John is a contemporary artist based in the city of Liverpool, growing up in Kirkby, he was extremely proficient in art and loved it during his time at school, he did not consider making it a career until his road to recovery lead him back to his childhood passion......
Using watercolour Glazing techniques from episode 5 of Watercolour Wednesday, Ellie guides you through some festive creating to make your own Christmas cards using techniques shown in our previous episode.
Garth Gratrix, a Blackpool based Contemporary queer artist, curator & director who successfully established the only contemporary studio within Lancashire coastline and whose work represents how his choices are influenced by his own queer identity.
Picasso owned an impressive 175 sketchbooks filled with ideas at the time of his death. Pencils are a great way to sketch ideas quickly or make beautiful, detailed drawings. Using a good range of graphite pencils allows you to explore a broad tonal value and achieve varying results.
Welcome to our first episode for Watercolour Wednesdays! We are joined by artist Ellie Jakeman who has extensive experience using watercolour both as an artist and an art teacher, designing courses for large classes and small groups
Ellie Jakeman is an artist deeply connected to her home town of Blackpool. After studying at Blackpool School of Arts and Manchester Metropolitan University, Ellie became a teacher, developing curriculum across Textiles through to Fine Art.
An American painter, art tutor and television host, Bob Ross is now a household name. Ross created and hosted “The Joy of Painting’ an instructional television programme that aired from 1983 to 1994 in the United States.
As we approach the time of year to begin preparing for a new school term, many of our teenagerswill be embarking on their new G.C.S.E subjects in September, whether that be physically in their schools or virtually from home, they will still need certain equipment.
Acrylic paint is still a comparatively young medium unlike watercolours and oil which have been used by artists as far back as the 1500’s and earlier still. In this article we discuss what we consider to be the best acrylic paints to get your hands on.