The world of art history is filled with fascinating stories and as such, we hope to highlight the luminaries through history who have shaped and shifted the arts as we know them. From explorations of well-known names to profiles of brilliant creators lesser-remembered by history, our goal is always to inspire by way of educating. Take a look around and discover the stories and styles of some of our favorite A-L-P artists through the ages.

Artist Spotlight: Hannah Hoch

Born in 1889, German Dada artist Hannah Hoch was one of the most important collage artists of the 20th century, and a pioneer in the realm of feminist artists. In...

Read more

Artist Spotlight: Mickalene Thomas

How much do I love Mickalene Thomas? Let me count the ways. Thomas’s work is the definition of a visual FEAST. The way that she mixes and layers materials and...

Read more

Creative Play: Exploring Shapes and Colors insp...

Sonia Delaunay (1889-1979), was a Ukrainian-born French artist who spent most of her career in Paris. Delaunay was known for her vivid use of color and her bold, abstract patterns,...

Read more

Creative Play: Color Grids inspired by Stanley ...

Stanley Whitney (b. 1946) is an American painter most known for his vibrant abstract grid paintings. Drawing inspiration from sources ranging from artist Piet Mondrian to quilt-making, Stanley creates richly...

Read more

Artist Spotlight: Alice Neel

Born in 1900, Alice Neel is best known for her portraits of people in her social circle, during a time when there was a diminishing interest in figurative painting (Abstract...

Read more

A closer look at the How-To Guides

Something that distinguishes our kits from others is our how-to guides and creative play prompts. Below is a quick video introducing you to our how-to guides so you can get...

Read more