Soothing Art Forms To Calm Anxiety

Especially after the past year, we all know just how hectic life can get. When it comes to taking care of your mental health, there are so many different ways to cope with symptoms of anxiety. At Jerry’s Artarama, we love how practicing art can ease anxiety and bring feelings of peace and serenity to … Continue reading Soothing Art Forms To Calm Anxiety »


Easy At-Home Art Projects To Do With Kids

Whether you are a parent, a grandparent, an aunt or uncle, or even a babysitter, you probably know how quickly kids can burn through different activities. While many of us are still working and playing from home, finding new ways to keep children entertained while also teaching them new skills is crucial. Art is a … Continue reading Easy At-Home Art Projects To Do With Kids »


Practice Your Art With Virtual Art Workshops & Conventions in 2021

When the pandemic first hit last year, Jerry’s Artarama’s various locations were forced to shut down our stores. Since reopening, we’ve halted our in-person demonstrations normally held for customers throughout the year and turned to other methods like YouTube and Instagram for sharing tips and tricks. As artists, we know that our craft can help … Continue reading Practice Your Art With Virtual Art Workshops & Conventions in 2021 »


How to Choose the Right Watercolor Paper

What exactly makes a paper the right selection for use as a watercolor or fluid media surface? Paper is paper, is paper… right? Start With the Sizing Start with the sizing—and no, we don’t mean actual measurements. “Sizing” is a crucial treatment to papers, making them suitable for watercolor. While the sheet is being formed … Continue reading How to Choose the Right Watercolor Paper »


How to Paint or Draw From a Photo

Whether you’re just learning to draw or have been painting for years, there’s always something new to observe. This is especially true when you’re working with a subject for the first time. A photograph of a person, object, or landscape can be a valuable reference to consult as you work on getting the outline, proportions, … Continue reading How to Paint or Draw From a Photo »


Handmade Tapa Paper Available Exclusively at Jerry’s New York Central

South Pacific – Fiji/Tonga Handmade Tapa Paper Just $31.69 per 24″X36″ sheet Bark cloth, or tapa, has been produced throughout the islands of the South Pacific–in both Polynesia and Melanesia.  The people of Tonga, Fiji, and other islands have made bark cloth in distinctive styles for both functional and ceremonial purposes. The cloth has played … Continue reading Handmade Tapa Paper Available Exclusively at Jerry’s New York Central »


How to Design Your Own Color Wheel

Making a color wheel is a fun project for artists of all ages. A color wheel shows you exactly what your paints will look like when mixed in equal proportions. This is great for beginners as they learn to mix colors and understand how complementary and analogous colors work together in a design. For more … Continue reading How to Design Your Own Color Wheel »


How to Price Your Art

The value of art reaches beyond dollars and cents. Whether you’re a Sunday painter or a qualified fine artist with a living to make, you know that the feelings and meaning you put into your work are impossible to quantify. It’s also tough to put a figure on the labor you put into each piece. … Continue reading How to Price Your Art »


Bob Ross Party Highlights

Last Saturday was our first ever Bob Ross Party and it was an amazing event!  We had a great turnout with more than 40 people all painting happy trees with our favorite 80s tv artist personality.  Artist, Michelle Montes, was there to assist and teach everyone the ways of Bob Ross.  Thank you to everyone … Continue reading Bob Ross Party Highlights »