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...

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...

Da Vinci Squirrel Brushes

The particular attributes of Russian Blue Squirrel tail hair, including its water-holding and paint-holding capacity, makes it especially ideal for water media. Da Vinci's high-quality Russian Blue Squirrel brushes are significantly longer and larger than other brands, and are ideal for mop and w...

Da Vinci Maestro Brushes

Da Vinci "Maestro" brushes are manufactured using male winter Siberian Kolinsky Red Sable fur. These are top-of-the-line, highest quality brushes. For more information and to purchase these brushes, follow this link to the Blick website: http://www.dickblick.com/products/da-vinci-maestro-kolinsky-br...

Da Vinci Brush Factory Tour

For three generations, Da Vinci has created high quality artist and specialty brushes. Today, the family owned business offers the largest selection of artist brushes in the world. Each brush is crafted with pride to Da Vinci's exacting standards. Using the finest raw materials available, skilled br...

Gelli Arts Printing Plate

This revolutionary printing plate looks and feels like a gelatin monoprinting plate — yet it's durable, reusable, and stores at room temperature. Because it's portable, you can use it at home, take it to the workshop, or even use it outdoors. Flexible and simple to work with, it's always ready for ...

Tombow Mono Professional Drawing Pencils

Tombow Mono Drawing Pencils are the ultimate instrument for drawing, animation and drafting. These pencils offer extra-refined, high-density graphite with break resistance, and smearproof lines, Mono Professional use the exact same lead as the Mono 100, a professional pencil that is the gold stand...

Tombow Irojiten Pencils

Tombow Irojiten Colored Pencils are beautifully crafted inside and out. These richly colored, wax-based, pencils allow artists to achieve smooth blending and layers of color without waxy build-up. Find more information or purchase these pencils at Blick Art Materials www.dickblick.com/products/tomb...

Tombow Dual Brush Pens

Tombow Dual Brush Pens have two tips — a flexible brush tip and a fine-point, hard nylon tip. Both tips are fed from the same ink reservoir ensuring exact color match. Tombow's odorless waterbased inks blend to create any color desired. With the flexible nylon fiber brush tip, you can achieve fin...

Artists Serving Artists

Since most of our staff at Blick Art Materials are artists, we understand our customer's need for the right creative materials. Whether it's selecting products or answering questions about technique or application, our team is always ready to help you find exactly what you're looking for. Check out ...

Speedball Art Products Factory Tour

Take a trip through Speedball Art Products factory to see where some of your favorite materials are made. While you may be familiar with Speedball block printing, screen printing and lettering products, you'll be surprised by how many other art materials they produce, right under the same roof, incl...

Blick Studio Mixed Media Pads

Blick Studio Mixed Media pads are ideal for students or artists who like to work in a variety of techniques and applications. These 80 lb sheets have the attributes of both a wet and dry media paper, so it will hold up to pencils, markers, pastels, water soluble crayons, light washes and more.Each...

Blick Studio Watercolor Pads

Perfect for the beginning watercolorists or for practice and experimentation,Blick Studio Watercolor pads are a quality paper at an economical price. Our pads contain heavyweight, 140 lb paper with a cold pressed surface providing a classic texture for watercolor painting. The acid-free sheets con...

Blick Studio Sketch Pads

If you are looking for a quality paper for quick sketches, studies or practicing techniques, Blick Studio Sketch Pads are an economical choice for both beginning and experienced artists. Our pads contain 100 sheets of 60 lb paper with a medium smooth surface that allows for creating fine detail wit...

Blick Studio Drawing Pads

Blick Studio Drawing Pads come in a variety of sizes and contain heavyweight sheets that are excellent for creating finished works of art in pencil, charcoal, crayon, pen, or even light ink washes. The velvety surface provides enough texture to grab onto dry media but smooth enough for fine detail...

Blick Studio Bristol Pads

Blick Studio Bristol combines the attributes of a fine art paper with the stability of a board giving artists an excellent drawing surface. Our acid-free Bristol pads offer artists two great working surfaces; Smooth and Vellum. The vellum surface has a texture that is optimal for all types of pe...

Blick Studio Art Pads

Blick has developed a range of Studio Pads providing artists with exceptional performance at an extraordinary value. All of our Blick papers have been specially selected to give artists the same working properties as some of the finest art papers around. Our Drawing, Sketch, Bristol, Watercolor an...

Masterpiece Canvas Factory Tour

Get a glimpse into the Masterpiece Canvas factory to see how they've been making high quality canvas for fine artists since 1965. You can find a great assortment of Masterpiece pre-stretched canvas and stretcher bars by following this link to Blick Art Materials http://www.dickblick.com/brands/...

Artists' Bristle Brushes

Bristle hair brushes are by far the most popular choice for oil and acrylic painters. Rick explains all the reasons why artists prefer bristle hair for viscous paint applications in this video. For a wide assortment of bristle brushes and more information, follow this link to the Bristle Brush page ...

Grafix Factory Tour

Take a look inside the fascinating world of plastic films and see why these Grafix products are used by so many artists and crafters. The applications are endless with these unique substrates. The products in this video are available at Blick Art Materials... just follow this link http://www.dickbli...

Smart-Fab Art and Decorating Fabric

Smart-Fab is a smart alternative to paper, cloth and felt - a perfect material for the classroom. It's an innovative non-woven fabric that's easy to cut, fold, glue, staple, and sew (by hand or machine). It feels and acts like fabric, but you can also draw or paint on it! Smart Fab is available i...

Liquitex Acrylic Paint

Liquitex acrylic colors come in three distinct viscosities; Soft Body, Heavy Body and Ink. Each contain high levels of pigment for intense color and great coverage. Whatever your creative endeavor or application, there is a Liquitex Acrylic paint that will meet your needs. See these paints in action...

Escoda Artists' Brushes

http://www.dickblick.com/brands/escoda/ The Escoda family has been making some of the finest artists' brushes since 1933. Take a tour of the Escoda factory in Sabadell, Spain and see how these world renown brushes are made - by hand! For more information or to purchase Escoda brushes, follow this l...