5 Comic Artists You Need to Follow On Instagram

Art by Rebecca Kirby / InstagramAs a comic artist and creator, there are some days when inspiration is hard to come by. One way to help get out of that creative slump is taking a look at other artists’ practices.Social media platforms, especially Instagram, are great places to start discovering some new visual work by illustrators at every level. There’s a world of creativity…

How to Design Strong Narratives for Comic Layouts

Comics present artists with a unique platform for expression and storytelling. Rather than using words, the stories are told using a string of related images put together like pieces of a puzzle. Like any story, a lot of planning goes into a comic beforehand.A helpful planning tool for preparing a comic is the 6-panel grid. This specific layout allows the artist to visualize different angles…

8 Legendary Illustrators in the World of Comics

Photo by Mitch Rosen / UnsplashThe powerful heroes and villains, super and regular, that come from the pages of comic books are some of the most recognizable figures in pop culture. Since the inception of comics, almost every generation has grown to identify their favorite characters. Though credit can be owed to the action-packed plots that drive them, their status as cultural icons wouldn’t…

6 Visual Arts Courses to Inspire Creative Play This Summer

Photo by Donato Nasuti / Pixabay Colorful prints, leisurely activities, and endless entertainment options are synonymous with the exciting season. Summer has kicked off, and such a relaxed environment is perfect for catching creative rays to channel some fun themes into your artwork. Featuring topics that celebrate delectable treats and the great outdoors, we have many diverse visual arts courses…

Celebrating InkTober 2018

Art by Crista KemptonOctober isn’t just the month for pumpkin spice lattes and Halloween decorations. There’s actually an October-exclusive, month-long creative challenge called InkTober. You might have heard of this if you're a visual artist. InkTober was created by Jake Parker, illustrator and co-founder of The Society of Visual Storytelling. Essentially, the challenge is to create ink…

14 Design Visionaries That Helped Shape Modern Life

Photo Willian Justen de Vasconcellos by / UnsplashWhether you’re aware of it or not, design permeates your life more than you think. It comes in many forms, from classic movie posters to buildings that have endured over centuries. Successful design doesn’t try too hard to call attention to itself. Inventing the next big thing in design is something of a paradox; designers need to imagine a…

Art and Technology in the Present: Kadenze Student Interviews

Today’s technology is increasingly becoming more involved in the world of contemporary art. The variation of tools are enabling students to discover new ways of harnessing different mediums to produce new artistic genres. As the boundaries between arts disciplines continue to be restructured by technology, artists are seizing the opportunity for bold experimentation. Thanks to the development of…

Happy Birthday Kadenze

kadenze.com is celebrating its 3rd birthday! We’re proud to offer access to high-quality education to a global community of curious minds. It’s our mission to promote creative thinking and expression across a diverse range of STEAM subjects.Our courses have explored an incredible range of topics spanning graphic design, machine learning, art history, virtual reality, computer programming,…

Featured Student Work: Women in STEAM

Despite many industries such as computer science and engineering being male-dominated, interest in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) subjects among young women is on the rise. Many organizations like Girls Who Code and ThinkSTEAM have played instrumental roles in this by offering programming and support for aspiring female artists and creatives to explore their skills,…