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Art Education

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

The landscape is always changing. Had Van Gogh or Constable been alive today they would have...
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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...
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Development of Artistic Ideas Through Writing

As an artist, it is very valuable to be clear about your own ideas. Let's take painting as an...

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  • Education: Documents of Contemporary Art

    Fine Art Tutor (South East London) Picture I would like to recommend the book: Education: Documents of Contemporary Art. Published by Whitechapel Gallery and MIT Press, 2011. https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/education Education: Documents of Contemporary Art has significantly shaped both my artistic and pedagogic practice by deepening...
  • Is Craftsmanship under threat in the 21st century?

    Fine Art Tutor (North London) Picture Is Craftsmanship under threat in the 21st century digital revolution? Craftsmanship in the west is under threat from short termism, fast pace fractured living, mass consumption, rationalization, valuing the head more than the hand, devaluing learning through doing, the separation of art and...
  • Your Art Practice

    Fine Art Tutor (Manchester) Picture One of the best lessons I remember when discussing Fine Art, was thinking about what it is not. Is Fine Art just painting...? No.Do you have to do it yourself...? No.Does Fine Art belong in a gallery... Not always! Fine Art can be made of ideas, an action, dance, spoken word, written word and...

 

  • My Three Favourite Time-Saving Visual Journal

    Fine Art Tutor (North London) Picture There are thousands of visual art and design journals online, and sometimes it can be rather overwhelming simply trying to filter out the useful information. While it is impossible to keep track of everything going on, there are a few sites that I regularly check for inspirational images and to...
  • Art Education Editor's Pick

    Andrew Freidin Fine Art Tutor (Hemel Hempstead) Picture I seem to have spent most of my life studying, and fortunately I have benefitted from having great teachers in many fields. But in art I have found it very difficult to find really good teaching, and naturally I have wondered and thought a lot about why this might be. My experience of studying...
  • Texture & Colour Application in Painting

    Fine Art Tutor (Guildford) Picture Art is a language of emotions. It is solely an expression of abstract thoughts and feelings which creates hope and possibilities. It helps us to grow in confidence and think positively about ourselves and learning. While painting, I’m always trying as much as possible to realise colours as...