Artistry is a skill that increases the odds of sucess for all the crafting skills. It is trained by failing to craft something.

This skill is easy to train. Simply pick a resource you have lots of extras of (leather and cloth are good choices) and place one in any craft slot. Now click on combine. Each time you do this, there is a chance to train your artistry skill, and scavenging skill.

If you hold down the shift key, can repeatedly place the item and click combine without having to drag the resource down again.