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Lesson 10: Illustrate a Story or a Poem

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For lesson 10 we talked about how artists and illustrators often use image to describe narrative, then asked students to choose a piece of text and respond to it in their own way. We received lots of very imaginative work … Continue reading

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Lesson 9: Inspired by Sculpture

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In week 9 we looked at artists who made sculpture and asked our students to respond in two or three dimentions to a sculpture who inspired them. Congratulations to all of our students who took part, children and adults, as … Continue reading

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Week 8: Impressionist Marks

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For week 8 of the summer term we asked our students to make work using Impressionist Marks. Our teachers Mick Kirkbride and Matt Davies made videos where they worked in the style of  Monet and Vincent van Gogh, and well … Continue reading

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Week 7: Monochrome

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For week 7 of the summer term we asked our students to make Monochrome work. Using tones of one colour only. The results were the best yet! Congratulations to all adults and children who took part. We sent students videos … Continue reading

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Lesson 6: Skies

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For lesson 6, we asked students to notice the sky, and make artwork in response. Our teachers made some videos, showing how they would respond to the theme of skies, as well as some short videos for beginners, looking at … Continue reading

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Lesson 5: In the Media

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For lesson 5, we spoke to students about artists who, from the 1960s to the present day, have responded to what they see in the media, making memorable images about a moment in time. Thank you to everyone who sent … Continue reading

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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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