[Guest post by STL Master Artist, Pat Knepley] Have you ever wondered why most pencils are yellow? One story is that the color yellow was associated with royalty in China, and since in the 1800s graphite discovered in China was found to be of a high quality, pencil manufacturers wanted to convince customers that their […]
In a few more weeks (on March 1st) we’ll be launching our new podcast, Drawing with Chalk. You’ll be able to enjoy this podcast in more than one way. You might just enjoy watching Jim draw a new picture each week. However, you can also draw along with Jim and learn how to use chalk […]
[Guest post by STL Master Artist, Pat Knepley] A recent trip I took became a stark reminder of how far we have come in our daily use of technology. I purchased my airline ticket online. I used the airport’s computer check in system to check in my luggage. A very large x-ray machine scaned my carry-ons (and me) […]
Do you like to draw? What if every week you had a chance to learn to draw a new picture with chalk? Even better…what if the lesson was free? Beginning March 1st, that’s exactly the chance you’ll have. See the Light and chalk artist Jim Pence are teaming up to bring you Drawing with Chalk, […]
[Guest post by STL Master Artist, Pat Knepley] Last week, we looked at five “isms” in art history: Mannerism, Neo-Classicism, Romanticism, Realism, and Impressionism. This week, we’ll consider five of the more recent “isms.” Post-Impressionism – (very late 1800s and into the turn of the 20th century) Seurat, Van Gogh, Rousseau, Cezanne. This movement overlapped […]
We’ve almost finished the Easter project, but we still need to add the black light effect. Let’s do that today!
[Guest post by STL Master Artist, Pat Knepley] The history of visual art through the ages is generally broken down into movements –periods of time when artists were like-minded and worked around a set of core beliefs…whether they knew each other or not! Since the time of the Italian Renaissance in the fifteenth century there […]
Free Shopping List for Art Classes and Art Projects Plus a Coupon Angie McFarren over at H.O.P.E. Home School Consulting has created a shopping list for SEE THE LIGHT’s Art Classes and Art Projects. In her post, she shares how she created an Art Tool Kit. You may have heard Pat […]
In today’s video, I’ll show you how to paint in the mountains and rocky hills, and next time we’ll finish it by adding the black light effect. So get out your paints and let’s have some fun.
(Guest post by STL Master Artist, Pat Knepley) Last week we began learning how to use the numbers 2 and 3 to create cartoon faces. This week, we’ll work with the number 3. For our next cartooning exercise, we’re going to work with the numbers 4 – 7. After looking at the number 4 for a […]