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Shading Techniques in Art

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Shading is the technique of showing tones or values on an object through gradual gradations for it to look ‘solid’ and have a three dimensional effect. Shading techniques allow you to weave layer upon layer of pencil marks…

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Is It Really More Affordable to Earn an Online Degree Compared to a Traditional College Degree?

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Your State School May Be Cheaper   US News and World Report recently compared 300 ranked colleges. They found in-state tuition to earn a bachelor’s degree on-campus averaged $243 per credit.

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How To Decorate Leather Using Tooling, Marbling, Dabbing, Printing, Painting and Patchwork

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Increasing the aesthetic qualities of an item to be produced is one of the powerful means through which manufacturers win greater market share for their products. The leather craftsman must know these decorative techniques so that s/he can…

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Finishing Techniques in Leatherwork

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Finishing is concerned with the improvement of the hand and appearance of a product so as to enhance its general outlook and maximize its marketability potentials. It is essential that Leatherwork articles are finished in any of the…

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Creating Adventure

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Yesterday I did something new. Together with a fellow artist Jan Tervoort I changed a sculpture into a new sculpture. It was a portrait. There are times when you are not completely sure of things anymore. That’s when…

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Flying Model Rocket Safety Tips

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Model rocketry has a very good safety record, but, although they are sold as toys, they still need to be handled with care. Here are some basic guidelines that you should be aware of if you are thinking…

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Spanish Verbs that begin with LL

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If LL- Verbs Are Confusing… … then the remedy is to learn meaningful sentences using them. The good news is that, except for the last verb in the list, all these verbs are regular: llamar(se), llegar, llenar, llevar…

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Practice Spelling Review

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Reviewing Spelling Many students struggle with spelling these days. The following exercise lets students work together in interactive pairs to practice spelling target vocabulary words.   Prepare Materials & Lists This activity can be done the day after…

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Spanish Classroom Activity: Teaching the Present Tense Verb Conjugations: Recitation with the Blackboard

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There’s no escaping the six-part conjugation chart, and having students fill-in-the-blank for the missing conjugation–or pronoun–is a good practice tool. But there comes a time when your students must learn to produce the appropriate verb conjugation for a…

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Reproductions With Mold Making and Casting

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Mold making and casting is an easy and fun way to make numerous copies of a sculpture or other ready piece. The process begins with making a mold of the original model. A mold is nothing but a…

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