Monthly Archives: March 2009

Beating the Workshop Blues

I have gone to numerous watercolor workshops. Some were taught by nationally known watercolorists and some were taught by local artists. The amount learned had nothing to do with how well-known the artist was. The first few workshops I went … Continue reading

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22 Ways to Get the Most Out of an Art Workshop

1. Don’t take notes verbatim. Just take down the main points. 2. Watch and listen intently. 3. Email the workshop coordinator or teacher for a supply list, advance reading list, etc. 4. Dress in layers so you can be comfortable. … Continue reading

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Why You Should Stay Connected with “Artist” Friends

According to dictionary.com, an artist is defined as: 1. a person who produces works in any of the arts that are primarily subject to aesthetic criteria, 2. a person who practices one of the fine arts, esp. a painter or … Continue reading

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Five Creative Gift Ideas

I don’t know about you, but I prefer both giving and receiving thoughtful, handmade gifts.  The presents might not always be the easiest or the cheapest gifts compared to buying something from the store, but they are very meaningful.  The … Continue reading

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Twenty Ways to Encourage Creativity in Children

A few years ago I was in an art supply store picking up a few things. As I shopped, a mother and her son came in and began looking at the supplies. From what I could tell, the boy had … Continue reading

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