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Primary Art Teacher’s Handbook

This downloadable ebook has been put together from the full art teacher’s handbook to create a relevant, concise guide to teaching art for specialists and non-specialists alike. If you are new to the role of art coordinator, or you just want to freshen up your practice, this will help you. 

Please note: page numbers may not be correctly sequenced.


Chapter 1: Teaching Art, Craft & Design

In this chapter I look at art pedagogy, observational drawing, still life, teaching skills & techniques including drawing, painting, printmaking, ink & creativity.


Chapter 2: Planning Projects

How to plan an art scheme of work from start to finish, using sketchbooks, lesson observations, defining good art teaching.


Chapter 3: Assessing Art

The national curriculum, assessing to four attainment areas, progression in art and art competencies, grading ability, feedback to pupils, formative assessment, baseline benchmarking, standards in art. 


Chapter 4: Art History

Studying the history of art, exercises for studying art in class, formal elements and literacy.


Chapter 5: Coordinating art in primary

The art store, your budget, art materials, art audits, defining your vision (impact) outstanding practice, leading the team.


Chapter 6: Gifted & Talented

Strategies and tips for teaching more able students.


Chapter 7: SEND students

Explaining and understanding SEND needs and tips and techniques for teaching. 


The download also contains:

  • Formal elements, studying art history guide.
  • Studying Art Factfinder sheet
  • Art Audit guide
  • SEND worksheets
  • Drawing exercises worksheet
  • Skills & Techniques full colour teaching guides
  • Inside the Mind posters to motivate your students
  • iPads in art pdf guide
  • Colour mixing worksheet


Please note: this ebook will download upon purchase, please be patient. 

Primary Art Teacher's Handbook

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