Art Supplies Newsletter Archive

September 10, 2010 Issue 206: Oh No, My Paint Tube Wonít Open!
September 3, 2010 Issue 205: What to do With Leftover Paint?
August 27, 2010 Issue 204: Are Acrylic Paints a Friend of the Earth?
August 20, 2010 Issue 203: Saving Money on Acrylic Paints
August 13, 2010 Issue 202: Your Easel Angle Matters!
August 6, 2010 Issue 201: Is My Easel Stable?
July 30, 2010 Issue 200: Heavy Metal?
July 23, 2010 Issue 199: Why Should I Use an Easel?
July 16, 2010 Issue 198: Is That an Easel on my Table?
July 9, 2010 Issue 197: Artist Brush Bristle Choices
July 2, 2010 Issue 196: Caring for Your Brushes
June 25, 2010 Issue 195: Hold Onto to That Brush!
June 18, 2010 Issue 194: Other Canvas Choices
June 11, 2010 Issue 193: Why Choose Oil Paint?
June 4, 2010 Issue 192: Whom Uses Beginners Paint Sets?
May 28, 2010 Issue 191: Popular Paintbrush Shapes
May 21, 2010 Issue 190: Picking the Right Brush for the Job
May 14, 2010 Issue 189: Help!
May 7, 2010 Issue 188: Imitation Canvas Panels
April 30, 2010 Issue 187: Why Choose a Linen Canvas?
April 23, 2010 Issue 186: Can I Stretch My Own Canvas?
April 16, 2010 Issue 185: Types of Primed Canvases
April 9, 2010 Issue 184: Other Important Canvas Definitions
April 2, 2010 Issue 183: What Oil Painting Colors Should a Beginner Use?
March 26, 2010 Issue 182: Go With the Flow in Your Acrylic Paint Use
March 19, 2010 Issue 181: How Does an Airbrush Work?
March 12, 2010 Issue 180: Why Purchase Art Sets?
March 5, 2010 Issue 179: Adding a Solvent to Your Oil Paint
February 26, 2010 Issue 178: Art Therapy Through Paint
February 19, 2010 Issue 177: What is a Synthetic Brush?
February 5, 2010 Issue 176: What are Oil Paints?
January 29, 2010 Issue 175: What are Casein Paints?
January 22, 2010 Issue 174: What are Poster Paints?
January 15, 2010 Issue 173: Why Use Color Markers?
January 8, 2010 Issue 172: What is a Screen Printing Press?
January 1, 2010 Issue 171: Whatís Up With Drawing?
December 25, 2009 Issue 170: Opaque Projectors Arenít Just for Classrooms Anymore
December 18, 2009 Issue 169: How a Spray Booth Works
December 11, 2009 Issue 168: Stretching Your Own Canvas
December 4, 2009 Issue 167: Why Use and Opaque Projector?
November 27, 2009 Issue 166: What Do These Numbers Mean?
October 30, 2009 Issue 165: How Do I Cut My Mat?
October 23, 2009 Issue 164: What are Paint Sticks?
October 16, 2009 Issue 163: What is a Fine Writing Instrument?
March 20, 2009 Issue 162: Why Purchase an Art Instruction Video?
March 13, 2009 Issue 161: Where Else Can I Purchase Art Supplies?
March 6, 2009 Issue 160: Painting With a Knife?
February 20, 2009 Issue 159: What is Art Therapy?
February 13, 2009 Issue 158: What Can I Paint on With Acrylic Paint?
February 6, 2009 Issue 157: Applying Your Oil Paint
January 30, 2009 Issue 156: Art Supplies: The Gift That Keeps on Giving
January 23, 2009 Issue 155: Your Online Art Needs
January 16, 2009 Issue 154: You Get What You Pay For in Art Supplies
January 9, 2009 Issue 153: Using a Professional Opaque Projector
January 2, 2009 Issue 152: What are Kopykake Projectors?
December 26, 2008 Issue 151: How Did the Opaque Projector Originate?
December 19, 2008 Issue 150: What to Know Before Painting with Acrylics
December 12, 2008 Issue 149: What is a Watercolor Canvas?
December 5, 2008 Issue 148: Preparing Your Art Canvas
November 28, 2008 Issue 147: What are Pastel Paint Sets?
November 21, 2008 Issue 146: How To Watercolor Sets or Guides
November 14, 2008 Issue 145: What is a Collage?
November 7, 2008 Issue 144: What are Aerosol Paints?
October 31, 2008 Issue 143: Why Use a Sketch Box?
October 24, 2008 Issue 142: How to Keep Your Printing Press Running Well
October 17, 2008 Issue 141: What are the Main Types of Printmaking?
October 10, 2008 Issue 140: Why Should my Printing Press be Aligned?
