Teaching Art by @amuseED

Name: Allison Fairey
Twitter name: @amuseED
Sector: Secondary
Subject taught (if applicable): Visual Arts + RE
Position: Teacher
What is your advice about? Teaching Art

1: Most students will arrive motivated to participate but don’t make the mistake of believing this makes teaching art easy. Students can have unrealistic expectations.

2: Demonstrate the skills you want them to learn. Participate yourself in the learning activities you set. Work alongside of your students.

3: Cultivate a positive learning environment where students see you modelling the language they should use when talking about art works.

4: When drawing choose to use ink pens instead of graphite pencils on occasions. When using graphite don’t always have erasers available.

5: Encourage students to keep all work in their folio, even that deemed unworthy. Teach them to annotate, reflecting on their work, recording ideas & areas for improvement.

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