Taunton Live Primary Art Workshops 2018…

Incredibly busy, productive day yesterday working on final outcomes at Oake, Bradford & Nynehead Primary yesterday. All children in the school have explored our theme, “When worlds Collide”. From Y1 – Y6, the children have looked, talked, explored, developed drawing skills and an understanding of materials and media…they have combined Lego characters with plants, fruit, […]

Taunton Live 2017 Schools’ Art

Looking back to July 12th-31st and a truly amazing exhibition of  exciting, vibrant Primary School Art interpreting  the theme of identity; Who am I? What do I like doing? What is important to me? So many questions with so many and varied responses – imprinted in clay, printed on fabric, t-shirts, kites, woven into wall-hangings […]

Exploring through drawing…

Busylizzie was invited to present a day of art skills training at Combe St.Nicholas Primary School immediately after autumn half-term, to help inspire teachers towards their Christmas art activities. The head teacher of this church school had suggested “Angels” and wishing to avoid the ‘paper doily everyone identical’ collage, I began to think around the […]

Busylizzie Art teaching trainee teachers…

Busylizzie Art provided a day of Art Skills training for trainee primary school teachers yesterday and it was hands on all day – compiling a sketchbook of notes and practical activities, adding to it their own examples from the practical activities…. These soon-to-be teachers learned about the progression of skills necessary to develop confident artists […]

Busylizzie back from Plymouth – Part 1

Monday evening had been spent madly making ready for the trip to Plymouth. Resources were sorted and packed: paper cut for painting, strips cut for word lists, labels made for group work, tokens for talking, as an early start was required Tuesday…. Thursday, and Busylizzie Art has returned from two hectic days in Plymouth. Armed with […]

Look what I found!

It’s hard to believe that Busylizzie Art’s first ‘Art in School’ project was back in the autumn term of 2013! Whilst searching my extensive store of images for this wonderful new website, I happened upon these truly amazing paintings by the children at Bishop Henderson Primary School in Taunton…  The paintings are by seven to ten […]

Art In Schools

Enabling young children, by teaching the skills to express themselves in spoken or written words or through drawing, painting or creating prints or 3D constructions and sculptures, is something that matters deeply to me. Over thirty-three years of primary teaching experience tells me that the teaching of these skills must not be neglected or squeezed out of […]