junior Art students that covers how to appropriately download images off the internet and use a pendrive/USB.

  • SUCCESSIVE SELVES Multilayered, Photographic Self-Portraiture

    SUCCESSIVE SELVES Multilayered, Photographic Self-Portraiture

    A lesson plan that is adaptable to both primary and secondary level students inspired by the methods that artist Rushdi Anwar uses to generate his layered collage artworks.

  • Jon Campbell: TEXT, IMAGE & LANGUAGE↗

    Jon Campbell: TEXT, IMAGE & LANGUAGE↗

    External link: A lesson plan to be adapted and extended for primary and secondary students centred upon an investigation of Jon Campbell’s practice and the creation of an artwork inspired…

  • Patricia Piccinini: Curious Affection – Student Resource

    Patricia Piccinini: Curious Affection – Student Resource

    Patricia Piccinini: Curious Affection’ invites us into an alternative world where nature and technology, humans and animals, fact and fiction all mix and intermingle in ways that are both strange…

  • Yayoi Kusama: Life is the Heart of a Rainbow – Resource

    Yayoi Kusama: Life is the Heart of a Rainbow – Resource

    A school resource based on Yayoi Kusama’s exhibition “Life is the Heart of a Rainbow” that was hosted at Queensland Art Gallery.

  • Glossary of Printmaking Terms ↗

    Glossary of Printmaking Terms ↗

    External link: Extensive glossary of Printmaking Terms from Antinous.

  • Yvonne Todd: Creamy Psychology – Resource Card

    Yvonne Todd: Creamy Psychology – Resource Card

    Yvonne Todd makes portraits, landscapes, and still lifes using the language of commercial photography. She is known for creating portraits of female characters who seem to suffer from some malaise,…

  • Fiona Pardington: A Beautiful Hesitation – Resource Card

    Fiona Pardington: A Beautiful Hesitation – Resource Card

    A Beautiful Hesitation is an exhibition of photographs by New Zealand artist Fiona Pardington. It brings together over 100 images from the past 30 years.

  • Steve Carr and Daniel Crooks: Bullet Time – Resource Card

    Steve Carr and Daniel Crooks: Bullet Time – Resource Card

    Bullet Time showcases the work of two New Zealand video artists who manipulate time, Daniel Crooks and Steve Carr. It places them in the context of two historical photographers, pioneers…

  • Francis Upritchard: Jealous Saboteurs – Education Kit↗

    Francis Upritchard: Jealous Saboteurs – Education Kit↗

    This resource contains information about selected works in the show, along with discussion questions and classroom activity ideas.

  • Francis Upritchard: Jealous Saboteurs – Resource Card↗

    Francis Upritchard: Jealous Saboteurs – Resource Card↗

    Jealous Saboteurs surveys twenty years of work by London based, New-Zealand-born artist Francis Upritchard. The show ranges from model landscapes she made at art school to her recent figurative sculptures.

  • Sister Corita’s Summer of Love – Resource Card↗

    Sister Corita’s Summer of Love – Resource Card↗

    External link: Sister Corita’s Summer of Love surveys the graphic art of Sister Corita Kent (1918–86), an unsung figure in pop art.

  • Photographic Portraiture Unit

    Photographic Portraiture Unit

    A photographic portraiture unit written for 2.2 and 2.3 Achievement Standards looking at the work of Cindy Sherman and Yvonne Todd.

  • John Stezaker: Lost World – Resource Card

    John Stezaker: Lost World – Resource Card

    John Stezaker is a British artist famous for his distinctive, often deceptively simple collages.

  • Eva Rothschild: Kosmos –  Education Kit↗

    Eva Rothschild: Kosmos – Education Kit↗

    Exhibition kit for Eva Rothchild’s exhibition ‘Kosmos’ at City Gallery Wellington. Her works explore the formal language of sculpture—form, shape, colour, structure, scale, material.

  • Christina Pataialii and Ruth Ige: A Place Apart – Resource Card

    Christina Pataialii and Ruth Ige: A Place Apart – Resource Card

    Resource card for the exhibition ‘A Place Apart’ by Christina Pataialii and Ruth Ige who make paintings that traverse abstraction and figuration, their work manifesting an enigmatic in-between.

  • Simon Ingram: The Algorithmic Impulse – Resource Card

    Simon Ingram: The Algorithmic Impulse – Resource Card

    Art and algorithms: New Zealand artist Simon Ingram uses mathematics, machines, and electronics to make paintings.

  • Johnson Witehira: Ngā Kakano The Seeds – Resource Card↗

    Johnson Witehira: Ngā Kakano The Seeds – Resource Card↗

    External link: Resource card about Johnson Witehira: Ngā Kakano The Seeds mural in Wellington which looks at the taniwha of Te-Whanganui-a-Tara.

  • Zac Langdon-Pole: Containing Multitudes – Resource Card

    Zac Langdon-Pole: Containing Multitudes – Resource Card

    Resource card for Zac Langdon-Pole’s exhibition Containing Multitudes at City Gallery Wellington. He is a New Zealand artist whose diverse works often take the form of collages or assemblages of…

  • Judy Millar: Action Movie – Resource Card

    Judy Millar: Action Movie – Resource Card

    An education resource to supplement Judy Millar’s exhibition ‘Action Movie’ at City Gallery Wellington. Judy Millar is a New Zealand artist who famously ‘paints backwards’, wiping paint off her canvases…

  • Brett Graham: Tai Moana Tai Tangata – Resource Card

    Brett Graham: Tai Moana Tai Tangata – Resource Card

    Resource guide for Brett Graham’s exhibition Tai Moana Tai Tangata which addresses the architecture of colonial warfare, the language of war memorials, and historic political pacts between Tainui and Taranaki…

  • Hilma af Klint: The Secret Paintings – Secondary Study Guide

    Hilma af Klint: The Secret Paintings – Secondary Study Guide

    A guide for students about Hilma af Klint’s exhibition at City Gallery Wellington.

  • Hilma af Klint: The Secret Paintings – Teachers’ Resource

    Hilma af Klint: The Secret Paintings – Teachers’ Resource

    Teachers resource guide to Hilma af Klint’s exhibition at City Gallery with a range of activities related to the paintings.

  • Glen Hayward: Wish You Were Here – Resource Card

    Glen Hayward: Wish You Were Here – Resource Card

    Resource card for Glen Hayward’s exhibition ‘Wish You Were Here’ at City Gallery Wellington. “Mainly working from photographs, he recreates everyday objects and environments in hand-carved and painted wood.”

  • Matarau – Resource Card

    Matarau – Resource Card

    Resource card to accompany Matarau exhibition. “The word Matarau refers to an early multi-pronged spear used in fishing and eeling by Māori. To use matarau successfully any hunter or way…

  • Design Histories: From Modernism to Grunge

    Design Histories: From Modernism to Grunge

    A visual guide to established practice in modern design history.

  • Drawing Prompts

    Drawing Prompts

    A list of hundreds of different drawing prompts to fuel the imagination.

  • Key Conventions: Design

    Key Conventions: Design

    A list of key conventions used in a selection of notable designers.

  • Drawing Conventions: Design

    Drawing Conventions: Design

    A list of key pictorial and technical conventions used in design.

  • Drawing Conventions: Photography

    Drawing Conventions: Photography

    A guide to some of the most common pictorial and technical conventions used in photography.

  • Drawing Conventions: Painting

    Drawing Conventions: Painting

    A resource that covers some of the common pictorial and technical conventions used in painting.

  • Key Conventions: International Painting

    Key Conventions: International Painting

    A guide to the key conventions used in international painting movements from Modernism to Post Modernism.