October 3, 2008 Issue 139: What is a Richeson Press?
September 26, 2008 Issue 138: What are Phenolic Bed Plates for a Printing Press?
September 19, 2008 Issue 137: What are Sketch Sets?
September 12, 2008 Issue 136: Easelís for the Beginning Artist
September 5, 2008 Issue 135: Do I Need a Watercolor Brush Set?
August 29, 2008 Issue 134: Donít Overuse Your Opaque Projector
August 22, 2008 Issue 133: What is an Opaque Projector?
August 15, 2008 Issue 132: What is a Seamless Spray Booth?
August 8, 2008 Issue 131: Using a Spray Booth in a Professional Environment
August 1, 2008 Issue 130: Do I Really Need a Spray Booth?
July 25, 2008 Issue 129: How to Keep That Spray Booth Clean
July 18, 2008 Issue 128: What is a Printing Press?
July 11, 2008 Issue 127: Letís Talk Art Action and Adventure!
July 4, 2008 Issue 126: How To Draw Instructional Videos
June 27, 2008 Issue 125: Whoís That Instructor?
June 20, 2008 Issue 124: Which Art Instruction Video is Right for You?
June 13, 2008 Issue 123: How Long Will My Gouache Last?
June 6, 2008 Issue 122: Whatís So Great and Not-So Great About Gouache
May 30, 2008 Issue 121: Can I Use Gouache on Paper?
May 23, 2008 Issue 120: Mixing Gouache with Watercolor
May 16, 2008 Issue 119: How to Store that Leftover Pulp
May 9, 2008 Issue 118: You Donít Need to Just Make Sheets of Paper
May 2, 2008 Issue 117: You Donít Have to Make Your Own Paper
April 25, 2008 Issue 116: How Does Your Homemade Paper Feel?
April 18, 2008 Issue 115: How to Make Your Own Paper
April 11, 2008 Issue 114: Make Your Paper Colorful!
April 4, 2008 Issue 113: Paper Making and Its History
March 28, 2008 Issue 112: Donít Throw that Newspaper Away!
March 21, 2008 Issue 111: Is Oil Painting Dangerous to Your Health?
March 14, 2008 Issue 110: How To Put Varnish on Your Oil Painting
March 7, 2008 Issue 109: Fat Over Lean Painting Technique
February 29, 2008 Issue 108: The Best Way to Save Oil Paint
February 22, 2008 Issue 107: What are Oil Paint Sets?
February 15, 2008 Issue 106: What Should I Protect My Painting With?
February 8, 2008 Issue 105: Why Buy Student Grade Oil Paints?
February 1, 2008 Issue 104: What do These Words Mean?
January 25, 2008 Issue 103: How Oil Paints Came to Be
January 18, 2008 Issue 102: Whatís so Great About Oil Paints?
January 11, 2008 Issue 101: Displaying Your Completed Work
January 4, 2008 Issue 100: Why Choose Art Videos to Learn
December 28, 2007 Issue 99: Learn Art Through a Book
December 21, 2007 Issue 98: What are Colored Pencil Sets?
December 14, 2007 Issue 97: Bisque Firing and Pottery
December 7, 2007 Issue 96: What Can I Paint With Casein Paints?
November 30, 2007 Issue 95: How To Store My Completed Paintings
November 23, 2007 Issue 94: Who Uses Airbrushing?
November 16, 2007 Issue 93: Where Should I Store My Tools?
November 9, 2007 Issue 92: What Else Should I Know About Acrylic Paints?
November 2, 2007 Issue 91: History of the Airbrush
October 26, 2007 Issue 90: Why Use an Airbrush?
October 19, 2007 Issue 89: Why Use Art Collection Software?
October 12, 2007 Issue 88: Want to Learn to Paint Trees and Clouds?
October 5, 2007 Issue 87: Why Buy Paint Brush Sets?
September 28, 2007 Issue 86: Why Draw With Charcoal?
September 21, 2007 Issue 85: Why Buy Acrylic Paint Sets?
September 14, 2007 Issue 84: What are Oil Paint Sets?
September 7, 2007 Issue 83: Why Use Watercolor Paint Sets?
August 31, 2007 Issue 82: What are Air Brush Sets?
August 24, 2007 Issue 81: Can I Paint My Bisque?
August 17, 2007 Issue 80: Finding the Perfect Bisque Temperature
August 10, 2007 Issue 79: What is a Sketching Set?
August 3, 2007 Issue 78: Watercolors in a Pencil?
July 27, 2007 Issue 77: Why Do People Paint?
July 13, 2007 Issue 76: What are Art Markers
July 6, 2007 Issue 75: What Type of Acrylic Paint Should I Buy?
