What is a good basic watercolor set for beginners and for artists who want to start painting with watercolors?

Some questions we are often asked: “What colors do you suggest for a beginner to get started?”“What colors should I get if I want to paint with watercolors?”  Choosing a palette of colors is very personal, and at its most basic, the choice needs to include a yellow, red and blue for a primary mixing […]

An Evening of Animation: Student Works from Japan and the U.S.

JAPAN HOUSE Los Angeles is partnering with Tokyo University of the Arts (Tokyo Geidai) and the University of Southern California (USC) in presenting a two-day program on January 13th and 15th entitled “Visual Euphony: Animation & Music,” bringing together emerging talent in the fields of music and animation from both Japan and the United States. […]

The Mobile Museum Fair comes to Downtown Los Angeles!

This Sunday, January 13th, the Central Library in downtown Los Angeles hosts the first-ever Mobile Museum Fair! Hey, that’s just down the street from us! This family-friendly event will be full of surprises and discovery for all ages and features a wide variety of portable museums and libraries-on-wheels as part of the new exhibition 21 Collections: […]

A symphony of color with Marabu Graphix Aqua Inks

National Artist Educator Celia Buchanan of Marabu presents an interactive, Kandinsky-inspired demo that produces beautiful, vibrant artwork in thirty minutes or less – no drawing skills necessary! Settle into this inspirational encounter with Marabu Graphix Aqua Inks and Marabu Graphix Aqua Ink Pens. A background of intense colors are applied onto watercolor paper, then transformed […]

Call for Entries: BP Portrait Award

The National Portrait Gallery invites entries for the BP Portrait Award 2019. The prize money for the Award currently stands at one of the largest for any global arts competitions, with first prize being £35,000, second prize £12,000; third prize £10,000; the BP Young Artist Award, awarded to one selected artist aged between 18 and […]

Tombow Announces Create Your Best Work Art Scholarship

Tombow is proud to announce the Create Your Best Work Art Scholarship to aid three promising art students with tuition costs. Tombow’s Create Your Best Work Art Scholarship is available to high school seniors graduating by May 2019 and college freshmen and sophomores in the United States. To qualify, students must be currently enrolled or […]

Happy New Year!

It’s Christmas all over again in January! An avalanche of music, novels, films, and works of art first published in the U.S. in 1923 will enter the public domain this year. Public domain means anyone can sell those works without incurring any costs, but it also means that anyone can give them away for free. For those works of art falling into public domain this year, that means anyone can re-publish or chop them up and repurpose them in other projects. We can remix and repurpose old art into new works of art, which will then enter the public domain of future generations.

Historic Skid Row Firehouse to Become Youth Arts Center

You probably know Skid Row’s Firehouse No. 23 from the movie Ghostbusters. But 22 years after the plans for refurbishing the firehouse were approved, the former headquarters of the Los Angeles Fire Department once known as the “Taj Mahal” of firehouses for its ornate features and expensive imported materials, will soon become a Youth Arts […]