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Studying Andy Warhol

Studying Andy Warhol starts with the Warhol Museum which offers a whole set of lessons for school aged pupils that explore his life, artistic practice and legacy. There is a lot of material available here including how to critique a piece of art. There are lots of...

Exploring the Great Artists – Red Ted Art

Exploring the Great Artists – 30+ Art Projects for Kids, by Red Ted Art, is a site developed, not by an art enthusiast or an educator but a mum wanting to introduce her children to great art and artists. This lady creates a newsletter of ideas every two weeks!...

Studying Claude Monet

Studying Claude Monet gives pupils an opportunity to start to understand the Impressionist art movement. He is often called the father of Impressionism. His style of painting, as it is so imprecise and unrealistic, gives students a real chance of producing something...

Studying Kandinsky

Studying Kandinsky gives pupils an opportunity to play with abstract art ideas. There is a lot of scope for work on colours, mixing and blending and using shapes. Free mini scheme from PlanBEE covering the work on Wassily Kandinsky. It shares a fully prepared lesson...

Famous Artists – Cool Kids Facts

The Cool Kid Facts website has a detailed and illustrated section about famous artists that teachers may find really useful. “Have you ever heard of Picasso, Michaelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci? What about Renoir and Caravaggio? Maybe, maybe not? Well, one thing all...

A Fairytale Writing Competition

A Fairytale Writing Competition is being launched by Pearson Education – see quote below taken from an email sent from TeachIt: “We will soon be launching a nationwide competition to recreate famous fairy tales, fables and regional folk stories of old with...

Watercolour Painting Activities

The following watercolour painting activities incorporate lots of ideas from around the web, hopefully to inspire teachers with some new ideas, techniques etc! This first idea, watercolour canvas art  was written and tried out with pre-school children but I think it...

Teaching Children to Draw

Teaching Children to Draw is something most teachers do but often lack training on. Children develop their own drawing skills from a very early age but not many are artists in the making – a few drawing lessons would be helpful to most! Here are some websites...

Learning About Landscape Painting

Learning about landscape painting opens up a whole range of artistic activities for children. Even unknown artists can be used to demonstrate different styles of landscape work. There is a useful section on Welsh Art Landscapes created by the Clwyd Fine Art Trust and...