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Thursday, 13 May 2021
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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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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

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

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

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, 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

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