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Oil and Water: The Science Behind Paper Marbling

Oil and Water: The Science Behind Paper Marbling By Amy Hand Hey there Smart Art friends and welcome to the May blog! I hope you’re all really excited to dive, literally, into the world of paper marbling with us this month. I certainly am! Paper marbling is an ancient art with its roots in 10th...

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Working En Plein Air: How to Expand Your Art By Going Outside

Back in the day, en plein air painters would go out there with a huge cumbersome box of art supplies, squeezing paint from tubes onto palettes. All this hassle is no longer necessary with the invention of art supplies like watercolor brush pens. The paint is mixed, locked, and loaded for you to start painting...

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Get Inspired: What to Paint Based on the Classics

Get Inspired: What to Paint Based on the Classics By Amy Hand -- Oh boy you folks are in for a treat this month! After dipping your toes into Asian art with block printing from Japan last month, this month we’re sailing across to China to explore Chinese brush painting. It might surprise you to...

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The Art of Print Making

The Art of Print Making By Amy Hand -- Hello there art lovers! Welcome to our December blog inspired by our wonderful block printing box that turned up on your doorstep this month! I hope you’re going to have fun exploring this new medium and learning a little bit more about where it came from....

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A Month of Creativity! - April 2021 Recap

Another Awesome Month of Creativity! Jake over at Naughtyegg_draw has been creating beautiful artwork all month long using April's Smart Art Box!  Take a look at his work this month using chalk pastels and charcoal to create vibrant images. Each month, your Smart Art Box comes with helpful tips to get started with a new...

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