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8 YouTube Videos that make great Art Lesson Starters

Videos can make great art lesson starters.  If you are lucky enough to be able to access Youtube in your classroom, you’ll know what a great source of inspiration they can be.  I’ve selected...

Painting Eyes on Pebbles

I first saw these loosely-painted eyes on stone, on Instagram.  I just had to find out more.  Emma Bowater, who is Head of Art at Wolverhampton Grammar School, is the art teacher responsible for this appealing...

Drawing Eyes

Drawing eyes is a task that students really seem to find engaging.  With the right encouragement and guidance, students of all abilities can find success.  There is so much detail within an eye that...

How to Gradate Watercolour Video

https://youtu.be/9uyvcs6lFB0 Teaching how to gradate watercolour is a really useful skill for students to learn.  This short video makes an excellent start to a lesson and breaks down the process of gradating watercolour into 3...

White Pencil on Black Paper Artwork

Using white pencil on black paper can be really satisfying and a great way to inspire your students.  It's a valuable way to teach your students how to create smooth shading, the importance of...

Drawing with Wire

This video explores drawing with wire using a shell as a starting point.  It's an ideal video to watch with students who have never drawn with wire before.  This process reminds me of contour...

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