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Artists' Materials & Framing in St. Paul, MN


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Week 2: Getting Fresh Faced with Frida Kahlo

frida-kahloGet some color back into our sketchbooks (and these cold grey days) with some inspiration from the fabulous Frida Kahlo.  Grab your favorite accessories (and/or a furry friend or houseplant!) and your oil pastels and create a colorful self-portrait.  What are oil pastels? They are the happy medium between drawing and painting- works like a crayon, but the color intensity and creaminess of paint.  Feel free to exaggerate the color, your features, or the setting to enhance the “Frida-ness” of your self-portrait!

 

All oil pastels are 15% off our everyday price! We have some great inexpensive sets from Craypas Expressionist or get real fancy with the giant Sennelier oil pastels (including the beautiful iridescent and metallic colors).  Or get some fine lines for detail with the Holbien square oil pastels.

 

These Weekly Workouts will be posted as Events in our Facebook Group, click here to join!
We will also post our exercises here on our blog
 Click here to see our list of suggested art supplies


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WP Weekly Workout- Week 5: Put a bird on it a la Basquiat!

phoca_thumb_l_Basquiat_JM-BirdOnMoneyMake it bold, make it graphic. Then, put a bird on it!  Get some inspiration from the Neo-Expressionist painter, Jean Michel Basquiat (like his awesome painting here).  Let color and line lead your composition and don’t be afraid to show your marks and push your color boundaries!  We suggest using acrylic paint markers for your bold color fields (swatches of color in the background), and then add your accents on top with oil pastels. And, of course it’s March and that means it’s our annual Make Your Mark Sale, so all our paint markers and pastels are on sale (see below for more info).  Jump in with Jean and have fun!

It’s our Make Your Mark Sale, where you can get all paint markers for 15% off our everyday price, but our Montana paint markers are buy 3, get 1 FREE (that is in addition to the 15% off)!  All our oil pastels are buy 2, get 1 FREE!  And, all the sets are 15% off our everyday price!  Yay! Stock up on the array of colors and sizes and mix it up!  Click here to see our Montana paint markers, and here to see the oil pastel sets!

These Weekly Workouts will be posted as Events in our Facebook Group, click here to join!
If you are not on Facebook, share your photos in our Flickr group
We will also post our exercises here on our blog
Click here to see our list of suggested art supplies