Monday in Motivation – Have you ever been forced to take a break from painting or drawing and worried that your skills were slipping because of it? Tomorrow Stede Barber will share the habits she’s developed for staying artistically sharp—even when you can’t take the time to use a brush or pencil.
Tuesday in Painting Tutorials – There’s a very useful (yet all-to-often completely ignored) technique for creating exceptional paintings. . . what it is it? Doris Glovier has the full explanation on Tuesday.
Wednesday in Featured Artists – Catherine Jeffrey is a talented painter who focuses on urban scenes with lots of atmosphere, whether that be rain, mist, wind, or snow. Drop in on Wednesday to see a few of her wonderful paintings.
Thursday in Selling Art Online – Imagekind—a print-on-demand company I’ve talked about many times before—has added some exciting new features for their artists. I’ll do a quick run-down of those changes on Thursday.
Friday in General Art Advice – Thinking about teaching a children’s art class? Or just teaching your own kids? Whether you’re doing it for fun or profit, don’t miss part one of Charlotte B. DeMolay’s new series, starting this Friday.
Last week’s articles on EmptyEasel:
Leila May Photography: Creating Space through Depth and Contrast
Introducing Two New Writers for EmptyEasel
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Today's article is the third in my series on teaching art to kids. Make sure to check out articles one and two if you haven't already. OK, so you've done all the brain-work. . . you know who, what, and where you'll be teaching, plus how much you're going to charge to do it. Now for the tricky . . . read more
If you're an established artist and you feel pretty comfortable with your medium, its probably only a matter of time until you've had some inquiries about teaching an art class or art workshop. Teaching art is usually a nice way to keep yourself in art supplies, and it can also be a creative j. . . read more
Recently I had the chance to enroll in Craftsy's The Art of the Picture Book, an online video course on writing and illustrating children's books taught by the very talented Shadra Strickland. Shadra is a children's book illustrator in her own right, as well as a teacher at Maryland Institute . . . read more
So often we get stuck thinking that galleries are the only way to formulate an artistic career, that we forget about the myriad of other money-making opportunities available to artists. While a select few lucky artists can make a living selling their art through galleries alone, the rest of us. . . read more
So you've come up with a great idea for a children's book and you'd love to see it in print—with your own artwork as illustrations, of course! The question is, how do you approach publishers with your idea? 1. Write your manuscript The first thing you'll need to do is complete your children's . . . read more
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