  • Visual Arts: Field Conventions

    Visual Arts: Field Conventions

    A list of conventions for the different Visual Arts fields

  • Conventions of New Zealand Painters

    Conventions of New Zealand Painters

    A list of key New Zealand Painters and the associated conventions used in their work

  • Established Practice: Design

    Established Practice: Design

    A comprehensive list of Established Practice in design organised by various approaches

  • Established Practice: Thematic Approaches in Painting

    Established Practice: Thematic Approaches in Painting

    A comprehensive guide to Thematic Approaches in NCEA Painting using Established Practice

  • Established Practice in Painting: Compositional Approaches

    Established Practice in Painting: Compositional Approaches

    A comprehensive guide to compositional approaches in NCEA Painting

  • Suter Gallery: Portraits from the Suter’s Collection

    Suter Gallery: Portraits from the Suter’s Collection

    A lesson sequence that focuses on portraits in the Suter Gallery which can be adapted to your own setting.

  • Suter Gallery: My Place in Art

    Suter Gallery: My Place in Art

    “Students will explore landscape art which shows their region. They will think about their associations with local places before looking at why and how artists show landscapes in art.”

  • The Essential Intro to Aboriginal Art

    The Essential Intro to Aboriginal Art

    There’s a lot of misinformation out there about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and art. That’s why this guide was created, in collaboration with leading Aboriginal curators.

  • Waka Kotahi Visual Arts Resources ↗

    Waka Kotahi Visual Arts Resources ↗

    External link: “Strong design creates a memorable impression. These resources support students to use visual literacy for maximum effect when designing safe travel messages aimed at their own generation.”

  • A guide to using works of art as a starting point↗

    A guide to using works of art as a starting point↗

    External link: “A template for teachers to use when beginning a new unit of visual arts work.”

  • 10 Ways of Thinking Through Drawing

    10 Ways of Thinking Through Drawing

    “This resource has been designed to support educators to engage students with drawing and to use drawing as a means of practicing looking with purpose. With “William Kentridge: That which…

  • Creative Waikato – Encouraging Creativity in Education Resources ↗

    Creative Waikato – Encouraging Creativity in Education Resources ↗

    External link: “Imagine a classroom where our kaiako are creatively confident in shaping new ways of learning and thinking. With this in mind, we wanted to create a collection of…

  • Learning Matrix – 2023 Pilot

    Learning Matrix – 2023 Pilot

    Level 1 Visual Arts Learning Matrix for the 2023 NCEA Pilot

  • NZQA Visual Arts Glossary

    NZQA Visual Arts Glossary

    Visual arts glossary of key terms and definitions used by NZQA.

  • Universal Design for Learning

    Universal Design for Learning

    “Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework to improve and optimise teaching and learning for all people based on scientific insights into how humans learn.”

  • Tongan Language Week Resource – Te Papa ↗

    Tongan Language Week Resource – Te Papa ↗

    External Link: Learn Tongan words, phrases, and pronunciation, and explore aspects of Tongan culture.

  • Sāmoan Language Activity Book – Te Papa ↗

    Sāmoan Language Activity Book – Te Papa ↗

    External Link: “Celebrate Sāmoan Language Week by learning Sāmoan words through simple activities that kids love – word searches, colouring pages, and stories.”

  • Cook Islands Language Week Resource – Te Papa ↗

    Cook Islands Language Week Resource – Te Papa ↗

    External Link: Learn Cook Islands Māori words, phrases, and pronunciation, and explore aspects of Cook Islands Māori culture.

  • Leading Local Curriculum Guide P2 ↗

    Leading Local Curriculum Guide P2 ↗

    External Link: “This guide complements the Leading Local Curriculum Guide series. It is the first in a series of two guides designed to support primary, intermediate, and secondary school leaders…”

  • Leading Local Curriculum Guide P1 ↗

    Leading Local Curriculum Guide P1 ↗

    External Link: “This guide complements the Leading Local Curriculum Guide series. It is the first in a series of two guides designed to support primary, intermediate, and secondary school leaders…”

  • Te Tai Treaty Settlement Stories ↗

    Te Tai Treaty Settlement Stories ↗

    External Link: “A programme aimed at increasing understanding of the past by exploring Treaty settlements and their enduring impact.”

  • Aotearoa New Zealand Histories ↗

    Aotearoa New Zealand Histories ↗

    External Link “Voyaging through Aotearoa New Zealand histories | Whakaterea te waka ki ngā tai hitori o Aotearoa.”

  • History of NZ Photography ↗

    History of NZ Photography ↗

    External Link: “The history of photography in New Zealand dates from early European settlement. Daguerreotypes may have been made here as early as 1841, a year after the signing of…

  • History of NZ Painting ↗

    History of NZ Painting ↗

    External Link: “In the 19th and early 20th century New Zealand painting was dominated by a conservative English style. Landscape was the primary genre.”

  • Christchurch Libraries: Toi Māori ↗

    Christchurch Libraries: Toi Māori ↗

    External Link: “Hundreds of years of passing on traditions, skills, arts and crafts has resulted in the rich Māori culture that is a fundamental part of New Zealand life today.”

  • Social Sciences Online Resources ↗

    Social Sciences Online Resources ↗

    External Link: “Useful online collections of supporting resources and classroom materials to help you get started teaching Aotearoa New Zealand’s histories.”

  • 1981 Springbok Tour ↗

    1981 Springbok Tour ↗

    External Link: “For 56 days in July, August and September 1981, New Zealanders were divided against each other in the largest civil disturbance seen since the 1951 waterfront dispute.”

  • Unteach Racism ↗

    Unteach Racism ↗

    External Link: “The tools and resources of Unteach Racism are for teachers to self-reflect and identify where they may need to shift their own understanding of racism, in order to…

  • National Library: Topic Explorer ↗

    National Library: Topic Explorer ↗

    External Link: “The Topic Explorer helps you find quality, curated resources on a range of topics to support and inspire inquiry. Each topic features a carefully selected set of national…

  • Curiosity Cards for Inquiry ↗

    Curiosity Cards for Inquiry ↗

    External Link: “Use these curiosity cards to spark student inquiry about Aotearoa New Zealand’s rich bicultural heritage. Explore themes related to the He Tohu documents and exhibition, and Tuia —…

  • Toi Tū Toi Ora: Virtual Tour ↗

    Toi Tū Toi Ora: Virtual Tour ↗

    External Link: “Experience the largest and one of the most significant exhibitions presented in the Gallery’s 133-year history.”

  • ArtsOnline: Reviewed Resources ↗

    ArtsOnline: Reviewed Resources ↗

    External Link: “Arts Online is the key professional resource for all arts educators in New Zealand.”

  • Facebook Group: Primary Art Ideas ↗

    Facebook Group: Primary Art Ideas ↗

    External Link: “This group is designed to support the teaching of Visual Art by showcasing and sharing the awesome work that is happening in classrooms nationally”

  • ArtBar Website ↗

    ArtBar Website ↗

    External Link: “Do you want to raise children who have the confidence to think outside of the box? Children who have the innate ability to problem solve and who think…

  • BBC Teach: KS2 Art and Design ↗

    BBC Teach: KS2 Art and Design ↗

    External Link: “Free teacher classroom resources suitable for use in art and design lessons with primary school children at Key Stage 2 in England,”

  • Teach Kids Art Website ↗

    Teach Kids Art Website ↗

    External Link: “I’m Cheryl, and I’m a big fan of kids’ art­work. I taught Art to kids for over 20 years, and it was the best job ever! I’m not…

  • Twinkl Resource Website ↗

    Twinkl Resource Website ↗

    External Link: “Teaching Our Tamariki Together: Discover our exceptional range of New Zealand teaching resources to help kaiako teach and tamariki learn.”

