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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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Oil Pastels and pastel drawings

How to Draw with Oil Pastels for Beginners

Oil Pastels are a unique medium with features unlike any other artistic tool. Pick up oil pastels and you have the ability create with vibrant highly pigmented colors with a smooth creamy laydown. Faber-Castell Oil Pastels were specifically created for students and aspiring artists. High-quality and easy to use, oil pastels inspire artists to push their creative boundaries and explore the different styles of art that they have to offer. New to using oil pastels? Here are some tips and tricks to get you started.
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Watercolor techniques

Basic Watercolor Techniques with Watercolor Markers

The new Albrecht Dürer artists’ Watercolor Marker is the modern definition of watercolor painting: a high quality drawing instrument that supports spontaneous sketching as well as painting in watercolors. The water-based ink is always ready and is excellently usable with water.
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Oil pastels and soft pastels

Oil Pastels vs Soft Pastels

Pastels are a unique medium. Pigment packed, pastels deliver vibrant colors to a blank art paper or canvas. They are widely loved because they are an independent art medium. Feeling inspired? All you need is your creativity, your pastels, and a surface to create on. (Although we do know some great oil pastel and soft pastel techniques.) While all pastels are used for drawing and painting artwork full of vivid pigment, they have qualities that make them very different from each other. Learn the difference between oil and soft pastels and what makes each one unique.
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Landscape sketch with Goldfaber Color Pencils

Colored Pencil Techniques with Goldfaber Color Pencils

The Goldfaber color pencil is an classic drawing pencil. But what makes it so special? The answer is simple: the quality of the resources that Faber-Castell uses.
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Bird sketch with hand lettering

Bird Study Sketching Tutorial with Color Pencils

A sketching tutorial featuring a nuthatch bird! Hi everyone, Mou Saha here with a study tutorial of a nuthatch, a common backyard bird, using Pitt Artist Pens and Goldfaber Color Pencils. I have made a complete materials list for you.
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watercolor horse and watercolor pencil

Basic Watercolor Techniques with Albrecht Dürer Magnus Watercolor Pencils

Watercolor tips and techniques with Albrecht Dürer Magnus! The Albrecht Dürer Magnus is fully water soluble thanks to the high-quality materials and the experience of Faber-Castell. This enables perfect color transitions between dry and wet areas and enables lines to merge seamlessly into areas of color.
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Pheasant drawing

Ring Neck Pheasant Polychromos Tutorial

Polychromos Color Pencil tips with a Ring Neck Pheasant tutorial!
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Grip graphite sketch with Grip pencils

Get to Know Grip Graphite Pencils

Even in today’s digital age, it is important to find the perfect graphite pencil for all your writing and creating needs. The Grip 2001 Graphite Pencil collection provides just that; they are designed to be your everyday writing companion. As a part of the General Writing brand Grip pencils complement the modern office or study with an attention to detail and functionality with every pencil.
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Pitt Graphite and Castell 9000 Graphite Pencils

What is the Difference Between Faber-Castell Castell 9000 and Pitt Graphite Pencils?

Faber-Castell graphite pencils provide an unmatched graphite experience for artists with attention to high-quality included in every detail of their making. The popular Castell 9000 and Pitt Graphite collections are professional grade graphite pencils both with qualities that make them similar yet individually irreplaceable.
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