Butterfield Horse - Lesson Plan

Construct a high-relief horse using quick mâché and found objects! Deborah Butterfield, a noted American sculptor, first gained wide recognition in the late 1970s. Horses have been the single, sustained focus of Butterfield's work for more than 30 years.When she first began working, Butterfield s...

Botanical Illustration - Lesson Plan

Although photography and modern printing processes have replaced the need for cataloguing plant life with detailed drawn and painted illustrations, botanical illustration is still a beloved art! To make an accurate rendering of a plant, you can create an impression in plaster, then trace the shape ...

Artist's Challenge Coins - Lesson Plan

To trade, share, or keep — these coins carry a personalized message and mini artwork! Challenge Coins are specially designed and minted for service personnel to recognize an achievement, enhance morale, or to signify membership in (or experience on) a particular mission. Create a personal Artist'...

Anaglyph Artistry - Lesson Plan

Make a composition for viewing with 3-D glasses! Anaglyph images were invented in 1853 by Wilhelm Rollmann. An anaglyph is a moving or still picture made up of two slightly offset but identical drawings in contrasting colors (usually red and cyan) that are superimposed on one another to produce ...

Block Print Koinobori - Lesson Plan

In Japan, Children's Day on May 5th is heralded by the appearance of flying fish: carp-shaped windsocks known as "Koinobori". In this lesson, students design a "scale"-shaped block from soft block printing material and apply it repetitively to outdoor-safe fabric that has been cut in the shape of a ...

Concentric Kirigami - Lesson Plan

A variation on Japanese Origami, Kirigami is created by folding paper and cutting portions away. This surprisingly uncomplicated relief sculpture is assembled with "rings" cut from double-sided sheets of colorful cardstock. The edges of the rings are folded, cut, unfolded, and layered concentrically...

How to create a Mosaic Vase using Mosaic Mercantile products

http://www.dickblick.com/vendors/mosaicmercantile/:You'll be amazed by how easy it is to create beautiful mosaic pieces for your home or garden. This video will show you the simple step-by-step process for completing a mosaic vase, though this process can be applied to any number of surfaces. All th...

Smart-Fab Art and Decoration Fabric

Smart-Fab is the smart alternative to paper and cloth. It's an innovative non-woven fabric that's easy to cut, fold, glue, staple, and sew (by hand or machine). You can even draw or paint on it! www.dickblick.com/. Smart-Fab Fabric is available in a range of brilliant, non-fading colors, Smart-Fa...

Artists Serving Artists 2013

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 quesions about technique or application, our team is always ready to help you find exactly what you're looking for. Check out a...

New Wave Artist Palettes

The first truly ergonomic hand-held artist palettes, New Wave Palettes feature a unique patent pending three-point design, evenly distributing the weight between the hand, arm, and torso/hip. The design significantly reduces shoulder, arm, and hand fatigue, allowing you to paint with ease. The delic...

Painting with Princeton Catalyst Blades and Wedges

Artists Baila Miller and Jean Nerenberg talk about the various ways they use Catalyst Blades and Wedges in their paintings. These unique tools have allowed them to discover new ways of applying paint which has shaped their painting technique and imagery. For details about Catalyst Blades and Wedges,...

Acrylic Painting with Catalyst Blades and Wedges

Painting tools can be beautiful as well as functional. Artist Lisa Schmitz explains why Catalyst Blades and Wedges inspire her to dig deeper during her creative process. For more information on Catalyst Blades and Wedges, follow this link to the Blick website http://www.dickblick.com/products/prince...

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...

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...

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...

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...