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 […]

How-To Video: Getting Started with Colored Pencils

Strathmore’s Artist Educator Sarah Becktel shares her techniques for how to get started using colored pencils. Whether you are just beginning or already have experience, see her favorite tips for creating a colored pencil piece. Raw Materials carries a carefully-curated selection of colored pencils, but we recommend using paper specifically made for use with colored […]