Great Artist Tasters

View a short 'Life of an Artist' Trailer

Please bear in mind that aspects of the artist’s lives, such as Picasso, Van Gogh, O’Keeffe, Monet and others may have been simplified, amended or exaggerated to make the stories of these famous artists accessible to children and students in all types of school. These art tutorials cover the major aspects of the artist’s lives, their most famous paintings, their challenges, motivations and achievements. The videos also point out that in virtually all cases, these artists overcame adversity and achieved greatness, by not giving up and working hard.

At Artist in School we know, and value, the importance of art education in schools and make every effort to create accurate interpretations of each artist’s life – we accept no responsibility for the consequences of any factual inaccuracies.

Teachers: I have taught art in schools for over 30 years. When I create art tutorials about famous artist’s I understand that there are some aspects of their lives and the paintings and drawings they have created, that might not be suitable for a younger audience. However, I create my art tutorials based on my own experience and what is suitable to show kids in England. I understand that in some parts of the world and some states of the USA, in particular, restrictions on the type of imagery shown is more restrictive.

So I suggest teachers view my videos before showing them to children, to ensure they fit the ethos of their own school.

Paul Priestley

Looking for Art Resources for Van Gogh or Monet?

Once you have shown the film of Van Gogh or Claude Monet’s life you might want to show your children how to draw and paint sunflowers or landscapes, before letting them loose on their own creations. There are lots of ideas, easy drawing and painting tutorials and guidance on the Van Gogh and Monet pages to give your lesson, on one of these famous artists, a real boost.
Why not check them out?