Sennelier Artists' Colors

Get a glimpse into how some of Sennelier's finest artists' colors are made. For more information on the history of Sennelier and details on their products, follow this link to the Blick website http://www.dickblick.com/brands/sennelier/.

Sennelier L'Aquarelle Artists' Watercolors

A stunning glimpse into the making of Sennelier L'Aquarelle, Honey Based Artists' Watercolor. Continuing its traditional color palette used by French Impressionist painters, Sennelier has now expanded the Sennelier Artists' Watercolor line to 98 colors to include more rich darks. For details about t...

Ceramics with Princeton Catalyst Blades and Wedges

Artist and instructor Andrea Horyn explains how she uses a wide variety of Catalyst Blades and Wedges for her own work as well as teaching young students how to work with them. Because these tools are made from rubber, they are safe for everyone to use - and they clean up easily. For more informatio...

Monoprinting with Princeton Catalyst Blades and Wedges

Artist Jenny Learner shows how fast and simple it is to make beautiful encaustic monoprints when using Catalyst Blades and Wedges to create designs. For details on Catalyst Blades and Wedges, follow this link to the Blick website http://www.dickblick.com/products/princeton-catalyst-wedges-and-blades...

Batik Technique with Princeton Catalyst Blades and Wedges

Artist Jenny Learner shares an ancient batik technique she applies using Catalyst Blades and Wedges and encaustic materials. These versatile artist tools can be used with a wide variety of media and applications. Find details by following this link to the Blick Art Materials website: http//www.dickb...

Princeton Catalyst Polytip Bristle Brushes

See why the Catalyst Polytip Bristle brushes are a favorite of equestrian artist Thomas Allen Pauly. For more information on these brushes, click here to visit the Blick Art Materials page http://www.dickblick.com/products/princeton-catalyst-polytip-bristle-brushes-series-6400/?clickTracking=true

Arches Oil Painting Paper

http://www.dickblick.com/products/arches-oil-paper/ Arches Oil is a French made 300 gsm (140 lb), 4 deckeled edge paper specially formulated for oil painting, yet it maintains the look and feel of traditional Arches papers. The paper features a powerful & efficient oil barrier that absorbs water, s...

Prairie Style Stained Glass Clings - Lesson Plan

Well known for his architecture, Frank Lloyd Wright designed more than 4,000 stained glass pieces for more than 150 of his buildings. He referred to the windows as "light screens" because they interacted with the view behind them rather than covering or obscuring it, as stained glass windows often d...

Day of the Dead Triptych - Lesson Plan

Celebrate a happy and colorful Mexican tradition with many metals! Using the skull as a symbol of rebirth, create a triptych with embossed metal, papier mâché, and lots of color and sparkle! For a pdf version of this lesson, along with a complete materials list, follow this link to the Blick lessons...

Color Field Sketchbook - Lesson Plan

Stain painting was a successful technique employed by Color Field artists Helen Frankenthaler and Morris Louis. They poured diluted acrylic color over large canvases to form "veils" of brilliant color. In this lesson, students will first learn a simple process for creating their own drawing pad, the...

Have a Ball - Lesson Plan

Observing and reproducing the distortion caused by a concave reflection is the topic of this lesson plan, as students make self-portraits inspired by M.C. Escher's "Hand with Reflecting Globe." The canvas is a vinyl bouncing ball so students will not only enjoy creating their project, they can play ...

Impressionistic Marker Painting - Lesson Plan

You won't believe what these markers can do! The juicy, alcohol-based ink reacts with itself or with hand-sanitizer to make painterly drawings on clear plastic film.For more details, follow this link to Blick Art Materials lessons page http://www.dickblick.com/lesson-plans/impressionistic-marker-pai...

Mehndi Art Gloves - Lesson Plan

Originating in ancient India, Mehndi is the artistic application of designs to the hands and feet. Students can enjoy the practice of Mehndi without staining their skin by creating radial designs in marker while wearing a glove. The sense of touch while creating the design is an important part of th...

Recycled Jellies - Lesson Plan

Learn the anatomy of one of nature's most fascinating creatures and make a model from some of the very materials that threaten their habitat — plastic bags and fast food containers. These colorful, sparkling jellies are even water-resistant! For a pdf version of this lesson, along with a complete ma...

Rolly Bowls - Lesson Plan

Glazing isn't the only way to create beautiful surfaces on potter! Agateware pottery features swirling marbelized colors and was probably first developed to imitate the qualities of agate, a semiprecious stone with striated patterning. These swirling effects can be created by working with thin slabs...

Scrimshaw-Style Engraving - Lesson Plan

As early as 1750, New England whalers passed the time by engraving nautical artwork on bones, tusks, and other materials. As a means of experiencing this traditional American craft, students can etch designs into a unique material called,Yupo, and then color it with oil pastel. For detailed instruct...

Sole Pendants - Lesson Plan

In this project, students explore the beauty of texture found in a surprising place... on the soles of their shoes! Texture is all around us, and oftentimes exists right under our noses. Use these textures to make impressions in clay and then turn it into a piece of art or jewelry! A pdf version of ...

Sumi-e Resist Painting - Lesson Plan

Practice the ancient art of sumi-e painting with a modern twist! Paint with diluted wax resist, then reveal your masterpiece by applying black sumi-e ink over the top. The addition of watercolor gives the painting even more interest. For complete instructions and a materials list, follow this link t...

Venetian Volto Mask - Lesson Plan

The Italian word "volto" translates as "face". These full-face masks were known as "citizen's masks" because they were originally worn by common people during the Carnival of Venice. By draping acrylic felt over a reusable form and using Rice Paste (a gluten-free maché alternative) to stiffen, stude...

Painting with Wool - Lesson Plan

The technique of wet felting has been practiced for thousands of years. Felting occurs when fiber is moist, alkaline, and physically agitated. The microscopic scales that cover the individual filaments of animal hair are responsible for the fiber's ability to felt together. In this lesson plan, tuft...

String Painting - Lesson Plan

Inspired by Huichol Nierikas — beautiful paintings made from yarn pressed onto beeswax — this is a simple way for students to experience the color, geometric line-work and symbolism of this Native American art form. Using colorful string applied to an adhesive-backed piece of felt, students create t...

Textural Glass Slumping - Lesson Plan

This lesson plan combines the allure of glass with the receptiveness of clay. A clay "texture mat" is carved with the student's own design, bisque-fired, and then used as a mold to slump glass into. The mold can be used again and again.Slumping clear glass into the mold allows the texture to be seen...

ArtStraw Architecture - Lesson Plan

Skyscrapers evolved from the inside out — as steel frames became stronger, windows and walls became lighter, like a "skin." Students can construct high-rise buildings (or low-rise designs) that are extremely light and open — they're made with paper straws and corrugated plastic joints (no glue requi...

Art-O-Motion 2 - Lesson Plan

Encompassing a wide variety of techniques and styles, Kinetic Art is designed to incorporate motion. Movement may be caused by touch, by wind currents, by water flow, or by mechanical means. This lesson plan describes a method for creating a simple wind-driven sculpture that may be a springboard for...

White on White Collagraph - Lesson Plan

Printmaking — starring textures and shapes! A collagraph printing plate is created on a canvas panel using textures found in the classroom, textured gel mediums, or even textures from nature! After a final coat of gel medium is applied, the plate and paper are run through a printing press. Watch thi...