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COURSERA

www.coursera.org

A prestigious education company that partners with the top universities and organizations in the world to offer courses online for anyone to take, for free.

 

 Smarthistory.khanacademy.org

Smarthistory.org is a free, not-for-profit, multi-media web-book designed as a dynamic     enhancement (or even substitute) for the traditional art history textbook.

www.artbabble.org 

A new kind of video site dedicated to art and artists. It offers high definition video that features content ranging from contemporary to classical art.

A History of the World in One Hundred Objects  

This site uses objects to tell a history of the world. You'll find 100 objects from the British Museum and hundreds more from museums and people across the UK.

 www.Art21.com

Over the past decade, Art21 has established itself as the preeminent chronicler of contemporary art and artists through its Peabody Award-winning biennial television series, "Art in the Twenty-First Century." The nonprofit organization has used the power of digital media to introduce millions of people of all ages to contemporary art and artists and has created a new paradigm for teaching and learning about the creative process.

WorldHeritage  

The World Heritage List includes 936 properties forming part of the cultural and natural heritage which the World Heritage Committee considers as having outstanding universal value.

www.ArtsConnectEd.org   

ArtsConnectEd is an interactive Web site that provides access to works of art and educational resources from the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and Walker Art Center for K-12 educators, students, and scholars.

 

www.NGA.org 

NGA Classroom: The Elements of Art Introduces the basic elements of art (color, line, shape, form, and texture),...individual artists, and their methods of emphasizing the elements of art.

www.RenaissanceConnection.org

 With the simple click of a mouse button, travel 500 years into the past to discover many Renaissance innovations revealed through the Allentown Art Museum's Samuel H. Kress Collection of European art. 

 

GOOD READS ↓

 

 www.BrainPickings.org

Curating eclectic interestingness from culture's collective brain.

by Maria Popova.

www.99u.com

Articles, tips and videos on making ideas happen.

Seth Godin

Seth Godin has written fourteen. Every one has been a bestseller. He writes about the post-industrial revolution, the way ideas spread, marketing, quitting, leadership and most of all, changing everything.

Zen Habits 

by Leo Babauta

Zen Habits is about finding simplicity in the daily chaos of our lives. It’s about clearing the clutter so we can focus on what’s important, create something amazing, find happiness.

THE BRAIN ↓

www.shelleycarson.com

Dr. Shelley Carson received her Ph.D. in psychology from Harvard University in 2001, where she continues to conduct research, teach, and advise undergraduates. Her research on creativity, psychopathology, and resilience has been widely published in both national and international scientific journals.

Dr. John J. Medina

 Medina has a lifelong fascination with how the mind reacts to and organizes information. He's the author of Brain Rules (New York Times Bestseller). Medina is an affiliate Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He is also the director of the Brain Center for Applied Learning Research at Seattle Pacific University. Medina lives in Seattle, Washington.

DESIGN ↓

 www.SmashingMagazine.com

 Great resource for tutorials, how-to’s, updates and technology updates.

www.DesignObserver.com

 

Founded in October 2003 by Michael Bierut, William Drenttel, Jessica Helfand and Rick Poynor with design and technology by Ruby.

 www.DesignM.ag

For web designers and developers. The site includes a popular blog, a user-submitted news section, a design gallery, and a design job board.

   www.DesignMilk.com

Design Milk offers what’s new in art, architecture, interior design, furniture and decor, fashion and technology.

 www.TheStrangeAttractor.net

 TSA was created to attract and share strange and exceptional art from around the world.

Color-Collective

A designers' resource for color. The color palettes are pulled from the work of various designers, artists, and photographers. 

 

HowAboutOrange.blogspot.com 

 

A blog with helpful resources for artists and designers. By Jessica Jones,  graphic and textile designer.

www.LogoPond.com

 Identity design inspiration. A large collection of logos.

 www.ColourLovers.com

A creative community where people from around the world create
and share colors, palettes and patterns, discuss the latest trends and explore colorful
articles.

 

www.1001FreeFonts.com

 

Download free fonts for Window and Mac.

   TheDesignFiles.net

The Design Files covers Australian design in all its forms – from architecture and interiors to art, craft, graphic design and illustration.  Regular features on the site include Australian Homes every Wednesday, and Interviews with talented local creative people every Friday.

ba_logoHRBefore & After Magazine

Dedicated to making graphic design understandable, useful and even fun for everyone.

