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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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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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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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Bas-Relief Sculpting

  Bas-relief, pronounced bah-relief and also known as low-relief, originally stems from Italian phrase bass-relievo. Essentially this is a sculpture that is always projecting from its surrounding surface. The projection is subtle, and the modeled form is never undercut. Bas-relief is just one type of many in this style. It’s worth pointing out that we...

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