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    Art Kits

    Our first art kit is now available! Thanks to the artists entering at PaintingContest.Org, we are finally able to realize our long-dreamed mission!

    "Make Art Not War" is our slogan, expressing the concept that art promotes peace through teaching and sharing the excitement and passion for visual arts among all people and cultures. LEARN MORE...

    Entry fees from PaintingContest.org contribute to our mission to discover and support youth and emerging artists living in places or countries without easy access to art supplies or art instruction. How? By funding the design and donation of art kits with a guided project and art supplies. Our watercolor kit includes a non-toxic watercolor paint set, watercolor brush, 140 lb. archival-quality watercolor paper, and instructional guide. We used the very watercolor set that students will receive to create the example shown in the video, and have only added extra white watercolor paint to the inside lid. We also inspect each brush and clip any extra hairs to ensure a good user experience, knowing this may be the first time ever with a real paintbrush!


    CLICK THE PLAY BUTTON TO WATCH THE VIDEO. This 4-minute video serves as an additional guide to help students get started with the process of mixing and applying colors.
    (Accompanying sound track is in the works, to be added soon—thank you for your patience.)

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    The example above serves as a guide to help jumpstart the process of learning to paint, but possibilities are endless. There is also blank watercolor paper provided for those who want to create their own design. In many cases, this will be the first time using watercolors. Victoria Oldham of PaintingContest.org designed the Belize Reef project and is creating new projects using colorful nature subjects because it allows students to find additional reference materials online. For example, every fish shown in this illustration is named in the accompanying project guide so it can be found online for additional color reference and views.

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    If you would like to receive an art kit for someone in the USA, it is $10.50 each. We send you the complete art kit as shown in the video. The amount covers our cost plus a little more for art kits to children in places without easy access to art supplies or art education. (Watercolor set by Colorswell.com).

    The other way to help us fulfill our mission is if you are an artist (over 18, living anywhere in the world) and enter paintings into the competition! We appreciate your participation.
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    Cash award to monthly Best in Show winner. All monthly finalists win a free promoted painting entry, are chosen and critiqued by a different professional artist judge each month, and compete for Grand Prizes awarded in August. Artists may offer to sell their paintings or print reproductions and keep 100% if sold.
    >> Click here to learn how your entry fee supports artists without access to art supplies or art instruction.
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