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Marigolds, Hummingbirds & Dia de Muertos

Feeling inspired by the Día de Muertos festivities in Los Angeles yesterday, I embarked on a little research project about art inspired by the Mexican holiday. In the process of reading about José Guadalupe Posada, Frida Kahlo & Diego Rivera, I read about The...

Skeletons & Balloons – A Super Simple Lettering Lesson

In honor of the season, we decided to put together a lettering lesson inspired by skeleton letters. This super simple process is something kids of all ages (even those of us who just refuse to grow up) can do. The best part is, we included video instructions for each letter of the alphabet, so you don’t even have to read!

A California Native Celebration of Fall in Los Angeles

Fall is in the air in Los Angeles. No, we don't really have "fall colors" or "sweater weather." At least not yet - we get a little of that in February and March. Fall at our studio is a low of 57 degrees with a high of 75. Sometimes we get an occasional burst of heat...

Get in touch with your inner Grandma

Welcome, everyone. We’re kicking off a new feature at the Factory - “The Artist of The Month.” Each month we’ll feature an artist, give you a brief rundown of their life and career, then follow up with an art project based on said artist. It’s your own personal art...

Recharging in the Trees

Have you ever heard of "forest bathing"? Its the Japanese practice of going into the forest to commune with the trees. There is even an association for it. The Association of Nature and Forest Therapy says: Forest Therapy is a research-based framework for supporting...
Doodling 101

Doodling 101

In the last 10 years, doodling has become the coolest tool for idea generation and information processing in the new economy. Companies even hire professional visual note takers to document board meetings in real time – its called Graphic Recording. But the stigma of doodling as evidence of distraction still exists.

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Kandinsky

Kandinsky

" A painter, who finds no satisfaction in mere representation, however artistic, in his longing to express his inner life, cannot but envy the ease with which music, the most non-material of the arts today, achieves this end. He naturally seeks to apply the methods of...

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Get in touch with your inner Grandma

Get in touch with your inner Grandma

Welcome, everyone. We’re kicking off a new feature at the Factory - “The Artist of The Month.” Each month we’ll feature an artist, give you a brief rundown of their life and career, then follow up with an art project based on said artist. It’s your own personal art...

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