Teaching Art to Year Three by Jan Miller: Collection Page

We hope you will be inspired by this collection of resources by art teacher Jan Miller, who generously shares a whole year's worth of teaching for ages 7 to 8. The collection provides a fantastic insight into how an experienced and very successful art teacher enables the creative journey in school, despite pressures from other curriculum areas. Please do leave any comments for Jan below!

A Year of Art Lessons with Year 3 - Introduction

An Introduction into how Jan Miller approaches Curriculum Planning

An Introduction into how Jan Miller approaches Curriculum Planning

Drawing with scissors: Screen printing lessons inspired by Matisse

Children make collage and explore printmaking.

Children make collage and explore printmaking.

7 & 8 Year Olds Explore MonoPrinting & Oil Painting

Combining drawing, collage, printing and colour

Combining drawing, collage, printing and colour

Pop-Up Puppets Inspired by A Historical Painting

Children are challenged to make puppets both in response to a historical painting and also as a way to encourage others to engage in the painting

Children are challenged to make puppets both in response to a historical painting and also as a way to encourage others to engage in the painting

Spotting Potential and Nurturing a Young Talent

A Year Four pupil who approached a class project on drawing Roman portraits in his own unique way

A Year Four pupil who approached a class project on drawing Roman portraits in his own unique way

Japanese Sushi Inspires Our Art

Pupils learn from another culture by creating colourful, large-scale mixed media drawings inspired by food from Japan

Pupils learn from another culture by creating colourful, large-scale mixed media drawings inspired by food from Japan

Santa comes in all Shapes and Sizes: Yr 3 Make Bouncing Santas!

A fun end of term project that would also be perfect to do at home – making model Santas with character! Jan Miller share a process to make 3D model Santas using simple materials and processes.

A fun end of term project that would also be perfect to do at home – making model Santas with character! Jan Miller share a process to make 3D model Santas using simple materials and processes.

Making Papier-Mache Marionette Puppets Inspired by Characters in a Historical Painting

Children make jointed puppets in response to a painting

Children make jointed puppets in response to a painting

Japan: making Sushi Recycled Style!

Exploring the potential and limitations of paper and recycled materials, learning through play and experimentation to make 3D forms. The outcomes of this process were used to inform work created in a second medium of clay

Exploring the potential and limitations of paper and recycled materials, learning through play and experimentation to make 3D forms. The outcomes of this process were used to inform work created in a second medium of clay

Japan - Ceramics Inspire Painting and Painting Inspires Ceramics

The work of a contemporary Japanese ceramicist inspires vibrant paintings in a variety of materials. The children then used their own art to design ceramic vessels.

The work of a contemporary Japanese ceramicist inspires vibrant paintings in a variety of materials. The children then used their own art to design ceramic vessels.

All that Glitters...

Pupils have fun playing with materials that glitter and sparkle, developing their design and making skills to produce personalised brooches, decorative images of celebrities and gorgeous treasure glitter boards. Finally, they explore portrait drawing, creating a sparkly ‘selfie’!

Pupils have fun playing with materials that glitter and sparkle, developing their design and making skills to produce personalised brooches, decorative images of celebrities and gorgeous treasure glitter boards. Finally, they explore portrait drawing, creating a sparkly ‘selfie’!


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