Posts under Practices relate to online teaching and learning of processes, skills, and applications of various tools and resources for online and offline creation in the visual arts.

“Goody bags” 0 (0)


Despite all best efforts, some areas in the visual arts ultimately cannot work entirely online. Especially disciplines based on a notion of manual craft that articulates primarily in skillful manipulation of materials – ceramics, glass, sculpture, maybe jewellery, fashion etc. – will eventually always want to incorporate a minimal proportion of analogue technique.


Glass Substitute: Sugar 0 (0)


A long tradition in the movie industry, casted sugar may be a substitute of interest to practice some glass techniques at home. Using food colouring, a double broiler (a Pyrex bowl on top of pot of boiling water), wax paper, and cream of tartar, sugar may be molded into sheet – e.g. to create stained glass – and/or poured into forms with silicone molds.




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