Category: Art Tips

Art as Therapy: Healing Through Creative Expression

Holding Hands by Pat Schubert

In a world filled with constant demands and stressors, finding effective ways to cope with our emotional challenges is essential for maintaining our well-being. One such powerful and transformative coping mechanism is art. Beyond its aesthetic value, art has the incredible ability to serve as a form of therapy, helping individuals navigate and heal from… Read more »

Art for All Ages: Why Art Education Matters for Kids and Seniors

How Art Therapy Can Benefit Seniors

Art is a universal language that transcends age, and it has the power to enrich the lives of people of all generations. Art education programs tailored to kids and seniors play a vital role in fostering creativity, cognitive development, and overall well-being. Art Education for Kids Cultivating Creativity: Art education encourages children to explore their… Read more »

6 Ways to Get Children Interested in Art

Close up of child's hands drawing sun at white paper by gouache.

Art offers a multitude of benefits for children, ranging from boosting creativity and problem-solving skills to fostering emotional expression and resilience. However, sparking a child’s interest in art may seem challenging, especially in the digital age. Here are some strategies to make art more appealing to children and create a foundation for lifelong appreciation. Make… Read more »

A Beginner’s Guide to Plein Air Painting in Beautiful New Hampshire

Artist drawing in nature, plein air. Painter with easel and paints painting landscape picture on canvas outdoors. Woman during creative process. Flat vector illustration isolated on white background.

Plein air painting encourages the artist to get out of the studio and into the environment. It offers a unique experience that captures the essence of a landscape while challenging the artist to adapt to the ever-changing environment. New Hampshire, with its stunning landscapes, offers endless opportunities for plein air painting. In this guide, we’ll… Read more »

How to Find Inspiration and Overcome Creative Block

Young female artist holding brushes and choosing the right one for her work, art supplies and creativity concept

At some point in their artistic journey, many artists encounter the dreaded creative block. It’s a state of mind where ideas seem elusive, and every blank canvas looks intimidating. But fear not! Here are some tried and tested strategies to ignite your creativity and overcome creative block. Seek Inspiration in Your Surroundings Inspiration often lurks… Read more »

Acrylic Painting Tips for Beginners

If you’re just stepping into the world of painting, acrylic painting is a great place to start. Thanks to its versatility, you can paint on practically any surface (as long as it doesn’t contain wax or oil), and thanks to its forgiving nature, it’s easy to cover up any mistakes. However, like with all forms… Read more »

How to Test the Believability of Your Painting

woman painting art in gallery

As an artist, you want your work to appear believable. But as a beginner artist, that may be difficult to accomplish. It can also be hard to tell if your painting is truly accurate when you’ve been working on it for so long. Thankfully, there are several ways you can test your painting for believability…. Read more »

Everything You Need to Know About Selling Your Artwork at an Art Gallery

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You’ve grown as an artist and you’ve started to build up a reputation in your local community. You may now be thinking of selling your artwork at a local art gallery. But how do you do so? Read on to learn more: Commissions vs. Outright sales There are two ways an art gallery can pay… Read more »

Top 3 Tips for Painting Hair and Fur

watercolor painting of a lion

Whether you’re painting a nature scene with graceful animals or a portrait of someone you love, you will need to know how to paint hair and/or fur. This can be tricky for beginners due to the details and nuance that hair and fur requires. That’s why we’ve put together our top 3 tips to help… Read more »

What Types of Natural Hairs Are Used for Paint Brushes?

Brushes in a glass jar

There are a wide variety of paint brushes on the market. The type you choose will have a huge impact on how your painting turns out. As such, every factor must be considered. When choosing a paint brush, many artists examine the type of hairs it has. Below, we cover the different types of natural… Read more »