Watercolor 101 – Stretching Watercolor Paper

Watercolor 101 – Stretching Watercolor Paper

By stretching your watercolor paper right, the possibilities are endless! You can create washes that cover your paper completely, drip color ALL OVER your paper, use sponges and credit cards to push the watercolor around, use plastic wrap and bubble wrap to create textures, whatever you like.

Beyond Borders: Stories of im/Migration by Gutfreund Cornett Art

Beyond Borders: Stories of im/Migration by Gutfreund Cornett Art

Art can be a powerful, productive force and instrumental in sparking change or critical thinking. Through their curatorial practice, Gutfreund Cornett Art is committed to promoting and supporting local, national, and global art activism. Art can produce a visceral response and can provoke, inspire, or disturb, and opens one’s eyes to worlds other than your own.

Fundamentals of Art, Lesson 2.0

Fundamentals of Art, Lesson 2.0

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 […]

Self-Care for Artists: Part 4 – Create Space – by Christine Rasmussen

Self-Care for Artists: Part 4 – Create Space – by Christine Rasmussen

Artists work in all different kinds of ways – some messy, others pristine, but all with their own “method to their madness,” as the saying goes. There is a general consensus that one’s surroundings have an effect on one’s psyche, and therefore on one’s work.

How to Host your own SignStorm

How to Host your own SignStorm

SignStorm is an art installation intended as a peaceful act of resistance, a silent rally with signs instead of people.The purpose of this project was to provide an opportunity for everyone, regardless of their physical limits, to publicly express feelings about our president, our concerns about his chosen cabinet and administration, and fears for the resulting future of this country and our world.

Self-Care for Artists: Part 3 – Cultivate Positivity – by Christine Rasmussen

Self-Care for Artists: Part 3 – Cultivate Positivity – by Christine Rasmussen

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 […]