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The Ultimate Marker Giveaway!

Enter for a chance to win our drool-worthy Marker Giveaway prize which includes 3 Marker pads, 6 Copic Classic Markers, 1 Copic Wide Marker, and 2 zip bags!

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| Artist Interviews | Artist Tips | Featured Artists | Watercolor

Artist Interview - Peter Bucks

We sat down with Peter Bucks for our second Artist Interview (well, we wish we sat down with him... we corresponded with him electronically) and we can't wait to share his ]story and artistic insight with you!

Every artist has their own unique background, style, experiences, techniques and perspective. We can all learn from each other, be inspired by one another, and continue to share the joy of art.

Let's hear what Peter has to say:

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Sketchbook Fury - FREE Online Workshops!

Have you been following along to Graham Smith’s FREE Sketchbook Fury workshop?

Through online video lessons, Professional Artist & Illustrator Graham Smith is showing us how to develop a sketchbook strategy so you can customize your sketchbook, build your drawing skills, overcome your fear of the blank page, develop ideas, and execute finished art.

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NEW 400 Series Marker Paper

We are excited to introduce our NEW 400 Series Marker paper, which was developed for fine artists who create finished art using a variety of marker types.

Prior to the introduction of this new 400 Series Marker paper

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Artist Interview - Laura Schrampfer

We are excited to kick off our Artist Interviews with Tattoo Artist Laura Schrampfer! Each month we will be posting an interview with a different artist in our Art Blog to get a look into the minds of creative people across the globe.

 

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2015 Online Workshop Video Lessons on YouTube

If you missed our 2015 Online Workshops or if you just can't get enough, we've got great news! Video lessons from all 3 Series are now available on YouTube!

 

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NEW Black Canvas Paper!

We are excited to introduce our NEW 300 Series Black Canvas paper! Creating art on a black surface is a fresh & inspiring way to make paintings that POP. 

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Watercolor Brush Lettering - By Nicole Miyuki Santo

When you hear the word watercolor you automatically think of using watercolor paper. Makes sense. However when I started to teach classes, I wanted something that was transparent so the students can use my letters underneath as a guide. I knew that watercolor paper was not transparent so I tried tracing paper and that did not hold the ink up well. Then I went in to my local art store and found Strathmore’s 500 series Marker Pads. From the first brushstroke I made on the paper, I was sold.

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The Healing Power of Art Therapy

The traditional cornerstones of mental health care include therapy and medication. Increasingly art therapy is also being utilized to enhance a patient’s treatment plan. Art therapy is beneficial in many areas where traditional treatment programs may fall short. It enhances physical, emotional, and mental well being by assisting in expression of emotions that are often hard to put into words. An art therapist can use a patient’s art to help them achieve insights, improve interpersonal skills, increase self-awareness, and boost self-esteem. This helps reduce tension and anxiety, which can relieve pain and set a strong foundation for the process of healing or coping with life-long disabilities.

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Announcing Our 2016 Online Workshops!

We are excited to announce our free 2016 Online Workshops which start on Monday, March 7!

We’ve got a fantastic line up this year with 3 extremely talented and inspirational artists who will be leading you through follow-along online video lessons… FOR FREE!

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