Cath Riley

Cath Riley is an artist and illustrator from the UK. She creates highly detailed and hyper-realistic large-scale drawings of natural forms and people. Riley’s monochromatic, hand-drawn artworks show subjects created in pencil with a wide range of tones to make her work look realistic. Cath Riley is an artist and illustrator from Keighley in the […]

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GCSE Art Project: Drypoint Etching

I designed this GCSE art drypoint etching project with the intention of having students understand the different applications of mark-making drawing techniques, and getting an insight into a simple but effective printing process. The drypoint etching technique is one of my favourites as it is so versatile and can be done without any specialist printing […]

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Kate Malone

Kate Malone is a ceramic artist from London in the UK. She is a master potter and makes large scale clay artworks inspired by natural forms such as fruits and vegetables. Kate Malone is well known for her clay work and she has appeared as an expert judge on the BBC show ‘The Great Pottery […]

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Yayoi Kusama

Yayoi Kusama is a world famous Japanese artist who works in a range of different media. Kusama mostly creates highly decorative, patterned sculptures and installations inspired by natural forms and Pop Art. However, she also makes paintings, films, fashion pieces and performance art. Yayoi Kusama is a Japanese artist who was born in 1929 – […]

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Fun Assessment Ideas for Art Lessons

Peer and self assessments; whole class evaluations; formative and summative assessments; teacher feedback; exit tickets; quick checks; verbal feedback… The list of ways for art students to receive feedback or evaluate their artwork can seem endless (and sometimes confusing) but these learning activities are critical for engaging and purposeful art lessons. Without succinct feedback, time […]

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