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.

MIT Scientists Make the Case for Lifelong Kinde...

The Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab spreads the spirit of kindergarten to learners of all ages and backgrounds. Researchers there argue that to thrive in today’s fast-changing...

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How To: Oil Pastels and Watercolor

One of my favorite mixed media combinations is oil pastel and watercolor. I love the effect of mixing the two - or rather the way that the oil and water never mix...

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How To: Intro to Watercolor

There are many ways to approach watercolor and we want to share a few introductory techniques that you can experiment with as you begin your creative practice.  Wet on Wet  This...

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How to: Create shades and gradients with waterc...

This exercise will help you get comfortable with using one shade of color to create different values in a seamless manner, otherwise known as the ombre.  Start with your dry...

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How To: Intro to Oil Pastels

We love oil pastels for lots of reasons - their versatility, user-friendliness, they play really well with other art forms - just to name a few. We love oil pastels...

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Artist’s Spotlight: Georgia O’Keeffe

 “I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way - things I had no words for.”  Georgia O’Keeffe drew inspiration from the...

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