Top Ten Beginner Mistakes

Even if you’ve been drawing/painting/sculpting your whole life, at some point, we were ALL beginners. We’ve all been frustrated with the creative process and sometimes it’s unclear why or what’s happening that’s causing the frustration. Here’s a list of what we think are the ...Read More

Using The Budget Worksheets

Whichever course you choose, you’ll need to consider your personal budget before determining what supplies you can afford when shopping at your local art store or online. We have come up with our budgets by finding the recommended items at online retailers. For better bargains, ...Read More

Selfie destroys $200,000 worth of artwork

Before you make too many assumptions about the selfie-taker and the terrors of cell phone use in our modern era, let’s take a look at the facts. The gallery marketed this show as one perfect for selfies–the whole show was curated with this idea ...Read More

Art21: Susan Rothenberg in “Memory”

We all get “artist’s block” when you feel like you have no ideas and nothing is going right. Susan Rothenberg talks about how to work through that feeling in this great video by Art21. Here’s a link to the shortened version:   https://art21.org/watch/art-in-the-twenty-first-century/s3/susan-rothenberg-in-memory-segment/   ...Read More

Considerations: Renting a Studio Space

While this may not be practical for everyone, professional painters and sculptors usually rent a studio if adequate space is not available where they live. You can find studio spaces for rent by looking in the classifieds section of your newspaper or on Craigslist. ...Read More

Eight Painters On Painting

This is a fabulous read for anyone who is a painter or interested in why painters paint. Original post from Frieze magazine: http://www.frieze.com/issue/article/8-painters-on-painting/ 8 Painters on Painting ROUNDTABLE At a time of revolution in digital technologies, when making extraordinary images has never been technically easier, ...Read More

How the Arts Can Help Struggling Learners

Original post from PBS Parents By Katrin Oddleifson Robertson Knowing how to help a child who struggles to learn is one of the greatest parenting challenges imaginable. When our children don’t fit the traditional model of what a student is or should be able to do, ...Read More

Dazzling Icicles

Harsh winter weather may be a pain, but if you take the time to look around you, there’s a silver lining to each cloud! These beautiful icicle caves were spotted in Lake Superior, Michigan in 2014. The original post appeared on AOL. APOSTLE ISLANDS, ...Read More
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