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Saturday, 24 July 2021
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Everything You Know About Warm and Cool Colors Is Wrong

Red, orange, yellow – warm colors right? Green, blue, purple are cool colors, right? Wrong.  The truth is, that every color is both warm AND cool, and that warm and cool colors are all relative to each other. Take purple … Continue reading

Saturday, 17 July 2021
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Art & Beauty

When artists abandon beauty and the human figure as worthy subjects, the advertising industry fills the vacuum with glee.   When artists turned from figurative representation and towards Post-Impressionism, Cubism, Abstract Expressionism and all the other “isms” that followed, it … Continue reading

Saturday, 10 July 2021
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Art Prodigy Propoganda

As an art teacher, nothing is more ire-inspiring to me than the proliferation of prodigy propaganda. We see them everywhere on social media – young children with extraordinary amounts of training by experts at such a young age, that we … Continue reading

Saturday, 3 July 2021
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THE MAGIC OF SEEING

Seeing better – like reading – is a skill that can enhance nearly every aspect of day-to-day life.     My older sister learned how to read before me, the result of which made me believe for some period of … Continue reading

Tuesday, 29 June 2021
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Art Teacher Quiz

Monday, 14 June 2021
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The Must-Know Secret for Teaching Oil Painting on a Budget

Teaching oil painting with a small budget is possible if you apply this one simple principle. (Please note this article contains affiliate links.) Many art educators avoid teaching oil painting in their classrooms due to expense. It is true that … Continue reading

Thursday, 10 June 2021
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3 Unexpected Podcasts for Art Teachers

There are obvious podcasts for art teachers, and then there are the hidden nuggets that you might have missed. Here are 3 podcasts for art teachers that we think you should definitely know about.   Skill-Based Art: A Learning Resource … Continue reading

Monday, 7 June 2021
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Scientific Discoveries in Art

Scientific progress is not always recognized in art, but it plays a significant role in aesthetic developments. The discovery of cadmiums as a use for pigment had an enormous effect on the trajectory of art. Cadmium reds, yellows, oranges, and … Continue reading

Thursday, 3 June 2021
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How to Care for a Class Set of Wood Palettes

Discover how to make your wood palettes last years and even get better with age. Please note that this post contains affiliate links. Additionally, our programs for art teachers are supported by generous donations of paint and Gamsol from Gamblin. … Continue reading

Monday, 31 May 2021
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Learning to Draw Matters

You have a magic carpet/That will whiz you through the air To Spain or Maine or Mexico/If you just tell it where.  So will you let it take you/Where you’ve never gone before? Or will you buy some drapes to … Continue reading

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