  • Vooks: Storybooks ↗

    Vooks: Storybooks ↗

    External Link: “Vooks is an entire library of storybooks brought to life with beautiful animation, read-aloud narration, engaging music and sound, and read-along text”

  • ABC Education Collections ↗

    ABC Education Collections ↗

    External Link: “ABC Education brings you high-quality educational content to use at home and in the classroom. All our resources are free”

  • The Arts Lessons ↗

    The Arts Lessons ↗

    External Link: “Australian Curriculum Lessons is a FREE website for teachers and educators to access a vast range of lesson plans, teaching resources, posters,”

  • Primary Resources ↗

    Primary Resources ↗

    External Link: “Free lesson plans, activity ideas and resources for primary teachers.”

  • ArtsOnline: Visual Arts ↗

    ArtsOnline: Visual Arts ↗

    External Link: “Painting Living Creatures – One Bay of Plenty Teacher Inspires Another: This case study describes how one teacher’s”

  • Access Art: Free Resources ↗

    Access Art: Free Resources ↗

    External Link: “One of AccessArt’s most unique features is our evolving collection of visual arts resources which help inspire teaching, learning and practice.”

  • ArtsOnline: Units and Sequences ↗

    ArtsOnline: Units and Sequences ↗

    External Link: “A series of Units and Learning Sequences designed for teaching Visual Arts in Aotearoa.:

  • Aboriginal Art Lesson Plans ↗

    Aboriginal Art Lesson Plans ↗

    External Link: “This project was initiated by Japingka Gallery in 2015. It is a response to approaches from teachers who were keen to explore Australian indigenous art with their students.”

  • Incredible @rt Department: Lessons ↗

    Incredible @rt Department: Lessons ↗

    External Link: “Welcome to the home page of elementary level art lessons! The lessons are now categorized by grade level, subject, ”

  • Art of Education University↗

    Art of Education University↗

    External Link: “Imagine… a university built by art teachers, exclusively for art teachers.”

  • Teaching Ideas: Art ↗

    Teaching Ideas: Art ↗

    External Link: “Explore our enormous collection of free art teaching ideas, activities and resources!”

  • KinderArt: Art Lessons ↗

    KinderArt: Art Lessons ↗

    External Link: “Here you can browse through our art lesson plans by age or grade, from Preschool through High School.”

  • Crayola: Lesson Plans ↗

    Crayola: Lesson Plans ↗

    External Link: a curation of lesson plans from Crayola.

  • BBC Teach: Primary Resources ↗

    BBC Teach: Primary Resources ↗

    External Link: “Classroom resources for teaching pupils at Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland”

  • Paul Carney Arts: Resource Store ↗

    Paul Carney Arts: Resource Store ↗

    External Link: “The Paul Carney arts website is packed with art resources and art lesson plans for teaching art at all stages of education. ”

  • The British Museum: Schools ↗

    The British Museum: Schools ↗

    External Link: “Experience and engage with the Museum’s unique collection from across the world.”

  • Victoria & Albert Museum: Resources ↗

    Victoria & Albert Museum: Resources ↗

    External Link: “Download our free lesson plans for Key Stage 1 and 2 students (ages 5 – 11) covering many areas of our collections and varied exhibition programme.”

  • Learn How to Draw for Beginners

    Learn How to Draw for Beginners

    What do you need to start drawing and learn art and illustration? Just paper and pencil. We’re not going to get too fancy in this first class. We will start…

  • Ideas: Make Shadow Art for Kids ↗

    Ideas: Make Shadow Art for Kids ↗

    External Link: “These simple drawing ideas for kids is shadow art created with basic art supplies and the sun! Shadow art”

  • MoMA: Lessons for Early Learners ↗

    MoMA: Lessons for Early Learners ↗

    External Link: “Artful Activities for Early Learners emphasize a range of activities and active learning for Pre-K and early elementary-school students.”

  • Signs and Symbols Resource ↗

    Signs and Symbols Resource ↗

    External Link: “In our facilitated programme Signs and Symbols, students look at the diverse ways artists use symbols in their artwork. In the”

  • Storytelling Resource ↗

    Storytelling Resource ↗

    External Link: “In our facilitated programme Storytelling, students explore how artists tell stories through artwork. They will make connections”

  • Exciting Ways to Teach Typography ↗

    Exciting Ways to Teach Typography ↗

    External Link: “Have you ever let your students go rogue in the font panel? If so, chances are you’ve been bombarded”

  • Google Drive: Online Art Teachers K-12 ↗

    Google Drive: Online Art Teachers K-12 ↗

    External Link: “These resources are by you and for you. It was collaboratively created by art teachers during pandemic teaching.”

  • Google Drive: Arts Online Resources ↗

    Google Drive: Arts Online Resources ↗

    External Link: a collection of learning resources from the Arts Online Google Drive.

  • Visual Arts Online Curated List

    Visual Arts Online Curated List

    A list of various art related websites to explore. Compiled by Susan Lewis, Visual Arts Teacher, Canberra, Australia.

  • The Tukutuku Panels

    The Tukutuku Panels

    This resource looks at the tukutuku panels found at Christchurch City Libraries and provides a description for each of the works.

  • WAI – The Water Project: Teacher Notes

    WAI – The Water Project: Teacher Notes

    “In 2017, thirteen renowned Aotearoa New Zealand artists were invited to be the water and create artworks that explored the cultural”

  • Here: Kupe to Cook – Teacher Notes

    Here: Kupe to Cook – Teacher Notes

    “Pātaka marks 250 years since Captain Cook arrived in Aotearoa New Zealand with an exhibition exploring the amazing feats of long distance ocean-voyaging by skilled Pacific celestial navigators 1000 years…

  • Visual Art Bingo

    Visual Art Bingo

    External Link: A range of activities designed for remote learning using a ‘Bingo’ format across various categories (i.e. line, tone, colour).

  • Activism in Art

    Activism in Art

    “There are many different social and political issues that art has sought to address throughout the years including racism, gender equality,”

  • The Art & Craft Hut Facebook Page ↗

    The Art & Craft Hut Facebook Page ↗

    External Link: “The Art & Craft Hut is a multi-dimensional, art loving space that promotes inclusive arts and crafts”

  • Collage Birds Lesson 1: Texture ↗

    Collage Birds Lesson 1: Texture ↗

    “Develop the use of textures with a range of materials suitable to collage onto a final piece. Lesson 1 of the collage bird series focuses on focuses”

  • How to Draw Kōwhaiwhai Patterns ↗

    How to Draw Kōwhaiwhai Patterns ↗

    External Link: “A fun Māori drawing activity for primary school children. Includes easy to use templates with kōwhaiwhai patterns for your students to learn how to draw them.”

  • Resolved Work: Journeys ↗

    Resolved Work: Journeys ↗

    “What does resolving artwork mean? A resolved artwork will: communicate meaning in relation to the concepts and ideas that are presented”

  • Tools for Primary Source Analysis ↗

    Tools for Primary Source Analysis ↗

    External Link: “Our primary source analysis tools are designed for ākonga (students) from years 1 to 13 in Aotearoa NZ schools.”

  • 200+ Doodle Ideas ↗

    200+ Doodle Ideas ↗

    External Link: “These easy doodle ideas for beginners are the perfect way to decorate your bullet journal or even use for notes in class”

  • 50+ Doodle Ideas ↗

    50+ Doodle Ideas ↗

    External Link: “Do you find yourself scribbling in the margins of your notebook? In school, were you scolded for drawing while the teacher was talking?”

  • Derek Olphert: Conference Material

    Derek Olphert: Conference Material

    “Introduction: As we are considering an aspect of learning labelled Art Education, it is sensible to reconsider what this means”

  • At Home Painting Materials

    At Home Painting Materials

    “There are so many wonderful mediums that can be applied like paint. Here’s a list of some”

  • At Home Sculpture Material List

    At Home Sculpture Material List

    “So many different materials can be used to create sculptures, from traditional materials like clay and stone,”

  • At Home Drawing Materials List

    At Home Drawing Materials List

    “You don’t need fancy art materials to be creative! Using everyday materials from around your home is a great way to recycle”

  • TedEd ↗

    TedEd ↗

    External Link: “Browse hundreds of TED-Ed Animations and TED Talks – designed to spark the curiosity of your learners.”

