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...
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...
Portraits, Pointillism & Pens: A Mini How To

Portraits, Pointillism & Pens: A Mini How To

Pointillism was developed in the 1880s by a branch of Impressionist artists including George Seurat and Paul Signac. But the term Pointillism wasn’t popularized until art critics used it to ridicule the works of these now famous artists. Pointillism’s...
The Power of Flower Portraits

The Power of Flower Portraits

Art history is filled with a great variety of flower portraits. I’m always amazed at how powerfully expressive these seemingly gentle entities can become when translated by an artist. Georgia O’Keefe is most famous for her flower portraits specifically because they...
This is Your Brain on Art

This is Your Brain on Art

Recent studies are showing how new physical connections occur in our brains when we create something. These are the same connections that make us better able to solve complex problems, come up with novel ideas and boost our emotional health. A study conducted by...