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What is textile art and can you make a living at it?

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Once considered a mere craft, more and more artists are establishing textiles as a fine art medium, and buyers and collectors are responding with increasing enthusiasm as they look to expand their art collections with textile art. Alongside the cave…

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Original ideas of things to draw

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American illustrator Andrew Loomis once said, “To learn to draw is to draw and draw and draw.”  Wise advice, but what happens when a lack of inspiration makes it hard to find something to sketch? Returning to the same subject…

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The mental health benefits of making art

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Try these three art therapy exercises at home.

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Media in focus: egg tempera

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Did you know egg tempera is more durable than oil and with a luminosity similar to watercolour?

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Media in focus: vellum

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Vellum is one of the oldest surfaces available to artists, and is among the most technically challenging. Used by medieval monks, Albrecht Dürer, and by the UK government to record Acts of Parliament, it continues to inspire contemporary artists, many…

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Which paper best suits which printmaking process?

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Given the many other labour-intensive and time-consuming stages of printmaking – not least the production of the matrix, such as the plate, block or stone that carries the image information to be printed – choosing your printing paper can seem…

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What Is the Role of the Male Nude in the Art of Today?

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It’s fair to say that the male nude in art has undergone something of a chequered history.

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World’s First Digital Art Museum in Tokyo, Japan: A Multi-Sensory Experience

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Stimulate your senses at the Mori Building Digital Art Museum, the world’s first digital art museum in Tokyo.

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6 Great Abstract Artists You Shouldn’t Ignore

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Painting may be the artistic medium that has been declared ‘dead’ more times than any other, but for as long as there exists some kind of paint, some kind of painting surface and some kind of human being to bring…

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How to Make the Most of Your Fine Art Degree Show

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A true landmark event – or ‘rite of passage’ – in the life of a professional artist is their university degree show. It may be the first and last time you ever formally exhibit your work to the public, or…

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