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The artist can be seen as  an oddball characters like Michelangelo, who lay on his backs for years painting a ceiling. Or Damien Hirst  who chops up cows and calls it art. The artist may even go as far as cutting off their own ear as Van Gogh did in the pursuit of creating art.

But artists also have their own vision of the world, they encourage to view the world from a different perspective. They challenge our beliefs, our views, our attitudes and attack our complacency. Artists create works of art which in themselves are worthless, yet we put great value on them. These works are often seen as the pinnacle of human achievement and appeal to our feelings.

Drawing ideas – drawing with a stick


Art 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 lots of students who ... Read More
02 Jul 2019Paul 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 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


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