Specially selected Art Publications from Laurence King

Established in London in 1991, Laurence King Publishing is now recognised as one of the world’s leading publishers of books on the creative arts.

Our books are acclaimed for their inventiveness, beautiful design and authoritative texts, as well as the care taken over their production.

Please see below for a carefully selected list of titles that we hope will appeal to education professionals teaching art across the school levels.

An Artist’s Handbook: Materials and Techniques 

The Craft and Art of Clay: A Complete Potter’s Handbook 

Colour: A Workshop for Artists and Designers 

Foundations of Art and Design 

Printmaking: A Complete Guide to Materials and Processes 

Working with Clay

For further information (including how to place an order) please do contact us at sales@laurenceking.com, or visit www.laurenceking.com



Ensuring students enjoy revision

Is it possible to get 83% of students to enjoy
working unsupervised and raise GCSE
grades at the same time? 

By unsupervised work I mean such activities as homework, revision and independent learning. And I raise the point because where we can get students to enjoy such work, then the chances are that their levels of learning will increase. 

Sadly, however, the awareness that students who enjoy unsupervised work get better grades still leaves us with one problem. How on earth do we get students to enjoy unsupervised work? 

One of the very few approaches that works – indeed perhaps the only approach that works – involves fundamentally changing this view that students have of their work. 

When attitudes and approaches change, then so does the student’s behaviour, whether that relates to homework, course work, revision or any other part of the learning programme. 

And this is what SAM Learning does. It fundamentally changes each student’s view of school work. Indeed a recent survey of 35,000 students who use SAM Learning revealed that the vast majority enjoy using the service. 

And that figure is in addition to the key point that as the Fischer Family Trust research has shown, where it is in use, SAM Learning is instrumental in attaining better GCSE results and achieving year-on-year school improvement. 

So as a result of SAM Learning not only can you be sure that your students will enjoy using SAM Learning, you can also be certain that with their increased motivation students will work harder to meet both their own and the school’s targets. 

To find out how SAM Learning achieves these remarkable ends, and raises GCSE grades at the same time, please do take a look at our website

Alternatively, call us on 0845 130 4160. 


How to help students to remember vocabulary for the written exam?

With the gap of knowledge and analysis skills between GSCE music and A level music so large, how do you help students learn lots of new words and vocabulary quickly? One main way is to illustrate vocabulary with short extracts of the score.

This is one of the key strengths of our revised resources for Edexcel AS & A2 music, which have revision notes and practice questions for all the set works. Alongside tables that break down each set work into its stylistic characteristics such as tonality and texture, every set work has a separate vocabulary sheet and several snapshots of the score illustrating key terms.

In addition, practice questions and mark schemes are included along with checklists to help you plan all your work including coursework, for the year. All files are word documents which mean they can be edited to suit your student’s needs. Use them as ready-made teaching notes, or edit them and get students to fill in the blank boxes during the lesson.

Please note these resources are not for the listening exam.

I have been using these A-level resources for 3 or 4 years now and I would highly recommend them to any other busy music teacher. Their major strengths are that they are versatile and succinct. Just what my students and I need!’

Mike Skipper
Director of Music
Denstone College

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