Strathmore Online Workshop Series 3: Intro to Painting with Gouache

Strathmore’s last 2019 FREE Online Workshop will be starting up again soon and we are so excited for this virtual classroom! Get ready for Intro to Painting with Gouache, with artist/instructor Myriam Tillson, which starts September 3, 2019! This gouache workshop will explore the use of gouache as a painting medium in its own right. […]

Realistic Watercolor Painting w/Kelly Eddington

What do you love to paint the most? You’ll never know until you explore a wide variety of subject matter. This online workshop presents a sampler of popular watercolor subjects: landscapes, still life, and portraits. Kelly Eddington will show you how watercolor’s unique properties can do the heavy lifting in each painting. Watch watercolor create […]

The Mind of Watercolor w/Steve Mitchell

Watercolor can be one of the simplest mediums to use, but it does seem to have a mind of its own at times, giving it the reputation of being fussy and unforgiving to work with. In this four part workshop Steve Mitchell gets into the mind of watercolor and see what makes it tick. Success […]

Celebrate World Watercolor Month: Sketching & Journaling w/Gay Kraeger

Capturing your world through art in a journal is a low-tech, highly rewarding experience, but you don’t need us to tell you that. In her friendly and conversational video workshop, Gay Kraeger guides you through learning watercolor one step at a time: the basics, quick sketches, page design, lettering, and watercolor techniques needed to create […]

Moving Sale!

We’re having a MOVING SALE! All in-stock paper pads, rolls, and sheets from Bee Paper, Bienfang, Borden & Riley, Canson, and Strathmore are ON SALE at 30% OFF!!! That’s right, we said it – ALL IN-STOCK PAPER PADS, ROLLS, AND SHEETS from your favorite paper brands are ON SALE. Bristol Pads, Mi-Teintes, Tracing Paper, Foundation […]

Strathmore 2019 Online Workshop Series 2: Urban Sketching Basics

Strathmore’s next FREE Online Workshop will be starting up again next month and we are so excited for this virtual classroom! Next up, Urban Sketching Essentials with artist/instructor Alphonso Dunn, starting May 6, 2019! We’re big fans of Urban Sketching, it’s one of the most fun, fulfilling, and adventurous artistic endeavors you can experience. There […]

How-To Video: Getting Started with Water-Soluble Colored Pencils

Check out this video where Strathmore’s Artist Educator Sarah Becktel shares her tips for using watercolor pencils. This video has become the top video on Strathmore’s YouTube Channel because of Sarah’s straightforward method of teaching both classic and unique ways to get the most from watercolor pencils. Raw Materials carries a carefully-curated selection of water-soluble […]

Every Artist Needs A Playground

Notebooks and sketch pads have been the place where artists let their ideas run free for years. Solid notebook/pad construction and quality papers are ideal for daily play and experimentation with dry media. A wide range of paper for different skill levels and a variety of formats means we have the right notebook and/or sketch […]

Strathmore 2019 Online Workshop Series 1: Realistic Drawing with Charcoal

Strathmore’s FREE Online Workshops will be starting up again and we are so excited for their virtual classroom! First up, Realistic Drawing with Charcoal, taught by Kirsty Partridge, which starts on March 4, 2019. Follow along with Kirsty Partridge in this four-part online workshop series that focuses on how to create photo-realistic drawings with charcoal. […]

Video: Oil Painting Tutorial with Robert Burridge

If you missed Robert Burridge’s fantastic oil painting tutorials from the 2018 Strathmore Online Workshops, we’ll be re-playing them here, starting with Setting Up Your Studio & the 4 C’s. What are the 4 C’s? Concept, Composition, Color Combination, and Commit & Continue. If you’ve always wanted to try oil painting but didn’t know where […]