Experience Green with Gamblin Artist’s Oil Colors

An Abundance of GreenAt risk of stating the obvious, there is a lot of green in the world. This is true not only in nature, but in science. Residing in the middle of the spectrum of visible light, the human eye most readily sees green more than any other color. With great abundance, comes great […]

DIY Embossing Magic with Excel Blades

Check out this video from Excel Blades where Sam Martin shows you how to emboss vinyl with the Excel Burnisher Set. Not only can you emboss vinyl, but you can also use this stylus on materials like leather, clay, foil, fondant, etc.   Materials Excel Blades K18 Excel Blades Burnisher Set Cutting Mat Bristol Paper  […]

Watercolor Mixing Charts: How to Make Them and Why

Why take the time to make watercolor mixing charts?  Color Mixing Charts (or grids) are terrific tools for learning, for color referencing, an excellent way to understand your DANIEL SMITH Extra-Fine Watercolors, and see some of the range of colors that can be mixed.  For our example, we’re making a color mixing chart or grid […]

Introducing Sarah Graham, Watercolor Artist

We are delighted to introduce DANIEL SMITH Watercolor Artist, Sarah Graham! Sarah will take us step-by-step through her process for making a watercolor landscape on Watercolor Ground and Wood Panel. All Daniel Smith Watercolors, Sets, and Grounds are on sale for Step 1: As always, the first step is the idea – in this case, a simple concept drawing in my […]

Cold Wax Painting with Gamblin Cold Wax Medium

It’s a rare occurrence for one specific painting medium to have a whole genre of painting associated with it, but Cold Wax Medium is one such medium. Cold Wax Painting is not defined by subject matter nor the degree of realism or abstraction, Cold Wax Painting is unified by artists’ shared interest in experimentation, texture […]

New Research on Importance of Arts Integration in the Classroom

A new study conducted by Johns Hopkins University published in the journal Trends in Neuroscience and Education provides strong correlational evidence that involvement in the arts improves students’ academic outcomes and memory of learning math and science.  It is unclear whether the improved outcomes are the result of general exposure to the arts, the integration […]

Exhibition Walkthrough Open House: Elliott Hundley @ MOCA Grand Avenue

Beginning in Spring 2019, MOCA will dedicate its downtown locations to multiple exhibitions celebrating the museum’s 40th anniversary and its permanent collection. Each location will feature special exhibitions highlighting different themes and stories found within the institution’s permanent collection of more than 7,000 objects. As part of this celebration, MOCA will debut a new ongoing […]

Roofless Painters Still Life Painting Workshop @ Grand Central Market, Saturday, April 27th, 6-8pm

Attention oil painters! If you missed the last still life painting session at Grand Central Market the Roofless Painters are at it again! So what do you say, want to join other artists and paint some produce? Join Roofless Painters for a still life workshop at the one and only Grand Central Market, in DTLA’s Historic Core this […]

Apply for LACE’s Getty Marrow Internship Positions!

Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE) is offering two full-time paid summer internships for college students through the Getty Marrow Internship Program.  Deadline to apply is April 26th! Click here to read more about the positions and learn how to apply. Curatorial Internship The Curatorial Intern will work directly with Curator Daniela Lieja Quintanar, summer artist-in-residence Sandra de […]

Our L.A. Voices: A Pop-Up Arts & Culture Fest

Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28, 2019; 11 am – 5 pm  Grand Park’s week-long spring arts experience, Grand Park’s Our L.A. Voices – a Pop-up Arts+Culture Fest is a regional arts gathering that focuses exclusively on the diverse and powerful artistic talent in Los Angeles County. This FREE arts fest will feature short film, […]