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An Insider’s Look at the History of Gouache

An Insider’s Look at the History of Gouache

January 02, 2020

Let’s pick up from our last exploration of gouache painting! We learned that gouache is a special type of watercolor paint. It’s vibrant, opaque, and layers over very easy.

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How do Artists Make Amazing Art with Gouache?

How do Artists Make Amazing Art with Gouache?

December 18, 2019

Gouache who? Yes, it’s a real word in the art world! Pronounced as “gwash,” gouache is a painting medium that’s related to the watercolor family. 

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These December Birthstones will Make You Cheer Up from the Winter Blues

These December Birthstones will Make You Cheer Up from the Winter Blues

December 13, 2019

Does it seem like people with December birthdays get the short end of the stick? They’re born when the days are short, dark and gray. It’s cold, and there’s not much to do outside besides winter activities.

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Here are 7 Expert Tips About How to Gift Art

Here are 7 Expert Tips About How to Gift Art

December 05, 2019

Yes, you really can give artwork as a holiday gift! It’s easier than you might think, and gifting art is appropriate for any occasion of the year.

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See This Awesome American Art that Inspires Thanksgiving

See This Awesome American Art that Inspires Thanksgiving

November 25, 2019

A long time ago in an American colonial settlement, 143 English Pilgrims and Native Americans came together to feast, celebrate, and give thanks for new friends and a bountiful harvest after a harsh year. Today, Americans and even international people come to United States homes to celebrate in the same spirit. 

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Did You Know that November has Two Birthstones?

Did You Know that November has Two Birthstones?

November 18, 2019

It’s true! If you or someone you know is a November person, that means you get to choose between two beautiful gems as your birthstone: time-honored topaz and sunny citrine.

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Does Art Unlock the Secrets of Being Thankful?

Does Art Unlock the Secrets of Being Thankful?

November 11, 2019

Gratitude. It’s a buzzword that’s garnered a lot of attention in recent years. With awareness of hard times and limited resources, more people seek out quality of life. Having a thankful mindset can help turn the tide.

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Fall Gift Spotlight: 6 Curious Things About Opals

Fall Gift Spotlight: 6 Curious Things About Opals

October 28, 2019

Looking into the window of galaxies, oceans and volcanic eruptions…that’s how writers have described the opal’s brilliant play of color. Soft, vibrant and filled with mystery, opals have captured the imaginations of people around the world.

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Who Wants to See Art of Adorable Animals in the Fall?

Who Wants to See Art of Adorable Animals in the Fall?

October 23, 2019

From viral cat videos to the neighbor’s new puppy, animals hold a special place in our hearts. Their lives and adorable personalities help bring our human selves together, no matter our differences.

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