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Featured Artist!

Snowy Angels Wind Chime

Written Lessons

by Diane Bunker

Showing angelic warmth and love in even the coldest conditions, these adorable snowy angels will melt your heart. Diane gives great instructions for painting up this sweet pair.  

Come Unto Him

Written Lessons

by Erika Joanne

Looking for an inspirational gift? This mixed-media project would be a treasure for that special friend or loved one to be cherished from year to year. In this sweet design, Erika creates an innovative painting experience where both acrylics and colored pencil share the same space.

Dove of Peace

Written Lessons

by Pam Gassman

Can colored pencil be done on a carved wooden ornament? Yes! It is simpler than you might think and Pam tells us how.

Waiting for Santa

Written Lessons

by Kerry Anderson

Capture the child-like anticipation felt at Christmastime! Kerry explains how to create each colorful detail in this fun and frosty project.

History of Rosemaling

Informative Articles

by Mary Ellerman CDA

Mary takes you on a journey through the fascinating history of Rosemaling. Did you know the beginning roots of this beautiful art form started as far back as the Viking era? Learn about the start of Rosemaling and how this painting technique eventually made its way to America.

Artists in the Spotlight

Informative Articles

by Connie Bartch

For our “Artist in the Spotlight” article, we’d like to introduce you to a very generous and giving group of artists. The “Comforting Guardian Angels” are artists who come from all walks of life. They volunteer their time to create and mail angels at their own expense. These special angels are sent to those who are suffering a loss, or to those who simply need uplifting.

Hydrangea & Brass

Written Lessons

by Justine Vraniak

Paint this gorgeous hydrangea bouquet in oils with Justine. While working from a photo, she teaches you how to look for the various values and trust in yourself and what you see. She gives you lots of great tips in the thought process of painting.

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This Month's Contributing Artists
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Conventions and Trade Shows 2017
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Featured Video Artist!

Cuna Woman

Written Lessons

by Mark Menendez

Mark brings you video instruction on how to create this striking and gorgeous Cuna woman from Central America. From start to finish, you'll learn how to master the movement of the pencil. You’ll learn color value, shading, and creating realism in this vibrant and unique colored pencil project!

Button Up Snowie

Written Lessons

by Deb Antonick

Deb brings us an overload of cute frostiness with this easy to follow video! Watch Deb paint up some mixed-media magic using stencils, stamps, scrapbook paper, and a variety of DecoArt products.

Home is Where the Heart is & My Heart is in the Mountains

Written Lessons

by Mila Marchetti

Mila takes the guess work out of painting snow! With her helpful instruction you’ll discover how to paint fresh beautiful snow covered mountains and valleys.


Informative Articles

by Carol Foldvary-Anderson

Carol gives us encouraging words of advice in creating an art business and beautiful future. As an added bonus, she also includes a delightful coloring page of her own design for you to enjoy!s


Written Lessons

by AnnaMarie Oke

Annamarie will walk you through the steps of painting with a combination of Pebeo Vitrail and texture on canvas. Paint this lovely sunflower and unlock some of your hidden creativity with her fun and loose style!

Popping Poppies

Written Lessons

by Lori Puszakowski-Schmidt

Lori shares her relaxing style of wet on wet painting with bold colors on canvas. This lovely and loose poppy project is a great way to step into painting with ease and have fun at the same time!

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Written Lessons

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