I’m creating this page with short, informative, videos aimed at schools and beginners (but available for anyone who wants them), for free.

Why?

Art has a special place in education. We have a curriculum which is mostly geared towards standardized approaches, even standardized thinking. Art, however, is about you and what you think. It requires personal reflection. It’s about being a producer and not just a consumer. It’s about being visually literate and about personal creativity. The government is usually very patronising about art and calls art a ‘soft’ subject. But, to be an artist takes study, dedication, knowledge, expertise through experience, skill, fierce perseverance, reflection, critical thinking, visual literacy and an understanding that success and learning comes through failing too…none of which you can be born with I might add. The study of art in school isn’t a career path to becoming an artist, it’s about developing a whole person, a producer, not just a consumer and an individual, not hard drive.

Tutorials coming soon…

“How to Balance Tone”, “An Introduction to 1, 2 and 3 Point Perspective”, “Weight and Speed of Line”, “Good Drawing Practice”… and of course, “An Introduction to Visual Storytelling in Movies (Part3)”

 

Why is visual literacy so important?

A short (2mins 16secs) video about the value and importance of visual literacy. Ideal for art and design students in secondary school.

An Introduction to Visual Storytelling in Movies (Part1)

This short video (8mins) is a simple introduction to how filmmakers tell stories visually using compositional techniques. It's aimed at students and beginners and offers a few basic thoughts for they they next watch a movie or even make their own...

An Introduction to Visual Storytelling in Movies (Part2)

This short video (12mins) is a simple introduction to how filmmakers tell stories visually using compositional techniques. It's aimed at students and beginners and offers a few basic thoughts for they they next watch a movie or even make their own...

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