eHandbook: Art and Design

Richard Hickman

£PricingPages128FormatPDF resourcePublication dateAug 08ISBN978 1 84070 813 4
  • Support non-specialist staff
  • Engage reluctant students
  • View onscreen or print on demand

KS3, KS4, GCSE and beyond

The eHandbook: Art and Design is a must for all GCSE students. It is also extremely useful for students studying Art and Design at KS3, while AS/A-level students will find it a valuable reference source too.

Multiple uses: Essential information

The eHandbook: Art and Design has many potential uses, including as a course or homework aid, reference source and revision guide. The clear layout and systematic treatment of the key issues will provide your students with the sound underlying knowledge they need.

Balanced coverage

In addition to a substantial glossary, the eHandbook: Art and Design is divided into the three areas of Understanding Art, Knowing about Art and Creating Art.

Convenient digital format

Specifically designed for student use, the eHandbook: Art and Design offers high-quality, course-related material. It can be shared across your school network and printed out as required. Priced at less than £1 per student, it also makes an extremely cost-effective addition to your department’s resources.


  • Introduction

Understanding Art

  • What is art?
  • Aesthetics
  • Breaking rules
  • Looking at art
  • Notes to help you look at artworks

Knowing about art

  • Art movements and styles
  • Art in context
  • Site-Specific Art
  • Creating your own Site-Specific Art
  • Art and culture
  • Spiritual aspects
  • Moral aspects
  • Social issues
  • Cultural issues

Creating Art

  • Being creative
  • Practice exercises for thinking creatively
  • Experimenting with drawing
  • Materials and techniques
  • Sketchbooks
  • Pencils
  • Paper
  • Drawing
  • Paint
  • Canvas
  • Printmaking
  • 3-D art
  • Clay
  • Carving
  • Colour
  • Hue, saturation and tone
  • Using colour for effect
  • A colour wheel

ICT in art

National Curriculum requirements

  • The Attainment Target
  • Assessment Levels
  • Key Skills

GCSE Art and Design

  • Investigation
  • Experimentation
  • Documentation
  • Presentation
  • Your portfolio
  • The controlled test
  • What examiners will look for


Further resources

About the author

Richard Hickman is Director of Studies for Art History and course leader for the Art and Design component of the University of Cambridge PGCE. He has spent 13 years as a teacher of Art and Design and has also been a lecturer in Art and Design since 1985. He has worked as a Senior Examiner for GCSE and A-level and as an OFSTED inspector for Art and Design. He is currently an accredited Additional Inspector for Initial Teacher Education in Art and Design.

Price details

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  • Additional licences 75p each.

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