Be A Smart-ist

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

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

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

How To Look At Art

Tripped over this little gem by Grant Snider today: It’s very true, not everyone knows how to look at art. In art school, we’re trained to look at work and think about it and pick it apart and put it back together again in a ...Read More

Creativity And The Brain

Creativity is one of the most widely debated of human traits. It allows us to invent, solve problems, innovate, create artistic and musical masterpieces, and engage in mental acts that are as simple as solving a scheduling conflict. The impact of creativity on the ...Read More

Fostering Creativity In Business

by Laurie Kasparian “A company’s most important asset isn’t raw materials, transportation systems, or political influence, it is creative capital—simply put, an arsenal of creative thinkers whose ideas can be turned into valuable products and services”.3 An increasing number of problems that businesses address have ...Read More

Google Art Project

If you don’t know about Google Art Project, you should. You can look at the collections of museums from around the world and check out super high resolution photos of artworks you may never have a chance to see up close. http://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/project/art-project You can ...Read More

Material Safety Data Sheets

MSDS for short, this is an important website for you to know about. This site contains thousands of pages of information on everything from household items to paints to sculpting media, letting you know exactly what’s in each product and the potential health hazards ...Read More

How To Photograph Your Artwork

Taking a good photograph of your work is essential. It’s not easy, but this helpful guide from Guild Sourcebooks will make it easier for you to be able to share your art with everyone! To download a PDF of this guide, go to: http://www.mansfieldct.gov/filestorage/1904/3389/2012_festival_art_phototips.pdf ...Read More

Calls For Artists

One way for you to get your work out there and known by a larger art community is to enter art competitions and juried shows. There are a lot of opportunities available if you know where to look. Here’s a list of some that ...Read More
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