  • At Home Creativity: Curated Links ↗

    At Home Creativity: Curated Links ↗

    A collection of digital art related resources designed for remote learning.

  • Wayne Youle: Teacher Notes

    Wayne Youle: Teacher Notes

    “10 down surveys highlights from the past 10 years of Wayne Youle’s practice.”

  • Samoa Contemporary: Teacher Notes

    Samoa Contemporary: Teacher Notes

    A resource produced by Pātaka for Samoa Contemporary, large-scale, multi-media exhibition of 17 New Zealand Samoan artists showcases the strength of Samoan art.

  • Face Value: Teacher Notes

    Face Value: Teacher Notes

    A resource by Pātaka that looks at the work of Serena Stevenson who spent eight years documenting ta moko.

  • Fiji Masi: Teacher Notes

    Fiji Masi: Teacher Notes

    “FIJIAN MASI is a beautiful fibrous cloth made from the inner bark of the masi tree (also known as the mulberry”

  • Baskets of Melanesia: Teacher Notes

    Baskets of Melanesia: Teacher Notes

    A weaving resource created by Pātaka to coincide with an exhibition of Kanak art and artefacts from New Caledonia.

  • SecondLife Teacher Notes

    SecondLife Teacher Notes

    “”Second Life is an exhibition which looks at sustainable art practice.”

  • Established Practice: Pasifika Artists

    Established Practice: Pasifika Artists

    This resource details a curation of Pasifika artists – 29 in total.

  • Dunedin Public Art Gallery: At School ↗

    Dunedin Public Art Gallery: At School ↗

    External Link: “Dunedin Public Art Gallery is one of New Zealand’s four major metropolitan art galleries. Established in 1884, the Gallery was New Zealand’s first Art Gallery and is”

  • Tate: Teaching Resources ↗

    Tate: Teaching Resources ↗

    External Link: “Our mission is to increase the public’s enjoyment and understanding of British art from the 16th century to the present day and of international modern and contemporary art”

  • The Met: Resources for Educators ↗

    The Met: Resources for Educators ↗

    External Link: “Foster your students’ learning and your own in workshops and events and with online, print, and other resources.”

  • The National Gallery of Canada: Resources for Teachers ↗

    The National Gallery of Canada: Resources for Teachers ↗

    External Link: “Looking for resources to use with your students in class? We offer a range of materials to enhance your lessons.”

  • Te Papa: Teaching Resources ↗

    Te Papa: Teaching Resources ↗

    External Link: “Bring the national museum into your classroom with our free, cross-curricular range of educational resources.”

  • Snail Mail: Envelope Art

    Snail Mail: Envelope Art

    A range of drawing examples where people have reused old envelops or completely recreated new ones.

  • Sue Brown Printmaker ↗

    Sue Brown Printmaker ↗

    External Link: “I have been a printmaker for longer than I care to remember and as part of the job of being an artist there is the important task of…

  • Tes: Teaching Resources ↗

    Tes: Teaching Resources ↗

    External Link: “Tes is dedicated to supporting the world’s teachers. Our mission is to enable great teaching by helping educators to find the tools and technology they need”

  • Activity: Being an Art Detective

    Activity: Being an Art Detective

    Introduces junior students to the visual art research process. Provides key questions and links to relevant sites.

  • Art Choice Board

    Art Choice Board

    An art appreciation and exploration choice board that gives students a range of activities to choose from.

  • Observational Drawing Booklet

    Observational Drawing Booklet

    A range of observational drawing activities for students to complete in class or as homework.

  • Grid Typologies & Line Drawings

    Grid Typologies & Line Drawings

    “Grid Typology: Learning Objective – Create a List of 9 Objects that represent you. Remember these need to be appropriate objects to be used in school mahi”

  • Landscape Doodle Activity

    Landscape Doodle Activity

    “The Big Idea: to learn about the elements of line, colour, value and space and how to apply them to create the principles of rhythm, repetition, pattern in a work…

  • Adobe Education Exchange ↗

    Adobe Education Exchange ↗

    External Link: “Unleash creativity and digital literacy. Discover free teaching resources for your class.”

  • Quizlet ↗

    Quizlet ↗

    External Link: “Join over 60 million students around the world using Quizlet’s science-backed flashcards, practice tests and games to reach ”

  • Padlet App ↗

    Padlet App ↗

    External Link: “Padlets are visual boards for organizing and sharing content.”

  • Art & Design Secondary Resources ↗

    Art & Design Secondary Resources ↗

    External Link: “Instant access to inspirational lesson plans, schemes of work, assessment, interactive activities, resource packs, PowerPoints, teaching ideas at Twinkl!”

  • Free-to-Access Resources ↗

    Free-to-Access Resources ↗

    External Link: “One of AccessArt’s most unique features is our evolving collection of visual arts resources which help inspire teaching, learning and practice. We now have over 1100 resources”

  • The Arts Lessons ↗

    The Arts Lessons ↗

    External Link: “Australian Curriculum Lessons is a FREE website for teachers and educators to access a vast range of lesson plans,”

  • Ted Ed@Home ↗

    Ted Ed@Home ↗

    External Link: “To support the millions of students, parents and teachers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic”

  • Twinkl ↗

    Twinkl ↗

    External Link: “Discover our exceptional range of New Zealand teaching resources to help kaiako teach and tamariki learn.”

  • Bēhance ↗

    Bēhance ↗

    External Link: “Behance is the world’s largest creative network for showcasing and discovering creative work.”

  • John Puhiatau Pule Analysis #2

    John Puhiatau Pule Analysis #2

    “In Mahina the image is both symmetrical and asymmetrical. It is balanced through using a grid but the spaces are uneven.

  • John Puhiatau Pule Analysis

    John Puhiatau Pule Analysis

    “John Pule born in Ulumago, Niue was raised in Otara and Grey Lynn Auckland from the age of 3.”

  • Marian Maguire Analysis

    Marian Maguire Analysis

    “Marian Maguire, born and based in Christchurch, has produced lithographic prints and etchings over the last decade using the visual language of Ancient Greek vase painting”

  • Fatu Feu’u Analysis #2

    Fatu Feu’u Analysis #2

    The image is symmetrical. It is balanced by the use of grids within a frame to organize the imagery.

  • Fatu Feu’u Analysis

    Fatu Feu’u Analysis

    Fatu Feu’u (b.1946, Samoa) is from the village of Poutasi in the district of Falealili in Western Samoa. He emigrated to NZ in 1966.

  • Faces of Frida ↗

    Faces of Frida ↗

    External Link: “A closer look at the many faces of Frida Kahlo through her life, art and legacy”

  • MoMA: Teaching Resources ↗

    MoMA: Teaching Resources ↗

    External Link: “Whether you are a classroom or homeschool teacher, a parent or caregiver now suddenly in the position of teaching at home, a student, ”

  • MoMA: Weekly Lessons ↗

    MoMA: Weekly Lessons ↗

    External Link: “Mondays with MoMA are activities for primary and secondary students. Each lesson is inspired by an object in MoMA’s collection,”

  • Experiments with Light

    Experiments with Light

    Experiments with light teaching resource. From drawing with sparklers to building a camera obscura, take inspiration from artist Bill Culbert and get experimental with light.

  • Te Papa: Visual Language Resource ↗

    Te Papa: Visual Language Resource ↗

    External Link: “Choose from 16 creative activities designed to help students engage with art and develop their visual language skills.”

