Looking for a gift that will make a difference for someone who likes to draw or paint?
Inspire them with professional artist approved art sets. Each art supply set selection has storage.
Drawing and Sketching Pencil Set In Zippered Case
Draw and Sketch pencil set Includes zippered carrying case for storing and protecting your art tools
The Keep N' Carry features elastic bands to hold all your tools in place for easy traveling and storage
Includes 12 graphite pencils, 1 white eraser, 1 sharpener, 1 drawing pad and 1 zippered carrying case
Keep N' Carry case measures 6-inch by 10-3/4-inch
Pro Art 18-Piece Sketch/Draw Pencil Set
Natural finish Artist sketching pencils in reusable plastic case
Great for all types of artists
Set contains eight pencils, three charcoal pencils, one sketch stick and two charcoal sticks.
Additional two sharpeners, eraser and blender
Pentel Arts Oil Pastels, 50 Color Set
Brilliant colored pastels apply smoothly and blend easily for subtle shades, tints and color mixtures
Easy to use for all levels of artists
Acid-free pastels are ideal for use on paper, board or canvas
More vivid than chalk pastels and more resistant to the effects of humidity for long-lasting drawings
Art Advantage Oil and Acrylic Brush Set
Twenty-four piece Artist brush set
Free canvas brush roll-up
Long wood handle brushes
Synthetic and natural bristle brushes
Perfect for oil and acrylic paint
Royal & Langnickel Deluxe Sketch Box Set
Drawing and Sketching travel studio
Perfect for drawing and sketching on the go
Includes color pencils, graphite pencils, sketch pad, blending tools, sandpaper block, erasers, sharpener, instruction book
Black canvas zipper case with room for additional supplies
Royal & Langnickel Deluxe Sketching Artist Box Set
The Deluxe Sketching Box Set by Royal & Langnickel is great for those who love to sketch and draw
The art set features a large array of tools to for experimenting or refining sketching and drawing talents
Includes 12 graphite pencils, 6 compressed graphite sticks, 6 compressed charcoal sticks, 12 compressed color sticks, 4 pastel pencils, and more
Also includes 1 5-inch by 7-inch sketching/drawing pad, 1 mannequin, 1 6-inch ruler, 1 sanding block, 1 sharpener and more
Wooden storage case measures 13-7/8-inch by 6-7/8-inch by 2-1/2-inch
Royal & Langnickel Premier Sketch Pencil Art Set
Premier Sketching and Drawing set
Professional quality drawing supplies in beautiful dark-toned wood case
Includes 12 graphite pencils, 12 compressed color sticks, 12 sketching sticks, 4-piece vine charcoal, 3 charcoal pencils, 2 blending stumps
1 Sharpener, 1 sandpaper block, 1 kneadable eraser, 1 drawing eraser
1 Rich, dark-tone wood case with nesting trays, hinged lid with metal hasp closure
90 Piece Premium Art Set in Custom Metal Case
Premium Multi-purpose Art Set
A complete set of assorted art media
Comes in an organized aluminum carrying case
Acrylic Paint with brushes, Oil Pastels, Color Pencils and Sketching supplies
Set contains 90 pieces
Donate an postcard size artwork to the Twitter Art Exhibit
Call for Artists
Twitter Art Exhibit: SCOTLAND #TAE19
OPEN TO ALL PROFESSIONAL & AMATEUR ARTISTS WORLDWIDE WORKING IN 2D MEDIUMS
REQUIRED: Fill out the registration form
Curated By: Sam Banister (@sambubbly)
Twitter Art Exhibit: EDINBURGH 2019 #TAE19
Benefiting Art in Healthcare https://www.artinhealthcare.org.uk/
Opening day: Saturday 11th May 2019
Official Opening: 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Show runs: May 11th-13th, 2019 and thereafter sales will continue online
Out of the Blue Drill Hall
32-36 Dalmeny Street
Edinburgh EH6 8RG
(Please do NOT send cards to this address)
Monday 29th April 2019 – to be included in the exhibition.
12th April to be included in the TAE19 Catalogue.
