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Featured Artist!

Falling Leaves

Written Lessons

by Janice Timmins

Janice has captured one of the most incredible gifts of nature; the gorgeous leaves of fall. You can almost hear the crunch of leaves under your feet as you delve in and create this beautiful piece.

Autumn Lights Lantern

Written Lessons

by Patti DeRenzo

Bring an autumn glow indoors! Patti shares how to achieve etched leaves on glass, texture paste details, and stenciled leaves with metallic touches. It’s the little details that help enhance and complete this beautiful fall design.

Little Vampire

Written Lessons

by Jillybean Fitzhenry

Painted in DecoArt Traditions this cute guy is ready to come to life and bring a little fright into your Halloween. Jillybean guides you from start to finish with this fang-tastic fun project!

Beary Best Halloween

Written Lessons

by Miyuki Nakano

This adorable little girl dressed in her Halloween best takes a moment to cuddle her cute bear. Miyuki shares this sweet not-so-spooky design with you to add to your Halloween collection.

Canada Goose Part 1 & 2

from the set of Wilson Bickford's Television show "PAINTING WITH WILSON BICKFORD"

In this special two part episode learn from Wilson Bickford as he shows us how to paint this stunning Canada goose. In part one, Wilson masks out the goose and lays the foundation for the background. Using a layering method he paints with acrylics and oils. Moving into part two, he adds the finishing touches while demonstrating how to perfect the detail. With that, let’s get started!

Autumn Tree

Written Lessons

by Fran Mittelstet

Fran teaches how to create this lovely autumn scene using a variety of supplies including inks, charcoal, glue, and paint. Follow along and learn how to paint on a special paper called Masa. Why not give it a try and wow your friends with this unique and colorful project.

Make ART Your Business

Informative Articles

by Carol Foldvary-Anderson

Carol provides a simple step-by-step checklist of ideas to inspire and motivate you into building your own creative art business. Start today by fine-tuning your own unique style!

Want to be a Contributing Artist?

We are looking for a wide range of artistic styles and techniques. Our goal is to provide creative inspiration and ideas to all artists, both beginner and seasoned. If you have something special you'd like to share, we would love to hear from YOU! Check out the Artist Submissions to find out how you can be a Contributing Artist.

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Written Lessons

All patterns, designs, artwork, instructions, photos and any other material presented on this website is either the sole property of the artist who created it or property of the Interactive Artist Magazine. You may paint the lessons for personal use but under NO circumstances reproduce for teaching classes. You MUST obtain written permission from the artist/designer if you wish to teach their designs. If it is discovered that copyright rules have been violated by any subscriber, the subscription will be terminated with no refund and charges may be pressed by the artist and/or publisher according to U.S. copyright laws.

©2016 All rights reserved on entire Interactive Artist Magazine contents. Reproduction of any and all contents within each IAM issue without the written permission of the Publisher is strictly prohibited. The instructions in this e-Zine are published in good faith and have been checked for accuracy; however, no warranty, either expressed or implied, is made nor are successful results guaranteed.  Should you have any questions about any article or instruction in this magazine, please direct them to the author(s) whose email address is listed under their lesson and under our Contributing Artists tab.

Featured Video Lesson!

Market Day Sunflowers

Written Lessons

by Sandy McTier

A stroll through her local market for inspirational flowers to paint is something Sandy does on a regular basis. Bring the warm colors of fall into your home as you paint this lovely set of sunflowers with Sandy.

Christmas Morning

Written Lessons

by Pam Gassman

With colored pencils taking center stage in creative expression right now, this is a perfect lesson to get you started! Pam instructs you in creating this sweet Christmas candle on paper which is later mounted to a wooden ornament.

Art Travels in Europe

Informative Articles

by Prudy Vannier

Prudy gives you an exciting glimpse into her painting adventures around Europe. This article shows there is much to see and do in the way of art throughout our beautiful world!

Fall Colors

Written Lessons

by Pat Lentine

Have you tried Pan Pastels yet? Pat will show you how to confidently work with the Pan Pastels in creating this beautiful fall scene. It’s a great way to be introduced to this fun medium!

Puttin' on the Glitz

Written Lessons

by Robin Mani

A lovely combination of flowing strokes, leaves, and petite berries adorn these three elegant ornaments. Add a little sparkle and joy to your tree this Christmas with Robin’s bright and festive style!

Artist in the Spotlight

Informative Articles

featuring Alex Miller

We are pleased to introduce Alex Miller, an artist from the beautiful Bahamas. Alex enjoys painting the historic street scenes in his area in an effort to preserve the unique heritage there. Take a moment to settle in for an inside look into Alex Miller’s life and art.

Stocking Sweeties

Written Lessons

by Sharon Bond

Along with her easy-to-follow instructions, Sharon will guide you in using a brick stencil for a quick background. Start painting up some fun for the holidays and personalize these cute stocking pets for your family and friends!

In Every Issue

This Month's Contributing Artists
Quick and easy contact information for each of our Contributing Artists is just a click away! Be sure to visit each one and for many you will see class and seminar schedules, email addresses, gallery locations, their product lines, news and more.

Conventions and Trade Shows 2016
Find shows from around the country that offer instructional painting classes plus an exhibit hall with a wide range of products available for immediate purchase.


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