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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 CPD Training Videos

Four CPD Training videos from Paul Carney to watch again and again, in your own time, as a whole school or individually. Purchase them as separate videos or as a whole suite of training. Pay online or email me to pay by school invoice. 

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Sculpture in the Primary phase
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Sculpture in the Primary phase

Sculpture is such a specialist area of art and design that covers so many disciplines, skills and techniques. Even experienced teachers need support and guidance when planning and delivering sculpture from Reception to Year 6. This recorded CPD painting skills session allows you to access the training as a whole school CPD session or in your own time, on your own terms. Then again, why not do both? Watch the training as many times as you like, wherever you want.   This training session is over one hour long and contains guidance on teaching both substantive practical and theoretical knowledge and disciplinary knowledge in sculpture. You’ll learn what sculpture is, what the different types of sculpture are, what materials to use, sculpture skills & techniques and the formal elements of sculpture too. Tons of ideas: The session is packed with detailed breakdowns of each sculpture type and contains tons of ideas on how to teach each one. There are paper and card crafts ideas, textiles, wire, and withies projects to do. It has modelling ideas such as how to use clay, play-doh, paper mache, and casting, as well as types of removal sculpture and assemblage, such as making junk models, land art, and much more! Skills & Techniques: skills and techniques are fully explained in detail for each educational phase. Artist links: the video contains lots of theoretical knowledge and links to significant artists you can use at every stage of your teaching. You’ll come away with so much more confidence in understanding the disciplinary knowledge of what sculpture is, how it has evolved and who the significant sculptors are. Progression; the session contains a detailed breakdown of the sculpture knowledge and skills you could teach in KS1, LKS2, and UKS2. It explains how each of the sculptural areas relates to the knowledge and skills you’ll be teaching and outlines some great ways they could link to curriculum topics in other subject areas. Three full sculpture tutorials: the CPD also contains three full video sculpture tutorials; making a paper sculpture, making a wire fish, and making a clay slab architectural feature. What’s great is that you can watch the CPD on your terms, as an individual or as a whole school, as many times as you like. 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.
Simply Sketchbooks
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Simply Sketchbooks

A complete online Art & Design CPD session for Primary & Secondary schools. This Sketchbook webinar CPD is suitable for both primary and secondary phases - KS1 to KS3. It will show you how to use the sketchbook as an important tool for learning key aspects of art and design education, including the new practical, disciplinary and theoretical knowledge Ofsted have outlined. This is a recorded CPD session that allows you to access the training as a whole school CPD session or in your own time, on your own terms. Then again, why not do both? Watch the training as many times as you like, wherever you want. The webinar will guide you through sketchbook training and include: * Sketchbook expectations: National & NSEAD * What should be in a sketchbook? * Learn how to make a DIY sketchbook with prepared grounds * Sketchbooks v Exercise books - what’s the difference? * Sketching techniques & sketchbook layout * Use a sketchbook to explore and experiment with materials * Record meaningful investigations into artist’s work using theoretical & disciplinary knowledge * Using a sketchbook to design & develop ideas, including using the sketchbook as a scrapbook * Improving literacy through the sketchbook * Using a sketchbook as a learning tool  * Providing opportunities for personal artistic growth   There are also two demonstration videos of how to make a DIY sketchbook and doing prepared grounds. So pull up a chair, relax, and let Paul guide you through this high-quality CPD. 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. Your receipt will be sent via email. We do not charge VAT. If you'd prefer to pay via school invoice please email us.

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