Teaching visual arts

What is required

To successfully teach a visual arts course to children, the following is required:

  1. An understanding the creative process children go through in making art
  2. An understanding the stages of development in children’s art and their relevance for drawing in particular
  3. The provision of a broad, six-strand curriculum to which drawing is central and which incorporates art, craft and design activities in a balance of two and three dimensional media
  4. Balancing opportunities to make art with opportunities to look at and make a personal response to art