About TEA

TEA – drawing as thinking, expression and action – is about drawing to learn rather than learning to draw. It was a professional development programme for art, craft and design teachers in secondary schools in the UK, 2012-2013.

The aim was to give young people an enhanced experience of drawing, and the objective to create a valuable legacy to support secondary teachers' practice in art, craft and design education.

TEA was initiated and organised by The Campaign for Drawing in collaboration with the National Society for Education in Art and Design (NSEAD) and the National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies (NADFAS), made possible by a grant from the Helen Rachael Mackaness Trust.

These TEA online resources of seven downloadable PDFs have been created by Eileen Adams, based on case studies by teachers who participated in the TEA programme.