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 ...

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...

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...