Painting is a Class Act provides a structured approach to the development of painting skills in elementary schools. It is aimed specifically at non-specialist art teachers, but more experienced art teachers will find it inspirational too. The three-book series covers the entire primary age range: Years 1-2, Years 3-4 and Years 5-6. Painting not only gives children an understanding and awareness of color, which can be life-enhancing, it also helps children to express themselves, raises their self-esteem and confidence, and helps to promote high standards in other areas of the curriculum. The three-book series: Clearly sets out the progression of skills to be taught; Gives examples of how the skills can be applied; Contains carefully planned, clearly laid-out lesson plans; Provides color examples of pupils' artwork for every lesson; Covers all the National Curriculum Programmes of Study relating to painting.