Be A Smart-ist


When working on a painting, it’s important to switch up your brushes and not use the same brush for the whole thing. I know, you get your favorite brush and everything else is not as much fun to use, but by changing up your ...Read More

Top Ten Beginner Mistakes

Even if you’ve been drawing/painting/sculpting your whole life, at some point, we were ALL beginners. We’ve all been frustrated with the creative process and sometimes it’s unclear why or what’s happening that’s causing the frustration. Here’s a list of what we think are the ...Read More

Using The Budget Worksheets

Whichever course you choose, you’ll need to consider your personal budget before determining what supplies you can afford when shopping at your local art store or online. We have come up with our budgets by finding the recommended items at online retailers. For better bargains, ...Read More

Selfie destroys $200,000 worth of artwork

Before you make too many assumptions about the selfie-taker and the terrors of cell phone use in our modern era, let’s take a look at the facts. The gallery marketed this show as one perfect for selfies–the whole show was curated with this idea ...Read More

Considerations: Renting a Studio Space

While this may not be practical for everyone, professional painters and sculptors usually rent a studio if adequate space is not available where they live. You can find studio spaces for rent by looking in the classifieds section of your newspaper or on Craigslist. ...Read More

How the Arts Can Help Struggling Learners

Original post from PBS Parents By Katrin Oddleifson Robertson Knowing how to help a child who struggles to learn is one of the greatest parenting challenges imaginable. When our children don’t fit the traditional model of what a student is or should be able to do, ...Read More

How To Look At Art

Tripped over this little gem by Grant Snider today: It’s very true, not everyone knows how to look at art. In art school, we’re trained to look at work and think about it and pick it apart and put it back together again in a ...Read More

Creativity And The Brain

Creativity is one of the most widely debated of human traits. It allows us to invent, solve problems, innovate, create artistic and musical masterpieces, and engage in mental acts that are as simple as solving a scheduling conflict. The impact of creativity on the ...Read More

Fostering Creativity In Business

by Laurie Kasparian “A company’s most important asset isn’t raw materials, transportation systems, or political influence, it is creative capital—simply put, an arsenal of creative thinkers whose ideas can be turned into valuable products and services”.3 An increasing number of problems that businesses address have ...Read More

Google Art Project

If you don’t know about Google Art Project, you should. You can look at the collections of museums from around the world and check out super high resolution photos of artworks you may never have a chance to see up close. You can ...Read More
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