Drawing with Thread - Lesson Plan

"Drawing with Thread" is an interpretation of work by Wassily Kandinski in 1913. Kandinski is called the first totally abstract artist. Free flowing water color and line suggests but does not define images. To find this lesson plan PDF and materials list, click on this link http://www.dickblick.com/...

Derwent Block Grippers

Derwent blocks are great to work with, though you may find that your fingers can pick up the graphite or colored pigment. And no one wants accidental smudges on their artwork. The solution is Derwent Block Grippers! The Grippers are a soft rubber that slide onto the block which makes for comfortable...

Montana Gold - spray can preparation

www.dickblick.com/. Because Montana Gold spray paint has a high concentration of pigment, it is important to shake the can well before painting. Watch this video for tips on preparing your spray can for optimal performance. For more information or to purchase Montana spray paint, follow this link to...

Caran d' Ache Supracolor Soft Watercolor Pencils

http://www.dickblick.com/products/caran-dache-supracolor-soft-aquarelle-pencils/. Supracolor Soft Aquarelle Pencils are like having two art mediums in one! The soft core provides the option for smooth rich laydown of color and precise line drawings; or, add a wet brush and the color becomes liquid a...

Caran d' Ache Pablo Colored Pencils

http://www.dickblick.com/products/caran-dache-pablo-colored-pencils/. Soft and water-resistant, Pablo pencils offer superb lightfastness and bright, clean colors. These professional quality colored pencils have soft and highly pigmented cores, so they will cover surfaces completely. In addition to p...

Caran d' Ache Neocolor II Artists' Crayons

http://www.dickblick.com/products/caran-dache-neocolor-ii-artists-crayons/. Neocolor II is a water soluble artist crayon made from high quality, lightfast pigments. They are softer than colored pencils and denser than wax crayons. When used on their own, Neocolor II Crayons are smooth drawing instru...

Caran d' Ache Luminance Colored Pencils

http://www.dickblick.com/products/caran-dache-luminance-colored-pencils/. Luminance colored pencils were developed by Caran d'Ache at the request of the Colored Pencil Society of America. Every shade has been formulated using finely ground pigments chosen for their purity, intensity and resistance t...

Caran d'Ache Neopastels

http://www.dickblick.com/products/caran-dache-neopastels/. Neopastels are a professional quality oil pastel with excellent smoothness and blendability. They're made from permanent, lightfast pigments that are bright and vibrant, even on dark backgrounds. These dustless, opaque pastels glide easily o...

Tips on Framing Your Artwork

Framing does more than just enhance the look of your artwork; if done properly, it protects it from damaging elements. Hilary explains some of the key materials and provides tips on how to frame your original works of art so they will last a lifetime. Information on all the products in this video ca...

How to Stretch Watercolor Paper

If you've ever painted on paper, you've likely experienced it warping or buckling during the drying process. Hilary will show you how to eliminate this problem by stretching your paper before you paint. It is much easier than you think. All the materials in this video can be purchases at Blick Art ...

Tips for Mixed Media Art

Hilary shares several tips on working in mixed media. By following these simple rules, your work will remain stable and long lasting.

Selecting Art Paper

It's important to know that the paper you choose can have a major influence on your artwork. Hilary explains various paper terminology and how these can affect the outcome of your work. For more information on drawing, pastel, watercolor, marker and a variety of other art paper, please follow this l...

Blick Acrylic Paint Lines

Since there are many different levels of artists, each with their own needs, Blick has created three different lines of acrylic paint to choose from - all of which provide both quality and value. See Blick's Artist Acrylic, Studio Acrylic and Blickrylic in action to help you decide which is the righ...

How to Create a Project List on Art Room Aid

Art Room Aid is an online community connecting art project leaders and art advocates. With Art Room Aid you can request the art supplies you need for your classroom, daycare, after school program, community center or other group. Your list will be seen by thousands of people who can then send a gift...

How to Give a Gift Through Art Room Aid

Do you care about art education and want to make a difference? It takes just a minute to become an art education advocate through Art Room Aid. Your gift to a classroom, community center, daycare, after school program or other group using art materials will help make the wish for an project a realit...

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...