Art Education’s Battle to stay Relevant in the Curriculum I have been involved in art education in schools for years before leaving and setting up my own art business. Initially, I provided schools with art workshops, but I now concentrate of producing Art History and Drawing Tutorials on YouTube. ...
03 Jul 2019Paul Priestley
What is Successful Drawing? Successful drawing is essentially about confidence, perseverance and developing drawing skills. All of which are greatly influenced by a student’s attitude to what you produce. I taught lots of students who could draw, but would under-estimate their abilities. They were dismissive of their work, or they ...
02 Jul 2019Paul Priestley
Check out my YouTube Channel for great Art History tutorials designed for schools Background Are you a primary/elementary school teacher who has to teach art lessons, but you are not an art specialist? Have you just been appointed art co-ordinator or art lead? Have you just started teaching and are a ...
17 Oct 2017Paul Priestley
During my time as an art teacher and when I ran my own company providing art workshops in school, the phrase I came across in every classroom I visited was, ‘I can’t draw’. After the phrase was uttered, the child would often produce little, or draw with such little ...
22 Sep 2017Paul Priestley
A discussion you may have with young people How often have we heard someone dismiss a piece of art because it doesn’t look like a photograph? Conversely, because an art work looks like a photograph doesn’t make it art. It is almost as if a work of art ...
05 Feb 2017Paul Priestley
Your kids can produce Creative Drawings Drawing is the fundamental basis of all art forms including painting. Drawing an object lets us understand it, and learn about it’s structure. We can understand how light falls upon it and plays tricks with our perception. Picasso once said, ‘ I do ...
03 Feb 2017Paul Priestley
Why use Picasso in your Art Lesson Pablo Picasso was like a bull, very strong willed, always looking for new challenges and never satisfied with his achievements. He had an insatiable appetite for creating new ideas and for loving the many women in his life. At the age of ...
29 Dec 2016Paul Priestley
Why use Van Gogh in Art Lessons? Vincent Van Gogh is a brilliant artist to inspire children in primary school. A classic example of the starving artist struggling for recognition. Yet despite his tragic life, he never gave up in his quest to become a great painter, despite seeling only ...
29 Dec 2016Paul Priestley
My Background Having taught in secondary schools for many years before setting up my own art business, I have learnt a great deal about teaching art to children. Now my art business takes me into many primary schools where I meet a lot of art co-ordinators. Unlike their secondary school ...
01 Aug 2016Paul Priestley