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Here are some fun ways that you can join The Art Colony's latest activities:
The theme for March is "A Favorite Spot"! Create a work of art based on this theme and upload it to the theme thread: http://community.art-is-fun.com/forum/topics/monthly-theme-march-2014
See what others created, too!
Every two weeks a photo will be posted to use as a reference/inspiration for an art piece you create, In Your Style! The Challenges are open to all artists, whatever your medium. We're looking forward to seeing the diversity in art that one photo creates!
NEW Water Lilies Challenge: http://community.art-is-fun.com/forum/topics/new-in-your-style-challenge-water-lilies
Check out all of the style challenges here: http://community.art-is-fun.com/forum/categories/style-challenge/listForCategory
Create and swap art with your fellow Art Colonists in the Swap Art Group! The following swaps are currently open for sign-up:
Mail Art Bird Swap: Create an ATC and a 4x6 postcard-size artwork inspired by birds and receive an ATC and 4x6 in return! Sign up by March 31 by adding your name and address to this thread: http://community.art-is-fun.com/group/atcs/forum/topics/mail-art-bird-swap
In the Style of Klee Swap: Create 2 ATCs (1 each for 2 partners) in the style of Paul Klee and receive 2 in return! Sign up by April 4 by adding your name and address to this thread: http://community.art-is-fun.com/group/atcs/forum/topics/new-in-the-style-of-klee
Chunky 4x4 Recipe Card Swap (Sweets): Create 3 chunky recipe cards that are 4" x 4" in size (10.16 cm X 10.16 cm) and receive 3 in return! Sign up by adding your name to this thread and sending your cards to Susanne no later than April 15: http://community.art-is-fun.com/group/atcs/forum/topics/new-chunky-4x4-recipe-card-swap
Tiffany's ATC Swap: Create 2 ATC's for 2 partners (4 total) inspired by all things Tiffany (art glass, lamp shades, jewelry, Audrey Hepburn, etc) and receive 4 in return! Sign up by April 22 by adding your name and address to this thread: http://community.art-is-fun.com/group/atcs/forum/topics/tiffany-art-glass-atc-swap
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