How To Make Your Selfie Into A Work Of Art, Andy Warhol Style!

We all know who Andy Warhol is. If you haven’t heard of the celebrity stories from his iconic New York studio, The Factory, or his controversial art and antics, you’ll recognize this legendary Pop artist from his impossible-to-miss white wig! Thanks to the many self-portraits he took before his death in 1987, his face is...

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Find your Inner Artist Confidence!

Do you love writing, designing, painting, composing, or [fill in your creative activity]? You may have begun as an amateur with little or no formal education? It can sometimes be hard to see this as an asset, and not a disadvantage, when it comes to finding the confidence to advance your craft. This short blog...

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Five Must-See Andy Warhol Portraits

Even if you’re not an art historian or expert, I’d take a guess that you know who Andy Warhol is? If you haven’t heard of the celebrity stories from his iconic New York studio, The Factory, or his controversial art and antics, you’ll recognize him from his impossible-to-miss white wig! The Pittsburgh born artist was...

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How to Draw the Perfect Circle

No need to be an artist to know to master drawing a perfect circle – a very handy skill if we say so ourselves! One easy method is of course to find something circular, from a stencil, to a CD, to the bottom of a can and simply trace! But if you don’t have anything...

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A Super Easy Way to Make your own Comic Art Greeting Cards!

Roy Lichtenstein, Drowning Girl, 1963, MoMA Who doesn’t love comics? Especially funny and satirical ones, in the style of the famous Pop artist Roy Lichtenstein… As you know by now, the theme of this month’s Smart Art Box is Pop Art, and we are mining this art movement for tons of arts and crafts ideas...

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Three Ways to Make Art from Everyday Objects A La Pop Art!

Pop rocked the art world of the 1950s and 1960s. It responded to the cultural attitudes of the period, as well as all the new consumer items and advertisements that invaded the marketplace. Pop Art (the theme of this month’s Smart Art Box!) took everyday objects, images and themes from the mass media and popular...

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Ten Italian Fashion Designers To Know

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II – prime Milan shopping destination! Photo: Visual Hunt How could we conclude a month’s worth of blogs on Italy without talking about fashion? After pasta and espresso, isn’t it what every Italian can’t live without? Italy has produced fine fabrics, laces and other luxury products for centuries, and is still one...

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