People have been transforming mud into art, aka pottery, for thousands of years. This is not a new phenomenon, but often the finished product has a certain utilitarian aesthetic, such as a bowl or vase. Bruce Gardner takes balls of mud and turns them into... shiny, more polis ...more
Whether you are interested in drawing, painting, silkscreening, graffiti, ceramics, or photography, art is an important form of human expression for both the artist and society.
Stock up on some paper, paints and brushes. Learn how to screenprint a t-shirt, paint a landscape, or draw anime manga characters. Who knows? After watching a few of these videos and nurturing your inner artist, you may turn out to be the next Vincent Van Gogh or Andy Warhol.
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Watch this video to learn how to make a simple mold and cast Smooth-Cast 300 liquid plastic and resin into it.
Wood block prints are made with the relief printing process. Learn more about relief printing with wood and linoleum blocks in this free printing lesson from a printmaking instructor. Part 1 of 15 - How to Make a relief or block print. Make a relief or block print - Part 2 of ...more
Got an old pair of Nikes or other sneakers lying around? Learn how to customize your shoes and paint your own designs and graphics on them. You'll need acetone to treat the sneakers and water-based acrylic paint.
Matt Baker blows a simple clear Pyrex spoon using the lampworking technique. Perfect for intermediate beginners. Do not attempt this unless you have a clear knowledge of glass blowing safety! Part 1 of 2 - How to Make a glass tobacco pipe. Part 2 of 2 - How to Make a glass to ...more
This video drawing tutorial shows a technique for sketching out people in a style reminiscent of graffiti. This video lesson will provide inspiration from street art into your own artwork. Follow along with the demonstrator, experiment with the new ideas, and learn how to draw ...more
Wilson Bickford teaches us how to paint believable rocks in this tutorial. To begin, you will first start with an easel and several paints. Wet your small paint brush with a mixture of brown and black and paint a rock shape on the paper. You will do this by drawing many lumps ...more
Watch this instructional drawing video to draw objects in space. You can draw three dimensional objects if you can create the illusion of depth within a space. If the page is a space, how can you make a series of points appear as though they are floating within that open space ...more
This is silk screen production, the cheap and easy DIY way! In order to make this easy silkscreen for making cool T-shirt logos and designs, you'll need some acrylic paint, paintbrushes, cheap net curtain (patterned or plain), vinyl sign sheets, blackboard (or cork board), and ...more
Let's face it people: Guys want this body and girls want to date it (no objectification here at all). Achieve the body of superheroes, supervillains, and super toned celebrities on paper by checking out this tutorial on how to sketch a very muscular dude. This particular draw ...more
Tips for the beginner borosilicate glass artist. This video demonstrates cold and hot seals, pulling curves, and more. Part 1 of 6 - How to Learn beginning lampworking techniques. Part 2 of 6 - How to Learn beginning lampworking techniques. Part 3 of 6 - How to Learn beginni ...more
Improve your drawing from memory and your ability to sketch sexy female figures by mastering a few techniques to drawing hourglass hips. This easy tutorial shows you how to really master the technique of drawing sexy, feminine and curvy hips.
This video demonstrates how to create an artwork using ordinary aluminum foil from your kitchen. This technique is good for those people who have no inspiration of what to paint but want to be creative. This collage technique is a fun way for beginners to experiment with textu ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to draw a graffiti style hip hop cartoon character. First, make a circle, then draw long triangles for eyes and a mouth plus a rectangular shaped body with very large feet. Then, draw in the arms with large hands and draw a hat on the top of the ...more
If your drawing a face and get to the mouth region and don’t know where to go from there then watch this video to see how you can shade in lips. Fist you’ll draw the basic lip outline. Depending on who you’re drawing the lips might be fuller or thinner. The tricky part it the ...more
Simba from "The Lion King" couldn't have done it better himself. In this video tutorial you'll learn how to sketch out a very realistic lion head held in a bemused expression. Whether you love lions or find them frightening, drawing this lion head is an excellent way to gain k ...more
LX.TV host Lowell Pettit offers advice on the proper techniques to engage, understand, and appreciate sculpture at the Sculpture Center. Learn how to get more out of the next trip to a museum or fine art gallery by watching this video art appreciation tutorial.
