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On Tate, Turner & Unlikely Partnerships

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J.M.W Turner, Margate (?) from the sea, about 1835-40 11 years ago on a very cold winters morning I was poised with a dripping wet floor mop, recreating a painting by J.M.W Turner. My audience were a group of five cleaners from the Museum I worked at. The workshop wasn’t really going to plan. I […]

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A Thanksgiving Thanks!

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In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I’d like to thank all the comments, questions, students and well wishers that have helped the blog to grow over the last year. We now have over 100,000 visitors a month and we’ve gone from 500,000 views to just short of hitting nearly hit the 2,000,000 views on YouTube, Woohoo! […]

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How to paint, sleep (and nearly die) like Cézanne

by Will Kemp painting
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I knew we were in trouble when I opened the car door and brown water started flooded in. ‘Shut the door!’ shouted Vanessa. “Mon Dieu, Mon Dieu!” muttered our French driver, holding her head in her hands. The car had stalled. The small country road we had driven along in brilliant sunshine only a few short hours […]

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A Thanksgiving Thanks!

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In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I’ve been reflecting on all the positivity and creativity that has come through the Art School blog. So I’d like to thank you all for your support & encouragement this year. The most rewarding thing for me is seeing students progress in their drawing and painting where they’d previously been struggling. […]

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8 tips to help you make a killer Bespoke Canvas

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Off the peg or bespoke? The dilemmas of a modern man. Choosing a canvas is much like deciding between Savile Row, the high street or knitting your own! With Bespoke you get: Neat edges on the back, staple free sides, a choice of fabric, a choice of finish (unprimed, sized, oil-primed) an exact choice of […]

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How to choose Watercolour Paper

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“First of all respect your paper!” J.M.W.Turner Ever walked into an art shop and felt daunted by the sheer volume of paper choices with confusing names, got flustered and just walk out?! You are not alone! Choosing the correct watercolour paper doesn’t have to be as complicated as Manufacturers seem to make it…

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