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Here are some fun ways that you can join The Art Colony's latest activities:
The theme for September is "Alive"! 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-september-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 Under the Sea (Octopus) Challenge: http://community.art-is-fun.com/forum/topics/in-your-style-under-the-sea-octopus-challenge-9-1-2014
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:
Time ATC Swap: Create 4 ATCs on the theme of "time" and receive 4 in return! Sign up by adding your name and address to this thread by August 31: http://community.art-is-fun.com/group/atcs/forum/topics/new-time-theme-atc-swap
Doll Swap: Create 3 different types of dolls and receive 3 in return! Send your dolls to the swap host Susanne before October 23, and let her know you sent them by adding your name here: http://community.art-is-fun.com/group/atcs/forum/topics/new-summer-project-doll-swap-part-two
Welcome to the monthly theme for September. Artwork and comments welcome from everyone!!!!This month's theme is - AliveThe theme is open to all artists whatever your medium.Please post your finished artwork in this discussion thread.These should…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
As I specialize in ACEO's (miniature art cards 2-1/2" x 3-1/2" in size) I have been asked by several members of the Art Colony what the difference is between ACEOs and ATCs. Basically as far as the size and the art, nothing. They both measure the…READ MORE
I recently received this question from an Art-is-fun.com visitor, and thought it would be good to answer it here so that we could all share our ideas on this:I've been wanting to post some of my artwork online but I'm not sure what the best way to…READ MORE
Welcome to Profile of the Week! We are delighted to present Priyanka Sharma from Gurgaon, Haryana, India.Priyanka creates portraits,…READ MORE
Welcome to the monthly theme for August. Artwork and comments welcome from everyone!!!!This month's theme is - NightThe theme is open to all artists whatever your medium.Please post your finished artwork in this discussion thread.These should…READ MORE
This little fellow is 18 months old and he's the happiest little boy around. Red, red hair and blue eyes and rosy cheeks. I've been doing portraits of all my grandchildren over the last few years and I still have three to do not including this one…READ MORE