Revelation Natural Art
If you are interested in any of these web sites, click on the title for more information:
- Drawing and Creativity - Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain
The magical mystery of drawing ability seems to be, in part at least, an ability to make a shift in brain state to a different mode of seeing/perceiving. When you see in the special way in which experienced artists see, then you can draw. Drawing is not really very difficult. Seeing is the problem, or to be more specific, shifting to a particular way of seeing.
- How to Draw Chunky Monkey
Drawing Chunky Monkey is easy. We've broken it down into some simple steps to get you started. Of course, you can make your own drawing better by adding colour and more details.
- How to Draw Magical Animals
Let's learn how to draw a magical owl like Hedwig! The first time we meet Hedwig is when Hagrid buys her from the Eeylops Owl Emporium for Harry Potter's tenth birthday present. Hedwig is a Snowy Owl, which is entirely different from a Barn Owl or a Hoot Owl or any other sort of owl.
- Celtic knotwork - An easy to use online resource that lets you create your own
This is a Java applet for designing Celtic knots. Initially the display is a simple weave of intersecting threads. You can design a knot by clicking on the points where the threads intersect. The program ensures that your knot is always properly woven (over then under). Your knot will look best if it has some symmetry or pattern to it (for bonus points, use a single thread).
- Web Watercolour Lessons
Frank Clarke invites you to try your hand at painting a watercolour picture. He teaches you how to paint in simple easy to follow steps. Just select a picture you would like to paint and follow the simple step by step instructions.
- Young Artists of the Year Awards
These annual Awards reward inspirational teaching and learning in art and design.
They aim to:
- Motivate and support teachers in the development of high-quality, ambitious art projects.
- Promote opportunities for pupils to explore the world in imaginative ways through gallery visits and contact with artists.
- Recognise how engaging creatively with art works and artists can lead to fresh, surprising and innovative outcomes.
- Drawing Power - The Campaign for Drawing
Drawing Power has a simple but ambitious aim - to get everyone drawing. The Campaign was initiated by The Guild of St George, a small charity funded by artist, writer and visionary John Ruskin in 1871. Ruskin saw drawing as the foundation of visual thought. His mission was not to teach people how to draw, but how to see.
Impressionism is perhaps the best known and best loved of all artistic styles, celebrated for its bright colour and fresh, informal vision of the world. However, in its original contexts, in Paris in the 1870s, this art was viewed as provocative and controversial; it was considered to threaten the values that fine art was meant to uphold. Discover more about the work of Paul Cézanne, Edgar Degas, Paul Gauguin, Edouard Manet, Claude Monet, Auguste Renoir, Georges Seurat and Vincent Van Gogh.
- National Society for Education in Art & Design
Welcome to the National Society for Education in Art & Design (NSEAD) website. If you teach art, craft or design in primary or secondary schools, or in further or higher education, this site is for you. Gallery educators, artists in residence, parents and all those with an interest in arts education will find much that is useful. There is information here about teaching and learning resources, events, in-service education, publications, research, careers in art and design, and very much more.
AccessArt is an evolving collection of online workshops and arts educational activities for use by teachers and students of all ages. For teachers, educators and artists - AccessArt provides easy access to contemporary issues in visual arts education and an exchange of information and ideas. For pupils - Pupils will find AccessArt a fun, creative and dynamic learning tool across all Key Stages. For lifelong learners and home-users - AccessArt is a valuable way of accessing gallery and museum education from home.
- Complementary Colour Portraits
This site provides an interesting and alternative view on drawing self-portraits. It contains a detailed lesson plan for teaching pupils to create a self-portrait using one pair of complementary colours. The lesson assumes children are already able to draw basic facial characteristics. It focuses on exploring how complementary colours used next to one another makes each colour appear brighter and how mixing complementary colours together makes grey. An example of a face drawn using complementary colours is included for reference, as is a printable colour wheel.