Art Events In Lagos This Weekend

The weekend is the time to wind down, relax and have some fun. While some people’s idea of fun is laying in bed all weekend, others (like us at CraftsVillage) love to go out, in search of one of the next best event, activity or place to catch some fun. In our new column, find……

4 Gift Ideas From African Arts And Crafts

The African art and crafts industry is one of the largest industries in Africa. It is a thriving business sector that encompasses many products ranging from home décor, fashion accessories, figurines to furniture items. This is because of their rich culture and tradition in making these products. There are beautiful pieces that can also be……

African Art In Interior Design Ideas

Adorn your space with crafty and artistic pieces that reflect your style. This can bring out the color and warmth of a room, and even help you to create an environment where intellectual stimulation and fun are both possible. Whether you are redecorating a room, planning your bedroom, or just looking for something special to……

History of Oil Paint

Painting with pigments and a medium of drying oil as the binder is known as oil painting. For centuries, it has been the most widely used technique for artistic painting on wood panel or canvas, spreading from Europe to the rest of the world. Artists’ oil colors are made by combining dry powder pigments with……

Top 10 Art Galleries in Lagos

It is hard to make a list ranking the top galleries in any location, and art galleries in Lagos are no exemption to this difficulty. There are many art galleries all over the world that are home to hundreds of wonderful pieces of art and exhibitions, each containing some breathtaking antique frames. In Nigeria however,……

Top Six African Art Facts You Should Know

There are a lot of things you don’t know about the history of art in Africa which are very interesting and really worth to read. It is said that the history of art is the history of human thought itself. Art helps us to express our feelings, emotions and ideas, which is why we put……

A Visit To The Lekki Arts and Crafts Market

The Lekki Arts and Crafts Market (also known as Jakande Art Market or Oba Elegushi International Market), as the name implies,  is located in Lekki, a city in Lagos, Nigeria. It is a large market, showcasing a wide variety of African art and crafts. Regarded as the largest art markets in Nigeria, its catalog consists……

7 Ways to Deal With Criticism as an Artist

Criticisms deserve their own appreciation day. Criticism is the most valuable tool in the creation of art. Everyone has their own opinion of what works and what does not. Criticism has become an integral part of art since centuries. While art is being judged, the process itself helps convert it into a fine art. Criticism……

The Psychology of Color in Art

If you want to take your art to the next level, you need to learn how to use color and how it affects us i.e. color psychology. Understanding color theory will help your designs stand out and communicate better with your audience. This is why we put together this article on the Psychology of Color……

Art Promotion and Marketing Tips For Artists

A key part of being an artist is having a substantial knowledge of art promotion i.e. knowing how to promote your art, specifically what audiences to target. Selling your art is a lot more difficult than creating it, so getting your art out there might be challenging, especially for someone with limited knowledge of digital……

Time Management Tips For Artists

As an independent artist, it can sometimes be difficult to manage whatever time you have during the day. This is especially because for creatives, you cannot just set a time in the day to be creative. It rarely ever works. If you sometimes feel like you need to be more organized and/or more productive or……

Alternative Painting Techniques For Artists

Working with paint can be a liberating experience. With free-flowing liquids and brushes, there are endless ways to express one’s creativity and several painting techniques to employ. This is the reason we see the importance of writing this Alternative Painting Techniques For Artists. Many pioneering artists have found innovative ways to create paintings throughout history,……