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Sketchbook Circle 2

Sketchbook Circle 2

For those of you who regularly read my blog, you'll know I'm taking part in sketchbook circle this year.  You can see my first post about this here and read more about what Sketchbook...

4 Tips for Managing Art Group Work

Managing art group work can be a challenge and seem like more trouble than it's worth.  How can you assess a single student when it's group work? What are you assessing them on?  What...
'Open Aperture' by Paul Matte

Book Review: ‘Open Aperture’ by Paul Matte

I have been lucky enough to be sent a copy of the photography book ‘Open Aperture.  The Evolution of Photography in an Abstract World’ by its author Paul Matte.  I’m really pleased that it...
Exploring Cyanotype

Exploring Cyanotype

What is Cyanotype? Cyanotype is a photographic printing process that produces a cyan-blue print.  The basic premise involves coating a surface with a 1:1 solution of Potassium Ferricyanide and Ammonium Ferric (III) Citrate.  This surface...
art department recovery curriculum

What is an Art Department Recovery Curriculum?

Are you being asked to design a recovery curriculum for your art and design department? A recovery curriculum is a curriculum, as suggested by Barry Carpenter, CBE, Professor of Mental Health in Education, Oxford Brookes...

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