  • Free Art Teacher Resources ↗

    Free Art Teacher Resources ↗

    External Link: “This page contains a collection of free Art resources for use by middle and high school teachers.”

  • National Gallery of Art: Teachers ↗

    National Gallery of Art: Teachers ↗

    External Link: “Plan a field trip or bring art into your classroom. Find lesson ideas, teaching resources, or professional development opportunities for yourself.”

  • Tes: Art and Design Resources ↗

    Tes: Art and Design Resources ↗

    External Link: “We power schools and enable great teaching worldwide, by creating intelligent online products and services to make the greatest difference in education.”

  • Analysing Visual Texts in the Gallery ↗

    Analysing Visual Texts in the Gallery ↗

    External Link: “These resources relate to our programme for students of English supporting Achievement Standards: 1/2/3.2; 1.8 2/ 3.7; 1.11, 2.10, 3.9 .”

  • City Gallery Wellington  Resources ↗

    City Gallery Wellington Resources ↗

    External Link: “Looking for some inspiration in the classroom? Our teacher resources for current and past exhibitions contain key information about artists’ ideas, techniques and processes.”

  • Martin’s Guide: Drawing Techniques ↗

    Martin’s Guide: Drawing Techniques ↗

    External Link: “We now consider some basic techniques of drawing. First is the way you hold your drawing tool”

  • Martin’s Guide: Guidelines ↗

    Martin’s Guide: Guidelines ↗

    External Link: “When you begin a drawing, simple guidelines of some sort are helpful. These lines are usually very”

  • Martin’s Guide: Angles and Proportions ↗

    Martin’s Guide: Angles and Proportions ↗

    External Link: “Draw lightly and loosely at first. Find the placement on the page of what you are drawing and lightly”

  • Martin’s Guide: Basic Artistic Terms ↗

    Martin’s Guide: Basic Artistic Terms ↗

    External Link: “Every profession has its own vocabulary. Before you go any further in this book, it will be helpful to familiarize yourself with the terms defined here.”

  • Martin’s Guide: Perspective & the Cube ↗

    Martin’s Guide: Perspective & the Cube ↗

    External Link: “In linear perspective it is necessary to understand the concept of the picture plane, which is the actual”

  • Martin’s Guide: Basic Shapes and Forms ↗

    Martin’s Guide: Basic Shapes and Forms ↗

    External Link: “The first step in drawing is always simplification. The world is a complex place. A mistake many”

  • Martin’s Guide: Silhouette and Line ↗

    Martin’s Guide: Silhouette and Line ↗

    External Link: “The simplest depiction of an object its silhouette, or outside contours. When I begin to draw an object,”

  • Martin’s Guide: Two-Dimensional Shapes ↗

    Martin’s Guide: Two-Dimensional Shapes ↗

    External Link: “At the two-dimensional level-the level of silhouettes-there are three basic shapes: the square, the circle, ”

  • Martin’s Guide: Three-Dimensional Forms ↗

    Martin’s Guide: Three-Dimensional Forms ↗

    External Link: “At the three-dimensional level there are five basic forms: the sphere, the cone, the cylinder, the torus”

  • Martin’s Guide: Value & Illusion of Form ↗

    Martin’s Guide: Value & Illusion of Form ↗

    External Link: “We now look at how value-the relative lightness or darkness of a color-defines the basic forms. Value”

  • Martin’s Guide: Negative Forms ↗

    Martin’s Guide: Negative Forms ↗

    External Link: “All of the basic forms have negatives of themselves. For example, the inside of a soup bowl is a negative”

  • Martin’s Guide: Contrast ↗

    Martin’s Guide: Contrast ↗

    External Link: “Contrast describes the relationship between light and dark values. To understand contrast, make a”

  • Martin’s Guide: Proximity Shadows ↗

    Martin’s Guide: Proximity Shadows ↗

    External Link: “A proximity shadow is another type of cast shadow; it is the shadow you see between two objects that”

  • Length & Direction of Cast Shadows ↗

    Length & Direction of Cast Shadows ↗

    External Link: “To calculate the length and direction of a cast shadow, follow the steps described in the”

  • Value & the Reflecting Surface ↗

    Value & the Reflecting Surface ↗

    External Link: “When considering how to render reflections, it is necessary to differentiate between polished”

  • Martin’s Guide: The Angle of Reflections ↗

    Martin’s Guide: The Angle of Reflections ↗

    External Link: “The reflection of a vertical object in a flat reflecting surface appears as a duplicate of the object’s”

  • Martin’s Guide: Size & Shape of Reflections ↗

    Martin’s Guide: Size & Shape of Reflections ↗

    External Link: “Reflections on an irregular but flat reflecting surface appear larger than the object’s height because the”

  • Hollow v. Solid Transparent Objects ↗

    Hollow v. Solid Transparent Objects ↗

    External Link: “Transparent objects come in two varieties: hollow, such as an empty glass jar, and solid, such as a”

  • Seeing Shapes in Elliptical Perspective ↗

    Seeing Shapes in Elliptical Perspective ↗

    External Link: “All shapes on a plane are affected by elliptical perspective. Imagine odd-shaped leaves floating on”

  • Ellipses to Define Surface Contours ↗

    Ellipses to Define Surface Contours ↗

    External Link: “Ellipses are also used to define the curvature of a surface. The key is to vary in specific ways the”

  • The Major Axis and Surface Contour ↗

    The Major Axis and Surface Contour ↗

    External Link: “Up to this point all variations in surface contours have been created by varying the minor axes and”

  • Martin’s Guide: Distortions ↗

    Martin’s Guide: Distortions ↗

    External Link: “Transparent solid objects are also defined by the specific ways they distort the images of things seen”

  • Martin’s Guide: Elliptical Perspective ↗

    Martin’s Guide: Elliptical Perspective ↗

    External Link: “How do you visually determine the incline of a hill? How can you determine the form of a piece of cloth”

  • Martin’s Guide: Linear Composition ↗

    Martin’s Guide: Linear Composition ↗

    External Link: “Line is second only to edge as the strongest element in compositional design. In this context, line”

  • Martin’s Guide: Value Composition ↗

    Martin’s Guide: Value Composition ↗

    External Link: “Value, which refers to the relative lightness or darkness of a color, is the second layer of”

  • Martin’s Guide: Texture Composition ↗

    Martin’s Guide: Texture Composition ↗

    External Link: “The third layer of composition is color, which we will save for another time. Thus, we proceed to the”

  • Martin’s Guide: Angles of Planes ↗

    Martin’s Guide: Angles of Planes ↗

    External Link: “The shapes of cast shadows are what we most commonly use to identify and describe the angles of”

  • Martin’s Guide 3 Point Perspective ↗

    Martin’s Guide 3 Point Perspective ↗

    External Link: “In most situations, one- or two-point perspective is appropriate, but when a more extreme view”

  • How to Draw Cats ↗

    How to Draw Cats ↗

    External Link: “Cats are loyal and intuitive companions—and they’re also beautiful creatures that provide excellent artistic inspiration.”

  • Step-by-Step Drawing for Beginners ↗

    Step-by-Step Drawing for Beginners ↗

    External Link: “You want to learn to draw or to improve your drawing skills, but every time you put pen to paper, ”

  • Guide: Character Design Concept Art ↗

    Guide: Character Design Concept Art ↗

    External Link: “When you read a book, you might picture the scenes in your head, designing the world and the characters based on the writer’s descriptions”

  • Martin’s Guide To Drawing ↗

    Martin’s Guide To Drawing ↗

    External Link: “Bill Martin’s Guide to Drawing was designed and written by the Visionary Art master. The words and images on these ”

  • How to: Observational Drawing ↗

    How to: Observational Drawing ↗

    External Link: “Observational drawing is an integral component of many high school Art courses, including GCSE/IGCSE”

  • How to Draw & Paint Faster ↗

    How to Draw & Paint Faster ↗

    External Link: “Are you struggling to get your Art projects done on time? Some students – even those who are dedicated and hard-working”

  • 60 + Easy Drawing Ideas ↗

    60 + Easy Drawing Ideas ↗

    External Link: “You’re looking at a blank sketchbook page and you’re at a loss for your next drawing idea…again.”

