by Ellie Jakeman September 14, 2021 13 min read
MATERIALS & TECHNIQUES
It’s that time of year where the nights are drawing in! However it doesn’t have to be all gloomy when we can open up our studios or kitchen tables to the Arts and Crafts any time of the year, but especially for Christmas!
by Ellie Jakeman August 24, 2021 3 min read
Our friends at Winsor & Newton have released a very useful guide explaining the time it takes for their paints to dry:
Please note this guide is time before paint is dry to the touch. Oil paint must be fully dry before varnishing, usually between 3-6 months.
by catherine peters June 16, 2021 3 min read
Contemporary artist Carla Raads, based in Lytham St.Annes, joins us for Artist Interviews this month. We explore her artistic background and unique painting technique. Alongside this Blog 'Artist Interview' we have the first in our new 'Artist Signature Series' over on YouTube, giving you a unique visual insight into Carla's artwork and her painting technique:
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Episode 7 - 'Creating Textures'
Our episode shows you how to create texture using non-specialist supplies such as sponges, rock salt and clingfilm.
by catherine peters November 02, 2020 7 min read
by catherine peters October 22, 2020 3 min read
MATERIALS & TECHNIQUES
All great art starts with a sketch
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.
by catherine peters September 30, 2020 4 min read
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.
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This summer the British Museum, London showcases the largest exhibition
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Now it's my turn! As I head across America and Canada, I'm taking you with me to check out art outside of our beloved U.K. Things are about to get exciting...
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