This introduction presents an overview of the key concepts discussed in the subsequent chapters of this book. The book brings together the principles and practice so that effective art teaching evolves. It describes that art and technology has moved onwards, embracing the digital image, installations, land art and performance art. Learning objectives are hard to determine if one are only presented with finished pieces of children's work to puzzle over. The book describes the wider range of curricular interests apart from art. A creative teacher makes links with other areas of the curriculum, realizing that children do not learn piecemeal subject by subject, even if they conveniently structure curriculum documents. There is plenty of good art teaching being done by teachers whose own artistic abilities are slight. Many of them give their children confidence through joining them in learning what art is all about rather than setting themselves apart as experts.