Category: Art

How to draw & paint faster

Some students – even those who are dedicated and hard-working – find it to work at the pace required in a Visual Art course. The skilful, perfectionist student usually falls into this category; those who produce meticulous, highly-detailed observational drawings or paintings. Parents and teachers can be unsure how to provide practical, positive strategies for […]

Awesome Art Paper for Painting Students

This article provides guidance for teachers who need to equip a classroom for high school Painting / Fine Art students – or for students who wish to purchase their own art supplies, ensuring that they are well-prepared for their high school Art course. Papers and other materials are recommended by Amiria Robinson, an experienced teacher […]

Art Sketchbook Ideas: Creative Examples

What is a high school art sketchbook? A sketchbook is a creative document that contains both written and visual material. It may include teacher-guided sketchbook assignments or self-directed investigation. A sketchbook provides a place to think through the making process: researching, brainstorming, experimenting, testing, analysing and refining compositions. It offers a place to document the […]

Line Drawing: A Guide for Art Students

When we first picked up a pen or pencil and started making marks on paper, we began with line. Whether self-taught, through trial, or guided by others, we learned how line defines form, creates structure, divides a frame, traces contour, creates tonal variation (cross-hatching, for example) and leads the eye from one part of a […]