Lessons Learned

Jun 03

Lessons Learned

I am one lucky duck today! A few weeks ago we had the pleasure of interviewing  landscape artist, Nina Weiss, and now we have a sneak peek into one of Nina’s workshops!  Prismacolor team member, Laura Ross, spent an entire  Saturday attempting to master Nina’s famous technique. She’ll argue, but we think she did a pretty amazing job!

Hear more about Laura’s first landscape lesson…

Show Me What You’re Working With (Part II)

May 11

Show Me What You’re Working With (Part II)

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fter wrapping up at SAIC’s The Fashion Show 2011, the team headed West, and onto the College of DuPage’s portfolio night. Check out the second installment of Show me what you’re working with! (In case you missed it, you can read the 1st installment here)

We were so excited to arrive at College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn for Portfolio Awards night sponsored by the Graphic Arts department. The event is held each year to honor the graphic art students, both college and high school, for their accomplishments and showcase their work.  Prismacolor was up front and center, handing out samples and giving students the opportunity to express their “ART UNINHIBITED” side.

Show Me What You’re Working With (Part I)

May 10

Show Me What You’re Working With (Part I)
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 rom Fashion shows to portfolio nights, the Prismacolor team was all over the Second City last week and Diana is bringing it all to you! Between visiting Millennium Park in Downtown Chicago for School of the Art Institue of Chicago 2011 Fashion Show then off to the College of DuPage for Student Portfolio Night in Glen, Ellyn, IL,. I dont know how they managed to get everything done!
 
Diana, Sheryl and Laura did so much that  it felt right to dedicate a second post to their adventures,  so keep an eye out for Part II!  
 

In the meantime, enjoy  the bright lights of  SAIC’s The Fashion Show 2011—featuring more than 250 garments from SAIC’s Fashion Design BFA candidates showcased by 60 professional models from Factor Runway—the largest ever in the show’s 77-year history, according to SAIC’s website.

Walk that Runway Walk

May 04

Walk that Runway Walk

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you dream of being the next reality star? It’s definitely crossed my mind a time or two, but while I wait for my big break I’ll just tune-in to, So You Wanna Be A Designer, a weekly online reality show that is looking to find the next big fashion designer.

A few weeks ago Prismacolor paid a visit to SYWBAD at the Kenmore Live Studio in Downtown Chicago to surprise the contestants and hand out goody bags FULL of Prismacolor products.  Every great design starts with a great sketch, so what better way to get inspired then brand new art supplies?!

 Read on and hear about our time in the spotlight.

Welcome to St. Louis: Home of the first ice cream cone and 2011 FATE Conference.

Apr 20

Welcome to St. Louis: Home of the first ice cream cone and 2011 FATE Conference.

Prismacolor has two Fine Art Consumer Specialists; Shelley Minnis, who covers the western half of the USA, and Diana Garrett takes on the eastern part. They will be sharing their travel, including the wonderful art and artists that they meet, as well as tips and techniques for using Prismacolor products right here. As Diana just returned from an amazing trip, I’ll let her take it from here.

Can you guess where I just returned from?! St. Louis- the home of the Cardinals, the first ice cream cone and Bush Stadium, it’s one heck of a city. It may have been opening day for the Cardinals, but more importantly for the art world it was opening day for the Foundations In Art: Theory and Education Conference, or FATE, and THAT is what brought me to St. Louis, MO. 

How do we pack all that color into 1 pencil?

Apr 07

How do we pack all that color into 1 pencil?

It is a question I have asked myself repeatedly since coming to work here. 

Is it magic? Is there a wizard standing at the end of an assembly line who adds a little bit of the rainbow into each pencil?  

Not quite, but it’s still pretty magical.  Here’s your exclusive behind the scenes look at how it’s really done.