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The art lesson
The Art Lesson
If an art lesson is to be successful it has to be well planned, focused and be stimulating for children. There has to be a balance between  successful class management and creating situations, in which children can think for themselves and be creative. Getting the balance right is one of the great skills of an art teacher in schools. The art lesson may focus on developing skills like drawing, painting or printmaking. It may also aim to develop creativity by challenging children with different scenarios.  Enabling children to express their world in the way they see it. Lessons in art will also teach children to respect materials and use them appropriately.
Why Teach Art?
The teaching of art in school is a vital part of a child’s education. It focuses the child on problem solving, engages them in creative activities and helps to focus their minds on developing manipulative skills. Art in school can also help to give a child a sense of place, can be a starting point for discussion of many interesting topics.

Children a real  sense of achievement from Art when they see their skills develop in their painting, drawing, creating and building activities. Art lessons provide the scope foe children to express their views about the world they see around themselves.

Drawing ideas - drawing with a stick


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


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 ... Read More
17 Oct 2017Paul Priestley
Painting Picasso faces


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


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 ... Read More
29 Dec 2016Paul Priestley