Tag: artist



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 ... Read More
05 Feb 2017Paul Priestley



Creative Drawing

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
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 seeling only ... Read More
29 Dec 2016Paul Priestley