Check out my YouTube Channel for great Art History tutorials designed for beginners 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 art a ...
17 Oct 2017Paul Priestley
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 ...
22 Sep 2017Paul Priestley
A discussion you may have with young people How often have we heard someone dismiss a piece of art because it doesn’t look look like a photograph? It is almost as if a work of art has to conform to a given set of visual rules, before some people ...
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