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Lesson 4: Around the World

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For lesson 4 we asked students to travel the world during Coronavirus…… using Google Street View! It was also to be a challenge that included perspective. We made videos to explain perspective to beginners and discussed the work of artists … Continue reading

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Lesson 3: Self Portraits

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Lesson 3 of the summer term was all about Self Portraits. Students (from 6 years old to adults) initially learnt about proportions and positioning of the features, watercolour and acrylic technique, then made self portraits from a mirror representing how … Continue reading

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Lesson 2: Taking a line on a walk

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Lesson 2 of the summer term was all about taking a line on a walk. Students (from 6 years old to adults) learnt about line, initally following a demonstration video my Mick Kirkbride, drawing 360 degrees of a room, followed … Continue reading

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Q&A with Celestine Thomas

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Our third Q&A with Insight’s Studio Fridays artists is with abstract colourist Celestine Thomas, who many of you may also know as a teacher of art at Insight too. To see more of Celestine Thomas’s work, head over to the … Continue reading

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Lesson 1: Trees

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Lesson 1 of the summer term was all about trees. Students (from 6 years old to adults) ¬†looked at the work of a number of contemporary artists who have responded to trees in their work, as well as looking at … Continue reading

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Mystery Challenge 4

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Mystery Challenge 4 was set by Insight teacher Karen Walters, who made a video showing students how to find interesting views abstracted from things around them in the home. Once again, students produced a fantastic range of outcomes, from 6 … Continue reading

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Sarah Adams Virtual Exhibition

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Insight’s Sarah Adams solo exhibition has gone online. It was to be held at Ye Old Mitre, a traditional London pub in the heart of the city, but as with so many events, it didn’t happen due to Coronavirus closures. … Continue reading

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Mystery Challenge 3

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For Mystery Challenge 3, students were encouraged to make quick sketches of people from various sources and then combine them to create an imaginary scene. We sent them a video demonstration and suggested looking at artwork with figures by Joy … Continue reading

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Mystery Challenge 2

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For Mystery Challenge 2, students were asked to bring together some objects that they have on display at home. Objects that are important to them and their family, reminding them of precious moments from the past, then arrange them on … Continue reading

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A message from Insight’s brushes (or is it Lara?)

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