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Art Basics

The DecoArt Learning Center

Discover basic art concepts to give yourself a solid foundation of the core principles of art. Whether you're a first-time Crafter or an experienced Artist looking to refresh, these videos explore fundamental theories and techniques in a fun approachable format that is easy for everyone to understand.

Art for Everyone - Art Basics - Setting up Your Workspace

Learn how to properly set up a painting workspace for a more organized and productive area to create art.

Art for Everyone - Art Basics - Fabric Painting: Getting Started

Painting on fabric can be so much fun! The sky is the limit for creating a wide variety of personalized projects with DecoArt SoSoft Fabric Paint. Follow these simple steps to get started painting on fabric.

Art for Everyone - Art Basics - Basic Basecoat Brush Set

DecoArt Designer's Brushes Basic Brushcoat Brush Set is a set of 4 brushes specifically for basecoating and basic brushstroke work. Learn about each brush in the set and see examples of each in use.

Art for Everyone - Art Basics - Decoupage

Decoupage is the art of decorating surfaces with paper and paper cut-outs. Learn the best technique for using decoupage to enhance art and craft projects.

Art for Everyone - Art Basics - Surface Prep and Basecoating

Learn to prepare wood and terra cotta surfaces with DecoArt Multi-Purpose Sealer two ways: sealing and base coating with paint separately and combining sealer and paint for one easy step!

Art for Everyone - Art Basics - Basic Brush Care

Learn the proper steps to care for paint brushes and extend the life of an artist's most important tools.

Art for Everyone - Art Basics - Basic Brush Strokes

Practicing brush strokes helps train the hand to control the brush. Learn 6 basic brush strokes with a flat and round brush.

Art for Everyone - Art Basics - Crackle Medium

DecoArt Weathered Wood crackle medium adds unique texture and visual interest to a wide range of projects and surfaces. This simple three step process will ensure the best results with every application.

Art for Everyone - Art Basics - All About Value

Learn the definition of value, what role it plays in painting, and how you can use value in your arts and craft projects.

Art for Everyone - Art Basics - Basic Brush Anatomy

Learn the basics of brush anatomy with DecoArt Designer Brushes.

Art for Everyone - Art Basics - Color Schemes

Learn to create the perfect color schemes for your arts and craft projects through color theory and the use of the color wheel.

Art for Everyone - Art Basics - Color Theory with Primary & Secondary Colors

An introduction to basic color theory, including the primary, secondary, and tertiary colors.