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What is Cultural Capital?

What is cultural capital? In educational terms, it refers to the bank of cultural experiences that students can gain from different cultural opportunities.  E.g. Gallery visits, historic visits, music lessons, IT skills, dance lesson...

10 Experimental Drawing Processes

For me, this year is going to be all about 'process' and this blog post explores 10 experimental drawing processes. What do I mean by that? Rather than concentrating on single media I’m going...

How to do Inktober in School

Is it too difficult to do Inktober in school?  After all, can we really ask our students to draw every day for 31 days?  And how can art teachers do it in the age...

Derek Jarman’s Prospect Cottage

A few weeks ago I visited Derek Jarman's Prospect Cottage in Dungeness. Jarman trained at the Slade School of Fine Art and went on to be a pioneering film-maker, stage designer, sculptor, painter, poet...

Keeping Art Teaching Fresh

Have you ever gone to school feeling like teaching is a chore rather than a passion? Then this post is for you. Having been in the profession for the best part of twenty years,...

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