Leah Jay is one of our awesome blog contributors as well as a really great artist and teacher. Learn all about her and her “Creativity Boost Box” in her featured interview.
There is something about January that is hopeful and comforting. A clean slate, feelings of anticipation and excitement for a new year are all around. It’s also a great time for reflection on what the past year was like. So we thought we would share a little update of what we did in 2017 over […]
How to shade a sphere – learn yourself or use this lesson to teach others.
Michele Guieu is an environmental artist currently focusing on the watershed and the consequences of human activity on the ocean through large scale inhalations.
We are always trying to provide more information and resources for local artists. That is why we are happy to be launching our new section Artist Residencies. This section contains listings for Bay Area residencies as well as links to organizations that help you find residencies all over the world. If you have never been […]
Defining Style – Left Brain Now that you’ve focused on doodling and mark-making to start to identify your own signature style, there’s another more left-brained way to access creative output – through words. A bit like “free-association” and a bit like “brainstorming”, the second lesson I teach is all about just writing down as many […]
Jenifer J. Renzel Website Facebook Tell us about your artwork, medium, style, subject matter, etc. I work in two different mediums, acrylic paint and found objects. I switch back and forth between doing colorful mixed-media acrylic paintings and sculptural assemblages. When I feel blocked or uninspired in one medium, I switch […]
Often the simplest, most obvious advice is the easiest to forget. Presumably if you’re reading this, you are some kind of creative. Being a creative is not a lifestyle choice; rather, you are conscious of some innate thing inside of you, vying to get out.
I’ve been teaching art to young people for many years, and one of the first lesson themes is uniqueness. Everyone, regardless of artistic skill, has a certain stylistic look to the marks they make.
Cultivate Positivity Ever had a fantastic day ruined by one small mishap – stepped in a puddle, got cut off by another driver – that is the first thing you relate about your day when you get home? Adults these days tend to internalize and obsess over the negative. This was not always so. Humans […]