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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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Art Events for January 2020

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A list of some fantastic artist events coming up in the month of January, submitted by the ArtWeb community: Alchemy An exhibition of new work by TAG (Textile Art Group) on the theme of Alchemy which includes some of their eco-printing experiments…

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The key stages of preparing an etching plate

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Whether you are using such a metal as copper, zinc or steel – what are the basic steps to prepare the plate?

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Art Events for December 2019

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A list of some fantastic artist events coming up in the month of December, submitted by the ArtWeb community: Present Open from 9th November to 24th December, we are showcasing a wide range of contemporary art and craft from local and regional…

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Art Events for December 2019

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A wonderful time of year to support ArtWeb artists-led events!

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4 ways to get more out of your figure drawings

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Exercises to help you gain greater value from your figure sketches.

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Free Art Events for October 2019

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A list of some fantastic artist events coming up in the month of October, submitted by the ArtWeb community: Geometry An international juried exhibition of 50 works of artists working in drawing, painting, printmaking, wall sculpture, collage and video relating to geometry.…

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Promote your art classes in Art Bundle for Good

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Bundles for good collage

The annual Art Bundle for Good collection is a great opportunity to promote your art classes to tens of thousands of artists and it costs nothing to participate. The best part is that you’ll also be helping to raise money…

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Free Art Events for September 2019

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A list of some fantastic artist events coming up in the month of September, submitted by the ArtWeb community: Rita Linney Exhibition of Works A four-week-long exhibition of works by ArtWeb member Rita Linney.   Dates  2–29 September 2019 Cost  Free Location…

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Things to know before you start oil painting

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Tubes of oil paint and artist paint brushes closeup on wooden background. Retro styled.

The title of this blog post may give the impression that I am about to give you a definitive rundown of all of the things that you should be aware of before you attempt to paint with oils — and…

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The south London art college that gave the world the ‘Camberwell School’

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Camberwell School of Arts

Camberwell, one of London’s many historically acclaimed art colleges, has developed some of the country’s most accomplished artists.

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What is beauty in art—and does it still matter?

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How have notions of beauty evolved in art down the centuries, and what do they tell us about the beauty of the art of today?

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