  • Top Sketching Tips ↗

    Top Sketching Tips ↗

    External Link: “Working a handful of useful sketching tips and tricks into your creative workflow will have rewarding results for you and your sketchbook.”

  • Line Drawing: A Guide for Art Students ↗

    Line Drawing: A Guide for Art Students ↗

    External Link: “When we first picked up a pen or pencil and started making marks on paper, we began with line.”

  • Easy Art Lessons ↗

    Easy Art Lessons ↗

    External Link: “The prospect of preparing sub lessons for middle and high school Art classes (also known as relief lessons) can fill a teacher with dread and be perceived as…

  • Shape in Space: Perspective Drawing ↗

    Shape in Space: Perspective Drawing ↗

    External Link: “Perspective is an art technique for creating an illusion of three-dimensions (depth and space) on a two-dimensional (flat) surface.”

  • How to Draw Realistic Eyes ↗

    How to Draw Realistic Eyes ↗

    External Link: “This article features artwork by Elena Tomas Bort, completed as part of Unit 3, Edexcel A Level Art”

  • Best Drawing Books for Art  Teachers ↗

    Best Drawing Books for Art Teachers ↗

    External Link: “The best drawing books are those with exemplary illustrations, which inspire students before they have even read a word.”

  • Artist Models for Painting Students ↗

    Artist Models for Painting Students ↗

    External Link: “I frequently get asked to suggest good artist models for Fine Art / Painting students. There are thousands of inspirational historical and contemporary”

  • Painting Artist Models ↗

    Painting Artist Models ↗

    External Link: A series of Painting Artist Models, curated by Hillcrest High School.

  • Perceptions of Identity: IB Visual Arts ↗

    Perceptions of Identity: IB Visual Arts ↗

    External Link: “This article features the International Baccalaureate artwork of Iris Cheung, completed as part of the IB Visual Arts Diploma Programme”

  • Tips for Drawing Portfolio (from Student) ↗

    Tips for Drawing Portfolio (from Student) ↗

    External Link: “These are a selection of works and commentaries from Ratthamnoon Prakitpong, a graduate from”

  • How to Develop Your Ideas ↗

    How to Develop Your Ideas ↗

    External Link: “Many high school Art students (such as those studying AS or A2 Level Art & Design) must present a Coursework or Exam portfolio”

  • A Guide to Subject Matter Selection ↗

    A Guide to Subject Matter Selection ↗

    External Link: “Looking for art project ideas? A theme for high school art boards? Whether specialising in Painting, Graphic Design,”

  • Use of Media for Painting Students P3 ↗

    Use of Media for Painting Students P3 ↗

    External Link: “This article outlines unusual painting and drawing techniques that are useful for creating exciting sketchbook pages, grounds, textural layers and adding tone”

  • Use of Media for Painting Students P2 ↗

    Use of Media for Painting Students P2 ↗

    External Link: “It has always amazed me how few high school Art students use a ‘ground’ in their artwork. While grounds are common in contemporary art,”

  • Use of Media for Painting Students P1 ↗

    Use of Media for Painting Students P1 ↗

    External Link: “Sometimes even highly able Painting students feel stuck in a rut. If your IGCSE or A Level Art Coursework project feels stagnant”

  • Tips: Painting Faster & More Efficiently ↗

    Tips: Painting Faster & More Efficiently ↗

    External Link: “When you watch some of the top artists paint, you may be wondering how they do it so fast! They seem to make every stroke without hesitation and…

  • How to Draw & Paint Faster ↗

    How to Draw & Paint Faster ↗

    External Link: “Are you struggling to get your Art projects done on time? Some students – even those who are dedicated and hard-working”

  • Art Sketchbook Ideas for Students ↗

    Art Sketchbook Ideas for Students ↗

    External Link: “This article contains a collection of sketchbook pages from art students around the world, including those who study”

  • Finding a Voice Through Art & Design ↗

    Finding a Voice Through Art & Design ↗

    External Link: “This article features the A2 Coursework project of Emily Fielding, completed while studying Edexcel A Level Art and Design”

  • Still Life and Paper Cranes ↗

    Still Life and Paper Cranes ↗

    External Link: “This coursework project was completed by Agnes Fung while studying CIE IGCSE Art and Design at”

  • Tips for Artist Block (Painting)

    Tips for Artist Block (Painting)

    Staring at a blank canvas or sheet of paper because you have art block or artist block can be horrible. I know how it feels to have no idea what…

  • E-Waste’s Impact: NCEA Painting ↗

    E-Waste’s Impact: NCEA Painting ↗

    External Link: “This article features Michaela Barker’s outstanding NCEA Level 3 Painting folio, completed in her final year of high school at ”

  • Student Paints 3 Generations of her Family ↗

    Student Paints 3 Generations of her Family ↗

    External Link: “This article features the outstanding paintings and drawings of Sophie Cahill, completed as part of her A Level Personal Investigation (Unit 3)”

  • Simple Acrylic Painting Tips ↗

    Simple Acrylic Painting Tips ↗

    External Link: “If you’re just beginning with acrylic paint in your art journal, you’re going to love these acrylic painting tips for beginners.”

  • Tutorial: Acrylic Landscape Painting

    Tutorial: Acrylic Landscape Painting

    Learn how to paint using acrylics! Our simple landscape tutorial has tons of tips that will help you learn the basic techniques of creating acrylic paintings.

  • More Acrylic Painting Techniques ↗

    More Acrylic Painting Techniques ↗

    External Link: “Want to get started with acrylics? This article reveals the key acrylic painting techniques you should know.”

  • Acrylic Painting Techniques ↗

    Acrylic Painting Techniques ↗

    External Link: “Painting has proven to be one of the most marketable forms of art. While some of the oldest methods date back thousands of years”

  • Tips: Working on an Art Series ↗

    Tips: Working on an Art Series ↗

    External Link: “An art series is a unified, cohesive body of work that employs the same technique, subject, or palette throughout multiple works”

  • Develop a Professional Series of Artwork ↗

    Develop a Professional Series of Artwork ↗

    External Link: “When making the leap from novice to professional artist you must be deft at developing a professional series of artwork. You will need to know what you are…

  • Beginners Guide to Light & Shadow ↗

    Beginners Guide to Light & Shadow ↗

    External Link: “Ever felt frustrated having worked so hard on a drawing – only to find it still looks ‘flat’? Is it the proportions? The perspective? Perhaps the composition?”

  • Differences between Acrylics & Oil ↗

    Differences between Acrylics & Oil ↗

    External Link: “A Beginners Guide. What is the difference between Oils vs Acrylic Paints?”

  • Add Depth to Mountains in Acrylic ↗

    Add Depth to Mountains in Acrylic ↗

    External Link: “Have you ever wondered why a hill, that you know is covered in green trees, looks purple or blue when viewed from a long distance away?”

  • Acrylics: How to Paint Glass & Reflections ↗

    Acrylics: How to Paint Glass & Reflections ↗

    External Link: “In Part 1 we looked at how to master the basic features of your digital camera, so you can emulate how your eyes see things in nature to…

  • Paint Light & Shade in Acrylics ↗

    Paint Light & Shade in Acrylics ↗

    External Link “In this light and shadow series, we look at the theory, drawing and painting of a simple form focusing on shadow, light and edges.”

