Crescent RagMat Mat Board

Protect your fine works of art so they will last a lifetime. Crescent RagMat Mat Board core and backing are made from 100% cotton which is naturally acid and lignin free. The surface papers are made with quality pigments that are rigorously tested to ensure they are lightfast and colorfast. These bo...

Crescent Mat Boards

Crescent mat board comes in hundreds of colors but besides color, how do you choose which board best fits your needs? Connie presents Crescent's Decorative line, Select line and RagMat line and explains the benefits of each to help you make the right decision for your artwork. All of these matting a...

Crescent Graffiti Paper

Graffiti Paper is the new landscape for urban art; it's especially designed for spray paint and markers. The large rolls allow you to create big pieces for any wall, and you can take your work with you to different locations. It can be used for finished work, laying out designs, sketching ideas or p...

Crescent Art Boards

Crescent's most recent addition to their art board line include Mixed Media, Collage, Canvas and Marker boards. All boards are acid free, rigid and extremely durable. They are an excellent choice for all media and will stand up to a wide variety of applications and techniques. Watch this video for d...

Why Choose a High Quality Mat Board

http://www.dickblick.com/. When matting your treasured art pieces, protecting them is just as important as selecting the right color of matboard to enhance their beauty. Connie explains what causes damage to artworks on paper and which matboards can safeguard your art against these elements. All the...

Linoleum Block Printing - Getting Started

Kati explains the materials you'll need to get started in linoleum block printing. Since there are a variety of tools that can be used, Kati will show you a few options to help you select the right materials for your project. All the supplies in this video and many others are available at Blick Art ...

Artist VS Student Quality Paints

If you're shopping for paint, you'll find there is a wide variety of brands and qualities to choose from and a vast difference in price as well. You might be wondering if it's worth spending a bit more for your paint or if a less expensive one will work for your needs. Kati will explain some of the ...

How to Prime Cotton Canvas

Protecting your painting surface from harmful acids is important if you want to ensure the longevity of your artwork. Kati shares some great tips for priming cotton canvas with acrylic gesso for smooth, even coverage. Check out the Blick website for a vast assortment of gessos, primers, canvas and a...

Art Room Aid - Bridget's Story

http://ArtRoomAid.com Bridget has been gifted in visual arts from an early age. With the support of her parents and art teacher along the way, Bridget received the 2011 Scholastic Alliance for Young Artists and Writers Award. Now 17, Bridget is looking toward the future and wants to find a way t...

Art Room Aid - Rita's Story

http://ArtRoomAid.com Rita is an 18-year-old pre-med student who runs the summer art program at the Boys and Girls Club in Royal Oaks, Michigan. Born in Baghdad, Iraq, Rita came to the United States when she was six years old and soon began participating in programs at the Boys and Girls Club. Her p...

Art Room Aid - Miss Rider's Story

http://ArtRoomAid.com Like many schools across the country, Alameda Elementary School terminated its formal art education program because of budget cuts. If it weren't for Miss Rider and Art Room Aid, the school wouldn't have an art program today. Miss Rider is a kindergarten teacher with a back...

How to Make Your Brushes Last

Brushes are one of the most important tools a painter will purchase - and good brushes can be expensive. Kati will show you how to clean and care for your brushes so they will last longer. You can find a vast assortment of brushes at Blick Art Materials www.dickblick.com/categories/brushes/.

Which Brush to Choose - Natural or Synthetic?

Artists' paint brushes are made from either natural hair or synthetic fibers and can range from very stiff to very soft and flexible. Both types of brushes offer a wide range of shapes, sizes, qualities and prices. If you are considering which paint brush to buy but don't know whether to select a ...

Multi Layer Block Print Technique

Kati shows a quick and easy way to produce a series of multi-layered linoleum block prints. Using this unique method, you'll be able to align multiple prints on a single sheet to create a polychromatic, intricate print. All the materials used by Kati in this video along with many others can be found...

Linoleum Block Printing

Block printing is a great way to produce multiples of the same image and allows for variation in color and backgrounds. In this video, Kati is using Speedball Speedy Carve Blocks and shows you the basics of linoleum block printing. She also provides lots of tips for a successful print. All the produ...

Color Mixing Tips & Techniques

Learning color theory and how to mix your own colors are very important tools when learning to paint. Kati will show you how to select a few primary colors for your palette so you can mix a wide range of shades and colors - whether working in oils, acrylics, watercolor or gouache. Visit Blick Art M...

Unison Pastels

Unison Pastels were created by an artist for artists. These uniquely soft and highly pigmented sticks are individually rolled which eliminates hard spots and provides consistent texture and color. For more information about Unison pastels or to try them yourself, follow this link to the Blick websit...

Tri-Art Acrylic Mediums

Tri-Art mediums have been formulated to provide artists with an endless range of textures, effects, and finishes. Tri-Art Polymer Mediums have a similar consistency to Tri-Art Liquid Acrylic paint - the ideal medium for extending color and creating rich glazes. Tri-Art Modeling paste provides a high...

More Tri-Art Acrylic Mediums

Tri-Art mediums have been formulated to provide artists with an endless range of textures, effects, and finishes. Tri-Art Gel Mediums are viscous and can maintain dramatic and detailed texture, while Tri-Art Self-Leveling Gels are honey-like in consistency and smooth out to form thick pools or flowi...

Tri-Art Finest Liquid Acrylic Paint

Tri-Art Finest Quality Liquid Acrylic Colors are a professional grade paint offering incredibly high pigment load with a lotion-like consistency. These lush colors are designed to be used full strength for high saturation, or extended with acrylic mediums for a variety of textures and applications. ...

Tri-Art Solucryl Acrylic Paint

Imagine an acrylic paint that once dry can be rewet eliminating the waste we sometimes get with acrylic paint products. Tri-Art Solucryl is a liquid acrylic paint that can be used straight from the bottle, or dried and reconstituted like a tempera or watercolor pan. We'll show you just how unique ...

Shiva Paintstik

Shiva Paintstik are a high quality oil paint made into a stick. It is the perfect medium for painting, sketching, stenciling, rubbings and many more applications. Watch this video to see how easy Shiva Paintstiks are to work with. You can find more information and all open stock colors and sets of S...

How Best Easels are Made

Best Easels are made of the highest quality solid red oak in Kimberly, Wisconsin, USA. All Best easels have a lifetime warranty and are a great choice regardless of what medium or size you work in. For a complete listing of easels and all their features, follow this link http://www.dickblick.com/br...

Best Easels - Which One to Choose?

Best Easels are quality made in the USA in an assortment of designs and sizes and can accommodate all mediums as well as all large and small paintings for working or display. We'll show you the features and benefits of just a few of the Best Easels available at Blick Art Materials, such as: A-Frame...

Best Pro-Bar Aluminum Stretcher Bars

Best Aluminum Stretcher Bars are the straightest, most scale-able bar that meets the needs of artists who work small or very large. They are easy to assemble and allow for both traditional stretching where the canvas is side-stapled, as well as a gallery-style stretching, where the canvas is back st...