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,……

Easy Arts and Crafts Ideas for Kids to do at Home

As parents, we are always on the look out for fun and exciting things to do with our kids. Whether it’s during the weekends, summer holidays or just to alleviate boredom, art and crafts are a fun way to stay engaged or keep your kids engaged.  Arts and crafts rarely cost much and you’ll be……

Top 8 places to buy Arts & Crafts in Nigeria

From Sculptures to Paintings to Tapestries and African Crafts, art shopping in Nigeria is harder than you think. Art is good business, with a wide range of different places where you can discover new artists or simply get closer to some good artwork. You may find pieces that are aesthetically pleasing to you but out……

5 Reasons Why Art Is Amazing for Your Health

There are numerous studies that show the benefits of art to health but we have created this article to highlight 5 Reasons Why Art Is Amazing for Your Health. It stands to reason since arts such as music, film, and sculpture are cultural achievements that require focus, control of sensory perceptions and a well-developed imagination…….

Getting Started with Easels

Getting Started with Easels? Here are some tips for you!  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……

Getting Started with Palette 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. This article will take us through the knowledge of these art Knives. Palette knives are excellent tools for creating a broad array of……

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……

Getting Started with Paintbrushes

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……