Artists inspired by nature: five resources to engage students

Ideas and resources for artists linking to the natural world #inspiration #botanicalart #artsed

Inspiration from natural forms Training to become an art teacher, I found I was surprised and encouraged by the endless fascination that seems to stem from working from nature. Thinking specifically about the natural world, I have been charmed by how young people are so happy to focus in on the wonder of organic forms. […]

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas… or is it?

Christmas art teaching resources How do you incorporate a bit of festive cheer into your art teaching whilst still making best use of the precious lesson time you have with your students? Here I’m posting links to three seasonal art lessons that I’ve put together with the aim of making sure there’s some great learning […]

Why is artist research so difficult?

I love learning about new artists; new ways of doing things, what was going on culturally at the time, interesting personal lives etc. But recently I’ve realised that my enjoyment of artist research is built on many years of accumulating knowledge and that much of the vocabulary and contextual background that I take for granted […]