IMPORTANT: YOU CANNOT SEND A CARD TO TAE19 UNTIL YOU HAVE REGISTERED ABOVE.
TAE19 Edinburgh TEAM:
Sam Banister, Curator TAE19 firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter: @sambubbly
Margaret O’Connor, CEO, Art in Healthcare www.artinhealthcare.org.ukTwitter:@artinhealthcare
Trevor Jones, https://www.trevorjonesart.com Twitter: @trevorjonesart
OUR CHOSEN CHARITY – ART IN HEALTHCARE, Edinburgh
It is well known that art can have a positive impact on an individual’s health and well being and TAE19 are delighted to be supporting Art in Healthcare, an Edinburgh based charity whose core aim is to have “a Scotland in which visual art improves health and keeps people well”.
Art in Healthcare works closely with a broad cross section of healthcare providers in hospitals, GP surgeries, community care groups, hospices, healthcare centres and other bodies involved in the provision of healthcare to run a series of carefully tailored art workshops throughout the year. The programme of art workshops which is led by professional artists and aided by volunteers have grown steadily since 2011 enabling Art in Healthcare to reach a broader cross section of patient groups. In addition the Charity has a large collection of contemporary artwork which is displayed in healthcare premises across Scotland.
Funds raised by TAE19 will enable Art in Healthcare to develop and extend their workshop programme to benefit more people within the healthcare system. All Art In Healthcare’s workshops bring the power of creativity to people in times of need whether in a hospital, care home, community health centre, hospice or any other health care setting.
2019 Twitter Art Exhibit TAE19 Edinburgh Call for Artists
Twitter Art Exhibit (TAE) the brainchild of Scandinavian Artist David Sandum, who held the first TAE exhibition in Moss, Norway in 2010. TAE is a social media project where artists send original postcard sized artwork exhibited and sold for charity.TAE19’s chosen charity is Art In Healthcare, an Edinburgh based charity whose mission is to have a “Scotland in which visual art improves health and keeps people well”. In addition to hanging original contemporary art across healthcare premises in Scotland, the Charity runs a carefully tailored programme of art workshops in partnership with healthcare providers and professional artists to benefit those within the healthcare system.
Funds raised by TAE19 will enable Art in Healthcare to develop and extend their workshop programme to benefit more people within the healthcare system.
A new initiative for TAE19 is the use of Augmented Reality. A small group of artists will be given the chance to have their artwork transformed by superimposing video imaging onto their 2D artcards. Further information can be found on http://bit.ly/TAE19_ARpostcard
Artists are now invited to submit original postcard sized works by registering through www.twitterartexhibit.org/registration. The TAE19 exhibition will take place on 11th – 13th May at Out of the Blue, 32 – 36 Dalmeny Street Edinburgh, EH6 8RG
-From Twitter Art Exhibit press release
Today Is Art Day collector Artist figures turns history’s celebrated artists into fun action figures that aim to educate with interesting trivia and true-to-the-past accessories. Collect them all.
Specifications - 5 inches Tall, Made of PVC, Clear stand and accessories, for ages 12 and up.
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The ideal gift or decoration for budding painters or art history enthusiasts, this Van Gogh statue is dressed to impress with Dutch clogs and sunflower boutonniere. It comes with five masterpieces to display on the included cardboard mini-easel (Starry Night, Sunflowers, Self-Portrait, Bedroom in Arles, Café Terrace at Night). Brush up on art history trivia with 10 facts about the artist’s life and work.
A must for any Frida Kahlo fan, this charming action figure is ready for prominent display with a floral-scented hairband, signature braids and unibrow. Place Frida Kahlo next to a mini easel with one of four included cut-out artworks. Change up her look by detaching her Surrealist heart or charming parrot.
This glow-in-the-dark Leonardo da Vinci will keep the inspiration flowing all night long. The perfect adornment for any artist studio, he comes with a book, feather and removable hat. Use the cut out mini easel to display one of five masterpieces (Mona Lisa, The Last Supper, Virgin of the Rocks, Annunciation, Lady with an Ermine).
