Tag: Art

How Acrylic Paints Are Made

How Acrylic Paints Are Made

Have you ever worked with acrylic paints and wondered how they are manufactured? Acrylic paints consist of two parts: Binder. Pigment.   The Binder Because pigment is a dry powder […]

Top 10 Skill-Building Resources

Top 10 Skill-Building Resources

Favorite rainy-day projects from our archives.

Get Ready for August 2016

Get Ready for August 2016

Even when the afternoons are too hot for outdoor work, you can still make the most of the time with research and planning. Spend some time studying business, marketing, nutrition, […]

Get Ready for June 2016

Get Ready for June 2016

June is just around the corner. Take some time to sharpen your knowledge of farming, music, crafts, and history. Find out how glyphosate-resistant crops work. Brush up on your mandolin […]

5 Homemade Gifts from the Farm

5 Homemade Gifts From the Farm

There’s nothing like a homemade gift to warm someone’s heart at Christmas.  The time and love put into a handcrafted present make it special. If you enjoy country living, you […]

General's Pastel Chalk Pencils

General’s Pastel Chalk Pencils

When working with pastels, precision can be difficult to achieve.  Fortunately, pastel pencils make it easier. Pastel pencils have several applications, but there are two situations in which they particularly […]

Homemade Cards

Homemade Cards

Looking for a way to say it just right to that special friend or loved one?  Don’t buy a card—make one! Both adults and young people can enjoy making their […]



We love erasers. Perhaps it’s because we have discovered that erasers are for more than just erasing.  They are also great for bringing out highlights and toning down excessively dark […]

5 Things Every Beginning Charcoal Artist Needs

5 Things Every Beginning Charcoal Artist Needs

Charcoal is a wonderful way to make lifelike sketches of the world around you. Particularly if you enjoy drawing animals, this medium can deliver a boldness and realism like no […]

The Seal of Kansas

The Seal of Kansas

When Kansas was accepted into the Union, the state constitution declared that a seal would be necessary. Governor Charles Robinson brought this requirement to public attention on March 30, 1861. […]