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Visual Art: Art Home

Online resources supporting the learning and teaching of the Visual Arts

Students speak up about the importance of art to them

Art websites for ideas

Student Art Guide

Developing Nicely - a blog by Chris Francis, UK Art teacher and Senior Leader at St Peter’s Catholic School, Bournemouth, England.

Julia Stubbs - is an Advanced Skills Teacher in Art and Design at William de Ferrers School, Essex, England. Her website features high quality GCSE and A Level Art artwork, photographed comprehensively and listed with results. Exemplar material is available, as are teaching resources.

Visual Arts external exemplars New Zealand Qualifications Authority

AP Studio Art - Drawing  

AP Studio Art - 2D design 

AP Studio Art - 3D Design 

Studio Art Student Portfolios (click on 2014, 2015)

InThinking Visual Arts is a website for International Baccalaureate Art teachers. It is written by Heather McReynolds, who has over 20 years of teaching and examining experience. Heather was previously Head of Art at the International School of Florence and now offers training and workshops for IB Art teachers, writes textbooks and shares knowledge via the InThinking Visual Arts website. Although this site is subscription based, there is enough free content to keep you busy for hours. Much of the material is relevant for teachers of any high school Art qualification.

Blog posts from the above website  

Ms Kings' AP Studio Art Class The website by AP Studio teacher Carrie King contains a superb collection of teaching activities for the Art students at Mt. Eden High school, Hayward, California, USA. The activities cover perspective, line drawing, the depiction of glass and metal objects, working in monochrome, figure drawing and still life arrangements. is the home of Dr. Marvin Bartel, who has many decades of teaching experience, including over 30 years teaching in the Art Department at Goshen College, Indiana, United States.

Top Art Exhibition NZQA

The Saatchi Gallery (London) runs major art competitions for high school students, as part of its education programme. The winning and short-listed entries are available for viewing on their website.

Dan's Art Stuff Dan China is a secondary school Art Adviser with a wealth of experience. His past roles include Ofsted Inspector and Chief Moderator / Examiner. He has worked on curriculum and assessment developments as well as revisions to examinations and assessment strategy. He has published a fantastic collection of student artwork Flickr, depicting some of the best A Level student work from Buckinghamshire schools (2007 – 2011).

The Monks’ Dyke Technology College in Lincolnshire, England, has published a range of beautiful GCSE and A Level Art sketchbooks and final pieces from their Art Department (such as the AS Fine Art sketchbook page by Calum Forsyth below) on Flickr, with some exceptional Graphic Design, Fine Art and Photography submissions. Browse albums here.

Fortismere, a secondary school based in Haringey, North London, has a thriving Art Department.  Their website links to Flickr, in which they have categorised an extensive collection of images: A Level Photography, A Level Fine Art etc. While there are a huge number of photographs to go through, there are some really fantastic pieces of work.

(Source: Student Art Guide)

Student Art Guide

The Student Art Guide Pinterest board has examples of Art work and Art techniques helpful to students.


Resources by year level

Year 9

Dissection of Self

Home and Place



Year 10

VCE 1/2

VCE 3/4

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                                   Head of Visual and Performing Arts