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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...

Jeff Stahl Skulls

Artist Jeff Stahl is best known for his caricature portraits and pet portraits but has also created wonderful, gestural paintings of skulls that are ideal to show to your students.  Not least because he...

Take a Virtual Tour of Frida Kahlo’s Beautiful Mexico City Home

In the Coyoacán district of Mexico City, the Casa Azul is where Frida Kahlo was born, created most of her work, and later died. Like many art galleries and museums the site is now closed...

Ben Heine – Pencil Vs Camera

Ben Heine is a name every art teacher should know.  His deceptively simple technique, which he calls 'Pencil Vs Camera', combines photographs with drawings transforming the image into something new.  It has an illustrative...

Drawing Characterful Collages

Watch the video below and then grab some magazines, glue and a pencil to draw.  Can you turn your creations into characterful drawings? https://youtu.be/DdnshQrh-Do We have 'Mr the Beef' aka Andy Denness-Hulland to thank for this...

Wire Artists to use the Art Classroom

The wire artists featured below are all well known for their work with this unusual and creative medium.  Creating fluid, sculptural works of faces, figures, animals and objects, they are certain to inspire your...

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