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Drawing Lesson to help primary children with proportion.

February 3, 2020

Grid Drawing for primary schoolsTry using a grid to help primary school children with proportion. Often children find it challenging to get objects in proportion and using a grid is one way to help children achieve this. Try this video https://teachyourclasstodraw.com/videos/ Lesson 6 Grid Drawing, for your class and download the blank grids [...read more]

Teach Drawing at Year 4

January 29, 2020

  Teaching drawing to Year 4 is the perfect time and can be deceptively simple. I have put together some videos for teachers which will help pupils develop essential drawing skills. There are 9 lessons and 1 introduction video which help children move from a simple drawing system called the 'Symbol [...read more]

Drawing Progress in Year 4

January 25, 2020

These two pictures were drawn at the beginning of a series of drawing lessons and at the end. Progress is clear and I would recommend that teachers try these free videos and downloads. Teaching drawing at the right age can help pupils make a good start in their art education and [...read more]

Art Poster Free Downloads

January 2, 2020

In 2020 we hope the creative industries do as well as they did in the last decade. It is really important to encourage and inspire children from a young age. Here are two posters that show different careers in art. Download them from www.teachyourclasstodraw.com.  

Measuring Teaching Drawing

November 24, 2019

One way to measure your teaching drawing is to compare drawings from the start of your lessons to the end. This is a good test especially if you are looking at specific elements such as shape, line, light and dark, tone and colour. Try using this assessment at the beginning [...read more]

Drawing Trial Starting September 2018

July 11, 2018

It has taken many years to organise and to develop a way to help Year 4 teachers to teach drawing. I am so proud to announce that a small trial will take place in September to test the 'Teach Your Class To Draw' programme which is a series of lessons [...read more]

The Beauty of Everyday Objects.

March 4, 2018

Everyday objects can be surprisingly beautiful and a great way for children to connect to art. In The Classroom Most primary schools will teach art in the classroom, and this can sometimes be restricting as all the other lessons are taught there. Space is tight and finding places to house art equipment [...read more]

End of term activity art game: Words Together Game

February 5, 2018

  Words Together Game Try this game at the end of term with your class for a bit of fun in Art lessons. Show your class the above images and get them to guess what word the two images make. Once they have guessed the four words you could give show them the above [...read more]

Teach Your Class to Draw.

January 29, 2018

Teaching pupils at Year 4. Teaching pupils at Year 4how to draw is really important because it is at this age that pupils begin to want to draw realistically. Before this stage in their development they use the Symbol System to draw, which is using symbols from memory to represent people, [...read more]

Teach Your Class To Draw:Growth Mindset

November 4, 2017

Smiley Face For the last 3 years my Year 4, 5, and 6 pupils have successfully marked all work with a Smiley Face following the above chart. They do not cross any work out and by the end of year 4 after gentle but consistent persuasion to resist altering the faces [...read more]