About

The Primary Art class is lead by me, Emily Gopaul. I am an artist, art teacher, primary art consultant & advocate for art in education. Contact me here.

I believe that all primary children are entitled to an art education that is inspiring and diverse, one which sparks a love of art and creativity as well as developing skills in a range of materials.

I have close to two decades of classroom experience and have held Leader of Art roles in both primary and secondary schools in the state and private sector, including for large Academy chains. I have a fine Art degree and competence in a range of practical skills as well as maintaining a passionate interest in the arts, and education. In my teaching I have been consistently rated as ‘outstanding’ in all areas. I have a well-respected, part-time classroom practice, in addition to the work I do with The Primary Art Class.

As well as working directly with schools, my consultancy and advocacy work has included articles on the Guardian Teacher Network, blogposts for organisations such as Rescue Our Schools, CPD events and work with BBC Learning. I am available for all  types or primary art education related input. I am an  NSEAD registered Primary Art consultant.

I am the author of Teaching Primary Art and Design, published by Bloomsbury and available to order here.

I have suggestions for your school that are absolutely practical and implementable by you, because they are developed by an actual school teacher and primary art specialist.

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