Category: Art Teaching Advice

Here you will find lots of advice about teaching art in the Primary Schools. Everything from organising art lessons in school to how to organise an art store.

art education and good teaching

03

Jul2019
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. ... Read More
03 Jul 2019Paul Priestley
Drawing ideas – drawing with a stick

02

Jul2019
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 ... Read More
02 Jul 2019Paul Priestley
6 year old painting

17

Oct2017
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 ... Read More
17 Oct 2017Paul Priestley
I can’t draw, YES you can

22

Sep2017
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 ... Read More
22 Sep 2017Paul Priestley
Rainbow

05

Feb2017
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 ... Read More
05 Feb 2017Paul Priestley
bottles

03

Feb2017

Creative Drawing

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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 ... Read More
03 Feb 2017Paul Priestley
Picasso painting

29

Dec2016
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 ... Read More
29 Dec 2016Paul Priestley
Year 8 girls painting Van Gogh

29

Dec2016
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 ... Read More
29 Dec 2016Paul Priestley
teachers

01

Aug2016
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 ... Read More
01 Aug 2016Paul Priestley