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Veiled Contentfree31 August 2017

Many artists prefer to work with meaning in a subtle or indirect manner, especially when the subject matter is potentially inflammatory or where censorship exists.In this teaching idea for year 1 students,... more

Contemporary Artists from the Middle East 31 August 2017

Middle Eastern artists, whether they live in that culturally kaleidoscopic (and ill-defined) region or outside it, are at the center of one of the world’s most dynamic movements in contemporary art. more

Your Cultural Influences31 August 2017

Your own cultural traditions Culture is not only about the other; by investigating your own roots you can broaden your scope of appreciation and understanding when encountering the art of cultures you... more

Web Resources Art History30 August 2017

There is a lot of information out there but it varies in quality. Here are four reliable, dependable, intelligent and fairly easy to use web databases for art history and finding images and information... more

The Dark Art Thing30 August 2017

By this I refer a range of things that fall into the realm of "dark art", be that images of violence, blood and gore, or gothic, macabre scenes that share more in common with cartoon or Manga imagery.... more

Adire Eleko30 August 2017

What is Indigo? a tropical plant of the pea family, which was formerly widely cultivated as a source of dark blue dye, now largely replaced by synthetic dyes.Elaborately patterned indigo dyed resist cloths... more

Lateral Thinking30 August 2017

Lateral thinking is an approach to solving problems that is creative, indirect, and does not rely on logical step by step reasoning. Lateral thinking is effectively looking at things sideways ( laterally),... more

Range of Media29 August 2017

Artistic understanding and expression may be taught through a range of media and techniques. Students may demonstrate technical competence in different media according to what materials are available... more

Borders and Frontiers29 August 2017

Borders and Frontiers is a fascinating topic for an international school student who has moved from one place to another in his life, sometimes several places. It could also be a good overall theme when... more

Ways of Seeing29 August 2017

John Berger died January 2, 2017 at the age of 90. He had a profound effect on on the way art is taught and on the way people look at art, so I thought Id update this page and encourage you to revisit... more