A World Without Art

What the World Would be like if Art Didn’t Exist

What do you see without art?

What do you see without art?Imagine what the world would really be like if art didn’t exist. There would be no pictures in children’s books, no movies, poetry, paintings, and everything else that makes the world beautiful. People become well-rounded and more outgoing though the creativity and passion brought into their everyday lives because via the aspects of art. Many forms of art have contributed to the relief of stress. These arts can include visual, auditory, or kinesthetic arts. Some people prefer drawing, painting, or sculpting. Some prefer singing and music. And lastly others prefer dancing and theater. Many don’t stop to appreciate the importance of art and what it brings to communities. Continue reading

8 Insane (But True) Things about Painting

  1. 8 Insane but true things about paintingThe color purple became associated with royalty when the pigment became so expensive only the wealthy could afford it! The dye was so costly to produce. Queen Elizabeth also forbid anyone outside of the royalty circle to wear the expensive color.
  2. The White House is white because of the original lime-based whitewash that was used to protect its porous stone surface. Every year they paint the white house its original white to continue the tradition. Plus, who would live in The White House if it wasn’t white?
  3. The Greek philosopher Plato is credited with the discovery that you can mix two different paint colors together to produce a third color. Check out Plato’s Theory of Colours in the Timaeus for more information!
  4. The first interior painting was done roughly 40,000 years ago in what is now France by prehistoric cave dwellers, who employed stencils in some of the work and even “spray-painted” by blowing paint through hollow bird bones.
  5. Various paint colors can help the body heal itself. There are methods of color therapy with soothing paint colors that encourage healing spiritually.
  6. Among the Aztecs, red pigmented paint was regarded as more valuable than gold.
  7. Many Native American tribes used black paint to signify life and yellow paint to signify death.
  8. The “color wheel” is older than the United States! It was developed by Sir Isaac Newton in 1706. The color wheel creator Isaac Newton, also founded Calculus. The color wheel allows us to create palettes more attractive to the eye.

Summer Art Camp At the Paint Cellar

Summer Art CampDo your little kiddos go stir crazy at the house in the summer? Don’t let their energy go to waste! Sign up for Summer Art Camp at The Paint Cellar. Enrich their minds and artistic spirit with us. Kids are so creative and through the summer art sessions we will give them a whole week of crafts to enjoy.  Send those little crazy pants to art school!

Each session will be a week with planned projects and then we will top it off with an exhibit for parents/guardians to come take a look at the kiddo’s fun crafts. Session 1 is June 13th – 17th from 9:00am to 1:00 pm. During this week they will learn about art from all around the world including European, Asian, Tribal, African, and Indian Art. Session 2 is July 11th – 15th from 9:00am to 1:00pm. During this week the focus will be on out of this world art/ sci-fi/ imaginary places including the fantastic outer space, alien attack, incredible shrinking artists, imaginary worlds, and mermaids and monsters. Kids will end their summer art camp experience with some great artistic abilities! They will have learned how to work with water colors, pastels, acrylic paint on canvasses, and how to make crafty creations. Click here for more information and to register now!

Parents Reminder: Please wear art clothes, we might get a little messy!  And also please pack non-microwaveable lunches and/or snacks for you little artists.

Hope to see your munchkins this summer!

Bringing Painting To Georgia Reese’s Downtown!

Georgia Reese's LogoThe Paint Cellar is bringing some adult painting fun to Downtown Indianapolis! Join us September 17 at Georgia Reese’s Downtown.  The painting instruction will begin at 7:00PM but feel free to get there early and socialize with your friends while you enjoy the fabulous atmosphere that Georgia Reese’s has to offer.  The class will last for 2 fun hours and the price per painter includes delicious appetizers.  Our drink special for the night is their popular “Bourbonade” and it is a MUST try! Continue reading

Paints and Paws in Carmel

Paints & PawsWe’re excited to announce a very fun and special event we’re hosting this month! Join us on July 11th from 4-7pm for Paints and Paws in Carmel!  The Paint Cellar and Club Canine welcomes you and your furry friends to join us for a fun afternoon of paw painting! We’re teaming up to raise money for ARPO (the Alliance for Responsible Pet Ownership). Come out to create a paw print painting on a canvas for $15 and we will donate $5 of each registration to ARPO to support their efforts in educating pet owners in the responsible ways of pet ownership. Continue reading