Category: Art and Culture

Color Series: The Meaning Behind Green

Welcome back! In the fourth installment of the Color Series, we will take a closer look at the color green. “It seems very safe to me to be surrounded by green growing things and water.” – Barbara Kingsolver History of Green The color green is one that can be found everywhere, because it is produced… Read More

Color Series: The Meaning Behind Yellow

In this third installment of the Color Series, we discuss the associations with the color yellow, which may be a little more conflicting than you first thought. Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot; others transform a yellow spot into the sun. – Pablo Picasso What to Think of Yellow A color associated… Read More

Color Series: The Meaning Behind Orange

Welcome back to the Color Series, where the colors have complements and the meanings DO matter. This post will focus on the perky orange. A blend of red and yellow, get its symbolism from both colors. While it still has a sort of heat from the red, it’s also associated with happiness because of the… Read More

Color Series: The Meaning Behind Red

Welcome to the first of a series that will go in depth about the meanings and symbolism behind different colors we see and use every day! It’s important to understand color and the symbolism they carry- especially when it comes to artwork. The first contestant is red. “When in doubt, wear red.” – Bill Blass… Read More

Tips for Digital Painting

Many modern artists are going digital. With its many and varied options and accessible varieties of styles, it is a new frontier in creativity. The possibilities are almost infinite, which makes digital painting so attractive to creative people. Here are some good tips to get you started. Sketch First Starting with a good sketch of… Read More

What to Know About Working with Color

Some art forms are best presented in black and white while others are best represented in color. There are so many to choose from, especially once you grow in your artistic talents. When you’re a kid you focus on yellows, reds and blues. Once you broaden your horizons you become interested in other colors like… Read More

Ever Heard of Art Therapy?

You may or may not have heard of the term “art therapy.” This is simply just a form of therapy that uses the process of being creative and making art to improve the person’s well being. Expressing yourself artistically helps people to resolve issues, developing and managing behaviors and feelings, reduce stress levels, and improve… Read More

The Relationship between Art, Science, and Business

Several systems run the world, but none are as important as Art, Science, and Business. The growing interconnectedness between these organizing influences is seeing a huge change in the way things get done, in our perspective on life in general, and in how each of us navigates the world. Perception has replaced fact as the… Read More

Why Everyone Should Support the Arts

There are many everyday heroes who stand up for the idea of our government and schools supporting the arts. Having access to experiencing all forms of art and art education is vital to the expansion of our global community. We are taught to spend our money and time on certain parts of life, and that… Read More

The Connection Between Creativity and Intelligence

Are people with high IQ’s more creative? Are highly creative people, more intelligent? Are creativity and intelligence related at all to one another? The verdict is still out on all of these questions; however, science has provided us with many ideas to ponder on the subject. Formal analysis of the relationship between creativity and intelligence… Read More

Mosaics: Creating Cultural Connections Through Art

There is no better time on the planet to participate in the creation of events that bring different cultures together for the sake of appreciating one another’s contributions. Throughout history, it has been proven that one of the best ways to create connections is through various forms of artistic expression. Mosaics, is an art form… Read More

MOSAICS: An Exploration of Mankind’s Universal Search for Beauty

November 15th marks the beginning of the Mosaics event, which lasts until December 2nd. Mosaics, a multicultural event, is a time where men and women, boys and girls, can see what they have in common with those from other cultures. This is going to be facilitated through artistic forms. So far there have already been… Read More