How to Cut a Picture Mat

Mats are used in framing photographs and artwork to center the focus of the picture and give it a sense of spatial depth. The addition of a sleek, well-cut mat can greatly enhance the look of any framed picture, but having a mat cut and frame made commercially can sometimes cost more than the picture … Read more

How to Write With a Calligraphy Pen

Calligraphy is writing style that has flourished over thousands of years in many different cultures around the world. Whether you are an artist, a writer or just a hobbyist, learning to write with a calligraphy pen is a valuable and rewarding skill Part1 Choosing a Calligraphy Pen Part 2 Putting Ink in the Pen and … Read more

How to Sign a Painting

Adding a signature to your painting will make it easier for people to identify you as the artist, even after your painting has been sold and moved around. The signature on your painting should be legible and clear without being a distraction. You want it to blend in and match the rest of your painting … Read more

How to Create a 3D Model Using Design Software

This wikiHow teaches you how to make a 3D model using 3D design software. Digital 3D modeling (often referred to as CGI for computer graphics illustration, or CAD for computer aided design) is used in art, film and animation, and video game design, as well as architecture, engineering, and product design. There are lots of … Read more

How to Make a Mannequin

Ever needed a mannequin for your latest sewing project? Real mannequins can be expensive, and even the fancy, adjustable ones aren’t guaranteed to be an exact body double for you. Luckily, it is both easy and cheap to make a mannequin at home. Best of all, you can be sure that the mannequin will be … Read more

How to Appreciate Abstract Art

Understanding and appreciating abstract art can be tough if you don’t have much experience with art. In order to gain an appreciation for abstract artwork, you’ll have to look at it in a different way and understand the history and reasons it was created.[1] Once you learn more about the craft and those creating it, it’s … Read more

How to Critique Artwork

An art critique is a detailed analysis and evaluation of a work of art. While no two people will experience the same reaction to a work of art, or interpret it the same way, there are a few basic guidelines you can follow to achieve a thoughtful, thorough critique. The basic elements of an art … Read more

How to Capture a Big World in Small Sketches

In your daily rounds, do you see noteworthy things that inspire your creativity? Carry a pencil and paper and record those images by hand. You will employ an “artist’s license” to give things your own flair, so your work will be the opposite of a photograph. Things seen and documented with your own eyes and … Read more

How to Start a Virtual Museum

The information age has brought a lot of amazing things, including the ability to share knowledge instantly across the world. One way of doing this that is being increasingly explored is by creating an online museum. Museums are places to gaze upon artifacts and technology and learn about their history and purpose. Unfortunately, museum audiences … Read more

How to Enjoy a Museum

There are so many museums in the world that cover all sorts of subject matters, so you’d be hard pressed not to find one that interests you. But museum visits can be exhausting, overwhelming, or even boring if you don’t plan appropriately. If you research the museum ahead of time, create a schedule for your … Read more