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Art Education art lesson on Picasso

Teaching Picasso

Secondary School

The art teacher is unique in a School. He or she is the creative influence, not only do they serve the school in terms of providing stage sets, posters and a myriad of other creative aspects. But their main function is in the classroom with children. They develop children’s creativity, their means of expression and their manipulative skills. Art teachers also develop the skills of drawing, painting, sculpture etc. in children. With these skills they encourage children to create imaginative responses to problems and scenarios. Above all they get children to think laterally, which is a very important skill indeed.

Primary School

The art coordinator is the person that sets the standards for teaching art in a school. This person leads the development of the subject and offers advice to other teachers who may be teaching art. The art coordinator also looks after and orders resources for the art department. This person may also show others how to use the materials in an engaging, creative and  suitable manner for which ever age group is being taught.

6 year old painting

17

Oct2017
How to Organise an Art Lesson 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 ... Read More
17 Oct 2017Paul Priestley
I can’t draw, YES you can

22

Sep2017
Learning to Draw 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 ... Read More
22 Sep 2017Paul Priestley
Rainbow

05

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

03

Feb2017
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 selling one ... Read More
29 Dec 2016Paul Priestley
teachers

01

Aug2016
Hints and Tips for New Primary Art Coordinators 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 ... Read More
01 Aug 2016Paul Priestley