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I seem to have spent most of my life studying, and fortunately I have benefitted from having...
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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...

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A Brief Consideration of Landscape Photographers

There are certain commonalities among landscape photographers which seem to apply to most...
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My essential Art book recommendations

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  • Using A Sketch Book

    Rachel Labovitch Fine Art Tutor (Twickenham) Picture Using a sketchbook is a fast and easy way to document the world around you, experiment with ideas and techniques, and a means of recording your experiences - a sort of daily visual diary. Having a sketchbook on the go constantly means that you can be braver with experimentation; it won't matter...
  • Ability-saurus Vs Technology-zilla Editor's Pick

    Patrick Hartley Art and Design Teacher (East London) Picture This is how it usually goes...and it applies across the board for subjects taught in Universities in design fashion, applied arts and crafts,  'our fashion faculty has digital embroidery machines can stitch out 256 colours' 'in our school of ceramics we have the very latest full colour digital...
  • Using Collage To Improve Your Image Making!

    Debbie Collis Fine Art Tutor (North West London) Picture Collage is an experimental and exciting use of mixed materials to explore image-making. You can assess relationships between surfaces, and is a useful medium you can play with before you attempt using colour paints. It's also a good idea to start working from observation from still life objects...


  • The Benefits Of Art For Children

    Stephen Knibbs Art and Design Teacher (East London) Picture Art is an invaluable practice with the potential to benefit people of all ages. I am especially interested in the positive effect that it can have on young children's learning abilities. Art is not just a useful tool for improving a child's creativity, it can also aid in the development of key...
  • A Brief Consideration of Landscape Photographers Editor's Pick

    E Lord Photography Teacher (Swindon) Picture There are certain commonalities among landscape photographers which seem to apply to most (although not necessarily all) of them. They have a profound love of and respect for nature. They are explorers – many of them are hikers and climbers as well as being photographers. They enjoy the solitude...
  • Anyone Can Draw!

    Peter J Mayes Art and Design Teacher (Bath) Picture For as long as I can remember I have been able to draw; indeed I took solace from the act of drawing. I remember a feeling of peace and tranquility when I was drawing. On occasions, given that I was no more than four years old, I got reprimanded because I was drawing on a wall or piece of...