Lessons

How to Paint a Simple Bird with the Watercolour Travel Set

In this lesson we explore some of the many effects that can be achieved with watercolour.  Wet in wet, washes, masking and spattering are all given a brief introduction.  The watercolours used are f...

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DIY

10 Unique DIY Projects to Make with Air Drying Clay

This month we thought we'd look at some amazingly simple air drying clay DIY projects. Air drying clay has such an earthy beauty and is perfect for custom DIY decor. Unlike polymer clay no baking is r...

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Painting Tips

Glazing Tips for Beginners

Creating luminous effects is something most artists aspire to. Glazing can take your painting’s finish from flat to multi-dimensional, and your work from good to great. Here we explore some of the b...

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Peruvian Woman

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Inspiration
Quote of the month

Breathe

Sometimes we get so busy in our everyday lives that we forget to make time for the important stuff. Make sure you don’t miss out on the simple but vital things that really keep you going.

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Kids Painting

Field of Poppies in Studio Acrylic

In this beautiful little project we use Studio Acrylic Paint to create a colourful and fun field of poppies with a backdrop of mountains in the distance under a summer sky.  Mont Marte Studio Acrylic...

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DIY

DIY Gold Leafing

Do you have a thing for DIYing, upcycling or just prettying up a pre-existing item that’s laying around and not getting loved anymore? This week we’ve been looking at gold foil techniques and the ...

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General Art Tips

Why Using Colour Theory In Art Works

Sir Isaac Newton invented the original colour wheel by splitting white sunlight into red, orange, yellow, green, cyan, and blue beams. Colour wheels have been consulted by many artists as to the best ...

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Point Cartwright from Kawana

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Inspiration
Quote of the month

Art is Not About Waiting for Inspiration to Happen

Making something every day helps to keep your brain in creative mode. Don’t put off projects and wait for inspiration to strike – become inspiring in your everyday art!

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