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Incredible Art Department

Incredible Art Department
The Incredible Art Department was born in November, 1994. It is one of the oldest art and education websites on the Internet. The site began as a showcase for elementary art students in a school in Indianapolis and has grown to serve the international community. When the site first went online, Yahoo was two college students collecting links and Google didn't exist. It's been fun seeing how websites have changed through time. Very few still exist from the early days of the web.

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Composition and Design Principles ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Everybody immediately responds to subject matter in art. A picture of a butterfly and a picture of a snake do not get the same response. In addition to subject matter*, the formal aspects of visual composition are like the grammar of a language. In writing, a story is written with words - subject matter.

Visual Arts K-6 skip to global navigation | skip to secondary navigation | skip to content | accessibility statement NSW Department of Education and Communities Visual Arts K-6 © State of New South Wales through the Department of Education and Communities, 1999 - 2011. All rights reserved. Andre Amador's Playa Paintings are Sandy Works of Art If you live in San Francisco, California, then you may be lucky enough to come across the art of Andres Amador. He doesn't paint or sculpt. He prefers a medium that is temporary but absolutely beautiful: a sandy beach at low tide. He uses a rake to create works of art that can be bigger than 100,000 sq. ft. He spends hours creating these intricate masterpieces, knowing that the tide will soon come in and wash away his work forever.

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2 Point Perspective Tutorial, Perspective Grid How-To Perspective Basics|2 Point Perspective|3 Point Perspective|Foreshortening|Ellipse Perspective|Isometric Drawings All Tutorial Text & Images - Copyright © 2011 KHI, Inc. In this step-by-step lesson we are going to create a simple "2 Point Perspective" view drawing of our test subject example, working from both plan (overhead) and elevation view (side view or profile) reference Fig 1.

DIY Vinyl Wall Art I live in an apartment and dig doing large-scale art. Apartments, however, are usually a pain to paint and then paint to cover-up your awesome paint, and an especially big pain when you move around as often as I do. I do like having bright, interesting spaces, so I was brainstorming on creating a large art piece that I could maybe mount on the wall, or other types of removable decor, and the universe smiled on my with inspiration from one of my favorite blogs: Nest did a neat post on using contact paper to make wall decals. With contact paper as my medium, a Tim Burton-esque / Tokyo Plastic vision of swirls, and a hot afternoon (or AC busted that weekend with temps in the 90s!), I was ready to start doin' some art!.

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