  • How to Paint like Monet ↗

    How to Paint like Monet ↗

    External Link: “How do you achieve a more painterly impressionistic approach with acrylics? In this series”

  • Beginners Guide to Colour Strings ↗

    Beginners Guide to Colour Strings ↗

    External Link: “When you first start painting, the vision is to squeeze out bright, vivid paint colours, a handful of paintbrushes, or maybe a beret?”

  • Palette Knife Painting Techniques ↗

    Palette Knife Painting Techniques ↗

    External Link: “Palette knives are seen as a sign of confidence in a painter; you can wield them with gusto, paint impasto, and when no-ones looking, you feel like Van…

  • Martin’s Guide: Drawing for Painting ↗

    Martin’s Guide: Drawing for Painting ↗

    External Link: “How to Draw for Oil Paintings. A complex drawing is quickly lost when the oil colors go on”

  • Martin’s Guide: Painting Exercises ↗

    Martin’s Guide: Painting Exercises ↗

    External Link: “Over the years of teaching people how to use oil paints, I have found that this set of exercises has the best results with the least amount of…

  • Martin’s Guide: Creating Form↗

    Martin’s Guide: Creating Form↗

    External Link: “There are only five basic forms from which all other forms are created. They are the sphere, the cone, the cylinder, the cube, and the doughnut shaped torus”

  • Martin’s Guide: Color and Form ↗

    Martin’s Guide: Color and Form ↗

    External Link: “In this exercise the colored toys provide bright simple forms to practice mixing three values of colors. (See Creating Form) When you see a colored”

  • Martin’s Guide: Values within Colors ↗

    Martin’s Guide: Values within Colors ↗

    External Link: “In this exercise the colors are seen only as lights and darks (or values). This painting will teach you to paint more complex forms than the previous exercise…

  • Martin’s Guide: Glaze / Wash Info ↗

    Martin’s Guide: Glaze / Wash Info ↗

    External Link: “A GLAZE is a thin TRANSPARENT color used over another dry color to create a third color. For example if you put a thinned Quinacridone rose (a transparent…

  • Martin’s Guide to Oil Painting: Overview ↗

    Martin’s Guide to Oil Painting: Overview ↗

    “These are things you should know as you start a painting: Ways to manipulate the paint in Drawing for Oil Painting, Blends, Matching Colors, Creating Form and Glazes and Washes..”

  • Ideas for Zine-Making ↗

    Ideas for Zine-Making ↗

    External Link: “Since being made popular by the punk movement in the ’70s and ’80s, zines have always used cut-out collages to create artwork!”

  • How to Develop Your Ideas ↗

    How to Develop Your Ideas ↗

    External Link: “Many high school Art students (such as those studying AS or A2 Level Art & Design) must present a Coursework or Exam portfolio that shows development.”

  • How to Avoid the Cliché in a Project ↗

    How to Avoid the Cliché in a Project ↗

    External Link: “Starting a new unit of work or responding to an exam question can be a daunting prospect for even the most confident of high school Art students.”

  • Grayson Perry Profile

    Grayson Perry Profile

    “Perry uses the seductive qualities of ceramics and other art forms to make stealthy comments about societal injustices

  • Katherine Jones: Sample of Work

    Katherine Jones: Sample of Work

    This resource details serveral works from Katherine Jones, including: ‘Blue Frame’, ‘Frame’, ‘Clear surface’, ‘Rain Cloud’, ‘Fountain’, ‘Paddling Pool’, ‘Our Allotted Space’, among others.

  • Techniques #5: Collagraph Printing ↗

    Techniques #5: Collagraph Printing ↗

    External Link: “This is the last individual lesson as part of the introduction to printmaking Unit of Work. This lesson focuses on the texture and form of Collagraph Printing..”

  • Techniques #4: Screen Printing ↗

    Techniques #4: Screen Printing ↗

    External Link: “Pop Art and screen printing are combined in this lesson to encourage your students to create their own design based on a branded product.”

  • Techniques #3: Lino Printing ↗

    Techniques #3: Lino Printing ↗

    External Link: “Full set of lesson resources suitable for the introduction of lino print. This lesson is aimed at Year 9…”

  • Techniques #2: Block Printing ↗

    Techniques #2: Block Printing ↗

    External Link: “A group of resources to support the teaching of Block Printing, along with a brief exploration of activism through art and the art of Banksy. The pack includes…

  • Techniques #1: Mono Printing ↗

    Techniques #1: Mono Printing ↗

    External Link: “A group of resources to support the teaching of Mono Printing. The pack includes a helpful PowerPoint, a ‘How to’ guide…”

  • Long Exposure: A Step-by-Step Guide ↗

    Long Exposure: A Step-by-Step Guide ↗

    External Link: “Long exposure techniques may seem difficult, but they’re really not. With a little bit of know-how..”

  • 9 Tips for B&W Landscape Photography ↗

    9 Tips for B&W Landscape Photography ↗

    External Link: “Black and white landscape photography is beautiful, timeless, and – when done well – incredibly moving. But how”

  • Photography Knowledge Organiser ↗

    Photography Knowledge Organiser ↗

    External Link: Details basics of photography for students.

  • Photopedagogy Playground ↗

    Photopedagogy Playground ↗

    External Link: Features lesson plans from Photopedagogy

  • Paekupu Dictionary ↗

    Paekupu Dictionary ↗

    External Link: The Paekupu Māori Dictionary allows to search new kupu and create your own word lists.

  • Waitangi Rosary Plaster Casts

    Waitangi Rosary Plaster Casts

    This 34-slide presentation details several artist models, before inviting the reader to chose a theme for their artwork, research the theme, and engage in the technique for the making of…

  • Y10 Photography and Moving Image

    Y10 Photography and Moving Image

    This programme of learning is aimed at developing photographic and digital art making techniques using contemporary Māori

  • Junior Secondary Contemporary Painting

    Junior Secondary Contemporary Painting

    “This programme of learning is aimed at developing drawing and painting art-making techniques using contemporary Māori

  • Whakapapa Portraits and Unit

    Whakapapa Portraits and Unit

    This 20-slide presentation details aspects of Te Ao Māori, including whakapapa, Tāne Mahuta, society and structures, iwi, hapū, whānau and te whenua.

  • Pattern Making and Digital Print Unit

    Pattern Making and Digital Print Unit

    This 76-slide presentation details a pattern making unit outline suitable Year 11 photo, design or art course.

  • Māori Sculpture Artist Models

    Māori Sculpture Artist Models

    This presentation details 57 Māori sculpture artist models, including: Davina Duke, Chris Byrant-Toi, Bethany Matai Edmunds, Natasha Keating, Brett Graham,

  • Māori Photography Artist Models

    Māori Photography Artist Models

    This presentation details 22 Māori photography artist models, including: John Miller, Gary Whiting, Michael Parekowhai, Aimee Ratana,

  • Strategies for Te Reo in the Artroom

    Strategies for Te Reo in the Artroom

    “Kupu and images with ideas about how you can ‘embed’ Te Reo in your art room. If whole phrases (overleaf) seem a bit challenging, begin by adding a few keywords…

  • Colour Lesson Card

    Colour Lesson Card

    “The colour combinations artists use can have a dramatic effect on the way we feel. Discover how artists have used colour by looking at a range of works and answering…

  • Composition & Space Lesson Card

    Composition & Space Lesson Card

    “For centuries, artists have developed ingenious techniques to create the illusion of depth, or 3-D space. To find out how artists are tricking your eyes, look at a range of…

  • Light & Tone Lesson Card

    Light & Tone Lesson Card

    “Light is a crucial element for artists to consider in their work. Some manipulate it for dramatic effect.

  • Personal Response Lesson Card

    Personal Response Lesson Card

    “What does an art work mean? No two people will have the same answer. Your perspectives, opinions, and feelings all play a part in your interpretation. To find out what…

  • Meaning & Message Lesson Card

    Meaning & Message Lesson Card

    “Artists use a range of ingenious methods to communicate meaning in their work.

