Richard Estes is a photorealist painter from America. Estes’ paintings focus on man-made environments and are famous for showing highly reflective surfaces such as glass and metal – he paints his scenes so realistically that they look like photographs. His paintings are often called super-realistic or hyper-realistic. Richard Estes is an American painter who was […]Read more "Richard Estes"
This is a super simple but REALLY effective clay project that my students love. I teach this clay coil bowl project to my Year 8 students and their results are lovely – and can take their plates home with them when they’re finished. The project is inspired by the coiling techniques and shapes used in […]Read more "KS3 Clay Project – Coil Bowls"
Gordon Cheung is a contemporary multi-media artist from London in the UK. He creates fantastic, strange and colourful mixed-media artworks that blur virtual and actual reality. Cheung uses unusual materials on his landscape paintings such as sand, fabric, sail cloth, newspaper and acrylic gels. Gordon Cheung is a British born, Chinese artist living and working […]Read more "Gordon Cheung"
After teaching a dry media pattern design project previously, I altered this pattern design scheme of work to focus more on colour theory and develop students’ painting skills. This is the first year I have taught the project this way, and I am so chuffed with the results! Get this full pattern painting project on […]Read more "KS3 Art Project: Painting Patterns"
Yellena James is an artist and designer from Sarajevo. She creates highly detailed and intricate works of art that are inspired by our environment, natural forms and organic shapes. Using mixed-media, Yellena James invents wonderfully bright new worlds in her art that resemble plants, flowers and natural textures. Yellena James is an artist from Sarajevo […]Read more "Yellena James"
As LGBT+ History Month is coming to an end here in the UK, I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to share this list of over 60 artists identifying as LGBTQIA+. The aim is to celebrate their work, their lives and share their artwork with our students. I’m sure I don’t need to express […]Read more "LGBTQIA+ Artists"
Mark Powell is a British portrait artist from Yorkshire. Powell also draws animals and objects, but he is well known for his contemporary drawings of people made using biro pen. Powell’s biro drawings of people are often done onto antique documents such as maps and envelopes, giving a sense of history and timelessness to his […]Read more "Mark Powell"
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 […]Read more "Cath Riley"
The very kind and wonderful librarian at my school has shared this list of art films / documentaries / artist interviews that are ideal for showing in an art classroom. Perfect for art cover or sub lessons (or end of term treats?!) I thought it would be useful to have them all in one place. […]Read more "Films & Documentaries for Art Classes"
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 […]Read more "GCSE Art Project: Drypoint Etching"