Articles for Art Students
This collection of articles is designed to help high school Art students excel. Written by experienced Art teachers and students who have gained exceptional results, these articles compile tips, best practice and helpful learning strategies. Our material has been linked to by leading educational institutions all over the world.
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100+ Creative photography ideas: techniques, compositions and mixed media approaches. This is our most comprehensive photography resource.
Creative sketchbook examples to inspire Art students. This is part of our popular sketchbook series and the inspiration for our upcoming sketchbook publication.
Line Drawing: a guide for Art students. One of our first comprehensive teaching resources, this article is referenced by many high school Art departments.
One point perspective drawing: The ultimate guide. This article is packed with free printable teaching resources and is used by many high school Art departments. It is only a few months old, but is already third most visited article on our website.
150+ Art careers – the ultimate list. Illustrating the wide range of art-related occupations that are available, this article contains a careers poster and quotes from people in different creative industries.
50+ Still life drawing ideas. This article provides drawing ideas for teachers and students and is packed with student and artist examples.
How to make an art portfolio for college or university. One of the longest articles on this website, at 9,000 words, this guide is packed with advice from leading art and design schools around the world.
50+ awesome Art competitions for high school students. This is a new but very popular article!
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How to make an artist website (and why you need one). This article describes how to make a website (like the Student Art Guide) and explains why having your own website is essential for anyone who wishes to have a creative career.
How to create an excellent observational drawing: 11 tips for high school Art students. This is an important article for those who are required to produce realistic drawings as part of a high school Art course.
Awesome Art project ideas: a guide to subject matter selection. Many students who stumble upon the Student Art Guide do so while looking for great ideas for their high school Art projects. This article outlines how to come up with creative ideas and how to work out which ideas are worth pursuing.
How to develop your ideas. This is a guide to development in a visual art project – an area where many students are unsure.
How to make your Art project exciting: Inventive use of media for Painting students. This is a series of articles aimed at introducing students to a range of exciting drawing surfaces, mediums and mixed media techniques.
How to paint and draw faster: 15 tips for high school Art students. Struggling to keep up with the workload is a common issue for many Art students – especially those who work with a detailed, realistic technique. This article explains how to work faster, without compromising the quality of your work.
How to analyze an artwork: a step-by-step guide
This article has been written for high school art students who are working upon a critical study of art, sketchbook annotation or an essay-based artist study. It contains a list of questions to guide students through the process of analyzing visual material of any kind.
50+ Still life drawing ideas for Art students
This article lists still life ideas for teachers or students who are stuck or in need of inspiration. The collection includes tried and true favourites that have been used by Art teachers for generations, as well as more unusual and contemporary still life topics.
How to make an art portfolio for college or university (the ultimate guide)
What should be in an art school application portfolio? How do you present a portfolio? What gives you the best chance of being accepted by the art school of your dreams? This article explains how to make an art portfolio for college or university and is packed with tips from leading art and design school admissions staff from around the world.
How to make an artist website (and why you need one)
Do you hope to sell your own art or services? It takes little funds and no prior experience to build a successful website. In less than than one year, my first website was receiving 1000 visits a day. We recommend the best website builder for artists, students and teachers.
Tips for producing an amazing high school art sketchbook
This article contains tips, examples, and advice from an experienced teacher, outlining best practice for sketchbook content, page layout, and presentation. For students studying qualifications such as GCSE Art, A Level Art, IB Visual Art, and NCEA Scholarship.
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