Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Monday, May 13, 2019
Art can make science easier to rememberUsing art in science class helped students retain what they learned longer
Art and science may seem like polar opposites. One involves the creative flow of ideas, and the other cold, hard data — or so some people believe. In fact, the two have much in common. Both require a lot of creativity. People also use both to better understand the world around us. Now, a study finds, art also can help students remember better what they learned in science class.
Mariale Hardiman is an education specialist at Johns Hopkins University in Columbia, Md. Back when she was a school principal, she had noticed that students who used art in the classroom were more engaged. They might listen more intently. They might ask more questions. They might volunteer more ideas. What’s more, students seemed to remember more of what they had been taught when their lessons had involved art. But Hardiman knew the only way to test whether and how well art might really improve learning was to test it with an experiment. So she teamed up with other Johns Hopkins researchers and six local schools.
The researchers worked with teachers in 16 fifth-grade classrooms. The scientists took the traditional science lessons and created art-focused versions of them.
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Join us for a fun and interesting conversation with Scott Stevenson, Sales Representative for
DANIEL SMITH Manufacturing
Have questions about Quinacridone pigments? Wonder where the color Serpentine comes from?
How does the color Moonglow gets its name or how does DANIEL SMITH test pigments for lightfastness?
What’s granulation? This is a great opportunity to ask questions in a conversational and relaxed atmosphere.
The presentation will start off with the history of DANIEL SMITH Manufacturing and the many aspects of developing DANIEL SMITH products. You will see firsthand lab paint outs, minerals used to manufacture colors in the PrimaTek line and more.
The finale...the exciting opportunity to sample a selection of our colors and put paint to paper!!!
This is a FREE demo
Tuesday April 9, 2019
10:00 am-12:00 pm
2:00 pm -4:00 pm
Call: 941-366-2301 to sign up now!
Friday, February 8, 2019
Monday, October 22, 2018
Thursday, September 27, 2018
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Monday, June 25, 2018
We welcome all artists. Beginners or Experienced.
A great way to gain experience showing your art.
Artwork Drop off:
Monday July 16, 2018 - 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Opening: Friday, July 20, 2018 - 6:30 pm
Awards: 7:30 pm Light refreshments
Friday, June 1, 2018
Which black oil color should I paint with?
Black is the product of fire. Color in the absence of light. Black is also the color of mystery, mourning, and Johnny Cash.
Why use black in a painting?
Simply put, no other color quickly or effectively creates shades as black. However, the strong mixing strength and/or temperature of some blacks can be difficult to control in nuanced color-mixing. Just as we have different whites in our Artists Grade line of oil colors, we offer six different blacks, each with their own unique characteristics. The relative opacity or transparency, tinting strength, and color temperature of a black all influence how it will behave on our palettes and in our paintings.
For this run-down of our different blacks, we’re including both Van Dyke Brown and Payne’s Gray as their temperature biases factor importantly into the discussion.
Gamblin’s six blacks: