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Getting Children to Talk About Art

This course introduces you to the key concepts, vocabulary and history that you need for a high-quality art curriculum at primary school, and provides you with a range of practical ideas to embed this knowledge in the classroom.

  • What are the Elements of Art?
  • A run-through of the history of western art
  • Engaging activities to help children talk about art
2 hours
£99 + VAT
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About this course

The National Curriculum for Art gives considerable prominence to art history and art theory, but this can be a bit daunting for primary practitioners who might prefer to focus on the creative side of the subject instead. This course introduces the key concepts and ideas in art such as the ‘Elements of Art’ and key movements in western art history.

This course will cover:

  • Introduction to art history, with examples of work and artists
  • Clear explanations for the ‘elements’ of art, and the associated vocabulary
  • How to help children use this knowledge in art appreciation, and to develop their artistic creativity
  • Where to go for good quality support to improve your practical skills and knowledge



  • SLT and art coordinators
  • Class teachers and TAs
  • This course mainly focuses on KS1-2, but is also useful for EYFS staff

How to access this course

This course is easy-to-access in any of the below formats...

  • On-demand recording, with 30 days access to watch at a time and location to suit you!
  • School-wide license, for every member of staff in your school to watch for a period of 30 days. Please contact us to purchase your school-wide license for this course.
  • An INSET or after-school twilight at your school, tailored to your requirements. Contact us for your personalised quote.

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This course as an INSET Day

Our in-service training provides exciting and dynamic ways to inspire, challenge and develop your staff, whether they are Teaching Assistants, Teachers or Senior Leadership.

Your first point of contact would be with our Head Office team, who will identify your needs and priorities and ensure that the accompanying training materials we provide are of the very best quality.

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