How to pick an art class

Blog post #127 Art classes – how to pick the best one The other day I was asked how to find a good art class. If you google “art classes”, … Continue reading How to pick an art class

How to get your artwork exhibition ready

This week’s blog is a reworking of one I wrote a couple of years ago. As we prepare to go back out into the world and show our artwork in … Continue reading How to get your artwork exhibition ready

How to make monoprints using gel plates

Mono-printing with gel plates Printmaking is probably my favourite artform, although there are a couple of very close seconds. As I embark on a 12 month-long printmaking course, I plan … Continue reading How to make monoprints using gel plates

Arts v Crafts

Sadly, there still exists in the UK, a huge amount of snobbery around being an artist versus crafter or craftsperson. It is a snobbery I have never understood and, having … Continue reading Arts v Crafts

Getting started with making video lessons

What I have learned making my first few videos of my art demos and classes Whilst Covid-19 has caused huge problems and great sadness there are always good things which … Continue reading Getting started with making video lessons

Art Galleries

Selling your work through galleries – the pros and cons I am regularly asked why I do not approach galleries to show my artwork  and I have many artist friends … Continue reading Art Galleries

Art Words and what they mean

Art words and what they mean Every profession has their own language, possibly designed to make people within that profession feel special, elite even and to make outsiders feel inferior, … Continue reading Art Words and what they mean

Art Education and the Funding Argument

Or trying to understand the anti-art education movement This week, I am sounding off on a topic I feel very strongly about: the anti-art education movement. What do I mean … Continue reading Art Education and the Funding Argument

Investing in your art education.

Investing in your art education. For those of you who follow my blog, it should be clear that I am aiming these posts at people who are trying to get … Continue reading Investing in your art education.

PTSD Recovery of Thomas Stimpson MBE

  This month it is my great pleasure to introduce you to Thomas Stimpson MBE. Thomas has been honoured by the Queen for services to the nation as a member … Continue reading PTSD Recovery of Thomas Stimpson MBE

5 Steps to getting your artwork hanging-ready.

Planning ahead! A friend came to visit me this week and was telling me of her frustrations.   She is new to art and through lack of planning had caused herself … Continue reading 5 Steps to getting your artwork hanging-ready.

What an artist needs to get started

  I covered paint quality in a previous blog ( https://alisongsaunders.art/blog/)  but I just wanted to touch on it again here. My advice is always to use the best quality … Continue reading What an artist needs to get started

Sorolla or Bonnard, who is your favourite artists and why?

I get asked all the time, who is your favourite artist, who influences your work. I have always said that I don’t have favourites in anything. And I don’t. I … Continue reading Sorolla or Bonnard, who is your favourite artists and why?

Meet the Artist – Shirley Ann

Please introduce yourself. Shirley Ann:  I’m Shirley Ann – my other name is Aphrodite – I believe that I am Aphrodite’s envoy to the world at the present time – … Continue reading Meet the Artist – Shirley Ann

Why join an art group and what to expect?

  It doesn’t really matter where you are on your art journey but being a part of some kind of art group is really valuable. But why? You know that … Continue reading Why join an art group and what to expect?

How to get started writing blog posts

My followers will know that I have committed to writing a weekly blog post. Break that down and it is 52 subjects I need to find to write about each … Continue reading How to get started writing blog posts

How do you come up with ideas for your artwork?

This is a question I am asked a lot but in many different guises. For instance: – “What influences your art?” “How do you pick a theme?” “Do you paint … Continue reading How do you come up with ideas for your artwork?

Why take a BA in art?  And how hard can it be?

17th Feb 2019 I am asked a lot why I am taking a BA in art. I am up to my neck in producing work for exhibitions etc., I am … Continue reading Why take a BA in art?  And how hard can it be?