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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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Art, craft & design lesson plans & art resources

The Art Teacher's Handbook

Completely revised and rewritten, my Art Teacher's Handbook is 20 years art teaching experience as an Advanced Skills Teacher, Head of Department and Primary art teacher condensed into 300 pages. Packed with content to help you make art teaching a whole lot easier


Contemporary drawing

Contemporary Drawing

The Ebook features 12 modern drawing activities that stimulate creative and unique approaches to drawing and do not require realistic drawing skills.


Printmaking in the busy classroom

This 80 page, fully illustrated guide to printmaking shows you thirteen simple printmaking exercises that can be done with a minimum of expertise, are low cost and will make the minimum of mess. Suitable for KS1, 2 or 3



Drawing for Science, Invention & Discovery: Even if you can’t draw

ISBN References

ISBN [Paperback, B&W] 978-1-909671-19-5 … £9.99 RRP
ISBN [Mobi, B&W] 978-1-909671-20-1 … £3.99 RRP

The hardback version is available to buy from all good book stores. Just click the links to Waterstones or Amazon and online book sellers BOOKS etc)

A print replica ebook version for Kindles is available from Amazon. (Note; this is not an Epub version.)

Author: Paul Carney

Publisher: Loughborough Design Press

About This Book

This book is aimed at all the scientists, mathematicians, engineers, pioneers and thinkers out there who understand the value of creative thinking in their field. It identifies some of the key cognitive processes that drive innovation, invention and discovery. They are compared and then illustrated, the cognitive processes behind them explained, or exercises provided so that you might improve these skills in yourself or your students.

Nine processes are discussed from both a STEM and an art perspective: observation, collaboration, knowledge, serendipity, methodical, alternative viewpoints, trial & error, adaptation and visualization.

It is not a ‘How to Draw’ book, nor do you need to possess any drawing or art ability yourself in order to do the exercises. What it will do is show how the visual, semantic process of drawing is essential to our progress and a language in its own right, not a gift for the talented few.

‘No matter where you’re starting from – whether you’ve always loved drawing, or you’re just trying it out; whether you think of yourself as an ‘artist’ or a ‘scientist’ – I think the exercises in this book could help to make you a better draughts-person and encourage you to realise your own creative potential’.

Professor Alice Roberts


Consultancy Service

As an NSEAD registered art consultant, I offer a friendly, professional art consultancy service to schools, from early years right through to Secondary GCSE. I've worked with infant schools to improve art assessment, delivered primary school CPD on skills and progression, worked with Subject Leaders to raise attainment and done whole school, secondary art department audits including formal lesson observations and department reviews. My over-arching strategy is to support the professional development of hard working professionals with positive and constructive advice for improvement.

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Training Courses

Please follow the link to see my latest CPD teacher training courses. If you can't see any that suits your needs, why don't you arrange for a bespoke in-school service?

Art Consultant, art INSET CPD

Location Address: Paul Carney Arts is based in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, United Kingdom