 

DISCOVER ARTISTS ↓

www.behance.net

The leading online platform to showcase & discover creative work. Creative professionals update their work in one place to broadcast it widely and efficiently. Companies explore the work and access talent on a global scale. Attracts over 20 000 000 visits a month.

 www.Booooooom.com  

 

Launched in 2008 by Vancouver-based artist Jeff Hamada, with the hope that it would foster a community of people excited to go out and be creative. It has quickly become one of the largest blogs on the internet, with 3 million pageviews each month.

 Wooster Collective.com

Dedicated to showcasing and celebrating ephemeral art placed on streets in cities around the world.

 

ArtistaDay.com

A web-site to raise awareness of fine art globally, through establishing personal connections between professional Artists and people who love Art.

www.thejealouscurator.com

Inspiring artworks found by Danielle Krysa.

www.arthound.com

A weblog chronicling the online discoveries of Kate Singleton.

daLogo copywww.doodlersanonymous.com 

A permanent home for spontaneous art. There's a blog, interviews, themed-submissions and a lot of amusing thoughts on paper. 

AM.Incl_.text_.6-e1366470947615  www.ArtisticMoods.com

Loving and sharing art from around the globe. By Sandra Apperloo.

ART BUSINESS ↓

 www.ArtBusiness.com

About the business side of art. Helpful articles and information for artists and art collectors.

 www.ArtBizBlog.com

For the business of being an artist. By Alyson B Stanfield.

  www.Artonomy.co

Business, marketing and survival savvy for creative people.

FIND CREATIVE JOBS ↓

bubbletm5

 

  Find Graphic and Web Design Jobs at: www.bubble-jobs.co.uk

ENJOY ↓

Vi Hart Youtube Channel

Smart, entertaining, unique, unexpected. Run by a person with a beautiful mind.

FONTS & TYPOGRAPHY ↓

 MyScriptFont.com

Create your own handwriting font for FREE.

 www.MyFonts.com

One of the world's largest collection of fonts.

 

www.Typography-Daily.com

 Your daily dose of type.

 www.ILoveTypography.com

 The world’s most popular fonts & typography blog by John Boardley.

 YouWorkForThem 

 One of the best design brands in the world.

 www.DaFont.com

The fonts presented on this website are their authors' property, and are either freeware, shareware, demo versions or public domain.

 www.FontSpace.com

Thousands of free fonts to download.

www.FontSquirrel.com

Quality free fonts for commercial use.

BOOK DESIGN ↓

 www.BookCoverArchive.com

An archive of book covers design and designers for the purpose of appreciation and categorization.

 www.faceoutbooks.com

This venue has been created to appreciate the practice of book cover design.

 www.book-by-its-cover.com

A site was that shares a variety of art related publications.

 

 

www.50watts.com

 

Possibly the richest source of book-related design and illustration in the universe.

 www.CasualOptimist.com

Book, Design and Culture.

ILLUSTRATION ↓

 

www.IllustrationMundoBlog.com

 

Featuring Artist Spotlights. 

 www.ApeontheMoon.com

A blog that documents all that is new and exciting about contemporary visual arts projects.

 www.pikaland.com

A blog about art and illustration.

 

 

www.IllustrationAge.com

A source for what’s happening in the world of Illustration.

 www.IllustrationFriday.com

Illustration Friday is a weekly drawing challenge and participatory art exhibit.

ON BLOGGING ↓

 www.problogger.net

All you need to know to be better blogger. Articles, tips etc.

 www.quickonlinetips.com

 A popular blog regularly publishing  practical blogging tips, social media buzz, marketing tips, SEO, SEM, and useful computer software.

 www.dailyblogtips.com

Useful tips for people who blog.

 www.buildabetterblog.com

Tips and tricks for creating a professional blog.

 www.blogtrepreneur.com

For entrepreneurs that blog.

 www.BlogTechGuy.com

Joel Williams – Website Solutions Expert

I  recommend Joel because I have worked with him. He's great.  Joel is knowledgable, professional, patient, friendly and affordable. He can help you build a website/blog. But if you already have an internet presence with WordPress, he can help you solve any technical problem.

andrew_rondeau www.WeBuildyourBlog.com

 Andrew Rondeau

 Andrew is a website builder who helps small businesses with their on-line presence…so they can grow their customer list and increase sales. That’s what he does each and every day. I can tell you from personal experience that Andrew is great to work with. He is knowledgeable and gets things done quickly. 

 

SELL YOUR DESIGNS↓

 www.deviantart.com

Founded in August 2000, deviantART is the largest online social network for artists and art enthusiasts with over 24 million registered members, attracting 65 million unique visitors per month.

www.society6.com

The artwork on Society6 is created by thousands of artists from around the world. Submit your artwork. They produce it using high quality materials, and ship it on your behalf. The artist earns part of the profits. Some of their  products: prints from large to small size, framed prints, stretched canvases, bags, cards and more...

