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Important Announcement

In July 2016, at the end of this academic year, I shall no longer be running art workshops in schools (see New Developments opposite). During the last 12 years I have worked in over 400 schools and enjoyed every minute of it. I have met many wonderful teachers and been constantly amazed at the quality of work children have produced. I have spent the whole of my adult life working in schools and I shall greatly miss teaching – it has to be the most wonderful profession.

My lovely partner and I have recently moved into a new house with a rather large cowshed in the garden - which, after much renovation, has become my studio. Here I shall paint and produce art tutorial videos for children,  and those wanting to learn to paint and draw.

I would like to thank all those schools who have supported my business, by inviting me into their rich and stimulating environments, and allowing me to make a small contribution to the art education of our future generations – it is much  appreciated.  

Filbert as Monet

Exciting Developments

At the end of this year the focus of this site will change. The aim of the new site will be to help schools plan their Art Days or Art Weeks. There will be lots of hints and tips, links to drawing and painting videos for children and much more.

The new site will also offer videos of the lives of the great artists which schools will be able to rent or buy.  
What a fabulous way to start your Art Days!

If you want to be informed when this exciting new development launches please contact me.

St James Primary School

van gogh at St James Primary

Spratton Hall School

van gogh at spratton hall

Orchid Vale Primary School

creating a mural at Orchid Vale Primary School

The Mere School

Demonstrating drawing at the Mere School

Check out my Art Video Tutorials


Why not book a Great Artist for your School NOW?

Filbert working in schools

Great Artist Days

Picasso, Van Gogh, Monet, Kandinsky,
Rousseau and many other great artists working in your school


Great Paintings Days

A whole day based around one great painting by a great artist of your choice


GCSE ART Workshops

Designed to help students studying GCSE art and Design



Art Workshops specifically designed for teachers who  teach lessons in art, and want to improve their own painting and drawing skills


link to paul priestley's art blog
Facebook link


When the artist has left...

'A very belated thank you for a fabulous 3 days engrossing ourselves in the work of L.S Lowry.

Paul was a fabulous inspiration to children and staff alike and we produced two wonderful murals for our school hall (one painted by KS1 children and the other by KS2).

This was a huge undertaking as it involved over 250 children, all the teachers, an assembly, drawing workshops and finally giving every child a chance to paint a section of the mural! All in 3 days.

Paul was so helpful throughout the whole process from our original idea to the finished product. Thank you!'

Nicola Marchesi, Art Co-ordinator. Wix Primary School, Wandsworth, London

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