WHAT ATTRACTS 11-13 YEAR OLDS <ul><li>'Comparing works by the same artist (…) Whatever the subject matter it's also a way of learning to recognise the characteristics of various periods in an artist's career.
Comparing works by different artists that deal with the same or similar subject matter (spotting the similarities and the differences).
The relationship between a work and an artist and/or history. Even if it's just to draw parallels, you can start to make links with books or history lessons from school to add context. </li></ul>
<ul>Don't forget: </ul><ul><li>that your students have now less time and you shouldn't overload them with long art presentations etc.,
that some subjects embarrass them (e.g. nudity may make them feel uncomfortable, but this doesn't mean you have to avoid or ignore it),
to take adavntage of the fact young people are very familiar with advertising images, and advertising often uses the history of painting: make it clear that it's not a coincidence and help them to find images that have been used in that way,
to make your students interested in the history of the artists rather than the history of art (which can be still too general for them). </li></ul>