March 28, 2019
9 Amazing Artists to Inspire Nature-Related Art Projects

9 Amazing Artists to Inspire Nature-Related Art Projects

This time of year, the weather begins to start warming up, and many of our students are eager to get outdoors. It’s the perfect time to go outside and make nature-inspired art. Students can find natural items and create art with them or sketch en plein air. If you have the technology, photographing outside would be a fun choice as well. Here are 9 amazing artists to inspire your students about nature art. 1. Katerina Apale image via bluethumb.com.au/katerina-apale Katerina Apale paints still lifes and other works inspired by nature. Her work is colorful and playful. She has a beautiful technique when it comes to blending her colors and has shared that she wants her work to be seen as positive and bright. Her work would be useful to inspire students to work in full color and explore painting techniques with a nature theme. Website: bluethumb.com.au/katerina-apale 2. Miranda Lloyd image […]
March 30, 2019
Giles Walker talks about ‘Monster’ his biggest ever Animatronic Exhibition

Giles Walker talks about ‘Monster’ his biggest ever Animatronic Exhibition

“The plan was to ram through the Berlin Wall” says Giles. Known for his animatronic sculptures, he is a long standing member of the Mutoid Waste Company. A collective of former squatters who in the 80’s would find and create things out of scrap metal. Inspired by the circumstances of history. They set off on a road trip with aspirational dreams to bring down the wall. The weapon of choice, an artistic battering ram made out of scrap metal. As it happens it wasn’t needed. The resulting sculpture, created under the cover of a big party, just ended up peering menacingly over. Four weeks later the wall came down. It is for others to speculate as to whether the presence of the giant mutoid creature and the fall of the wall were indeed linked. Giles Walker at his studio in Loughborough Junction MONSTER His latest exhibition is his biggest. Called […]