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Saturday, 27 November 2021
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Painting Education

How do you learn how to paint well? Here is how special art schools, called “ateliers“, teach painting to students.   Painting Education Starts with Drawing Everyone who enters an atelier for the first time just can’t wait to start … Continue reading

Saturday, 13 November 2021
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3 Ways to Start Your Atelier Art Training Right Now

So, you finally found this type of art school you were looking for your entire life but didn’t even know existed. It’s called an Atelier. And if you study hard for a few years, you can learn how to paint … Continue reading

Saturday, 9 October 2021
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Your Hand Gets Better Before Your Eye

If you just started atelier training and feel like you are going crazy, relax, that’s normal.     One of the most challenging aspects of atelier training for students is that their eye starts to see things better than their … Continue reading

Saturday, 18 September 2021
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Name Your Shadow Shapes when Drawing

Naming the shapes within your shapes helps you to draw accurately.     Name Those Shapes “Don’t you see? It looks like Minnesota on crack.” This is how I once described a shadow shape to one of my students in … Continue reading

Sunday, 12 September 2021
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Why Is Red So Hard to Paint?

Red subjects have a bad reputation for being difficult to paint. But if you take time to identify its attributes, you can easily overcome red’s obstacles. Have you ever tried to Cosplay Sabastian from The Little Mermaid? It’s no easy … Continue reading

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

Sunday, 27 June 2021
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Art Can Be Taught, Art Can Be Learned

“…I think undoubtedly everybody ought to be taught to draw, just as much as everybody ought to be taught to read and write.”  -William Morris     “Oh by the way, you are the music teacher too.” These were words … Continue reading

Saturday, 26 June 2021
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Color Palettes of Iceland

Every country has its own, place-specific palette, but Iceland has some of the most unique colors of them all.     Blue Lagoon Palette The Blue Lagoon is world-famous for its milky-blue waters. As an artist, I wanted to discover … 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

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

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