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Artist twins who meld tradtitions (by Margaret Cooter)

The Singh Twins, Amrit and Rabindra, have pioneered a new development of the traditional Indian miniature in modern art. Their work addresses important areas of critical debate, challenging stereotypes of heritage and identity. 224 more words

Art Technique

Scaling Up: Guy Fawkes

Created by my Year 8 and Year 9 Class

Objective: Scale up an A4 size image to A2 size and color it.

August 2014… 19 more words


I did it!



I will explain my steps in the coming posts…

Is it vain to say I love how it turned out?!

Glad to be back.

Play Time

Sketching with Willow Sticks

Willow sticks are excellent for covering a lot of paper in a short period of time. A willow stick is a piece of willow that has been turned into charcoal. 143 more words


Meaningful? Morbid? ... or simply a mixed bag to be sorted each on its own merit? (by Olga Norris)

Walter Potter: Rabbits’ Village School
It was popular during the 19th century, and gradually becoming a minority curiosity during the 20th, but then suddenly there has been a revival of the art of taxidermy – or a growth in the use of taxidermy in art. 458 more words

Art Ideas

My painting class: I'm loving it!

What a wonderful time I’ve been having, teaching Introduction to Oil Painting at Your Home Public Library in Johnson City, NY. Originally a class of ten students, one failed to show from the first day, and another dropped out after the first day, citing time conflicts. 327 more words


Why fabric? (by Margaret Cooter)

Why quilts – rather than paintings … do you sometimes wonder? Whenever SAQA’s Art Quilt News pops into my inbox (you can subscribe here, it’s free) I ponder this question – the quilts shown in it are each part of an exhibition somewhere. 386 more words

Textile Art