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Artists Who Create Close-Ups

'Close-Ups' is a theme many Art Teachers present to their students.  It encourages students to look at the world in a different way - from different perspectives and angles.  Arranging, zooming in, cropping and...

Strategies to Manage Behaviour in the Art Room.

I’ve written this for J.  She’s told me that she's an NQT who’s really struggling with managing behaviour at the moment and feels like giving up.  She feels unsupported which isn't right.  During my...

Is Enthusiasm a Teaching Strategy?

Enthusiasm is a teaching strategy. It helps to engage learners, stimulate discussion and also goes a long way to help maintain discipline. I was recently asked to speak to a trainee teacher about how...

10 Art Sub Lessons that only need a Pencil

No teacher wants to be off school.  You know your students make more progress when you are there and no-one takes care of your materials and room like you do.  In reality, I like...

Artists Who Create Artworks of Insects

Insects are such an amazing starting point for a school art project.  This blog post explores 6 artists who are inspired by insects and who each have their own distinctive and recognisable style.  I'd...

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