There’s more to Gustav Klimt than his “Golden Phase”—get to know the artist even better with this educational Klimt figure. A must for any art history fanatic or budding artist, two sets of reusable gold stickers are included for a little playful self-expression. Klimt wouldn’t be Klimt without his cat, Katze, who he holds in his arms. Comes with little-known facts about the artist and four paintings: The Kiss, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I, Death and Life, and Rosebushes Under the Trees.
Discover Claude Monet with this playful, educational figurine—he’s best known for his water lilies, but did you also know he once turned a small boat into a floating studio? You’ll find this fact and nine others on this colorful, attractive box. The Impressionist comes to life with a lily in his hand and frog in his front pocket. Place him in hot water and watch new colors emerge. Use the mini cut-out easel to display one of five included paintings: Bridge Over Pond of Water Lilies, Impression, Sunrise, Woman with a Parasol, The Magpie, Grainstack, Sunset.
A must for the serious Surrealist (or the playful one), this Magritte action figure easily transforms into “The Son of Man.” Check out his foot and you’ll notice a nod to one of his other famous works. And is that a pipe he’s holding or is it not a pipe? You decide. Take in a whiff of green apple from the scented apple and change up his look by removing his bowler hat.
Dalí once said, “Each morning when I awake, I experience again a supreme pleasure – that of being Salvador Dalí.” Display one of history’s greatest surrealists in your studio or home and be inspired by his dream-like style with five miniature paintings. Dalí was a true eccentric and known for his “wild” facial hair—change up his look with three playful mustaches, made from stainless steel.
This playful, wide-eyed Vermeer action figure adds a stroke of whimsy to the art studio or office. Become “the Girl with the Pearl Earring” with the set of included pearl earrings or give them to your loved one. If that’s not enough, the artist is also holding pearls. Display your favorite Vermeer masterpieces on the mini cardboard easel.
Pay homage to one of history’s greatest visual artists with this whimsical action figure. Based on his famous self-portraits, this Rembrandt comes with three facial expressions (serious, surprised and smiling) to play with. And that’s not the only way to change up this Dutch artist’s look—you can remove his signature beret. Comes in a box that includes four masterpieces (The Night Watch, Self-Portrait, Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp, The Return of the Prodigal Son).
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Artist Themed Christmas Ornaments and Decorations
Show your holiday spirit artistically!
We found some great ideas for decorating for the holidays from some very creative people.
Click on the image or link to find out more about how these artists made these unique Artist Christmas Decorations.
Materials featured at end of ideas if you are feeling inspired!
from lil boo blue
from My Modern Met
from Dutch. British. Love
from The Gathered Home
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Remember the joy of playing with these creative toys ?
You can share and relive those warm feelings because they still make Etch A Sketch, Spirograph and Spin Art !
See if you remember the retro commercials we found
Shop the boutiques for toys, tees and art
Take your playing skills to next level with advanced techniques
Share the fun and give a kid toys you know are fun
Etch A Sketch
SPIN ART BOUTIQUE
Need some Inspiration for Face Painting or bold Makeup ideas ?
Starry Nights, bold paint strokes and of course ..the ear. There is so much to work with from the life and brush of Vincent Van Gogh.
Artopia Magazine put together an Amazon visual shopping list for you. Click on images for more information about the selections.
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Van Gogh Facts by the numbers
Van Gogh painted over 30 self portraits, he was not shy about doing of a selfie!
Vincent did 900 paintings in just 10 years!
Van Gogh wrote over 800 letters to his brother
The painting ‘Starry Night’ is estimated to be worth at least 100 million dollars.
Ready to wear art. Use as a costume, as party or street clothes. be a work of art, inside and out.
Channel your inner Vincent. Artist cosplay made easy with these selections.
Baby, you are an artist and your parents masterpiece. Fingerpaint your way to glory!
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Yes, that’s right. You can sleep in a detailed replica of Vincent Van Gogh’s bedroom in Arles, France. Lovingly reproduced details and helpful hosts have made this a highly rated Airbnb destination.
