Art Articles: Education & Topics

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Art challenges

Studio Saturdays: Art Challenges

Taking part in art challenges is a big—really big—trend in the art world, including mixed media. Artists challenge themselves to complete a creative endeavor each day for a month, several months, or a year, such as draw, paint, make a collage, or do an art journal page. Have you been tempted to take on...

Tips for assemblage

Technique Tuesdays: 10 Tips for Assemblage

Mixed-media artists are notorious collectors: papers, paints and mediums, tools, castoffs, and lots of “bits.” These artists know how to turn those bits into assemblage art—dimensional, cohesive pieces that often incorporate found objects, both man-made and natural, and tell a story. To create something that’s truly greater than the sum of its parts it’s helpful...

Adult Coloring: 5 Tips to Enhance Your Pages

Adult coloring books are all the rage right now. No longer an activity just for kids—coloring can be relaxing, meditative and a great way to get in touch with your creative side, especially for those who don’t have advanced artistic skills or a lot of free time on their hands. But what if you want to...

Studio Saturdays Create Along: Handmade Holiday Gifts

Welcome back to Part 2 of our Studio Saturdays Create Along! In Part 1 we made handmade giftwrap, using monoprinting techniques from Elizabeth St. Hilaire’s article “Hand-Painted Papers” in the November/December issue of Cloth Paper Scissors. Starting with large maps, layered designs were printed using a Gelli Arts Printing Plate, stencils, combs, and found...