If you are looking for art themes to explore in GCSE or iGCSE lessons, the huge list below is a great starting point. Thank you to art teacher Annie Chapman for this amazing list. Some words link to art teaching resources on this website.
Aboriginal and native art
Advertising/Consumption and consumerism, Rich world vs Poor world
Ageing, old and new, decay and change
Art & Words
Beauty.The beauty myth, Self-image
Beautiful vs Ugly
Book illustration and text
Colour and mood
Carnival and Celebration
Culture Patterns, objects, traditions: eg: Africa, Asia. Japan
Design eg. clothes/shoes/campaign poster
Fear and Nightmares Environment
Faces and features
From natural to abstraction
Flowers and plants
Insects/butterflies in nature
In The News
Impressionism /light in painting
Illustrate a story
Landscapes of the mind, loneliness, loss
Magnification and macro
Myths and Legends/Magic
Out of Place
Ordinary vs extraordinary
Pattern eg. patterns in nature/repeat patterns/rotational patterns
Planets/Save the planet/Space
Pop Art and Comics
Rich world-vs-poor world
Stories and storytelling
Seven Deadly Sins
Secrets/a secret place
Time and Space
Trash and/or treasure
Through a Window
Washed-up, things found on a beach
World within a world
Women in Art
This website is for art teachers. I’m pleased that art students also enjoy it, but I am not able to respond to individual students who want help with ideas for their GCSE projects.
Please comment below if you have more art themes to explore in GCSE & iGCSE lessons and I will add them.
There is also a fantastic list of artists listed by theme on The Arty Teacher. Click the link below to find out more.
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