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A Little Sign

The department where I work recently changed names. We used to be Support for Learning but we have rebranded as Pupil Support Base. Emphasis not on learning but supporting. Anyway, things like that in our school usually signal a request … Continue reading

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Lilac Butterflies Finished!

And entered into the Leisure Painter and The Artist competition!

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Derwent Blender Pens

Derwent recently brought out these blender pencils for coloured pencil and graphite. For just under £4 you get a thick and a thin pen – oddly, the thick pen has a white nib and the thin has a brown nib, … Continue reading

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David Livingstone Art Competition

Back on the 4th of February I told you about 3 of my pupils at work who had entered this art competition…well…they won. They won for the Secondary School category and on Friday we headed over to the Edinburgh City … Continue reading

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David Livingstone Art Competition

I work in a secondary school looking after pupils who have various difficulties that make learning a struggle. Recently an art competition was launched to celebrate the 200th birthday of David Livingstone. As one our of school houses is named … Continue reading

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UKCPS 13th Open Exhibition

2 days to go and I am really cutting it fine. But I am getting there – see?!                   Notice the new comfy chair, acquired (stolen) from Mr. S.’s studio room. Hours … Continue reading

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UKCPS 13th Open Exhibition

A couple more updates. I am going to work this one right to the wire I think. It’s out of my comfort zone but I am enjoying it. A few things I have learned from this piece already. 1. Faber-Castell … Continue reading

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Derwent Art Prize 2014

It’s that time of year already. The fuss over the last Derwent Art Prize has died away and Derwent are pleased to announce the following: Details are, pardon the pun, sketchy. Each time I log on to the site I … Continue reading

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In Defence of Derwent

I have mentioned the Derwent Art Prize recently, urging you to vote for your 5 favourites for the Peoples’ Choice Award. I said this about the prize: “Back near the beginning of the year, Derwent launched the Derwent Art Prize, … Continue reading

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Derwent Pastel Paper

I promised you, back in March, a proper review so a quick mash-up of my thoughts.   On the 19th of February, Derwent announced the release of their first Pastel Paper pad, especially designed with pastel pencils in mind. They … Continue reading

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