Take the Mic: The Art of Performance Poetry, Slam, and the Spoken Word (A Poetry Speaks Experience)

Jetzt kaufen Get on Stage and Perfect Your Performance Have you ever enjoyed a slam or two and thought, “I could do this,” but felt apprehensive staring at that empty mic—or worse, you climbed up on stage and struggled? Let Marc Kelly Smith, the founder of Slam Poetry, teach you everything you need to be […]

Mixed Media Painting Tips

I have been painting, as a hobby and commercially, for approximately 10 years now. I first started with acrylics but have more recently dabbled in watercolors. I have always loved texture in my art work but could never afford to buy oil paints. I consider myself quite a resourceful person and this has led me […]

Japanese Woodblock Prints: Artists, Publishers and Masterworks: 1680 – 1900

Jetzt kaufen Japanese woodblock prints, or ukiyo-e, are the most recognizable Japanese art form. Their massive popularity has spread from Japan to be embraced by a worldwide audience. Covering the period from the beginning of the Japanese woodblock print in the 1680s until the year 1900, Japanese Woodblock Prints provides a detailed survey of all […]

Ukiyo-e Master Hokusai’s Great Wave of Woodblock Art

Hokusai (1760-1849) is world-famous for his designs of Mount Fuji, the most famous mountain of Japan. Hokusai (meaning ‘pole-star’ ) represents Mount Fuji in an impressive triangular shape in his prints of the holy mountain in the summer with massive floating clouds with lightning to the side of the mountian. One glance on such a simple […]

Mono No Aware: The Essence of Japan

Mono no aware: the Japanese beauty aesthetic Meaning literally “a sensitivity to things,” mono no aware is a concept describing the essence of Japanese culture, invented by the Japanese literary and linguistic scholar scholar Motoori Norinaga in the eighteenth century, and remains the central artistic imperative in Japan to this day. The phrase is derived […]

Wieco Art African Dancers Abstract Oil Paintings on Canvas Modern Canvas Wall Art Contemporary Artwork for Wall Decorations Home Decor

Jetzt kaufen High quality 100% hand-painted oil art painting on canvas provided by Wieco Art. Our painter of world-class artisans painstakingly reproduces all of our paintings by hand, using only the quality oil paints on canvas. We stand by our top quality and strive to provide your favorite paintings as original paintings nature of the artwork. […]

Twenty Tips That Make Painting Easier

A list of twenty tips and hints that will make painting easier. Tips include ways that will make clean up easier, how to protect surface, etc. Painting is a hard enough job without any extra labor. The following is a list of tips you should keep in mind before you start painting. They might not […]

How to Make Your Drawings Realistic

Learning how to make your art more realistic may be easier than you think. The first thing you do, is to begin to see objects in this world as simple shapes. About 80 percent of art is thinking and seeing things like an artist. The other 20 percent is technical skill. There are a handful […]

Bound Manuscripts – Four Simple Steps

Bound manuscripts are essential to establish a prepublication marketing strategy and exposure before the book is sent to the printer. Used in place of the Advanced Reading Copy (ARC) or the galley, the bound manuscript takes the least time to create. Bound manuscripts can be printed on copy paper using a desktop printer. Label the […]

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