Saturday, August 13, 2011
Arts and Design
Arts & crafts comprise a whole host of activities and hobbies that involve making things with one's hands and skill. Every culture and person throughout history has created arts and crafts. Visual art takes many forms – drawing, painting, sculpture, pottery, architecture, interior design, and graphic arts like photography and printing. Basket makers, wood carvers, furniture makers, stonemasons, and those who sew are craftspeople. Art is the process or product of deliberately arranging elements in a way to affect the senses or emotions. Each person forms his own opinions, his own preferences in art, and his own style of creating art. Crafts are different from other art forms as they are concerned with function as well as beauty: they are made to be used. Many people work in arts and crafts industries, but even more do arts and crafts as the outlet for their creativity. Every technique and medium of art requires tools and materials,. The quality of the tools and materials is as important as what the artist brings to the exercise. An understanding of the techniques and media is vital. People who make arts and crafts are passionate and want to share their knowledge with others.