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.

How To: Intro VIdeo to Embroidery

Β  Art Life Practice Embroidery How-to Video from Berry Stein on Vimeo.

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Creative Play: Checkerboard Dreams

Simply draw a series of gridded lines to make several squares (like a checkerboard), and fill the squares with oil pastels, collage papers, marker, watercolor - whatever you have to...

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Creative Play: Shape Exploration

Recommended creative playtime: 10-20 minutes; 30+ minutes (you can spend as little or much time on this as you have to spare) Skill Level: All (it’s always all skill levels!)...

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Creative Play: Line Exploration Prompt

Recommended creative playtime: 10-20 minutes; 30+ minutes (you can spend as little or much time on this as you have to spare) Skill Level: All (it’s always all skill levels...

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The Secret to Happiness? Being in a state of FLOW

Psychologist Dr. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi argues in his 2004 TED Talk (viewed by almost six million people at this point) that the moments when we feel happiest and most fulfilled personally...

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Everyone can Benefit from Art Therapy

Β One could safely argue that we are living in truly unprecedented times. While our collective anxiety seems to rise by the day,Β we have always found art making to be an...

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