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Here are some fun ways that you can join The Art Colony's latest activities:
The theme for March is "Seven Deadly Sins"! 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-2015
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 Cardinal Challenge: http://community.art-is-fun.com/forum/topics/in-your-style-cardinal-challenge-03-01-15
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:
Wet Felting Swap: Make 3 wet felted pieces and receive 3 in return! This swap is suitable for beginners, with links to tutorials. Sign up by adding your name to this thread and sending your wet felted pieces to Susanne by mid-September: http://community.art-is-fun.com/group/atcs/forum/topics/new-summer-project-adventures-in-wet-felting
One Color a Month Swap (Red): Make 4 ATCs (2 for 2 partners) out of tints and shades of red, and receive 4 in return! Sign up by adding your name and address to this thread by March 20: http://community.art-is-fun.com/group/atcs/forum/topics/one-colour-color-a-month-for-2015-atc-march-red
I know after a long, cold winter, no one wants to think about Christmas, but most Artisans begin working on their Christmas projects right after the New Year so I'm really a little bit behind schedule. I wanted to work on some Christmas card ideas…READ MORE
My latest project is marbles in colored pencil. It's very challenging to capture all the subtle color changes and all the light reflections and refractions but here are the results so far.…READ MORE
I'm not seeing a group for comics and/or "sequential art". I've considered starting one since that's an area of interest that I'm looking to learn and improve on, but I'm also not seeing an option for starting a new group.Is creating a new group not…READ MORE
Welcome to Profile of the Week! We are delighted to present Rita Malsch, originally from Heppenheim an der Bergstrasse, Germany and…READ MORE
Hi everyone, it has been awhile since I visited. Being a working mom with two children has been hard stuff. I had asked a question similar to this a bit back. I have several sketch books and some canvas paintings. I was wondering if anyone knows…READ MORE