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The BenHaven Archives (overview)

By Al R. Young announcements (updated 2017 January 20)
Click this heading for recent publication announcements and other news about The BenHaven Archives.

purpose & history of the benhaven archives

guidelines for requests to copy or publish historical documents and other items (updated 2017 January 20)

contacting the archives (updated 2017 January 20)... Read more »

Tags: 2017, BenHaven Archives, My Fathers Captivity, Overview

The Papers of Seymore Wainscott TM by Al R. Young (overview)

By Al R. Young purchase novellas constituting the papers (updated 2017 March 22)
The novellas constituting this product are available for purchase directly and solely from Al Young Studios.  They are not available in retail outlets.  Novellas are printed on demand, and can be purchased individually or in groups in any configuration desired.

publication announcements (updated 2017 March 22)
Novellas are published as they are completed.  Publication announcements appear here and on the Al Young Studios' Facebook page... Read more »

Tags: The Boxwood Folios Vol. 1, Bevel Wainscott Vol. 1, Leornian Feldham Vol. 1, Leornian Feldham Vol. 2, Leornian Feldham Vol. 3, The White Pavilion Vol. 1, The White Pavilion Vol. 2, The White Pavilion Vol. 3, The White Pavilion Vol. 4, The...

Fine Art Framing: Al Young Studios' custom framing services for original artworks and giclees (overview)

By Al R. Young
We have framed our own artworks for more than 25 years, and during that time we have provided a variety of framing services to patrons upon request.  For various reasons--including constant change in the availability of moulding styles--we cannot offer off-the-shelf framing options or response times typically associated with such a service.  Of necessity, all of our framing projects are custom projects that are priced, completed, and billed accordingly.  For example, inasmuch as the Studios does not maintain a selection of off-the-shelf moulding options, moulding styles actually available at the time of a request for information about framing options must be researched... Read more »

Tags: Elspeth’s Hollyhocks, North Shore, Nasturtium, Wald Kirche, Old Dominion, Scabiosa, A Boy’s Prayer, Foxglove, Moonlit, Waiting, Untitled, Narcissus on beige paper, Narcissus on gray paper, July, The Almira, Columbine, Maine, Final Draft,

Artworks created for LDS temples (overview)

By Al R. Young
All artworks in the Temple Fine Art Collection have been acquired by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for presentation in temples constructed and maintained by the Church.  Because "Latter-day Saint temples are considered houses of God, a place of holiness and peace separate from the preoccupations of the world,"   (see Temples at the Church acquires not only the original paintings produced for presentation in its temples, but all copyrights to the artworks as well... Read more »

Tags: 2016, LDS temple artworks, News, Oil paintings and prints, Overview

Storybook Home Life TM  (overview)

By Al R. Young
current issue of The Storybook Home Journal TM
Winter 2017
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Storybook Home Life TMNewsroom features assigned to the following categories include not only recent articles, but articles gleaned from the blog for The Storybook Home Journal (2010-2014) as well as features from the earliest days of the Studios' presence on the Internet (1998)... Read more »

Tags: Vol. 1 No. 1, Vol. 1 No. 2, Vol. 1 No. 3, Vol. 1 No. 4, Vol. 1 No. 5, Vol. 1 No. 6, Vol. 2 No. 1, Vol. 2 No. 2, Vol. 2 No. 3, Vol. 2 No. 4, Vol. 2 No. 5, Vol. 2 No. 6, Vol. 3 No. 1, Vol. 3 No. 2, Vol. 3 No. 3, Vol. 3 No. 4, Vol. 3 No. 5,

Project Commentaries: Lithography, drawing and experimentation (overview)

By Al R. Young
When I began experimenting with lithography in 1996, I focused on tonal rendering instead of line drawing because tonal pencil drawings had occupied much of my attention as an artist up until that time.
The work of artists whose interests draw them toward line as a means of expression has always delighted me, but my own interests invariably drew me toward tone instead.  I came to realize that were I to pursue line, I would have to study idiom and technique before I could express the subject; indeed, before I could even discover my own artistic identity in terms of line and then complete the long and arduous journey toward mastery... Read more »

Tags: Elspeth’s Hollyhocks, North Shore, Nasturtium, Wald Kirche, Old Dominion, Scabiosa, A Boy’s Prayer, Foxglove, Moonlit, Waiting, Untitled, Narcissus on beige paper, Narcissus on gray paper, July, The Almira, Columbine, Maine, Final Draft,

Project Commentaries: Stein Eriksen Lodge Deer Valley conference center renovation (overview)

By Al R. Young By Al R. Young

From the summer of 2012 through the spring of 2013, Al Young Studios participated in the renovation of the conference center at Stein Eriksen Lodge Deer Valley.  Our involvement in the project consisted of creating the original artworks featured in the conference center.  The paintings and museum-quality frames are described on the pages listed here, which also offer commentary on the creation of the artworks.

Visit us on Pinterest to see more photos
of the Stein Eriksen Lodge Deer Valley conference center project... Read more »

Tags: 2014, Overview, Project commentaries

Art lessons offered by Al Young Studios (overview)

By Al R. Young We are often asked if we give art lessons, and we are delighted to answer, "Yes! in the form of publications and online resources."  For several years, we have been (and continue to be) hard at work designing art curriculum for all ages, interests, and abilities.  Please visit the links below for ordering information as well as free online helps.

Art materials needed for these lessons are intended to be as inexpensive, child-friendly, and non-toxic as possible.  Adult supervision is recommended if only for reading instructions... Read more »

Tags: Vol. 7 No. 4, Vol. 11 No. 4, Vol. 13 No. 4, Vol. 13 No. 5, Vol. 14 No. 2, Vol. 14 No. 3, Vol. 15 No. 1, Vol. 15 No. 2, Vol. 15 No. 3, Vol. 16 No. 3, Al Young Studios' Fine Art Journal (Lined notebook/diary format), 2013, Art lessons, Overview

Recommended Viewing (overview)

By Al R. Young Films and programs on this page are arranged seasonally only to suggest that viewing might be correlated with family reading, at-home vacations, and other activities.

We've tried to list only titles free of objectionable material.  Even so, we recommend that any production with which you're unfamiliar be reviewed before you gather the family round to watch it.  In a few instances, where we have listed a production that might be problematic, we've tried to note areas of possible concern... Read more »

Tags: 2012, Forgotten Films, Overview, Recommended viewing

Recommended Reading (overview)

By Al R. Young In 1997, when Al Young Studios was first featured in Victoria Magazine, an editor asked whether we had ever compiled a list of books we could recommend for reading aloud as a family.  The question sparked our first attempt to list the titles we had enjoyed reading together for nearly 20 years.

When we launched this Internet site in the fall of 1998, the list we had only recently formulated was integral to the site's structure and content.  We continued reading as a family, and in the summer and fall of 2000, prepared to publish the first issue of The Storybook Home Journal... Read more »

Tags: 2012, Overview, Recommended reading