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Monthly Theme - September 2015

Welcome to the monthly theme for September. Artwork and comments welcome from everyone!!!! This month's theme is - Animals  The theme is op…

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How to add an image to your forum or group post

How to upload an image so that it appears within your post in a forum or group: (iPad users: Scroll down to the bottom for instructions on…

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Meet your Moderators!

The Art Colony moderators are a wonderful team of talented, enthusiastic artists who enjoy helping others explore art and creativity. Your…

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1 Aug 28, 2016
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113 Dec 18, 2016
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79 Oct 15, 2016
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146 Oct 25
A slight diversion...
by Dallas Nyberg

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243 May 23
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Monthly Theme Forum

Every month we invite you to create a work of art based on that month's theme. Check out the current Monthly Theme thread here, and see past themes as well! Please read the forum guidelines before posting.

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222 Jun 14
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13 Aug 2, 2014
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Style Challenge

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97 May 8
Reply by Daryll Geddes

Drawing Questions & Tips

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64 Sep 24
Reply by Lizette de Vries-Venter

Acrylic Questions & Tips

Let's talk about acrylics! If you have questions about painting with acrylics, ask here. Got a tip or technique to share? Let us know! Please read the forum guidelines before posting.

126 Apr 10
Reply by Johnell Patrick

Mixed Media & Altered Art Questions & Tips

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41 May 16
DecoArt 2 Step Perfect Crackle - Help
by Robyn Smith

Oil Painting Questions & Tips

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31 Sep 25
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Pastel Questions & Tips

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33 Sep 19
Blending and fading pastels
by Nick Nicholson

Watercolor Questions & Tips

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60 Nov 7
Reply by Brian Galyer

All Other Media Questions & Tips

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39 Jul 24, 2016
Reply by Frank Savage

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11 Mar 5
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107 Oct 8
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