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Who needs Lesson Plans for Painting in Primary Classes?

Painting is a Class Act

Teaching painting can be daunting for the non-specialist. This set of three books ( for ages 5-7, ages 7-9 and ages 9-11) takes the hard work out of planning art activities. The books set out the progression of skills to be taught for colour mixing, colour theory, composition and using watercolours and other media. They use works of art to provide examples of how skills can be applied.

Painting is a Class Act is aimed specifically at non-specialist art teachers, but more experienced art teachers will find it inspirational too. It contains carefully planned, clearly laid-out lesson plans which Introduce pupils to the skills of painting and which use the work of great artists and of children  as examples.

Painting is a Class Act:

  • Provides a structured, skills-based approach to developing painting skills
  • Helps pupils develop a knowledge and feel for paints and colours
  • Provides pupils with a way to express their ideas and feelings – confidence and pride will ensue.

You can order Painting is a Class Act: in any of these ways:

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Answers to March’s Quiz about Cubism

We hope you enjoyed finding out the answers to our art quiz on Cubism. We thought you might like to check what you have with our quizmaster.

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March’s quiz is about Cubism

We have chosen a more specific topic for March’s quiz in the hope that it will be more useful for you. Comments, as always, gratefully received.

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Free creative teaching resource – ironed greaseproof paper

Ironing greaseproof paper? What is the point of that?

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Free creative teaching resource – Large art fresco (prize to win)

Sometimes you just have to make the scale of your art project BIGGER …

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Activity of the Day #3

Our Word of the Day posts have now cycled the alphabet twice so we thought it was time to find other ideas to engage your children. We have decided to suggest an Activity of the Day, drawn from our huge bank of resources.

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Review: 100+ Fun Ideas for Art Activities

A wide range of over 100 good practical ideas are explained clearly in this book.  It is organised into six areas of Art and Craft, from simple drawing techniques to peg-loom weaving.  Each activity indicates the resources required and often suggests links to topic areas. Continue reading

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