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Photography

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A Brief Consideration of Landscape Photographers

There are certain commonalities among landscape photographers which seem to apply to most...
Fine Art

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Landscape Painting

The landscape is always changing. Had Van Gogh or Constable been alive today they would have...
Fine Art

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Art Education

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

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  • 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...
  • 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...