In this clip, learn how to make a very cool duct tape wallet with multiple credit card flaps. This detailed billfold can be made into a bi-fold or tri-fold shape and is sturdy enough to carry an array of cards and cash. So, follow along and start building your very own, totall ...more
The challenge of creating garments with unconventional materials has become an all too familiar gimmick for most first year students at fashion schools. The end result is more often than not a catwalk of garbage bags, zip ties, plastic bottles and cans, assembled into a menage ...more
Turn an old tennis ball into a nifty camera tripod in just minutes. Inspired by an Instructables.com project: http://www.instructables.com/id/SDMK5MWFDO29GEZ/ This is a cheap and easy way to make a tripod. You will need: tennis ball pen a knife, scissors, razor blade or saw ...more
Learn how to draw a simple car with this short video guide below. For the full tutorial, complete with step-by-step instructions and speed control, visit Sketch Heroes. Video: . .
Learn how to make a spun glass angel with this easy to follow lampworking video.
Bokeh (which translates to "blur" in Japanese) is a photography technique referring to the blurred areas of a photograph. Basic bokeh photographs often have one point of focus, while the background falls away into a dreamy, blurred haze. The technique can be taken even furthe ...more
Watch this video to learn how to make a mold of a female torso using Body Double RTV silicone rubber. This is a great technique for sculptors!
To draw snowy pines in colored pencil, depict the tree with snow weighing down the branches and with snow dunes in the background. Learn to depict snow on trees with tips from a professional illustrator in this free instructional video on drawing. All you need are a few tips a ...more
Watch this video to learn how to draw backgrounds for anime and manga. "Miki Falls" manga creator Mark Crilley presents a tutorial on how to draw and color backgrounds for a manga-style illustration. The emphasis is on using color and linework to create the illusion of depth.
Do you believe you can fly? Or at least, believe that you can take pictures where it looks like you or other people are flying? Or at least jumping really high? This video will show you how to take pictures of flying, floating, levitating, or high-jumping people using a digita ...more
Henry shows us a simple and fun method for drawing boy and girl cartoon heads. Start by writing the words "boy" and "girl" and use the shapes of the letters to create the faces. For the boy's head: 1) Write the word "boy" in large letters, but don't write in capitals. 2) Conn ...more
This is an upbeat fun video on how to draw 3D letters; and shows in detail how to draw them from A through L. Start out with a pencil drawing of the letter to make sure it looks how you want it, as you can always erase any mistakes. Then, using a black marker pen, trace over t ...more
Here is a Harper Point Photography video on gobos for fashion photography. Nathan gives a simple but effective photo tip for creating dynamic light with a cardboard 'go-bo.' The gobo is a lighting element that texturizes lighting by blocking in strategically. Apply these direc ...more
Attention photography lovers! Put down the digital camera for a day and try this DIY project out, constructing a camera that dates back to as early as 4th century BC. Make your own DIY pinhole camera at home with this excellent twelve-part video tutorial. With the help of Aus ...more
In this clip, learn how to take easy items and create very cool, big rabbit feet just in time for Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland themed cosplay costumes. These feet are big and very realistic looking - you will turn a ton of heads at your next convention with this look! Have ...more
Looking to get some glass cut? Instead of taking it down to your local glass cutter and shelling out some cash, why not learn to do it yourself? In this video, learn how to cut glass using a "glass cutter". Why is "glass cutter" in quotes, you ask? ...Because the "glass cutte ...more
In this tutorial Suellen Fowler shows you how to make a beautiful borosilicate glass spinning top with her characteristic hobnail pattern.
Try out a layering technique using spray paint. Always wear a mask when painting with spray paint indoors. Create interesting compositions on old shopping bags. Add depth and tone to stencils by building up layers of material texture, drawing and spray paint. Dry your work wit ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to draw an ice skater. Draw the outline of the entire body of the skater first. Draw one of her hands high in the air and her legs crossed on the ground. From here, draw in the details of the face and clothing, as well as the legs. Next, color in ...more
Design your dream home! Starting from the basic idea of a house, this series of videos shows you how to draw the layout of a house as if you were an architect. Draw walls, windows, doors and large furniture to make sure you've gotten all your details correct. Part 1 of 6 - How ...more
A quick demo from my studio on how to paint a summery sky. Blue skies with clouds can be a problem for some, so watch this real-time demo to help learn how to do it.
Drawing someone sitting down can be tricky. Having some trouble? Follow this video as a guide the next time you'd like to draw someone sitting down.
Check out this video to learn scoring techniques of joining two pieces of stiff leather-hard clay. Following are some steps you will see demonstrated 1. Mark the area needed to be scored 2. Score all areas that will be touching with a needle tool in a cross-hatched pattern. 3 ...more