Visiting the The American Museum of Natural History

Visiting the The American Museum of Natural History

Visiting the American Museum of Natural History In this handy guide, we’ve put together some helpful info and tips to enhance your next visit to The American Museum of Natural History. The American Museum of Natural History is easily one of the largest natural history...
Artist Intro: Paul Jackson Pollock

Artist Intro: Paul Jackson Pollock

ARTIST INTRO: PAUL JACKSON POLLOCK

Birthplace: Cody, Wyoming

Favorite mediums: Household paint on horizontal canvas

Styles/Period: Abstract expressionism, Drip Painting, Expressionism, Modern art, Action painting.

Who Was Pollock? Paul Jackson Pollock also know as “Jackson Pollock”  was an American painter. Was born January 28, 1912, Cody, WY and died August 11, 1956, Springs, NY.  He was the first American painter celebrity. He was in magazines and did interview even had a...
Artist Intro: Pablo Picasso

Artist Intro: Pablo Picasso

ARTIST INTRO: PABLO PICASSO

Birthplace: Malaga, Spain

Favorite mediums: Oil Paint on Canvas

Styles/Periods: Blue Period, Rose Period, African Period, Cubism, Classicism, Surrealism.

Who Was Pablo? Pablo Picasso was one of the most talented artists in the 20th century. The world failed to judge him and nobody took notice of his masterpieces during his life. But when he died, his art was sold in billions. He was keen to do paintings since his...
Artist Intro: Frida Kahlo

Artist Intro: Frida Kahlo

ARTIST INTRO: FRIDA KAHLO

Birthplace: Coyoacán, Mexico

Favorite mediums: Oil Paint on Canvas

Styles/Periods: Naïve Art, Modern Art, Surrealism, Magical Realism, Symbolism, Naturalism, Primitivism, Social Realism, and Cubism. 

Who Was Frida? Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird, 1940 by Frida Kahlo. Courtesy of fridakahlo.org Frida was born on July 6, 1907, in Coyoacán, Mexico and died July 13, 1954, in the same city. She was in love with life itself and lived her life to the...
Visiting the Whitney Museum of American Art

Visiting the Whitney Museum of American Art

Visiting the Whitney Museum of American Art

In this handy guide, we’ve put together some helpful info and tips to enhance your visit to the Whitney Museum of American Art!

The Whitney Museum of American Art  presents a full range of Twentieth Century and Contemporary American Art, with a special focus on works by living artists. 

The Whitney also features amazing views of NYC from its outdoor terraces, and not to mention that the surrounding area is packed with a ton of cool bars and restaurants to choose from.

Getting Started Begin with planning The Whitney Museum of American Art is a small museum that you can cover in just one day. If you are coming from out of town, I strongly recommend this particular museum. It was the first museum dedicated to the work of living...
11 Pro Tips To Improve Your Drawing Skills

11 Pro Tips To Improve Your Drawing Skills

11 PRO TIPS TO IMPROVE YOUR DRAWING SKILLS

In this article, we break down 11 Pro Tips to Improve Your Drawing Skills.

Have you ever felt the hunger to draw better? Held back by the same roadblocks over and over again? Tired of hearing practice makes perfect, but not seeing results despite your consistent practice?

Like any other skill in the world, drawing requires not just practice but also a smart approach that helps you progress over time. And we’re here to help you figure out just that approach!

Tip # 1: It’s OK To Be Messy Sketching is your safe space for creative play, and there’s no reason it has to be flawless. Let free your hands and your mind, and draw some elements that don’t belong, or some lines that don’t make sense. All of this...
Top Museums In NYC That You *Have* To Visit

Top Museums In NYC That You *Have* To Visit

TOP MUSEUMS IN NYC THAT YOU *HAVE* TO VISIT In this article, we break down some of the Top Museums in NYC that you *have* to visit: Museums get a bad rep for no reason. Even the word museum tends to bore people, and often functions as a Tumblr date idea that no one...
The New York Chinese Scholar’s Garden

The New York Chinese Scholar’s Garden

THE NEW YORK CHINESE SCHOLAR'S GARDEN On the grounds of Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden lies a hidden retreat, The New York Chinese Scholar’s Garden. Recently, I’ve had the opportunity to visit this natural refuge that shifted my mind from my busy...
9 Great Techniques For Painting Better Landscapes

9 Great Techniques For Painting Better Landscapes

9 GREAT TECHNIQUES FOR PAINTING BETTER LANDSCAPES

In this article, we break down 9 Great Techniques For Painting Better Landscapes. 

Landscape painting can be as simple or complicated as you make it for yourself. It’s a brilliant artform for people who are just starting out with painting.

You can use a variety of materials and techniques to portray what you see in front of you. However, not many budding artists make the effort to truly master the art of landscape painting. 

#1: Avoid Creating A Clutter Not everything that is present in the real-life scene has to be included in your depiction. Sometimes, a scene is really picturesque with all its elements, but may be too busy to be fully captured in a painting. It’s your job to...