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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

Thursday, 27 May 2021
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What Should I Draw?

“What should I draw?” is a common refrain from students in my art classroom. After years of answering this question, I have found that the answer is different for each student. As artists develop their skills, certain drawing subjects are … 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

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

Monday, 10 May 2021
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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

Monday, 26 April 2021
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Deftness of Touch when Drawing

Sensitivity of touch is a necessary skill for drawing at the highest levels. When I started learning how to draw at an atelier, I was completely astonished when observing my very first drawing demonstration. The instructor picked up a piece … Continue reading

Thursday, 8 April 2021
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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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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

Monday, 22 March 2021
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Bargue Plate Art Supply List

Here are all the art supplies you need to draw a Bargue Plate using atelier methods. Ready to start your atelier training right this minute? This free Bargue drawing video series¬†will teach you everything you need to know to complete … Continue reading

Thursday, 18 March 2021
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How Should I Draw?

Discover the techniques that are congruent with you artistic soul. “How should I draw?” is likely a question students have asked since ateliers were invented. Although I teach my students many of the same techniques at the same time, I … Continue reading

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