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Art Techniques
Art Techniques

How to Acheive Balance in Oil & Acrylic Paintings

There are 8 elements of composition in art. One of the easiest to see is balance. Oil and Acrylic gives you tips and tricks on how to acheive balance and harmony in your oil and acrylic paintings. Create balance and harmony in a Read More

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Resources for Parents
Resources for Parents

3 Mind Melting Mazes to Solve and Color

Do you enjoy doing puzzles? How about mazes? Mind Melt: Extreme Art Mazes to Color and Confound gives you 25 incredible mind melting puzzles from Sophie Roach to challenge and amuse. Some are colored in while others are left black and white Read More

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Art Techniques
Art Techniques

5 Challenges to Jumpstart Your Creativity in a Week

We've all heard it a million times before: practice makes perfect. Mica and Noah Scalin had this in mind when they created their new book, Creative Sprint. It's an interactive workbook with 30-day challenges designed to help build your Read More

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Art Techniques
Art Techniques

Beginning Watercolor: Starting With Trees

Sometimes, you can have all the inspiration in the world and still not know where to start your painting. Beginning Watercolor helps you practice an essential element and wonderful place to begin: trees. Trees play an integral role in Read More

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Art Techniques
Art Techniques

DIY Cartographic Coaster

Looking for an unique and inexpensive way to add some style to your house?  Or maybe your in need of a fun gift idea? Making Art From Maps shows you how to turn old (or new) maps into pieces of functional cartographic art. These are Read More

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Art Techniques
Art Techniques

The Essential Guide to Choosing the Right Paintbrush

It goes without saying that one of the most important tools for painting is the paintbrush. But do you know which brushes will help you acheive which results? The Everything Art Handbook helps you choose exactly which paintbrush you need Read More

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Art Techniques
Art Techniques

Printing In Repeat: Owl Stamps

You can create tons of cool patterns with block printing techniques. Follow this simple technique from Block Print to learn how to print a standard repeat. TOOLS AND MATERIALS water-soluble printing inks inking platen palette Read More

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Art Techniques
Art Techniques

Learn to Draw a Calligraphy Koi Fish

Dare to do something different with Learn to Draw Calligraphy Nature!  Think outside the traditional calligraphy box and use your calligraphy pen in a different way.  Follow these simple steps to learn to create a calligraphy Koi Read More

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Art Techniques
Art Techniques

How to Draw a Geometry Tree Tangle

Are you going on a long plane or car ride and need an escape from boredom?  Or do you just need an escape from your siblings/friends?  Try this activity from Tangle Art and Drawing Games. Below is an example of how to tangle a geometry Read More