  • Painting Lesson Card

    Painting Lesson Card

    “The way an artist uses paint can have a dramatic impact on the way we perceive their work.

  • Photography Lesson Card

    Photography Lesson Card

    “Photography began around 1830, but most people weren’t able to instantly capture the world around them until after 1900.

  • Sculpture Lesson Card

    Sculpture Lesson Card

    “Sculptures vary enormously in their materials, techniques, scale, and effects

  • Portraiture and Identity ↗

    Portraiture and Identity ↗

    External Link: In our facilitated programme Portraiture and Identity, students come to understand how artists represent themselves..

  • DPAG: Art at School ↗

    DPAG: Art at School ↗

    External Link: Details several resources for art at school (Primary Y1-6).

  • How to Analyse an Artwork

    How to Analyse an Artwork

    This resource uses ‘Renee Magritte The Lovers II 1928’ to provide an exemplar of analysis for an artwork.

  • How to Paint When Time Pressured

    How to Paint When Time Pressured

    “The information on the following slides was contributed by Jennie Williams and the students and teachers at Macleans College in 2020”

  • Senior & Scholarship Painting Hui Slides

    Senior & Scholarship Painting Hui Slides

    “Katie is Head of Visual Arts at Rangitoto College where in 2021, despite extended lockdowns, 21 students achieved Scholarship, across three Visual Arts subjects.”

  • Cardboard Connections

    Cardboard Connections

    “Here’s a sculptural adventure I thought you might want to try out. It is also something that you can collaborate…”

  • David Trubridge: So Far

    David Trubridge: So Far

    “Trubridge is a world-wide acclaimed designer known for his iconic range of furniture and lighting…”

  • Teacher Notes on Peter Madden

    Teacher Notes on Peter Madden

    “Peter Madden has become an undisputed master of the art of collage – on the wall and free-standing. PATAKA has brought together twenty-five of his key works over the past…

  • Steampunk Robots Sculpture Unit

    Steampunk Robots Sculpture Unit

    This resource details 8 weeks worth of planning for a steampunk robots kit bash sculpture unit.

  • Teacher Notes: Joanna Langford

    Teacher Notes: Joanna Langford

    This resource provides teacher notes on Joanna Langford’s first survey exhibition, Beyond Nowhere.

  • Sculpture Overview

    Sculpture Overview

    “Sculptures vary enormously in their materials, techniques, scale, and effects. To explore how different artists create their sculptures, look at a range of works and answer these questions.”

  • Tips and Tricks for Teaching Sculpture

    Tips and Tricks for Teaching Sculpture

    Genevieve her processes to get ākonga up and going and ways to approach extending ideas and building on other disciplines.

  • Approaches to Teaching Sculpture

    Approaches to Teaching Sculpture

    Ros discusses ideas for teaching Sculpture and shares strategies for growing Sculpture at both Junior and Senior levels

  • Project Ideas for Design Folio

    Project Ideas for Design Folio

    This 35 page resource details several ideas for mediums that may be presented on a design folio.

  • Photoshop Image Manipulation Exercises

    Photoshop Image Manipulation Exercises

    Details how to engage in photo manipulation in Adobe Photoshop, step-by-step

  • How to Create a PDF

    How to Create a PDF

    Details how to create a PDF in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Instructions for combinding PDFs in Adobe Acrobat are also provided.

  • Designing Under Pressure

    Designing Under Pressure

    This 36 page resource has kindly been contributed by Design teachers nationwide.

  • Norm Heke Overview

    Norm Heke Overview

    An overview of Norm Heke, with a focus on the ‘OMGs Māori Gods in the 21Century’ exhibition from September 2011.

  • Gregory Crewdson: Night Photography

    Gregory Crewdson: Night Photography

    First details the works of Gregory Crewdson. Influences are detailed. The resource then moves to discuss night photography; artist models are provided, and a task is presented for the reader.

  • Marie Shannon Overview

    Marie Shannon Overview

    Provides an overview of Marie Shannon. Key works are curated, and a number of useful links are provided.

  • Edith Amituanai Overview

    Edith Amituanai Overview

    Provides an overview of Edith Amituanai; her influences and selected works. Also provides a series of useful links.

  • Multiple Exposure: How To

    Multiple Exposure: How To

    Lists a number of apps which can be used to create multiple exposures

  • How to Analyse a Photograph

    How to Analyse a Photograph

    details a process of analysis for Jerry Uelsmann’s ‘Untitled (Hands with boat and clouds)’ photograph. The tools of analysis (i.e. techniques, colours, composition, content, meaning)

  • Pasifika Photographers & Artists

    Pasifika Photographers & Artists

    Collates a number of contemporary Pacifica photographers & artists, including: Greg Semu, Edith Amituanai, Shigeyuki Kihara, Pacific Sisters,

  • Tips for Shooting with your Phone

    Tips for Shooting with your Phone

    Features 14 tips for shooting photographs with a smartphone camera.

  • Extension and Regeneration

    Extension and Regeneration

    Extension – decisions that prolong or enlarge your drawing study Extension typically involves a second phase of development that explores a new visual or conceptual direction

  • Making Art with Photographs

    Making Art with Photographs

    Looking at a blank board can be hard for a student… it is like writing an essay but not knowing where to start.

  • Photography Under Time Pressure

    Photography Under Time Pressure

    Designed to support you through regenerating ideas and finishing off projects, assessments and folio submissions

  • Teaching Senior Photography

    Teaching Senior Photography

    Paul Stevens discusses his approach to teaching Photography at Senior Secondary levels, including sharing strategies and ideas for teaching Scholarship.

  • Approaches to Teaching Photography

    Approaches to Teaching Photography

    In this hui Jonathan discusses his approaches to teaching Photography at Senior Secondary levels, including sharing strategies and ideas for Scholarship.

  • We Are the Land, the Land is Us (English)

    We Are the Land, the Land is Us (English)

    This unit explores the importance of whenua (land), and how the people of the land, tangata whenua,

  • We Are the Land, the Land is Us (Te Reo)

    We Are the Land, the Land is Us (Te Reo)

    Ko tā tēnei wāhanga mahi he titiro ki te whenua hei taonga, he titiro hoki ki te tangata whenua e pāngia tonutia

  • Scars of Papatūānuku – Sources

    Scars of Papatūānuku – Sources

    Provides selected sources for the Scars of Papatūānuku resource

  • Scars of Papatūānuku: Supplementary

    Scars of Papatūānuku: Supplementary

    Acts as a supplement to The Scars of Papatūānuku resource.

  • The Scars of Papatūānuku (English)

    The Scars of Papatūānuku (English)

    In this unit, students will be exploring our impact on the land through war and environmental disaster in both New Zealand and world history…

  • The Scars of Papatūānuku (Te Reo)

    The Scars of Papatūānuku (Te Reo)

    Ka tūkinotia te whenua, ko Papatūānuku tērā. I tēnei kaupapa mahi, ko tā te ākonga he āta titiro ki ngā pānga ki te

  • Elevating Heirlooms: Hei Tiki

    Elevating Heirlooms: Hei Tiki

    Details 50 pages worth of rich information on Hei Tiki. Includes depictions from E S Richards, Gottfried Lindauer, Arthur J Iles,

  • Elevating Heirlooms: Sources

    Elevating Heirlooms: Sources

    Collates information from the New Zealand Intellectual Property Office, Karaitiana Taiuru, and Dougal Austin on the The Cultural Significance of Hei Tiki.

  • Elevating Heirlooms (English)

    Elevating Heirlooms (English)

    In this unit, students will be exploring taonga, cultural artefacts, heirlooms, family connection and history. They will develop their practical knowledge of photography techniques to create an artwork in response…