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Class Highlight: Art of Indigo Dye

Did you know naturally occurring blue is extremely rare? I know you’re probably thinking the sky is blue, water is blue, but nope… blue eyes aren’t actually blue either. Even though 40% of people consider blue their favorite color, most of the blues we admire around us are just physics playing tricks on us. If you don’t believe me, check out this lecture that Art Historian, James Fox, gave at Minneapolis Institute of Art. (It’s phenomenal and well worth watching!) So with blue being so naturally rare, when indigo was synthesized it became highly sought after. (You can guess how …

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Art Supply Critique: OOLY Mini Monster Scented Highlighter Markers

First, I’m going to give you some background info. I grew up on Crayola. All Crayola. Which has some amazing products, but since then other brands have created some spectacular products. My partner and I met in art school, eons ago. We both have a weakness when shopping for art supplies, especially for our daughter. I love testing out new materials. I always convince myself that the creative outcome will exceed the cost. I’m not talking about selling artwork, but skills gained, especially for youth. (I’ll get more into that in a different blog post.) My goal for reviews is …

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Read all about our new classes! We’ve been cooling off during these dog days of summer by developing some fresh classes for winter and spring. We have four new classes for this season, making a total of 17 different art-making experiences that you can bring to any group, in-person or virtually. Award winning writer and comic artist, Blue Delliquanti, will be teaching an additional class this coming season called Comic Animals. They will be teaching students how to draw playful animals with different facial features and expressions. Each Art Parcel includes a drawing pencil with eraser, Parcel Arts Sketchbook, and …

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