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About this Website

Copyright, 2018 - This web site and its tutorials and images are protected by U.S. and International copyright law.

About the How-To Guides, Lessons, Videos and Prints

Many of the free tutorials and downloadable prints on this web site were created specifically for Today's Arts and are not available any place else. In addition, we try to find the best free lessons, tutorials and how-to guides on the Internet. We review them carefully to try to make sure that they provide information that you can trust. The free lessons and guides linked from this website are offered as resources by their publishers. They are generally intended for private use by individuals, and not for reproduction. Contact their publishers for more information and for permission for any other use.

Images, Copyrights and Permissions

Images on this site include original photos and works, YouTube video screenshots, sponsors' product photos and royalty free photos purchased for use here.

In addition, we've created thumbnails and low-resolution collages of screenshots from some of the best art, photography and craft how-to lessons that we've found on the Internet. The images are here to lead you to tips and tutorials that we've found to be educational and that we hope will be helpful to you too. The little collages transform some beautiful original photographs and works of art. We hope that you follow their links to view the originals at their sources. The collages, and the posts about the lessons, are our criticisms of the works: they should be helpful to any artist or photographer who is trying to improve their craft.

Because some of the images on this web site were provided by third parties and not credited to their originators, we can't be absolutely sure of the authenticity of rights and permissions. If you are the creator or copyright owner of any photo, art or image that is not properly presented or credited on this website, please email We'll either secure your permission or remove your material promptly. Please review our Digital Millennium Copyright Statement for more information.


DIY Art Templates and Sketches

The art sketches and templates offered on this web site were generated from original photos with the help of the wizardry at Adobe Photoshop,,,,,,, and other photo editing sites and programs. They are protected by US and international copyright laws and may not be copied or disseminated in any way without permission. They are intended only for use by individuals to help them learn and enjoy coloring, drawing and painting techniques and to improve their own works.

How to Download the Sketches, Prints, Guides and eBooks

You'll have almost immediate access to most of the free lessons, prints, videos and demonstrations listed on Some are Adobe Acrobat (PDF) files that you can print on your computer's printer. Make sure that your computer has an up-to-date copy of Adobe Reader installed. Most new computers do. To get a free copy or to update your old version, just click on this button: 



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Some of the lessons and guides are multi-page files. Allow a few minutes for them to download to your computer.

Please Suggest Art and Photography Lessons and Web Sites for Our Review
If you've had a good experience with free are or photography sites that you found on the Internet, please let us know. We'll check them out, write a review, and let readers know about them. Please email

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Sponsors, Listings and Reviews
This website is sponsored by independent services and retailers. Although we try to work only with the best companies and websites, we can't be responsible for others' content, products or policies. 

Other web sites, lessons, demonstrations and guides are listed and reviewed on this site, for free, at the discretion of the editor, in the hope that information about them is useful to readers. Listings on this website are not endorsements of any web sites, products, lessons, demonstrations, techniques, books or advice.

About the Editor
Don Berg, an architect and member of the American Institute of Architects, has published fifteen books on traditional American building and landscape design. He has degrees in Architecture and Fine Arts from the Rhode Island School of Design. Don has been a guest and consultant on HGTV. His designs, articles and interviews have appeared in Home Magazine, Country Life, The Old-House Journal, Better Homes and Gardens, Grit, Yankee Magazine, Mother Earth News, Period Home Magazine, Traditional Building and many other publications. He dabbles at painting, drawing and photography and created many of the images that you'll find on


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