ATC groups and supplies
Are you interested in trading or exchanging your Artist Trading Cards? - Here are 5 Artist Trading Card groups.
Need some supplies to make ATCs? - Scroll down to shop for what you need to make awesome Artist Trading Cards.
Artist Trading Card local meetups
Find Artist Trading Card groups near you through meetup.com.
“Meet other local collectors, creators and traders. Share your favorite collectible art made to trade with other artists!”
“We are a juried trading group for artists who have been creating art for sometime and want to trade for ATCs and mail art that exhibits a more advanced stage of artistic development and skill. If you're still learning to draw or paint, then this probably isn't the place for you.”
- from the Illustrated ATC registration page
ATCs for All
"Our focus is on friendly ATC and mail art trading and swapping in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. Everyone is welcome here. All mediums are welcome too--stamping, painting, drawing, collage, mixed media, fabric, clay--you name it, we do it! And we don't just trade ATCs; there is a lot going on here."
Art Cards Wanted
"Two months ago, we started up a new website dedicated to art cards (ACEOs), because of the growing interest from artists around the world and our own members. Although the ArtCardsWanted.com site is very new, it's already been a great success."
“If you love ATC's (Artist Trading Cards), then come join us! We have swaps running all the time, each listed in the database. This group is for sharing art work through ATCs.”
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Best Books for Artists
The three most useful books for your development as an Artist.
Advance and develop your technique with daily small paintings, learn how with this popular motivating book, Daily Painting
The classic anatomy reference for artists bound in a beautifully embossed leather edition of Gray's Anatomy
Highly rated - The Artist's Way starter kit - this 2 book set will inspire, motivate and help you to evolve your process and art
Watercolor Travel Style
Watercolors ready to go anytime. Well designed travel kits in pan, cake and tubes.
Handmade Leather Art Sketchbooks
Famous Copic Professional Art Markers
Keep it together
Getting art supplies organized is part of the creative process!
Impressive Boxed Art Supplies
Beautiful presentation style Art Sets - filled with quality Art Supplies from Royal & Langnickel
Beautiful Brush Sets
Handmade artist brushes to last a lifetime and good basic brushes keep you ready to create
Art Studio Furniture
Classic hard working pieces for creating Art
Support for Artists hands and posture
Print Your Own Art
Make prints of your Art, you can do this!
The artist's closet is full of cool, highly rated gift ideas for all your artist friends.
Tees for Artists
Tees for Art Teachers
Some people only dream of meeting their favorite artists. I teach mine.
Art Teacher, the Man, the Myth, the Legend
Art socks, yes...Art socks
Monet inspired Boutique
Frida Kahlo inspired Boutique
Wear you Art on your 3/4 sleeve
Paint and Palette Jewelry
Baby, you're an artist !
When I grow up, I wanna be an Artist like my Mommy.
My Daddy is the world's best artist
Keep it clean
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Lego of your inner Artist
Lego Parisian Cafe with upstairs Artist Studio
Van Gogh action figure, yes it's a thing.
Meet Barbie, the Artist
Barbie Museum Collection
Colorful and playful Frida Kahlo
Art Puzzle heads - 3D Art Head
It's Fine Art Puzzle Night
Leonardo Da Vinci models you can build
Famous Artists Finger Puppets
Great Artist fingers puppets available individually. Made of soft fabric with embroidered features.
They contain a magnet inside for displaying. About 4 inches tall. Click or tap artist for more info.
Famous Art Go-Fish Card Games
Tattoo You, temporarily
Artists and entrepreneurs have a lot in common.
Both seek to change the world in some small way by using their talents and creative vision. For a long time businesses shunned too much creativity and focused on numbers and dry logic. Luckily however, there is a movement emerging that creativity into building a businesses.
It has become obvious with pioneers like Steve Jobs that being rebel minded, risk taking and wildly creative can lead to incredibly successful and world changing products. Some artists have shunned doing too much business out of the old fear that it would compromise the artistic vision and make the artist a 'sellout'. However more artists are beginning to realize that if they integrate entrepreneurial practice into their artistic vision their artwork can reach farther, be more impactful and sustain the cost of living for the artist.
