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Easels in Nigeria
What are Easels? Easels are upright supports used for displaying and/or fixing something resting upon it, at an angle of about 20° to the vertical. Traditionally, easels are wooden structures used by art painters to support their painting while working on it by standing it firm. They are also sometimes used to display finished paintings in galleries or during exhibitions Artists' easels are still typically made of wood, in functional designs that have changed little for centuries, or even millennia,...
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Pallette Knives
Palette knives are blunt tool used for mixing or applying paint, with a flexible steel blade. It is primarily used for mixing paint colors, paste, etc., or for marbling, decorative endpapers, etc. The "palette" in the name is a reference to an artist's palette which is used for mixing oil paint and acrylic paints. Art knives come primarily in two types: - Palette knife resembling a putty knife with a rounded tip, suited for mixing paints on the palette; -...
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Handicrafts Training in Lagos
At Crafts Village® Nigeria, we offer Art, Crafts & other Handicrafts Training in Lagos, Nigeria as well as other art related events at our Crafts Village® Studio. Our handicrafts training initiative is focused on identifying & teaching alternative sources of livelihood for the young & intermediary people interested in starting a business & make a living from the creative trade. Hence, we always explore the possibility of partnering with reputed organizations & individuals to create a platform that would provide...
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Rafia Craft Products in Nigeria
What is Raffia? Raffia are fibers obtained from the leaves of the raffia palm, used for tying plants and other objects and for making mats, baskets, hats, and the like. Raffia palm a palm tree, Raphia ruffia, native to Madagascar, that has large plumelike leaves, the stalks of which yield a useful fibre. the fibre obtained from this plant, used for tying, weaving, etc. any of several related palms or the fibre obtained from them. Raffia fibre is widely used throughout the world....
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The Beginner’s Guide to Gouache Painting
Getting Started with Gouache So if you’ve ever tried painting before, chances are that you’ve come across popular paint mediums such as Watercolour, Acrylics and Gouache, Right? ...Okay maybe not Gouache, but that’s a good reason to stick around and read The Beginner’s Guide to Gouache Painting till the end. In this article I’ll be giving a brief Summary on the Gouache Paint Medium and how you can create art expressively with it. Even though you may not have heard...
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Getting Started with Paintbrushes | Crafts Village Nigeria
There is really no paint making without the use of certain painting tool, that is why at Crafts Village Nigeria, we understand the need to post an article on getting started with paintbrushes. A paintbrush is a paint tool used to apply paint or sometimes ink to a surface. A paintbrush is usually made by clamping the bristles to a handle with a ferrule. They are available in various sizes, shapes, and materials. Thicker ones are used for filling in,...
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