August 2020



Let`s go to Liverpool!



This week we`re off to Liverpool where we will visit the Walker Art Gallery which has many beautiful paintings, sculptures and decorative arts from the 13th Century to the present day. We then go to the Tate, Liverpool where we are given a guided tour by Peter Blake of his retrospective exhibition in 2007. No visit to Liverpool would be complete without a reference to the Beatles so there is an art demonstration in acrylics of a painting of the fab four.



Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

To have a short tour of the Walker Art Gallery click on the link below,


To explore the Gallery online click the link below.





The interior of the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

10 reasons why a visit to the Walker Art Gallery will change your life


The Guide Liverpool is a website that brings you all the latest what`s on news of events. places and attractions in Liverpool. This month they published an article about why a visit to the Walker Gallery will change your life.





Peter Blake`s Paintings


Peter Blake was born in 1932 and is an English pop artist. He is best known for co-creating the sleeve design for the Beatles` album Sgt Pepper`s Lonely Hearts Club Band and the sleeve for the  Band Aid`s single, `Do They Know it`s Christmas`. In 2007, the Tate, Liverpool held a retrospective exhibition of Peter Blakes art works and invited Peter to come along and give a guided tour. The Tate made a video of the tour which you can see below. In the video, Peter tells you about his badge collection seen in the painting below, meeting David Hockney and how he managed to store his collection of toys.




Peter Blake at the Tate in Liverpool



n the following video, Peter takes us a guided tour of the exhibition, explaining his work and telling us the background story to his paintings.


Click the link below to see the video.


Art Demonstration in Acrylics


Stephen Quick paints The Beatles


We cannot be in Liverpool and not mention The Beatles! Here is a time lapse art tutorial on painting the famous Liverpool band by Stephen Quick. The painting is based on the front cover of the `Beatles For Sale` album.  It`s a speed painting using acrylics on canvas.


                                                                                                       If you`d like to see the demo click the link below.



You`ve seen the painting of The Beatles now here`s a chance to listen to their greatest hits!



 To hear the their greatest hits click here.


This Image Test Will Reveal Your Artistic Ability


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Do you have other artistic talents you are unaware of? Try this fun quiz to discover if you have  ability in other areas of the arts. 
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