Five Tips to Overcome Creative Blocks: A Guide for Visual Artists and Designers
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Five Tips to Overcome Creative Blocks: A Guide for Visual Artists and Designers

Creative blocks are incredibly frustrating, but it's also a natural part of the process. Today, we'll share five simple strategies to help you overcome these hurdles and reignite your artistic spark. Let's go!
The Beauty of Transience: An Introduction to the Japanese Philosophy of Wabi-Sabi
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The Beauty of Transience: An Introduction to the Japanese Philosophy of Wabi-Sabi

Wabi-sabi is an ancient Japanese philosophy that calls us to celebrate the beauty in imperfection and impermanence. In this blog post, we'll explore wabi-sabi's profound philosophy and discover how we can weave its essence into our lives. We'll examine different examples of wabi-sabi design and learn how these objects cherish life's imperfections and find beauty in the simplicity of the everyday. Let's go! 
Unleash Your Creativity Today: Why Collage is the Perfect Artistic Technique for Beginners
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Unleash Your Creativity Today: Why Collage is the Perfect Artistic Technique for Beginners

Have you ever wanted to express your creative side but needed help figuring out where to start? Or maybe you're an artist who wants to try a new artistic technique but is unsure what to do. Collage is an engaging and inclusive medium, making it accessible to beginners seeking to discover their creative potential and seasoned artists searching for a new artistic adventure. Read on to find out more! 
Adding Deeper Meaning to Your Art: A Guide for Artists
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Adding Deeper Meaning to Your Art: A Guide for Artists

Art can convey emotions, recount stories and inspire questions. For many artists, creating art provides an opportunity to share a personal statement or meaning. In this blog post, we'll highlight some techniques artists use to add depth and significance to their work and some questions artists can consider to help articulate the meaning behind their work.
An Introduction to the Principles of Classicism
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An Introduction to the Principles of Classicism

In the seventeenth century, the terms "classic" or "classical" emerged to describe the arts and culture that either originated from or were inspired by the ancient civilisations of Greece and Rome. This style typically includes concepts of harmony, idealism, proportion, restraint, and balance. This article will introduce you to some classical principles and show how they are represented in art. Let's go! 
Understanding Influential Art Movements: An Introduction to Baroque Art
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Understanding Influential Art Movements: An Introduction to Baroque Art

Baroque art is a flamboyant and ornate artistic movement that emerged in Italy in the early 17th century and was popular until the mid-18th century. The Victoria and Albert Museum says Baroque art ''became the first visual style to have a significant worldwide impact.". It is known for its elaborate and dramatic themes, colours and intricate details. In this blog post, we will delve into five characteristics of Baroque art. Let's go!
Painting the World in Colour: Discovering Impressionist Art
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Painting the World in Colour: Discovering Impressionist Art

Welcome to our introduction to the Impressionist movement. We'll discover some of the defining characteristics of Impressionist art and examine some significant works by notable artists. The Impressionist movement emerged in the late 19th century, primarily in France. It sought to capture the fleeting effects of light, colour, and atmosphere. 
Celebrating the Ordinary: The Rise of Realism
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Celebrating the Ordinary: The Rise of Realism

Realist painters revelled in depicting working-class people with an unflinching gaze. They captured introspection, labour, and leisure scenes using accurate colours, allowing viewers to witness a sober reality previously overlooked by artists seeking aesthetic grandeur. Realist artists wanted to explore the tensions between tradition and progress and the juxtaposition of urban and rural life. Read on to learn about some of our favourite works! 
Exploring Romanticism: A Journey into an Artistic Rebellion
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Exploring Romanticism: A Journey into an Artistic Rebellion

Romantic artists celebrated embracing the tumultuous emotions of human existence and the untamed beauty of nature. Join us as we learn about this fascinating movement; we'll examine some iconic paintings by Romantic painters and learn about the fundamental characteristics of Romantic art. Let's go!