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Issue: 2018-12-19, PHOTO: courtesy of Emma Barr

In art college, this subject was embedded in all the studios: textiles, metal works, wood works, ceramics painting, printmaking and jewellery. In each studio practice, there were unique safety needs and precautions. In our foundation year, we had... Read more

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Issue: 2018-10-03, PHOTO: Emma Barr

Many people of all walks of life enjoy painting. Most of the time, acrylics trump oils in popularity. Children, starting out in school, are offered tempera, watercolour and acrylics. The general belief is that oil paints are too messy, toxic... Read more

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Issue: 2018-08-29, PHOTO: Emma Barr

Brushes, if carefully chosen and cared for, can be your greatest tool for years to come. Painters need brushes to create the best marks and strokes to convey their visual messages. They work hard loading and unloading paint. Usually, you will need... Read more

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Issue: 2018-07-25, PHOTO: Emma Barr

I’d like to share what I know about canvases that are available locally. It is the most important part of your painting. It’s also known as the “support.” Even if you are playing around, for fun, you just never know when a piece will turn into... Read more

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