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Are you new to teaching art, or an experienced teacher working in a primary / elementary school with responsibility for art? You might find the advice on ‘How to Organise an Art Lesson, or guidelines for new art co-ordinators useful. Perhaps you are looking for advice on how to teach a series of lessons on Van Gogh or Pablo Picasso? Or simply looking for inspiration to make your art lessons more creative or your art teaching more imaginative. There’s lots of articles here to enhance art education in your school.
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Rainbow

05

Feb2017
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 has to conform to a given set of visual rules, before some people will accept it as art. This means of judging art stems from the premise that there is ... Read More
05 Feb 2017Paul Priestley
bottles

03

Feb2017

Creative Drawing

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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 not paint what I see I paint what I know.’ ‘Knowing’ an object well allows us to draw it in a way that might not look like a photographic representation. ... Read More
03 Feb 2017Paul Priestley
Picasso painting

29

Dec2016
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 5 he could draw brilliantly and by the time he was a teenager his paintings would not have looked out of place next to Rembrandt’s. By the age of 19 ... Read More
29 Dec 2016Paul Priestley
Year 8 girls painting Van Gogh

29

Dec2016
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 one painting in his lifetime. Yet he is now regarded as one of the great stars of the art world. There is much more to Van Gogh than sunflowers and ... Read More
29 Dec 2016Paul Priestley