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Fine Art

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My essential Art book recommendations

There have been many books that throughout my own studies have stuck in my mind and that I...
A-level Art

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Ways to Increase Artistic Ability

What a student does outside the classroom while studying art can be more vital to their artistic...
Art and Design

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Sketching quickly and accurately

The value of being able to sketch accurrately Sketching what we see is a fine art and skill. It...
Art and Design

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The V&A Museum: a great place for inspiration

When in need of creative inspiration and ideas, I am often drawn to South Kensington to explore...

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  • Taking Design For Granted

    Lydia B Art and Design (Digital) Teacher (Hemel Hempstead) Picture People take for granted the lettering in the signage and books and everything that surrounds us daily, but people may not realise just how much a designer pours over every glyph and serif before deciding on the right look and feel for a logo or font in a book. The lettering of the Disney logo,...
  • 'Bedlam' Exhibition Review

    Philippa Kaina Art and Design Teacher (North London) Picture This is a review I wrote recently for an academic journal on the current Bedlam exhibition at the Wellcome Collection: The Wellcome Collection’s current exhibition Bedlam: the Asylum and Beyond, examines the institutional treatment of the mentally ill in western culture, taking the metaphor of...
  • A Climate of Possibilities...

    Val Wolstenholme Clay Art and Design Teacher (South West London) Picture A Climate of Possibilities.   How does one create this ‘Climate of Possiblities’ to have an environment condusive to creativity for students to develop and thrive. I believe the working space is important, however small it is ,the lighting can be good , the ambiance warm and welcoming ,have...

 

  • The Art of Calligraphy

    Nick Selensky Art and Design Teacher (Ipswich) Picture Time passes. The onset of the personal computer and mobile technology enables us to exchange information faster than ever before. Many, therefore, would assume that quills, dip pens, and other traditional methods of writing have become obsolete. But they would be very wrong in saying so, as this...
  • Art History Revision’s Secret Weapon

    Lucy Byford A-level Art Tutor (West London) Picture Most people studying Art History will be unwittingly doing so partly due to their visual memory. This is not to be confused with a fully photographic memory, but rather means that the brain responds more to visual stimuli, and that an image is more likely to remain vividly in the mind than other...
  • Modern art and my admiration of MC Escher

    Rigby: Royal College of art Art and Design Teacher (West London) Picture "A woman once rang me up and said, 'Mr Escher, I am absolutely crazy about your work. In your 'reptiles' you have given such a striking illustration of 'reincarnation'. I replied, 'Madam, if that' the way you see it, let it be it'." M.C Escher, 1964. Art, I believe, is firstly about certain...