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A brief guide to enjoying art online: how to escape the endless scroll

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What I’m missing right now are the spontaneous activities that keep life interesting. Popping into a busy city gallery during a shopping trip or strolling through a cool museum on a hot day is a joy for many art lovers.…

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How to get your artwork recognised through Instagram

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For artists, Instagram plays a big role in debuting new work and prompting business opportunities. Here’s how to use it to your advantage.

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True blue: a brief history of the colour blue in art

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We delve deep into the colour that has captured the imagination of artists for millennia.

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Making 3D art for the first time

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Looking for inspiration? Get your hands dirty with clay, glue and wire to try out different shapes, textures and patterns.

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Generosity is infectious: the Artist Support Pledge

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The Artist Support Pledge is a way for artists to help each other during these uncertain times.

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Preparing for a recession as a contemporary artist

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Even as many governments worldwide begin to ‘reopen’ their economies after coronavirus-related shutdowns, it will be a long road to recovery. The Bank of England has predicted that the UK is facing its sharpest recession on record — in April, its economy…

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Making it: Three artists reflect on their first big break

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From dream collaborations to solo exhibitions

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How to get your artwork recognised through social media

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Even Picasso would need to have his Instagram in shape if he wanted to get noticed in 2020.

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How to dress for an art gallery viewing

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Do you struggle to decide what to wear to an art gallery or exhibition opening? If so, swot up on our handy dress-code tips at ArtWeb.

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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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5 techniques to try with your next acrylic painting

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Learn about 5 techniques that will help you to get more out of acrylic painting, with the help of ArtWeb.

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Equip yourself with these key tools and materials for screen printing

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Is screen printing one of the most traditional of fine art processes, or instead a relatively recent development in printing? From a certain perspective, one could say it to be both; after all, stencilled handprints were among the very first…

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Watercolours, the landscape and ‘plein-air’ painting: practical tips and guidance

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Water colors en plein air

Outdoor painting still has many potential benefits, including in how it forces an artist to look hard at a subject and make quick decisions as to how to depict it.

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Free Art Events for February 2020

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A list of some fantastic artist events coming up in the month of February, submitted by the ArtWeb community: National Association of Women Artists – Small Works Winter 2020 Sixty-three paintings, photography, prints, mixed media, sculptures no larger than 15 in. x…

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A short explanation of aquatint

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Whether you are a complete printmaking or etching novice or someone possessing a certain level of familiarity with these processes, you could be forgiven for being confused about the term ‘aquatint’ and precisely what it means. Aquatint, in a nutshell,…

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