4 Weeks into the term and Teach Your Class To Draw is beginning to work!

September 30, 2017

Only 4 weeks into the term and Year 4 pupils are beginning to really develop their drawing skills. This example shows that the pupil is aware of shapes and tries to improve this in a second drawing. He still presses too hard with his pen but has got used to not having a rubber and just ignores the discarded lines. He doesn't cross his work out and marks with the Smiley Face Assessment. Set up for the lesson. I managed to get objects that were similar shapes to the last 3 lessons from around the room. I placed them on the tables READ MORE

Teaching Art without any training in art.

April 26, 2017

Teaching Art without any art training can be daunting but not impossible. The important thing is to have intent and a growth mindset. Children are ready to learn to draw at Year 4 / 5 and if you just provide them with drawing materials, still-life objects and lots of praise you will have gone a long way. Look at the Teach Your Class to Draw book or posts here on the website for information, inspiration and guidance.