Primary Art teaching resources
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This area of the site is still very much at the‘drawing-board stage’ with just a select few resources for you to choose from. We’d love to see any materials you’ve lovingly created, so why not
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Exploring painting techniques
A simple recipe to follow for recipe for making Gloop, a thick painting medium. Also includes a selection of teaching ideas for painting – perfect for early years.
Monet's garden logic puzzle
Children are asked to use their logic and problem solving skills to lay out a flowerbed according to strict artistic colour rules.
Monet's impressions of flowers
Instructions show children how to paint flowers and foliage in an impressionistic manner. There's lots of scope for experimentation with this lovely art resource.
Lovely instructional resource showing children how to paint waterside scenes in the style of Monet.
Paul Klee's funky computer collages
Younger children are instructed to create a ripped-paper collage in the style of a Paul Klee. They then explore manipulating the scanned image on a computer.
Paul Klee's surreal drawing rules
This excellent illustrated resource provides children with inspiration to create surrealist line-drawings following four of Paul Klee's drawing rules. Great for building confidence in reticent artists! Background information on page 3.
Monet's water lily pond
A fun activity showing how to use tissue paper to create a picture inspired by Monet's water lily series of paintings.
Children practise techniques for experimenting with wax crayons.
Wheels of colour
A simple introductory sheet to the colour wheel looking at warm and cool colours.
Dream catchers and totem poles
A cross curricular art and design technology project based on Native American culture. An evaluation sheet for the end of the project is included.
Instructions for creating batik, followed by a written task asking children to evaluate the batik they have made. N.B. Materials are needed for this activity.