In todays digital age anyone can start a business. Services like Society 6 and Zazzle has made it easy for artists to make their artwork available for purchase to people around the world. Social networks like Pintrest, Tumblr, Instagram and facebook has made it possible for artists to reach a global audience of like-minded people. Making a business out of your artwork does take time, dedication and a structured approach and if you're not into business it can be difficult to know where to start.
The following selection of books are ment to help artists expand their horizons to see new ways of making their artwork a sustainable way of life.
The Lean Startup
The Lean Startup is a new approach being adopted across the globe, changing the way companies are built and new products are launched.
The Lean Startup approach fosters companies that are both more capital efficient and that leverage human creativity more effectively. Inspired by lessons from lean manufacturing, it relies on “validated learning,” rapid scientific experimentation, as well as a number of counter-intuitive practices that shorten product development cycles, measure actual progress without resorting to vanity metrics, and learn what customers really want. It enables a company to shift directions with agility, altering plans inch by inch, minute by minute.
Rather than wasting time creating elaborate business plans, The Lean Startup offers entrepreneurs - in companies of all sizes - a way to test their vision continuously, to adapt and adjust before it’s too late. Ries provides a scientific approach to creating and managing successful startups in a age when companies need to innovate more than ever.
Business Model Generation
A Handbook for Visionaries, Game Changers, and Challengers
Based on the wildly popular creative tool Business Model Canvas. It offers a creative way to sketch out a business idea and see how the pieces fit together. It makes you consider all aspects of your venture and see it clearly from the top. The Book is very nicely designed and uses a lot of creative techniques to simply some complex ideas and presents them in a practical way for you to use in developing your business venture. Read the first 72 pages for free at http://www.businessmodelgeneration.com/downloads/business_model_canvas_poster.pdf:
The Startup Owner's Manual
The Step-By-Step Guide for Building a Great Company
This book really is handy to have when you need direction on how to maintain and run your business. Each chapters pertains to a certain challenge or process in a startups life. Being an artist professionally really is like managing a business and Startup the Owners Manual provides concrete steps and checklists of how you progress through common stages.
Steve Blank the Author of the The Startup Owner's Manual is connected to both Alex Osterwalder and Eric Reiss, the authors of the two previous books. Their theories meld together and Steve Blank in particular does a great job of connecting the ideas of all three books through presentations available free on Youtube!
The War of Art
Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles
A succinct, engaging, and practical guide for succeeding in any creative sphere, The War of Art is nothing less than Sun-Tzu for the soul. hat keeps so many of us from doing what we long to do? Why is there a naysayer within? How can we avoid the roadblocks of any creative endeavor—be it starting up a dream business venture, writing a novel, or painting a masterpiece? Bestselling novelist Steven Pressfield identif ies the enemy that every one of us must face, outlines a battle plan to conquer this internal foe, then pinpoints just how to achieve the greatest success. The War of Art emphasizes the resolve needed to recognize and overcome the obstacles of ambition and then effectively shows how to reach the highest level of creative discipline. Think of it as tough love . . . for yourself. Whether an artist, writer or business person, this simple, personal, and no-nonsense book will inspire you to seize the potential of your life.
Tap Your Inner Power and Create Your Life's Work
The follow-up to his bestseller The War of Art, Turning Pro navigates the passage from the amateur life to a professional practice. "You don't need to take a course or buy a product. All you have to do is change your mind." --Steven Pressfield When we turn pro, we give up a life that we may have become extremely comfortable with. We give up a self that we have come to identify with and to call our own. . The passage from amateur to professional is often achieved via an interior odyssey whose trials are survived only at great cost, emotionally, psychologically and spiritually. We pass through a membrane when we turn pro. It's messy and it's scary. We tread in blood when we turn pro.. What we get when we turn pro is we find our power. We find our will and our voice and we find our self-respect. We become who we always were but had, until then, been afraid to embrace and live out.
by Johannes Madsen
It is not enough to be good at Illustrator or Photoshop to be able to make an effective poster or flyer. Something that looks good might not brings people to an event, a website or whatever the reason for the poster is.
