Charcoal Drawing Tips in the Winter Artist Newsletter

The Winter Newsletter is here and features Casey Neals top tips and tricks for working in charcoal. 

Casey is an accomplished charcoal artist who uses contrasting colors to create striking black and white charcoal pieces. In his article, Casey shares his 4-step drawing process, then 10 helpful tips for working with charcoal. 

See more of Casey's stunning artwork and his step-by-step process in the Artist Newsletter.


NEW! Strathmore 500 Series Heavyweight Mixed Media Pads
Meet the newest member of the Strathmore Mixed Media Family: 500 Series Heavyweight Mixed Media Pads. This extra durable, 350lb. (570gsm) 3-ply cotton surface is internally sized for wet media and has a durable vellum surface for drawing techniques. Available in 3 pad sizes. Learn more in the Artist Newsletter.

Pour painting by Sabrina Schwietzer

2018 Online Workshops - Free Video Lessons Start March 5!
Our FREE Online Workshops are back! Join us to see free video lessons and get access to downloadable instructions created by experienced artists. You can follow along to each tutorial on our workshop website at your own pace. Here's the class lineup:

  1. Workshop 1: Realistic Watercolor for Beginners
    Start Date: March 5, 2018
    Instructor: Kelly Eddington

  2. Workshop 2: Colored Pencil with Mixed Media
    Start Date: May 7, 2018
    Instructor: Sarah Becktel

  3. Workshop 3: Finding the Focus in Your Painting
    Start Date: September 4, 2018
    Instructor: Robert Burridge

Learn more in the Artist Newsletter.

Strathmore + Princeton: Brush Meets Paper

We are excited to welcome Princeton Artist Brush Co™ to the Strathmore family, where beautiful fine art brushes meet high quality papers. Princeton is joining Strathmore under the same parent company, Pacon Corporation. Learn more about our partnership in the Artist Newsletter.

Questions from our Website: What is the difference between the top side and back side of art paper?
The top side and back side of fine art papers typically have different physical and visual properties. The differences can be barely discernible or significant depending on the type of paper, felt, chemistry and fibers used. Typically the felt side is the more desirable side for the artist to create their work on. Learn more in the Artist Newsletter.

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