The Serious Benefits of Craft Ideas for Children

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Ardak Kassenova‘s daughter, Laura, painting en-plen-air An arts-based education In 2018, Jack Ma, the co-founder and then-executive chair of Alibaba Group gave a speech about the importance of education in the age of artificial intelligence. He stated that in order to build a future where our children can thrive, knowledge-based education should evolve, and instead, we have to teach things …

ZenARTist Feature: Mindfulness Through Art with Kaitlyn Parker

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What is the importance of mindfulness in creating art, and how can it affect our lives positively? Today, we have Kaitlyn Parker, the American Berlin-based travel illustrator to tell us about her own journey in finding herself, her art, and being mindful of the present as she creates every single day. “The past is already gone, the future is not …

Creative Stress Relievers and Mindfulness Activities

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Top view shot of Megan’s (@painted_parcels) workflow using one of ZenART’s watercolour brushes from the Turner Collection Managing stress effectively is one of the most difficult challenges in life. What works for one person may not always work for another, but incorporating creativity when dealing with it opens up a new dimension in our points of view. This article talks …

Artist Studio Hack: Organising Time And Space

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As practising artists, the time we spend creating our craft and the environment where we do it are two of the most important factors that can directly affect our work. In this article, we will discuss how you can effectively manage your time for art, and how you can build your own artist studio that will inspire, motivate, and most …

What Does The Colour Blue Mean? Discovery, Importance, and Usage in Art

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In this article, we discuss the various features of the colour blue. We will talk about its discovery, ancient and modern importance in society, what does the colour blue mean symbolically, and how we can effectively use it in creating outstanding work.  “Blue thou art, intensely blue; Flower, whence came thy dazzling hue?” – James Montgomery, British poet What does the …

How To Sell Art Like A Pro: An Ultimate Guide

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Marketing & Sales Cycle for Artists illustration map by ZenART’s co-founder Ardak Kassenova (@ardak_zenart) Part of your career Becoming a professional fine artist has many facets. According to our previous guide: the creative cycle for artists, we should all know our purpose in creating art, how we can find it, and how to establish our own creative style.  Aside from doing …

How To Find Your Art Style: A Creative Workflow for Artists

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Creative Cycle flow illustration map by ZenART’s co-founder Ardak Kassenova (@ardak_zenart) Artistic Style As an artist, it is very important to know how to find your art style that defines your personal method or technique in art. This style resonates with your identity as an artist and as an individual, allowing your audience to know you and recognise your work. …

Watercolour Paint Brushes: A Complete Guide – Useful for Gouache, Ink, and Fluid Acrylics

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Have you ever heard the saying “A few good brushes can last you a lifetime”? While it mostly depends on the way we take care of our watercolour paint brushes, that saying is most definitely true! Choosing quality materials for our art-making is an essential part of the process. In order to do this, we must first learn how to …

How Journaling As A Therapy Can Lead To A Better Life

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They say that we design our own lives. When we plan properly, each goal that we create and accomplish is a step towards where we want to be — in our best possible self: with a healthy body, sound mind, proper work-family-life balance, and our dreams just within arm’s reach. However, getting the ideal life we want entails a lot …

How Art Can Enrich Modern Motherhood: Practical Advice and Creative Activities to Do with Your Child

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Spring Time Maternity. Ashton Mullins, Belgrade, Unites States, 2018 Much like the process of birth and rebirth in nature, a mother’s journey is the selfless force that sustains life in this world. From the moment she conceives a human being inside her womb – everything in her becomes dedicated to sustaining life. She feeds us, nourishes us, and propels us …