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The Art of Composition is a nonprofit, comprehensive skill-­based art learning resource for the serious artist, photographer, and graphic designer that wants to learn the true art of design and improve their visual literacy skills. Unlike so many other art and photography websites that offer the same tips, tricks, and rules, is about separating fact from fiction, revealing the painter's secret geometry, and providing easy-­to-apply design techniques for anyone that has a strong desire to create masterful work.​  

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Classical Drawing Atelier A Contemporary Guide to Traditional Studio Practice

Ateliers have produced the greatest artists of all time—and now that educational model is experiencing a renaissance. Classical Drawing Atelier is an atelier in a book—and the master is Juliette Aristides, a classically trained artist. On every page, Aristides uses the works of works of Old Masters and today’ s most respected realist artists to demonstrate and teach the principles of realist drawing and painting, taking students step by step through the learning curve yet allowing them to work at their own pace. Unique and inspiring, Classical Drawing Atelier is a serious art course for serious art students.

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The Da Vinci Initiative: A mission for visual literacy

Mandy Theis and Kara Lysandra Ross co-founded The Da Vinci Initiative, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, in 2015. With a focus on K-12 schools, the goal of this project is to provide skill-based learning in art education in order to deepen the understanding and applications of the visual language that surrounds us. You can learn more about this project by clicking here.

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