Art Education’s Battle to stay Relevant 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. A few ...
03 Jul 2019Paul Priestley
Drawing Ideas for Older ChildrenArt teachers why not give these ideas a try. Art lessons are always exciting and stimulating. 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 ...
02 Jul 2019Paul Priestley
How to Organise an Art Lesson Check out my YouTube Channel for great Art History tutorials designed for schoolsBackground 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 ...
17 Oct 2017Paul Priestley
Learning to DrawDuring 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 ...
22 Sep 2017Paul Priestley
It looks like a Photo, it must be ArtHow 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 selling one ...
29 Dec 2016Paul Priestley
Hints and Tips for New Primary Art CoordinatorsMy 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 ...
01 Aug 2016Paul Priestley