Claude Monet

Claude Monet is possibly one of the most famous French artists in the world. Known not just for his fantastic landscape paintings, but because of his unique interpretation of landscapes and the natural world around him. Monet is a unique landscape artist because he did not just try to paint landscapes as he could see […]

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Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo is one of the most well-known portrait artists in the world. Kahlo was born in Mexico and painted a huge array of portraits, self portraits and artworks inspired by nature. In her portrait paintings, Kahlo loved to reference her Mexican heritage, often including objects related to popular culture at the time. She merged […]

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KS3 Art Lessons: Pattern Design

I have been teaching pattern design inspired by MC Escher to my Year 8 groups in school. By the end of the project, students were able to understand how to abstract sections of previous drawings and develop them into patterns. They looked at 4 simple pattern repeats: basic, half drop, 90 degree rotation and reflection. […]

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