(In the previous lessons, the students were introduced to their own personal style and encouraged to collect ideas in their sketchbook. I recommend having the homework be to assign one page of the sketchbook, to be filled with one of the ideas from the list in lesson 2. This way when the class lessons seem […]
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 […]
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.
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.
In this series, my goal is to help you get inspired – even when you feel creatively “stuck”. Last month I wrote about figuring out what rules apply to your creative output, and then purposefully removing (breaking, ignoring) those rules and seeing what happens.
Enjoy the second part of Leah Jay’s 3 part series on creativity. Sometimes it’s all about getting out of your comfort zone and breaking the rules.
Getting creatively “stuck” is something that is so common among artists, it’s almost a cliché. There are dozens, if not hundreds, of books which address various aspects of creativity – developing it from nothing, bolstering your own latent creative potential, and getting out of a creative slump.
Artist’s responses to major events can not only communicate with the viewer, they can also help the artist by allowing an outlet.
In brief: make a checklist, get ready now, and be present and available during the Holiday Season, which is already upon us. So… on your mark, get set, go!
How do you present your work? How have you changed your art presentation through the years? If you appreciate or collect artwork, how does the presentation of the piece affect you?