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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.

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Educational publishers DO make a difference

In these difficult times, with budgets being cut and uncertainties over how the changes outlined in the White Paper will affect schools, I was delighted last week to hear some good news for a change.

An independent research project funded by the Educational Publishers Council found that pupils in schools that spend more on professionally published resources improve faster than those in schools that spend less. Data collected from over 13,500 primary schools and 3800 secondary schools showed that schools that spend more on published resources were a third more likely to record above-average improvement in attainment. Here at Brilliant Publications, we invest thousands every year, at our own risk, developing creative teaching materials, so it’s wonderful to have independent confirmation that spending on published resources is still one of the most cost-effective ways of improving teaching and learning.

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Review: Painting is a Class Act

What a bright, colourful enticing book to help the jaded class teacher who is embarking upon yet another mad painting session!  It is designed to put the skills back into the teaching of art, by using paint as a challenging medium. This book has inspired me to dig out the paints and give the children some quality art teaching. Continue reading

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Celebrate ‘Big Draw Month’ with Brilliant Publications

October is Big Draw Month with the Campaign for Drawing. To coincide with this Brilliant Publications have announced the launch of their new art series: ‘Painting is a Class Act’.

Painting is a Class Act’ follows on from Meg Fabian’s award-winning series ‘Drawing is a Class Act’. This series provides a structured approach to the development of painting skills at primary school level. With clearly laid-out plans these books can teach children a range of skills from the National Curriculum, including: art history, brush strokes, mixing colours, stencilling, and much more. Continue reading

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