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NONaffArt ARTIST OF THE MONTH

Congratulations to Michael Owen for being our first NONaffArt Artist of the Month! Michael has attended all of our figurative ceramic sessions at the Newbridge Memo as a complete beginner to sculpting, yet over just a short period of time achieved work of such a high quality and detail. When he was in school, Michael…

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Meet the Artist: Tina Phillips

Tina Phillips has always been interested in textiles ever since she was a child. She has been fascinated with textures and colours and how things were constructed from an early age. She was taught to sew, crochet and knit before the age of seven and this started her journey of discovery; learning that there is…

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Meet the Artist: Rebecca Hammett/TEMMAH

Rebecca Hammett’s fascination with creating art through building, drawing, and painting started as far back as she can remember “I regard art not as just a career path but as a way of life, what’s more as a means of human communication”. Rebecca is dyslexic and sees creative practices as a language that was more accessible to…

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Starting to Draw: A Basic Guide: Part 1

The most difficult part of beginning to draw is starting. It may seem a self-evident statement but when you begin art it is difficult to know what to draw and what medium to use (whether it is pencil, pen, or paints). So, where to begin? It is always best to start by using a proper…

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Starting to Draw: Why so many pencils?

You may wonder why there are so many different grades of graphite pencil. You have ‘H’ range, ‘HB’, ‘F’ and ‘B’ range, usually in a set when you buy them. Each of the letters represent a different mix or combination of graphite. The harder the lead the less graphite and the more clay there is…

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Starting to Draw: Some drawing tips…

Some Drawing Tips… Always avoid smudging any shading you have done as this tends to ‘flatten’ the surface and your drawing can lose any definition. Experiment with a range of different mark-making techniques when drawing by moving the pencil indifferent directions (up, down, left. Right, diagonally, etc.). Never rest your hand on the paper as…

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