Artist Community and Instructional Resources

A Place For Artists to Connect, Inspire and Learn!

Welcome to Cheap Joe's Artist Community and Instructional Resource Center! Cheap Joe's makes it easy to learn art! We offer a wide selection of art instruction and resources for educators, parents and students to learn about the arts. Providing ideas, inspiration and education through art resources such as art lessons, art demonstrations, art workshops, art instruction videos, and artist interviews. Learn how to draw and paint a great variety of subjects in many different mediums with the best art instructors today.

 

  1. Artist Tips and Lessons

    Artist Tips and Lessons

    Cheap Joe's Artist Tips Library is an instructional resource of art information for beginning, intermediate and advanced artists.

  2. Artist Instructional Videos

    Artist Instructional Videos

    Cheap Joe's offers a wide selection of free online art instruction videos and video demonstrations for educators, parents and students to learn about the arts. Learn how to draw and paint a great variety of subjects in many different mediums with the best art instructors today.

  3. Artist Workshops

    Art Workshops

    Cheap Joe's makes it easy to learn art through our popular artist workshops. Sign up for one of our weeklong artist workshops here in the beautiful North Carolina High Country. Our Art Workshops Run from mid-April through October.

  4. Global Workshopper

    Global Workshopper

    Join a workshop around the country or around the world! Choose from hundreds of courses with your favorite instructors in variety of media to continue your personal art journey.

  5. Artist Glossary

    Art Glossary

    A rather helpful glossary of fine art terms and their definitions used most commonly in the world of the visual arts and in association with artist supplies and materials.

  6. The Sketchbook Blog

    The Sketchbook: Cheap Joe's Official Blog

    An art-centric featuring tips, techniques, product information and artful musings from across the art spectrum. Updated weekly (at least), so check back often!

  7. Special Events, Art Contests and Giveaways

    Special Events, Art Contests and Giveaways

    Look here to stay on top of upcoming Sidewalk Sales, Special Openings or other exciting Cheap Joe's events. Special contest and giveway information can be found here. Check back often for the latest offers!

  8.  Cheap Joe's Art Group Donations

    Cheap Joe's Art Group Donations

    Cheap Joe's Art Stuff is honored to contribute to art organizations across the country. If you are interested in receiving a promotional donation from Cheap Joe's for your art group's next show, please make a request!

  9.  Brushes for Vincent

    Brushes for Vincent

    Brushes for Vincent is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charity committed to keeping the fine arts alive by providing free materials to young, budding artists. This program thrives on your donations. 100% of your donation goes to providing art materials to children and youngsters in orphanages, churches and other non-profit organizations that supply art supplies to less fortunate children. Help us make sure the next Vincent Van Gogh is not left behind!


The Sketchbook Blog

Cheap Joe's Art Blog

Tips, Tricks, Thoughts, and Inspiration from across the art spectrum. Cheap Joe's Art Blog is a place where artists can gain creative tips and ideas for their next art project. This art blog will inspire you to try new mediums while gathering knowledge on different painting techniques.


Cheap Joe's Artists Instructional Videos

Cheap Joe's Artist Instructional Videos

Visit our YouTube channel for more helpful hints from "Cheap" Joe Miller and friends that will hopefully make your art experience even more enjoyable. Featuring artist interviews, art instruction videos, art material demos and tutorials, as well as complete quick art lessons from Joe himself and other top workshop instructors from across the country.


Artist Workshops

Art Workshops

Cheap Joe's makes it easy to learn art through our popular artist workshops. Sign up for one of our weeklong artist workshops here in the beautiful North Carolina High Country. Our Art Workshops run from mid-April through October.


Global Workshopper

Global Workshopper

Join a workshop around the country or around the world! Choose from hundreds of courses with your favorite instructors in a variety of media to continue your personal art journey.


Artist Glossary

Art Glossary

A rather helpful glossary of fine art terms and their definitions used most commonly in the world of the visual arts and in association with artist supplies and materials.


Special Events, Art Contests and Giveaways

Special Events, Art Contests, and Giveaways

Look here to stay on top of upcoming Sidewalk Sales, Special Openings or other exciting Cheap Joe's events. Special contest and giveaway information can be found here. Check back often for the latest offers!


 Cheap Joe's Art Group Donations

Cheap Joe's Art Group Donations

Cheap Joe's Art Stuff is honored to contribute to art organizations across the country. If you are interested in receiving a promotional donation from Cheap Joe's for your art group's next show, please make a request!


 Brushes for Vincent

Brushes for Vincent

Brushes for Vincent is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charity committed to keeping the fine arts alive by providing free materials to young, budding artists. This program thrives on your donations. 100% of your donation goes to providing art materials to children and youngsters in orphanages, churches and other non-profit organizations that supply art supplies to less fortunate children. Help us make sure the next Vincent Van Gogh is not left behind!


From Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff Art Blog

Tips, tricks, thoughts and inspiration from across the art spectrum.

Free Artist Video Lessons

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From Cheap Joe’s Art Blog

Tips, tricks, thoughts, and inspiration from across the art spectrum.

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The Versatility of Winsor & Newton Quinacridone Colors

Enjoy this blog post highlighting the endless color characteristics and versatility of Winsor & Newton Quinacridone Colors.

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Free Artist Video Lessons

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Cheap Joe's 2 Minute Art Tips - Five Amazing Products That Don't Get Enough Love

Julie highlights 5 amazing art supplies that don't receive the love they should, as recommended by Cheap Joe's own artist employees.

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