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Thursday, 6 May 2021
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How to Set Up an Oil Painting Palette

You can make a complete mess of your painting palette, or you can set it up the smart way.     Nothing is worse than being really into your painting only to discover your palette has left a trail of … Continue reading

Monday, 3 May 2021
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Best Easels for the Art Classroom

Discover the best easel style for your art teaching needs. There are 2 major easel types that are useful for teaching art to large groups of students. There are pros and cons of each kind of easel, and these reviews … Continue reading

Thursday, 29 April 2021
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3 Things You Need to Know About Our Master’s in Studio Art Program

An MA Art Program for Art Teachers Seeking Excellence Working in partnership with the prestigious Florence Academy of Art, the School of Atelier Arts recently launched a fully accredited Master’s in Studio Art program that will provide art teachers with … Continue reading

Tuesday, 13 April 2021
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How to Clean Oil Painting Brushes

What exactly should you do with your brushes once you finish oil painting for the day? It depends on who you ask.   Please note that this post contains affiliate links.   Freezer Some artists detest cleaning brushes so much … Continue reading

Thursday, 8 April 2021
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BEST DRAWING BOARDS FOR THE ART CLASSROOM

Drawing boards are an essential tool for helping students level up their drawing skillset. But they also pose unique classroom management challenges. So, which drawing boards are the best for teaching art in classrooms? (Please note that this post contains … Continue reading

Monday, 5 April 2021
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WHY DRAWING BOARDS ARE AWESOME FOR TEACHING ART

Drawing boards provide a huge advantage for students who wish to work realistically. They reduce visual distortions when drawing and provide quality work surfaces when rendering. The most important argument for using drawing boards in the classroom is to reduce … Continue reading

Thursday, 1 April 2021
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5 Reasons Every Art Teacher Needs a Master’s in Studio Art

Why Should an Art Teacher Get an MA in Studio Art? The Benefits Are Many As an art teacher, you’ve probably thought about enrolling in an MA art program at some point or another, but you’ve held off due to … Continue reading

Monday, 15 March 2021
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High School Drawing Lesson Plans

These drawing lessons are sure to be a hit with your high school students. Shiny! This slide art lesson plan helps high school students discover how to create shiny effects with pencil. It takes them through the process of drawing … Continue reading

Thursday, 25 February 2021
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ATELIER DICTIONARY

What is Atelier? Notional Space? Contours? Fret not my friend, this is your go-to dictionary for all those wonky terms people who draw and paint realistically like to throw around. This is an ever expanding project, so check back regularly … Continue reading

Monday, 22 February 2021
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WHAT IS AN ATELIER?

What does “Atelier” mean? “Atelier” is simply the French word for “studio”. It is a place where artists train in order to master realistic drawing and painting skills. Today, this French term continues to be in use, as that is … Continue reading

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