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Art, craft & design lesson plans & art resources, art consultancy and art CPD training

The Paul Carney arts website is packed with art resources and art lesson plans for teaching art at all stages of education. All have been designed to the highest standards by me from over twenty years of art teaching experience.

Paul Carney is an NSEAD registered Primary & Secondary Art & Design education consultant from Newcastle-upon-Tyne. He is available for bespoke consultancy work to advise your school on all aspects of your art provision. Paul also hosts a number of Art CPD training courses for large, national training organisations and some independently organised. He is a published author and has written extensively about art education at all phases, some of which is available free from this site.

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Drawing in the Primary phase

A complete online Art & Design CPD session

This 50-minute Drawing skills CPD video presentation will guide you through the process of teaching drawing in the Primary phase from the Early Years to Year 6. It will show you how to balance the teaching of art knowledge and skills with creativity and expression, which can be daunting for many, especially non-specialists.  Contained in the video presentation are: An artist's insight into drawing practice. Pedagogies and theories behind how children develop drawing ability, are concisely explained to ensure you can robustly evidence the curriculum approaches you wish to take. In-depth coverage of five main elements of drawing; skills, expression, artist knowledge, purpose, and reflection.  Inspirational ideas for teaching drawing in your phase are provided, so you can be sure you'll have lots of amazing new ways to make drawing that much better in your school.  ​ To purchase access to the video training you'll need to signup for site membership first. Once your email has been verified you can purchase access to the full session. Once you've purchased the video you'll be able to log back in whenever you wish for repeated access. Price £50 Online payment for instant access. Sign-up required. Simply select the video player to purchase. Email me to pay by school invoice. VAT is not charged. Your receipt will be sent via email.

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