Winter Artist Newsletter

The Winter Edition of the Artist Newsletter is here and features Christine Karron's 5 steps for creating beautiful mixed media illustrations.

Step 1: Pencil Sketch/Drawing
Step 2: Taping down the paper
Step 3: Watercolor wash to tone the paper
Step 4: Add details with colored pencils
Step 5: Add highlights with white acrylic

See the details for each step in the Artist Newsletter.


The Strathmore Timeline:
This year mark's Strathmore's 125th year of making quality fine art papers.Take a look at our timeline which features important dates throughout our history:

1892: The Mittineague Paper Company is opened in West Springfield, MA by Horace Moses
1929: Student grade papers are introduced under the banner Alexis
1952: Black Greeting Cards are introduced
1972: The first recycled sketch pad is introduced and called Shelburne Phase II Sketch
1974: The 300 Series is developed, Alexis becomes 400 Series and Artist 500 Series. 

See more important dates in the Artist Newsletter

New Designs for Watercoloring
We are excited to introduce our new line of Designs for Watercoloring pads which feature preprinted patterns to paint and color. The 3 pads in this new line each feature a different set of themed designs from Zenspirations by Joanne Fink: nature designs, flower designs, and abstract designs. Learn more in the Artist Newsletter.

Join our 2017 Online Workshops
Our FREE 2017 Online Workshops are back! Starting March 6, you can follow along to our free video lessons, brought to you by experienced artists who will demonstrate their tips, techniques and ideas on 3 different topics:

  1. Brush Lettering & Watercolor with Jess Park
    Start Date: March 6, 2017
  2. Techniques in Pastel Art with Amy Pearce Stone
    Start Date: May 1, 2017
  3. Ethereal Mixed Media on Toned Paper with Georgina Kreutzer
    Start Date: September 4, 2017

Learn more in the Artist Newsletter.

Strathmore Founder Horace Moses was Quite the Guy
We're celebrating 125 years of creating quality fine art papers! That all started with our founder, Horace Moses. Horace lives on not only through the beautiful artwork created on the surfaces he brought to market, but also through his philanthropic contributions throughout his lifetime. Did you know Horace is also the founder of Jr. Achievement? Learn more about his fascinating history in the Artist Newsletter.


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