Learn the Art and Science of Bronze Patinas

Funny how connections we make in life, and art, keep coming back around. Over twenty years ago, I had the pleasure of designing a new book, Patinas for Silicon Bronze, for master patineur Pat Kipper. It was my first introduction to this fascinating blending of science and art. Fast forward [...]

Cindy Briggs, A Top-Shelf Teacher

Cindy Briggs Watercolor artist and instructor Cindy Briggs was one of our founding members of Art Cantina. We'd like to take this opportunity to introduce you to her work and her tireless teaching efforts. A master of translucent tranquil watercolors, Cindy Briggs is known for her sundrenched cityscapes, luminous [...]

What makes an art teacher “top shelf”?

No matter our age or skill level or art interest, we all appreciate really good art teachers. Those who inspire us to create more than we thought possible. So we recently posed the question: What makes an art teacher "top shelf" in your eyes? What about for your kids? Or maybe [...]