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Art Supplies – Finding the right art materials

Author: Mick Lancaster

Given the current economic climate people are less inclined to spend huge amounts of money in order to fulfil hobbies and pastimes. People are turning to different methods of shopping, including online shopping where supplies compete with high street rates, so you can usually find what you are looking for at a [...]

Sketching (30 minute ART)

Create beautiful sketches in just 30 minutes! Do you want to sketch quickly and easily? This handy, practical guide encourages fast and simple learning. By working with just a few materials and focusing on key techniques, you can create successful sketches in no more than half an hour. With clear, easy-to-follow instructions, [...]

Art Materials – Sourcing Materials for your Hobby

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Many people are turning to arts and crafts given the popularity and availability of art materials and craft kits now available to us. It used to be that only professionals would source art suppliers for their art materials but now even amateurs and budding artists are extending their collections and [...]

Art Supplies for All School Children

When your children attend public school they get a list of supplies parents are expected to purchase.When you homeschool,you have to make up your own list.

Either way, it’s easy to purchase all of the necessary art supplies Chicago, IL moms and dads need for the kids by shopping online.You don’t have to drive from [...]

Techniques for Acrylic Painting – How to Paint People – Painting Closed Lips and Mouths

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Learning how to paint people is exciting, and sometimes challenging.  There are some tips and techniques that can help you as you begin your portrait painting journey.

Start with an accurate drawing of the subject you plan on painting.

Some artist use the grid method, while others free hand the [...]

Interpreting Other Art Forms for Creative Inspiration

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As one half of Celio Designs, I love to design and create mixed media, handbound collage journals.  However, just because I’m ready to create doesn’t mean I know what I want to create.

Sometimes you stare at the blank pages of a journal or an empty canvas and feel …nothing. [...]

Introduction to Watercolor Painting Supplies For Beginners

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Watercolor is probably the most convenient of all the painting mediums. All you really need to get started is a box of paint, a few brushes, water and some paper. There are no toxic solvents or mediums to be concerned about and your brushes can be cleaned with a little [...]

5 Advantages of Using Acrylic Paint

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When I used to think of paint and paintings, I would think of either water colors or oil paints, I never thought of acrylic paint.

I had heard of acrylics, but I never really gave them any thought until recently when I saw some wonderful acrylic paintings at the Fairhaven [...]

Top Types of Arts and Crafts for Kids

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Children do best when their imaginations and creativity are being stimulated. That’s why having plenty of arts and crafts for kids is important when you’re raising a family, babysitting little ones, or running a school program.

However, you may not know just how many types of arts and crafts for [...]

Acrylic Painting Techniques: Learn to Paint With Acrylics

Acrylic painting requires practice and patience. For the beginner artist who wish to learn how to paint with acrylics there are tons of resources on the internet revealing the common acrylic painting techniques and tutorials of different artists. We call them cheat techniques.

By learning and applying these methods that master artists use in [...]