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I can show students a range of artists work and if Cristina Troufa is in the mix, there are certain to be several students who choose to look at her work.  I shouldn't be surprised.  The first time I saw her work I did a double take.  It's not...
I'm a huge fan of Van Gogh.  I know some art teachers get bored with his work, but the potential for teaching within his paintings and drawings never ceases to blow me away.  I love his frantic, daubed paintings almost as much as I love the marks that build...
5 Art Books Every Art Teacher Must Have With the dawn of Pinterest where we can easily collect images on so many artists, genres, themes and movements, do books on art and artists still have a place in the art classroom? I believe the answer is a resounding...
Anyone who follows my Facebook page knows I'm a huge Grayson Perry fan. I was delighted to get the opportunity to see 'Julie Copes Grand Tour' which is described as 'The Story of a Life by Grayson Perry' at Abbot Hall Art...
If you are looking for an alternative to Georgia O’Keeffe I would definitely suggest the beautiful, dissected images photographed by globe-trotting botanist Robbie Honey. In fact, if you were doing a project on still life, flowers, collections or arrangements (popular GCSE themes here in the UK) Robbie Honey is an artist worth...
'Close-Ups' is a theme many Art Teachers present to their students.  It encourages students to look at the world in a different way - from different perspectives and angles.  Arranging, zooming in, cropping and observing detail are all part of the creative process.  I was pleased to speak to...

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