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Negative Space in Art

What is Negative Space in Art?

In art, negative space is the space around and between the subject of the image.  The positive space is the subject or object of the image. Why is it important? Negative space is important because it...

Sketchbook Circle 2021: Busy Hands

This year I have decided to take part in Sketchbook Circle.  It was a big decision for me to take part as I have a lot on my plate with teaching, running this website...

5 Things Your Students Can Try with Snapseed

As digital natives, students take photographs all of the time. Tapping into using these skills is an incredible way to encourage experimentation through photo-editing. Snapseed is a free and easy to use App that...
Abby Diamond Artist

Abby Diamond Inspired Birds

When I saw the stage by stage photos by art teacher Robert Bagley, I knew they would be of interest to art teachers everywhere. They are inspired by the artist Abby Diamond who is...
How to Print with Carbon Paper

How to Print with Carbon Paper

This blog post outlines how to print with carbon paper and shows a couple of different ways to work into the prints. I was recently reminded by a colleague about the potential of printing...

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...

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