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Painted alpaca

Christmas Alpaca Painting Tutorial

This Christmas-themed painting tutorial with our watercolor paints is perfect for the festive season!
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Acorn Squash Sketch Tutorial with Goldfaber Color Pencils

Acorn Squash Sketch Tutorial with Goldfaber Color Pencils

Use Goldfaber Color Pencils and a Pitt Artist Pen to create this acorn squash sketch that is fitting for fall.
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7 Unique Halloween Crafts for Kids

7 Unique Halloween Crafts for Kids

Halloween is an exciting time of the year. It is the prime time of the year to show off your creativity! Using your imagination, you can decorate and create costumes to transform into whoever or whatever you want to be. Celebrate Halloween with your children or students in a unique way with these easy craft ideas and lesson plans.
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Pitt Graphite Matte Tips and Tricks

Graphite Pencils Tips and Techniques with Pitt Graphite Matte

Our brand-new Pitt Graphite Matte Pencils bring a new dynamic dimension in the way you use your graphite pencils. To date, we have provided traditional graphite tip and technique guides. However, using Pitt Graphite can add a different effect to standard graphite tips and techniques. Artists all over the world have been searching for a graphite pencil that brings reduced reflection on paper for maximum tonal value density and incredible depth effect. In this article, you will learn how to draw and sketch with the new Pitt Graphite Matte pencils.
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Pitt Matte Graphite Pencils with a sketch

Graphite Pencils Without the Glare – Pitt Graphite Matte

Graphite is a standard artistic media with versatile creative capabilities unlike any other material. While Faber-Castell is proud to provide a selection of graphite options for artists of all skill levels, we are always looking to improve the creative experience of artists everywhere. Our newest graphite addition Pitt Graphite Matte Pencils provide the same highest-quality standards as their standard graphite predecessors without the graphite induced glare.
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Knitting for Kids

Knitting for Kids – Learn How to Knit with Quick Knit Loom

Knitting is far more than taking a needle to yarn. Beyond the pride that comes from having the skill to create your own textiles and garments, knitting holds creative and personal benefits. Even better, adults are not the only people who can knit and reap the benefits. Kids can easily adopt the craft at a young age and join the community of creatives who have discovered the joys and benefits of knitting.
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Hand lettering with pencils and a sharpener

Back to School Hand Lettering with Pitt Artist Pens

Hi everyone, Mou Saha here with a tutorial to create a playful quote art using Pitt Artist Pen and Goldfaber Color Pencils to mark the return to school. I have compiled the materials list for you.
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Halloween table decorations

DIY Halloween Table Decorations

Halloween crafts are the best way to get in the spooky spirit. With this tutorial you can stylishly serve your Halloween party guests mouse tears and Dracula's blood with personally decorated gourds and pumpkins. Happy Halloween!
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Pastel Art 101: Comparing Pastel Materials

Pastel Art 101: Comparing Pencil, Soft, and Oil Pastels

Pastels are an artistic media unlike any other bringing artists access to vibrant pigments right at their fingertips in the form of sticks or pencils. Pastel artwork can be intimidating when first approached but learning what kind of pastel is right for your artwork is the first step in achieving your artistic goals and mastering the medium. Faber-Castell offers pastels in soft, oil, hard, and pencil form.
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DIY Dorm Room Ideas to Decorate Your New Home

DIY Dorm Room Ideas to Decorate Your New Home

Dorm room decorating can be intimidating. Making your new home truly feel like a home is an important part of preparing for college. Personalize your new place with these art sets and craft kits for beginners that make the perfect dorm room decorations and accessories.
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Go Back to School in Style

Go Back to School in Style

It’s almost time to go back to school! Send your child back in style with accessories that will creatively encourage their individuality and supplies that will set them up for success.
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Calligraphy with stones

Celebrate World Calligraphy Day with Pitt Artist Pens

Hi everyone, Mou Saha here with a tutorial to create a quote art using Calligraphy tip Pitt Artist Pens to celebrate World Calligraphy Day on August 11, 2021. Calligraphy is where art merges with handwriting. While it would take many years of disciplined practice to master this ancient art form, thanks to the Calligraphy tip Pitt Artist pens, we can all dream and dabble a little into the beauty of hand-lettering. I have compiled the materials list for you.
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International Tiger Day Watercolor Tutorial

International Tiger Day Watercolor Tutorial

Hi everyone, Mou Saha here with a watercolor tutorial using Watercolor Pans to celebrate International Tiger Day on July 29th. According to nationaldaycalendar.com, International Tiger Day was first celebrated in 2010 after it was found that 97% of all wild tigers had disappeared in the last century, with about only 3,000 of them remaining. It’s not news that tigers are on the brink of extinction and International World Tiger Day aims to halt the numbers from worsening.” Personally, I absolutely love tigers, especially tiger cubs!
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Watercolor hand lettered quote

Nelson Mandela Watercolor Hand Lettering Tutorial

Hi everyone, Mou Saha here with a tutorial to create a quote art using Watercolors in Pans to celebrate Nelson Mandela International Day on July 18th. According to nationaldaycalendar.com, “Every year on July 18th, Nelson Mandela International Day pays tribute to this anti-apartheid revolutionary, political leader, and activist. The day also encourages people to do their part to make the world a better place.”
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Mini gardens for kids

Gardening for Kids – 12 Unique Nature Crafts to Try This Summer

Whether it be to grow fresh food for our homes or to give our yards a facelift, gardening is a popular pastime many of us enjoy. Did you know having your children join in on the cultivating holds benefits farther than just them lending a hand? Gardening with kids holds several benefits.
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Fourth of July Firework Watercolor Tutorial

Fourth of July Firework Watercolor Tutorial

A watercolor tutorial that will cause a spark! Hi everyone, Mou Saha here with a watercolor Fourth of July tutorial using Watercolors in Pans and a Pitt Artist Pen. I have compiled the materials list for you.
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Watercolor art with Pitt Artist Pen

Your Vacation Packing List - Art on the Go

Every individual has a unique vacation style. Whether your idea of a vacation is exploring canyons out west or relaxing on a soft sandy beach, every vacation packing list needs to include portable art supplies for creativity on the go. Creativity and inspiration do not stop when you travel. Do not forget these art essentials and miss the opportunity to expand your art while you explore.
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Oil pastel drawing

Oil Pastel Techniques - Oil Pastel Drawing Beyond the Basics

Oil pastels are a unique medium with a world of creative possibilities. Faber-Castell Oil Pastels are perfect for students and beginning artists. In this article, we will discuss tips and techniques for artists that are familiar with oil pastels. If you are new to oil pastels, we recommend that you check out our article “How to Draw with Oil Pastels for Beginners."
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Canvas office decor

Refresh Your Workspace – Office Décor Inspiration

Remember that office space of yours that you have not seen in over a year? It is probably due for a refresh. As more of us start stepping foot into the office again, we also need to step up our office décor. Whether your home office has become your permanent office or if you are heading back to the office building, your workspace could use a refresh. These Faber-Castell favorites are fun and simple solutions to bring creativity to your workspace.
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Watercolor penguins

Father's Day Penguin Art Watercolor Tutorial

A watercolor tutorial with adorable penguins! Hi everyone, Mou Saha here with a tutorial to create your own Father’s Day Card using Pan Watercolors and Pitt Artist Pen®. I have compiled the materials list for you.
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