June 29, 2007 Issue 74: How to Paint With Acrylic Paint
June 22, 2007 Issue 73: The History of Graphite Pencils
June 15, 2007 Issue 72: How Hot Should Bisque Firing Be?
June 8, 2007 Issue 71: How Many Paintbrushes Do I Need?
June 1, 2007 Issue 70: What is Gesso?
May 25, 2007 Issue 69: Why Use Color Pencils?
May 18, 2007 Issue 68: Colored Pencil Sets
May 11, 2007 Issue 67: Are You Looking for Fine Art Supplies?
May 4, 2007 Issue 66: Who Typically Paints With What?
April 27, 2007 Issue 65: Why Buy Your Art Supplies Online?
April 20, 2007 Issue 64: What is Overglaze?
April 13, 2007 Issue 63: Lighting is Everything
April 6, 2007 Issue 62: What are Poster Paint Sets?
March 30, 2007 Issue 61: Why Overglaze?
March 23, 2007 Issue 60: How Do I Get My Wet Canvas One Place to Another?
March 16, 2007 Issue 59: What is a Varnish for Acrylic Paint?
March 9, 2007 Issue 58: Your Canvas and Acrylic Paints
March 2, 2007 Issue 57: What Should I Know About Mixing Acrylic Paint Colors?
February 23, 2007 Issue 56: Oh No, My Paint Tube Wonít Open!
February 16, 2007 Issue 55: What to do With Leftover Paint?
February 9, 2007 Issue 54: Are Acrylic Paints a Friend of the Earth?
February 2, 2007 Issue 53: Saving Money on Acrylic Paints
January 26, 2007 Issue 52: Your Easel Angle Matters!
January 19, 2007 Issue 51: Is My Easel Stable?
January 12, 2007 Issue 50: Heavy Metal?
January 5, 2007 Issue 49: Why Should I Use an Easel?
December 29, 2006 Issue 48: Is That an Easel on my Table?
December 22, 2006 Issue 47: Artist Brush Bristle Choices
December 15, 2006 Issue 46: Caring for Your Brushes
December 8, 2006 Issue 45: Hold Onto to That Brush!
December 1, 2006 Issue 44: Other Canvas Choices
November 24, 2006 Issue 43: Why Choose Oil Paint?
November 17, 2006 Issue 42: Whom Uses Beginners Paint Sets?
October 27, 2006 Issue 41: Kolinsky Brush Set
October 20, 2006 Issue 40: Kolinsky Sable Brushes
October 13, 2006 Issue 39: Paint Brush Parts
October 6, 2006 Issue 38: Paint Brush Shapes
September 29, 2006 Issue 37: Painting With The Right Brushes
September 22, 2006 Issue 36: Reviving Dried Brushes
September 15, 2006 Issue 35: Types Of Artist Paint Brushes
September 8, 2006 Issue 34: Fredrix Canvas Panels
September 1, 2006 Issue 33: Linen Canvas
August 25, 2006 Issue 32: Stretching Your Own Canvas
August 18, 2006 Issue 31: The Different Grades of Primed Canvas
August 4, 2006 Issue 29: "Basic" colors
July 21, 2006 Issue 28: Oil Paints
July 14, 2006 Issue 27: Improving the Flow of Your Acrylic Paints
July 7, 2006 Issue 26: The Airbrush
June 30, 2006 Issue 25: Shopping For Fine Art Supplies
June 23, 2006 Issue 24: Watercolor Painting
June 16, 2006 Issue 23: Art Sets
June 9, 2006 Issue 22: Artist Grade Solvent
June 2, 2006 Issue 21: Childrensī Art Therapy
May 26, 2006 Issue 20: Synthetic Artist Brushes
May 19, 2006 Issue 19: About Oil Paints
May 12, 2006 Issue 18: Squaring Your Canvas
May 5, 2006 Issue 17: Casein Colors
April 28, 2006 Issue 16: Collage and Poster Paints
April 21, 2006 Issue 15: About Acrylic Colour!
April 14, 2006 Issue 14: Color Marker Set
April 7, 2006 Issue 13: Art Sets
March 31, 2006 Issue 12: 1screen Printing Press
March 17, 2006 Issue 11: Drawing
March 10, 2006 Issue 10: Easels
March 3, 2006 Issue 9: Discount Art Supplies
February 24, 2006 Issue 8: Common Opaque Projector Uses
February 17, 2006 Issue 7: Spray Booth Mechanics
February 10, 2006 Issue 6: Canvas Stretcher Bars
February 3, 2006 Issue 5: Saving Time With Opaque Projectors and LightBoxes
January 27, 2006 Issue 4: The act of painting
January 13, 2006 Issue 3: Numbered Size System for Art Brushes
March 5, 2004 Issue 2: A tip from your very own Art-Supply Guru
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