Thursday, March 11, 2010

Creative Exercises for Artists and Art Students

I recently learned about a blog for artists called My French Easel. The author of My French Easel, Benoit Philippe, recently published an ebook (available in SlideShare format) titled Creative Exercises for Artists and Everyone Else. Creative Exercises for Artists and Everyone Else contains seventeen specific exercises for artists and aspiring artists. The exercises cover a range of drawing and painting techniques that almost anyone can do regardless of your current skill level. Included with the publication are templates on which you can try the exercises. Philippe also included some background information on the history and development of some the techniques and exercises.

Check out Creative Exercises for Artists and Everyone Else in the SlideShare below.


Applications for Education
When I first saw Creative Exercises for Artists and Everyone Else I thought that it could be useful for homeschooling parents that are searching for art lessons and activities to do with their students.
Creative Exercises for Artists and Everyone Else might also spark a new idea in art teachers looking for some different ideas to use in their classrooms.

Here are some related items that may be of interest to you:
ArtsEdge - Podcasts and Lesson Plans
Blogs for Art Teachers
Online Art Education - Smithsonian Art Museum