Jan
22
2015

Enter the 2015 Winter Back to Class Contest with Strathmore

What Have You Created with Strathmore? Jerry's is proud to announce a new contest with Strathmore Paper. If you like to draw, sketch, color or paint on Strathmore paper, whether its from their lines of Artist Tiles, 300 Bristol Pads, 300 Sketch Pads, or 400 Watercolor Pads, let us know about it and enter 2015 Winter Back to Class Contest by Jerry's Artarama and Strathmore for a chance to win! The Prizes  How to Enter To enter, please upload a picture of your artwork created using Strathmore to our official JerrysArtarama.com Facebook Fan Page. Follow the submission process on Facebook. Submissions must include a photo of your artwork an... [More]
Jun
7
2010

Devaluing the Material - Valuing the Artist by Valerie (Valry) Drake

Have you ever been intimidated by a blank canvas or blank piece of paper? All that pristine whiteness is just looking at you, waiting for the first mark of pencil or brush. Waiting for you to either create beauty or to spoil its pureness.Nonsense!In most of my beginning classes we have an exercise that I call “devaluing the material – valuing the artist.” We start with construction paper – the kind that children use.  You can get a large package of construction paper for very little cost. And we also have a box of crayons, preferably the mixed up box of broken crayons with the paper gone from some and all jumbled ... [More]

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