THE DECOART LEARNING CENTER
DecoArt's Learning Center is an online resource for Artists and Makers of all ages and abilities. This free library of art-related videos is available for anyone looking to understand art concepts and subjects from the anatomy of a brush to advanced composition. Accomplished artists from the U.S. and Canada will inform and inspire you with videos that provide a solid foundation of artistic knowledge. Choose any of the categories to begin your creative adventure!
Be sure to check back periodically for new content. Video lessons are being created and added to the library every month to fuel your creativity and inspire the Maker in everyone.
Using techniques and ideas from master artists of the past, these videos are the ideal way to introduce young, creative minds to art history in a fun and engaging way.
Create and learn by using art to help your child with counting, memory, and more by painting with sponges, stamps and Americana paints.
Learn about Leonardo Da Vinci, one of the most famous artists, well known for his portrait of the Mona Lisa. Create your own self-portait style masterpiece using Americana paints.
Learn about Andy Warhol, the famous American pop-art artist and create your own pop-art style masterpiece using paint, sponges, and vegetable stamps.
Learn about Georgia O'Keeffe, the American Modernist painter, while you paint your own modern floral art inspired by the artist's famous flower masterpieces.
Discover basic art concepts to give yourself a solid foundation of the core principles of art.
Abstract painting can be easy and fun especially when trying new techniques or styles. Follow along to this tutorial of a Monet-inspired seascape painting done with a palette knife!
Want to give your artwork more depth, dimension and realism? Lonna Lamb will show you how to do just that in this simple tutorial on how to cast shadows with your paint brush.
Learn how to easily paint leaves by using four different brushes and DecoArt Traditions acrylic paint.
In part 2 of cityscape painting, Holly Hanley explains one and two point perspective and demonstrates how to layout your cityscape design using both techniques.
This series of easy-to-follow videos goes deeper, into more advanced concepts and techniques, to inspire any Artist or Maker, regardless of ability or experience.
Learn the basics of floating and how you can add layers and values to your painting to create a 2D effect. Floating is a painting technique of using water and paint to 'float' values of color in the appropriate places.
Complete the illusion of a 3D landscape on a 2D canvas with a detailed foreground. Holly Hanley concludes her lesson, adding a big shady tree and shrubs.
Continue creating the illusion of a 3D landscape on a 2D canvas developing the middle ground with a barn and rolling fields. Holly Hanley continues her lesson, painting the middle ground of the landscape.
Creating the illusion of a 3D landscape on a 2D canvas start with finding the horizon line and defining it with a wide blue sky full of fluffy clouds. Holl Hanley helps you get started painting a landscape.
Creative expression and exposure to the arts have wide-ranging, positive effects on our cognitive and psychosocial health wellness. Explore these videos to discover the benefits of including art in your life.
Relax and de-stress with your pen and paper as your remedy for a relaxing and therapeutic way to draw. You can use this method anywhere!
Learn how to create an art journal page to express emotions through art.
Abstract art is a great way to express your emotions and calm your mind. Learn how to channel your feelings into creating a beautiful work of art with this meditative painting technique.
Creating dip dots mandalas helps to relax your brain through the calming repetition of dipping and dotting paint onto a surface into a circular design. Learn how to unwind and create a mesmerizing dip dot mandala of your own.
Incorporating core subjects - reading, writing, math and science - with art and crafting to engage and excite creative minds.
Make learning atomic science fun by incorporating art into children's lessons for a memorable art/science experience! In this video, learn how to paint cell structures.
Learn about color ratios with painting two-tone gradients!
Explore the chemical reaction between salts and acrylic paint.
Experience the simple joy of creating. Let us inspire you to pick up a brush and start crafting.
Be inspired to create your own greeting cards with DecoArt Americana Multi-Surface paints, card stock, and some string! Follow along with Holly for tips and guidance on how to paint beautiful flowers and butterflies-this is a great project to do with your kids!
Be inspired to create your own unique footwear with DecoArt Stylin leather/textile paints! Follow along with Holly for tips and guidance on how to paint beautiful flowers on canvas shoes.
Be inspired to up-cycle old frames with DecoArt Matte Metallic paints. Follow along with Lonna Lamb for tips on how to achieve a shiny metallic finish that can be applied on a variety of surfaces.
Be inspired to dress up your terra cotta pots with DecoArt Patio Paint outdoor paints! Follow along with Holly for tips and guidance on how to attain a beautiful ombre and add a stencil design on top.
Discover handy tools and resources to have at your disposal.
Americana Retired Colors & Mixing Recipes
General Brush Stroke Guide
Americana Shading & Highlight Chart
Art for Everyone Lesson | Painting on Fabric
Art for Everyone Lesson | Mesmerizing Dip Dos
Art for Everyone Lesson | Color Schemes
Art for Everyone Lesson | Composition
Art for Everyone Lesson | Surface Prep
Art for Everyone Lesson | Glitter Paint
Art for Everyone Lesson | Surface Prep
Sandy McTier Reverse Glass Painting
Art for Everyone Lesson | Color Mixing Ratios
Art for Everyone Lesson | Stencilling 101
Art for Everyone Lesson | Color Wheel Daisy
Art for Everyone Lesson | Chemical Reaction
Art for Everyone Lesson | Color Wheel Pear
Art for Everyone Lesson | Comma Stroke
Art for Everyone Lesson | Color Temperature
Art for Everyone Lesson | Festive Glass Painting
Art for Everyone Lesson | How to Paint Evergreen Sprigs
Art for Everyone Lesson | Art Journaling with Stylin