Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Your First Painting

If you've never tried painting before (walls don't count), but would like to try it, there are several things to consider in advance that will make your first painting encounter less intimidating.  To begin with, don't assume that you need to possess an inherent talent to learn how to paint.  All you really need are a creative spirit, an interest in learning, a willingness to try new things and a few essential art supplies.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

What is a Collage and How Do I Make One?

A collage is a work of art that is composed by gluing objects such as pieces of torn paper, photographs, fabric or metal onto a surface.  The term collage stems from the French word coller, which means to glue or paste.  Collage as an art form emerged early in the 20th century when Synthetic Cubist artists Picasso and Braque first began creating artwork by gluing material such as wallpaper and cloth onto canvas.  Many people are familiar with Matisse's bold, colorful collages.