How to Teach Texture | Kitten’s First Full Moon | Elements and Principles of Design

If you’re looking for an easy approach to teaching kids art, there’s no better system than using the elements and principles of art. What is texture and why is it important? Texture is the surface quality that can be seen or felt. It is an element of art that brings excitement for students because it … Read more

27 Ways to Design an Inviting, Functional, and Flexible Art Room

The art room is a special place where form must meet function. After all, it is a production facility! Students churn out dozens of artworks daily, and art teachers juggle competing demands to run a smooth operation. To top it all off, the needs of today’s students may expand to include more accommodations than ever … Read more

How to Teach Art using the Elements and Principles of Design

Creating a cohesive, schematic curriculum full of lessons that will excite your students is the dream of art educators. But it can be a daunting task. Sourcing and gathering a lineup of the right lessons that are designed to help students make connections and deepen their learning, is challenging. After all, most of us don’t … Read more

How to Teach Shape | Elements and Principles of Design

The second tutorial in our series CONNECTING WITH THE ELEMENTS – How to Teach the Elements & Principles of Artis SHAPE. Want to start at the beginning? Visit the first art tutorial LINE & PATTERN HERE. This week’s Facebook Live art tutorial showcases two of my favorite projects: Matisse Organic Shape Collage and Calder Inspired … Read more

Aesthetica Magazine – What’s On: Art & Design in 2022

Aesthetica Takes a look at the six months ahead, spotlighting one unmissable show for each month. This selection spans the globe, from explorations of robotics in Germany to surrealist icons in New York. July | Steve McQueen, Sunshine State “My influences come from real life. I’m not interested in cinema for cinema’s sake. I’m interested … Read more

Football at the Design Museum

Football is a simple game, as Gary Lineker and Bill Shankly separately observed, but the simplicity of the game itself belies the complexity and intrigue of the things that attend it. The Design Museum’s exhibition, ‘Football: Designing the Beautiful Game’, is a joyful tour through the evolution of the stuff that seems peripheral to the … Read more

Controversial Design, Hazy Renewal of Abstraction –

The most significant aspect of this year’s Whitney Biennial is its exhibition design. For the first time since 2016, the museum’s fifth floor has been restored to its Renzo Piano-designed primordial state, forgoing walls in favor of a field of fragmented, Tetris-like half-walls arranged in no discernible order or pattern, bookended by city and Hudson … Read more

School of the Art Institute of Chicago Launches 50+ Art and Design Summer Courses

Posted inSponsored Artists from around the world can join online and in-person courses at one of the most influential art and design schools in the United States. Photo from the class “Experimental Drawing and Painting: Exploring Contemporary Practice One-Week Intensive” in SAIC’s Adult Continuing Education Program The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) … Read more

Boston University Presents 2022 MFA Painting, Sculpture, and Graphic Design Thesis Exhibitions

Posted inSponsored Celebrate the work of this year’s graduating class and join us at BU Art Galleries on April 15 for the public opening reception for the Graphic Design show. Installation view of last year’s MFA Thesis Exhibitions at Boston University Art Galleries’s Faye G., Jo, and James Stone Gallery (photo by Julia Featheringill) Boston … Read more

“Living Abstraction” Reunites Sophie Taeuber-Arp’s Art and Design Work –

In 1916, Sophie Taeuber-Arp began living an artistic double life: by day, she taught textile design and embroidery at the Zurich Trade School, and by night, she took part in Dada antics at the Cabaret Voltaire as a member of the city’s radical avant-garde. Yet her resulting oeuvre—comprehensively surveyed in the Museum of Modern Art … Read more