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Getting the most out of a life drawing class

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Tips for gaining the maximum value from a life drawing class. Attend a good local class, bring the right materials & develop your own style!

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How to write effectively about your own artwork

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Do you struggle to write about your own art practice? Here are some tips on how to improve how you write about it.

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3 questions to ask yourself before you blog about your art

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What’s the key to maintaining a successful art blog? Here at ArtWeb, we outline three of the most important questions to ask yourself.

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5 less obvious holiday destinations for artists

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Dreaming of your next holiday? Our 5 suggestions of less-trodden creative destinations should give you invaluable inspiration.

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The dos and don’ts of working on an art series

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Some helpful tips to consider when creating your own art series.

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6 things you should know as a novice abstract painter

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Would you like to try abstract painting for the first time or paint with a little more skill or inspiration? If so, turn to ArtWeb for some timely advice.

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The best surfaces to paint on when using oils

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best surfaces for oil painting

It’s a fascinating question for new and experienced oil painters alike: What surface, or ‘support’ to use the popular painters’ parlance, should you actually be painting on when you work with oils? You probably won’t be taken aback when told…

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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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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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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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