Have you tried searching the BEI and ERIC for relevant literature? Searching with keywords such as art education, art appreciation, artists, drawing, pupil attitudes and primary, elementary or secondary education should give you a considerable number of results. I have included some examples of references below.
You may find that case studies of Artists in Schools projects could be useful in your research? I have included some examples below.
See also some art websites that focus on education which may be useful to search or browse for information.
I hope this helps.
British Education Index
Attitudes to making art in primary school. International Journal of Art and Design Education, 2005, vol. 24, no. 3, p. 243-253, ISSN: 1476-8062. Watts-Robert.
Artists in Cypriot primary schools: the pupils perspective. Music Education Research, March 2004, vol. 6, no. 1, p. 5-22, ISSN: 1461-3808. Sanderson-Patricia, Savva-Andri.
Creative looking and responding. Forum (for Promoting 3-19 Comprehensive Education), Summer 2002, vol. 44, no. 2, p. 66-71, ISSN: 0963-8253. Smyth-Pamela.
Games children play: playthings as user friendly aids for learning in art appreciation. Early Child Development and Care, 1993, vol. 89:, p. 101-116, ISSN: 0300-4430. Payne-Margaret.
The language of appreciation through talking and making. Educational Review, 1993, vol. 45, no. 3, p. 251-262, ISSN: 0013-1911. Coates-Elizabeth.
Teaching like an artist: the pedagogic identities and practices of artists in schools. British Journal of Sociology of Education, September 2007, vol. 28, no. 5, p. 605-619, ISSN: 0142-5692. Hall-Christine, Thomson-Pat, Russell-Lisa.
The work reported in this paper relates to three arts initiatives that took place in one primary school in 2004/05, namely the Portraiture Project, the Writers Worksop Project and the Dance and Percussion (Samba) Project.
Segments of van Gogh. Arts and Activities, Mar 2002, vol. 131, no. 2, p. 36, ISSN: 0004-3931. Mannlein-Sally.
"Describes an art project that was used with first grade students in which they learn about Vincent van Gogh's style of painting. Explains that the children learn to create circles and straight lines and how to fill in with color."
Chalkboard Artists. Children's Art Diary. Arts and Activities, Apr 2002, vol. 131, no. 3, p. 39,52-53, ISSN: 0004-3931. Szekely-George.
"Discusses the use of the chalkboard as a surface for creating art and enabling young students to express their creativity. Explores different ways that art teachers can use chalkboards, such as for taking attendance, for use during a child's time-out, or a place to rehearse an artwork."
Goldfish Bowls Inspired by Matisse. Arts and Activities, Oct 2001, vol. 130, no. 2, p. 30-31, ISSN: 0004-3931. Evans-Karen.
Artists in schools
Bringing together artists and schools
Telling Tales - Western Australia Artists in Schools Partnerships
Institute of Education library catalogue
The art gallery handbook : a resource for teachers. Charman, Helen. Publisher: Tate, Publication date: 2006. ISBN: 1854376756.
Understanding art : a guide for teachers. Wenham, Martin. Publisher: Paul Chapman, Publication date: 2003. ISBN: 0761974776.
Artists and Education
Arts Council England - Education and learning