STEAM | 11 August 2015Take a Lesson at the School of Art Share article facebook twitter google pinterest Dive headfirst into the fascinating world of art and design with this fully-illustrated collection of fun and informative lessons! With the help of the five professors, you’ll embark on a journey across the school year as they present 40 demonstrations, with each professor guiding you through their own area of expertise. After each of these lessons you’ll get the chance to try the accompanying guided activities, which have been developed to help you understand everything from composition, colour, line, shape and perspective. With each lesson based around funny – and sometimes silly! – diagrams and pictures, The School of Art is an engaging and motivating guide towards unpacking the principles behind art theory, guaranteed to help you graduate at the top of your class! At The School of Art there’s no such thing as a dull lesson, you’ll learn through doing! In these pages the professor of Making explores the uses of art in everyday life, and how it has changed and shaped the world for hundreds of years. Did you know with the help of a 3-D printer you can design and print your own shoes? And that’s just one of art’s many fascinating uses – with the help of the other four professors – you’ll unlock them all! Speaking of unlocking – take these two doors. Can you see how we can make two different colours look the same? Simply by changing their backgrounds? With lessons like these you’ll be able to envision and create your own art, and have plenty of fun doing it! You can try this trick yourself; just put into action what the professors have taught us! In fact, the great thing about The School of Art is that even the professors are still happy to learn from one another. In this lesson, the professor of Making gets a lesson in form from professor Itten, why don’t you teach this to your friends? Excerpted from The School of Art: Learn How to Make Great Art with 40 Simple Lessons The Professor of Making, reflecting on what she had just seen with her ladder – which was painted one colour, but made to look like two different colours – wondered if the same idea could work in reverse. “Can my eyes be fooled into thinking that two different colours look like the same one?” she asked herself out loud. Just then, a door opened, and a friendly character she hadn’t met before popped out. “Hello! I am Professor Itten. The Professor of Form invited me here to talk about colour with some of the students,” he said, “and I couldn’t help but overhear your question.” “And what do you think?” asked the Professor of Making. “Can two colours look like the same one?” “Absolutely! Just look at these two windows!” he replied, and the Professor of Making saw that the two windows – both a different shade of blue – did indeed look the same colour. But when she saw the colours side by side on the doors, the difference between the colours was obvious. Buy from an Online Retailer In North America: In The UK: Share article facebook twitter google pinterest If you have any comments on this article please contact us or get in touch via social media.