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Teaching Art? Find Help and Advice Here

Hints and Tips

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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Do you have any great advice or tips about art education or teaching art you would like to share? Have you taught art in primary, middle, high or secondary schools, do have any great advice that would be useful to inexperienced colleagues or those new to the teaching profession? If you have, and are willing to pass on your expertise, send me the information and I’ll publish it here, with suitable acknowledgements.

Picasso painting

29

Dec2016
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 ... Read More
29 Dec 2016Paul Priestley
Year 8 girls painting Van Gogh

29

Dec2016
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 and although he sold only one painting in his lifetime, he is now regarded as one of the great stars of the art world. There is much more to ... Read More
29 Dec 2016Paul Priestley
teachers

01

Aug2016
Having taught in secondary schools for many years before setting up my own art business, I have learnt a great deal about teaching art to children. Now my art business takes me into many primary schools where I meet a lot of art co-ordinators. Unlike their secondary school counterparts they have to teach many other subjects and in some case, may have little or no art training. This short article is ... Read More
01 Aug 2016Paul Priestley