1. Consider the purpose of the poster
"Why?" is the big question. Why does your poster exist and why should people look at it? These are important questions to consider before working on your vision for poster. Focus the way you design your layout and communicate your message to fall in line with what the poster is trying to do.
2. Know your placement and audience
Where is your poster going to be looked at and who will look at it? A poster for an event might be set up around town. In that case you might want to make the fonts big enough to see from across the street. If the poster is at a bar, school or hospital I would consider that in the tone of the poster. Thinking about the people who will be viewing it and putting yourself in their shoes and seeing their needs can change the way you design the poster
2. Prioritize information
A poster can have lots of information. Names, dates, places and descriptions that are all important. Make sure you have an overview of what is most important before as you set up your text. Make an order of information that makes sense and tells a narrative.
You can use font size, color and other elements to highlight the important bits. Is bits of information go together you can code them the same color or wrap them in a box together.
3. Simplify your fonts and colors
Avoid cluttering the mood and tone of your poster by using too many fonts or a color scheme that isn't balanced. Pick a few elements and make them more present.
4. Clear call to action
What is it the poster is trying to get people to do? It might be to go to an event or visit a website. Use QR codes to make it easier to visit a website.
Making sure your poster is clear about what 'the next step' is can make is much more effective.
5. Capture the event
Set the mood and tone of your poster to match the event it is promoting. It is easier said than done but also where you can challenge your creative abilities. If you can create an imediate sense of what the poster is about it will be much more effective.
Too much on a poster can take away from what is important. It is tempting to want to add more effects and colorful features on your poster but it might just take you longer to do and make the whole thing more confusing and less effective.
Developing your own style Fan art is a great way to get more practice. Do all your favorite characters in their original style or do them in YOUR style. Are you thinking you don’t have a style ? Try this: Collect a group of 20 images of artwork that you admire. When you look at the pictures do they have things in common? That can help direct your to your style.
Your Manga Gallery
Start an Instagram or Tumblr account and post your finished artwork and your work in progress. Here’s why you want to do this. It becomes an gallery for your work. A place to show your art. Its good to see your work ‘published’. Another reason to start your online gallery this way is to see your development. If you practice your Manga or Anime Art you will get better. When you look back at your work on your Instagram or Tumblr account, you will notice the progress. Search hashtags or tags #manga, #anime and character or title of your fan art and like and follow other artists that inspire or interest you.
Try new things
Experiment with taking photos of your art in different kinds of light to see what works best for your art. Try scanning or copying your work and printing it out multiple copies and coloring it directly.
Artists Storage Boxes
Be ready when you feel inspired. Beautiful wood boxes are surprisingly inexpensive but last a lifetime.. and more. Check out our Pinterest board of Vintage Art Supplies to see examples of just how long these Artists Storage Boxes can last.
Artist's Manikins and Models on Pinterest
Artists at their easels on Pinterest
Golden wood studio easels are great motivation. Having stable support can improve your painting in the same way you notice how a great brush makes your paint strokes smoother. There is a type of easel for every purpose. If you need help selecting your easel, ask us
Manikins are icons of the classic artist. Studio anatomy models are available in natural or stained expresso finishes. Perfect for decorating with many sizes available. Great gift idea!
Art Kits in beautiful wood storage boxes
What's so surprising about these beautiful art kits are the low prices. They each contain quality art supplies and useful and nicely made wood storage boxes. Make it easy to create with all your supplies so beautifully displayed and ready for you to express yourself.
Top 8 Art Sets for Gifts on Pinterest
Wood Painting Palettes
Mix your paints on these easy to hold wood artist palettes. Improve your painting posture and workflow by using palettes with the classic comfort thumbhole.
Inspiration from the start of Art
Recent discoveries of Cave Art will inspire you with the surprising skill and imagination of the world's earliest artists.
Picasso was so impressed after viewing the Cave Art in Lascaux that he said, "We have learned nothing."
5 Things you didn't know about Cave Art
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