Want to create an A* GCSE or A Level Art sketchbook? Tips, advice and guidance from an experienced Art teacher and Coursework assessor.

Tips for producing an amazing GCSE or A Level Art sketchbook

Drawing shells: great art lesson by Elizabeth Jendek the Thai Chinese International School, Thailand

50+ Still life drawing ideas for Art students

Drawing shells: art lesson by Elizabeth Jendek the Thai Chinese International School, Thailand

mushrooms! - by Thabiso Mokokwane, IGCSE Art student from Botswana

Vibrant Illustrations: An A* IGCSE Coursework Project

The fine detail and surface texture in these mushroom drawings is contrasted with experimental mark-making: exemplary handling of media by an IGCSE Art & Design student.

Many high school Painting / Fine Art students worry that their sketchbooks must be wild, gestural explorations, with layers of media exploding from each page. This sketchbook is a reminder that this is not always the case. Here, a sketchbook layout has been approached with the sophisticated eye of a graphic designer; each page taking on the aesthetic of a contemporary magazine.

24 creative sketchbook examples to inspire Art students

23 creative sketchbook examples to inspire high school Painting / Fine Art students. it could really help my artist's block.

Kate Powell's A Level Art sketchbook

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This sequence of work (primarily Kate Powell A Level Art sketchbook pages) shows experimentation with media and the exploration of compositional ideas. Artist influences are chosen cleverly: seamlessly integrating with her own aesthetic.

Frida Kahlo artist research by artist Abby Hope Skinner. This section of Abby’s Coursework project shows first-hand responses to subject matter (self-portraits of herself in the style of Frida Kahlo, posing with a cat, dog and plants). The photographs of her work in progress are captivating (normally these are not required; in this case they provide stunning evidence that under-drawings have been sketched entirely by hand, with proportions gauged by eye).

Top in the World: Stunning Self-Portraits by an A Level Art Student

Some students begin a project with enthusiasm, but are unable to maintain this for the duration of their project. Abby’s A2 Coursework submission remains detailed and comprehensive throughout. Keeping to a consistent presentation style, Abby produces page after page of beautiful visual and written investigation.

Top in the World: Stunning Self-Portraits by an A Level Art Student

Some students begin a project with enthusiasm, but are unable to maintain this for the duration of their project. Abby’s Coursework submission remains detailed and comprehensive throughout. Keeping to a consistent presentation style, Abby produces page

My most popular Christmas Santa craft idea EVER! Students trim a bit off Santa's beard each time they complete the act of kindness listed. Download and print, or add your OWN kindness ideas on the editable template! This is a free download from Whimsy Workshop Teaching.com.png

Christmas Kindness

My most popular Christmas Santa craft idea EVER! Students trim a bit off Santa's beard each time they complete the act of kindness listed. Download and print, or add your OWN kindness ideas on the editable template! This is a free download from Whimsy Workshop Teaching.com.png

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