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The Daily Blog

Friday 22nd March 2019

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From the Portrait and Style: Painting class at ActonArt: some lovely, loose watercolor portraits.

The Portrait and Style class in the Spring trimester focuses on cartooned portraits, so be looking forward to that!

Thursday 21st March 2019

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Some choice Chibi characters from the Manga 1 class at ActonArt!

These chibi characters have intentionally abstracted proportions in order to make them look more cute and childlike.

Wednesday 20th March 2019

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From ActonArt’s Oil Painting class: palette knife birds.

Palette knives also help loosen up brush strokes and create more energetic pieces - this type of mark-making is very complimentary to flighty birds!

Tuesday 19th March 2019

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Welcome to the Spring Trimester at ActonArt! For our first Foundation Drawing project, students are drawing some sea life!

The leafy sea dragon is a master of disguise, able to blend in with its sea-weedy surroundings.

We’re still enrolling for the spring trimester - you can head to our website to see what classes are still available and to register.

Monday 18th March 2019

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From the Creative Drawing class at ActonArt: stick drawing!

Often, students find themselves drawing too tightly, creating stiff lines and rigid pieces. By forcing students to draw with materials adhered to long sticks, they must surrender themselves to lose strokes and being more forgiving with their mark-making!

Sunday 17th March 2019

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At ActonArt in the Portrait and Style: Painting class, students were working with watercolors to create soft skin tones.

Saturday 16th March 2019

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That finishes up the choice project in Foundation Drawing here at ActonArt - we’ll see you next week for the start of the spring trimester!

We’re still enrolling for the spring trimester - head to our website to check availability and to register!

Friday 15th March 2019

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From the Intro to Oil Painting class at ActonArt - limited color cartoons!

Thursday 14th March 2019

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In the Art Year Program at ActonArt, students were continuing their study of sculpture.

In this project, students were using layers of toned paper to create the illusion of a subject.

Wednesday 13th March 2019

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From the Creative Drawing course at ActonArt: Art Inspiration!

It’s important as an artist to get out of your own head sometimes and look around at the world. Other artists have been inspiring and amazing in their creations, and by trying a “style copy” we can maybe learn a few new things and get inspired to try something we’d never think of on our own.

In this instance, students were looking at artesanías, or Mexican folk art. It’s bright colors and patterns combined with a flat depth of field create startling and wonderful images.