Tag: art teacher

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


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


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 ... Read More
22 Sep 2017Paul Priestley
Painting by Roberto Bernardi


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
draw bottles creatively


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
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
Teachers on INSET courses


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 ... Read More
01 Aug 2016Paul Priestley