 

 www.spoonflower.com

Sell fabrics, wall papers and wall decals with your designs.

 

www.threadless.com

T-shirts. Submit your designs.

House of Playing Cards 

Design and sell your own deck of cards.

SOURCE OF IMAGES ↓

 FREE IMAGES

www.MorgueFile.com 

Looking for high resolution stock photos for your illustration, comp or design needs? Search Morgue File for free reference images. Yes, they're all completely free. whether you're an illustrator, art director, instructor or looking to add a defining visual to a presentation.

  www.gettyimages.com

Distributor of still imagery, video footage and music. Purchases can be made on a Royalty Free License basis with a one off payment based on file size and you don’t have to pay any additional royalties for successive uses of a product – it’s an unlimited-use license.

 www.istockphoto.com

A wide selection of Royalty Free images, illustrations, video and audio. Payment is made by purchasing credits on a pay as you go basis or by subscription with prices depending on file size.

www.freedigitalphotos.net

Excellent selection of images with a simple download process without any registration. Free downloads are subject to the correct attribution being added and higher quality images can also be purchased on a Royalty Free License.

  www.FLICKR.com/creativecommons

Millions of free options to choose from on. Make sure that you are downloading and attributing according to the license added by the user under Creative Commons. When you find an image right click on it to download and to check the license terms. View the license as some don’t allow commercial use which includes having ads on your blog.

www.compfight.com

This site allows you to search efficiently on Flickr. You can refine your search via text, tag, license and safety and you will be shown free and paid options. They also offer a WordPress plugin which can source images direct from your Dashboard which will automatically add the correct attribution.

FOR CHILDREN ↓

 PlayfulLearning.net

The Playful Learning Academy provides parents with the support and guidance needed for supplementing and enriching their children’s education, regardless of age, interest, and skill level.

 

hannah     Hannah's Art Club

     Creative art projects for kindergarten and beyond.

PINTEREST BOARDS FOR INSPIRATION↓

 

 

 ART IDEAS AND MUCH MORE

Boards by Michelle McGrath 

 

 DRAWING

Drawing Inspiration 1 by Marta Claret

Drawing Inspiration 2 by Marta Claret

 

ART / ILLUSTRATION

Illustration by Elif D.

art hound by Kate Singleton

Illustration by Zoe Finney

Illustration by Ana del Valle

Art and illustration by Elsa Mora

Artwork and illustration by Maia McDonald

//illustrations by  สวัสดี ลาก่อน

Illustrations by piraita

 

 

CRAFT

Hanging by Sarah

Needle crafts by Sarah

LOTS OF BOARDS ABOUT JEWELRY by Marianne Gassier

Fabric printing by Sarah 

Embroidery by Sarah

 

DESIGN

Patterns by Mia Widlake

Patterns by Kristen Barben

Patterns by Sabrina Romero

Graphic design by Chad Syme

//design by สวัสดี ลาก่อน

 

 PAPERCUTTING

My paper art by Elsa Mora

Books about papercutting by Elsa Mora

Papercut by Jacki Poulson

Papercutting by Mary Olmstead

Papercut by F P

 

PAINTING

Contemporary painting by Danielle Borremans

 

SCULPTURE

Sculpture by Gale Antokal

 

ARTIST'S BOOK

Boxmaking by Sarah 

 

COLLAGE 

Collage by Gale Antokal

Collage by Jeff Hendrickson

 

TYPOGRAPHY

Type and lettering by Jennifer Chong

Monograms and Alphabets by Sarah

Lettering and typography by Sarah

 

USEFUL ↓ 

www.fuzzimo.com → Lots of free resources for artists (fonts, backgrounds...)

Embossed Label Generator→ Write anything, they will turn it into an embossed label for you to download.

Anymaking.com → Creative photo tools ( The round-photo-corners editor is so convenient!).

Phixr.com → An online photo editor.

Colorhunter.com → A place to find and make color palettes created from images.

Iconfinder.com → Icon search engine with over 100 000 free icons.

yeahps.tumblr.com → Photoshop tutorials (specially for GIF).

More GIF tutorials ←

VintagePrintable.com → Free vintage images suitable for printing.

Miniature tutorials ←

www.myecovermaker.com → Create eBook covers in minutes.

ImageGenerator.fuzzimo.com → Make and download free custom text embossed label images.

www.FOTOR.com → Great FREE photo editor

BUY AFFORDABLE ART ↓

PRINTING SERVICES ↓

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