Book Review. 100 Ideas for Primary Teachers: Art

By The Arty Teacher - November 14, 2022

Packed full of easy-to-follow, often quick and imaginative activities, ‘100 Ideas for Primary Teachers: Art’ is sure to be popular. It shares 100 creative and innovative ideas to engage pupils in all areas of the primary National Curriculum for art.

This book follows the same structure as the rest of the ‘100 Ideas’ series, with a quote, intro, body text, and ‘tips’ and ‘bonus ideas’. This makes it easy to read and easy to dip into. The book includes a link to some free, downloadable resources which helps make those activities easy to deliver.

I know many primary art teachers out there feel art is not their area of expertise. I’m confident this book will help them introduce fun ideas into their schemes of work and get them thinking outside of the box. Are you brave enough to get your students painting with mud? From exploring mark making through a musical Pen Disco to designing an eco-friendly home of the future, the fun activities cover drawing, painting, sculpture, and learning about different artists and creative careers.

Each idea uses accurate art terminology with clear explanations to ensure children are exposed to key vocabulary and concepts. The ideas are ready to use and easy to follow for all primary teachers, regardless of their experience or level of confidence in teaching art.

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The author, Adele Darlington has been a primary school teacher for over 20 years. She has vast experience in Key Stage 1 and Early Years but has also taught in all year groups. Her role as an art SLE (specialist leader) sees her support other schools with their art curriculum, environment and lesson delivery. Adele also delivers the art and design element of ITT courses and speaks at conferences on the subject too. She is extremely passionate about encouraging children to follow their dreams and believes they all deserve a high-quality, varied art education. Adele has written for Teach Primary magazine and has been a freelance resource creator for the BBC, Premier League and Penguin. Follow her on Twitter @mrs_darl.

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Sarah Crowther is The Arty Teacher. She is a high school art teacher in the North West of England. She strives to share her enthusiasm for art by providing art teachers around the globe with high-quality resources and by sharing her expertise through this blog.

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