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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

Monday, 24 May 2021
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How to Set Up a Painting Studio

Save yourself frustration and hassle by setting up your art studio space the right way.     Learning how to draw and paint at the highest levels is challenging enough – there is no need to make the task even … Continue reading

Thursday, 20 May 2021
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Art Skill Scarcity: What Happened?

Learning how to draw realistically was a necessary skill taught in much formal education up until the dawn of the 20th century. Being able to accurately draw ideas for a bridge was as necessary of a skill for engineers as … Continue reading

Monday, 17 May 2021
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4 Must-Read Atelier Art Books for Newbies

New to atelier training? Here are 4 great books to help you get started.   Please note this post contains affiliate links. You can read our policy on affiliate links here. 1. Beginning Drawing Atelier by Juliette Aristides. To be … Continue reading

Thursday, 13 May 2021
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MAY BLOOMS

And so does the hope for a return to a more “normal” school year.  But what is “normal” in the art classroom anymore? And should we go back to teaching art exactly the way we were before?   The pandemic may have … Continue reading

Monday, 10 May 2021
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BEST DRAWING PENCILS FOR THE CLASSROOM

This guide reviews the pros and cons of 3 different pencil styles as seen through the lens of classroom use.   Before we begin, you should know that I have a controversial stance when it comes to drawing pencils. I … Continue reading

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