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Check out the detailed whimsical art of Joanie Hayden! Read a Q+A with Joanie here.
Each week we spotlight one of our members as "Profile of the Week", featuring an interview with the artist and a selection of their art. You can visit our current POTW by clicking above or browse past POTWs by clicking here.
Here are some fun ways that you can join The Art Colony's latest activities:
Click here to see the submitted entries to the Halloween & Dia de los Muertos Competition. The winners will be announced soon! :)
3 Prizes to be won by the 3 best creations: 1st, 2nd and 3rd Prizes;
1 extra Spooky Prize: Runner Up;
Each & every participant will receive a Digital Certificate of Participation.
Learn more about this competition here: http://community.art-is-fun.com/group/handicrafts-and-folk-art/forum/topics/tac-halloween-dia-de-los-muertos-handmade-hand-craft-competition
The theme for November is "Vintage Toys"! 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-december-2013
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!
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:
Christmas Swap *In the Style of*: Create 2 ATCs on a Christmas theme in the style of another artist, and receive 2 in return! Sign up by December 6 by adding your name and address to this thread: http://community.art-is-fun.com/group/atcs/forum/topics/new-christmas-swap-in-the-style-of
Traditions Swap: Create 1 ATC based on the concept of "traditions" (any tradition you wish) and receive 1 in return! Sign up by December 18 by adding your name and address to this thread: http://community.art-is-fun.com/group/atcs/forum/topics/new-traditions
I'm new to this and would love to try some mixed media with my watercolor.Is their someone out there who could send me some ideas and how to's.Thank you.Pam N.READ MORE
Hi all, I am new to the Art Colony, and new to the world of art period. I am 68 years young and am just now taking my first art class, a watercolor class and I am loving it. I am not very good but I am learning! I would love to hear from other…READ MORE
Welcome to the monthly theme for DecemberArtwork and comments welcome from everyone!!!!This month's theme is - Vintage ToysThe theme is open to all artists whatever your medium.Please post your finished artwork in this discussion thread.These should…READ MORE
Oh my here I am in an art slump. Not sure if it is the transition coming south and so enjoying the warm climate or so much to do getting the place opened up and cleaning up outside of over-growth! I have my space set up to draw so I suppose that…READ MORE
Welcome to Profile of the Week! We are delighted to present Delmus Phelps from Lynchburg, VA, USA.Delmus creates beautifully…READ MORE
It's time for a new challenge! This week we have a lovely photo of hot air balloons.(Image courtesy of Bob Havens Paint My Photo). We would like you to use the reference/inspiration photo to create a piece "In Your Style".This Challenge is open to…READ MORE