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    Street Art – It’s Various Forms

    When most people think of street art, their minds automatically go to graffiti. Graffiti has long been a taboo subject in urban setting because it is assumed to be associated with gangs, drugs, and street violence. But graffiti, among other types of street art, has become a way for people living in urban settings to voice themselves and create a positive space. Rooted in a deep need to rebel against oppressive politics, harmful norms, and a need for change, it is one of many methods that artists use to make a statement.   Below are the different types of street art and how they have been used in the past.…

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    Tips to Create a Winning Portfolio

    Having an outstanding art portfolio can make the difference when you are applying to an art’s program or a new job. Depending on what kind of artist you are, there are several steps to take and things to consider. Here are some tips that will help you with the process.   What type of artwork are you showcasing? Are you painting portraits or creating films? These questions are important to consider when choosing what kind of portfolio to create. For media such as film, music, or animation, having a digital portfolio makes more sense. If you are a photographer, painter, or sculptor, it would make more sense to have a…

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    Selling Your Art – A Beginner’s Guide

    Many artists want to take their artwork to the next level and create a business out of it. There are many ways to sell your art: online, festivals, and even exhibits. But before you get started, there are several tips you should follow to ensure that you get the most out of your work while also being realistic about your sales.   Find your target audience. Selling your art is all about standing out from other artists. In order to do that, it’s important to figure out who you are creating art for. Who can connect to your pieces? What message are you trying to send with your work? These…

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    Artists on a Budget – Tips to Save Money on Painting Supplies

    Whether you paint with oils, watercolors, or acrylics, stocking up on paint supplies is expensive. It’s especially tempting when you discover new products or get lost in the art store with no strict plan in mind. Artists at any stage of the craft can suffer a big hit to their pocket once they run out of paint, canvas, or need to replace their budgets. But if you are careful, there are ways to cut these costs in half. These following tips will allow you to have the same creative freedom while also saving some money. Be mindful of the supplies you already have. One of the main reasons I used…

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    Meeting Other Artists

    If you are like me and did not go to school for a field in art, it might be difficult to meet other artists. I live in Chicago, and while the city is drowning in artists, it might be an overwhelming process to connect with others in the industry. Whether it is to make friends or form creative partnerships, having the ability to mingle with artists can only help you in your work. I’ve spent a lot of time trying to find the best ways to connect network with artists and found some ways that work for me. Art festivals & Events If you live in a big city, there…

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    Why is art important?

    Most of my friends and I share a similar love for art. It might not always be the same medium, but it gives us all an excuse to visit different shows, go to the museum of art store, and even have get togethers to talk about projects and life in general. But I have my few select friends that, for a lack of a better word, dislike art. They do not understand why it is so important for us or for the world in general. Whenever I spend time with these friends, I often find myself asking myself the same questions. Why is art so important? How does it contribute…

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    Finding Inspiration – Tips for Artists That Feel Stuck

    Art you an artist that feels stuck or unmotivated? We live in a world full of distractions. One minute you are planning out the details for your next big art project, the next minute you have an assignment due or your boss emails you about some deadlines. It is easy to get caught up in the daily routines of life and lose creative inspiration. Fortunately, there are always steps we can take to get back in the groove of things. If time is a constraint, you can start with small changes in your everyday flow. Integrating art into your routine. The first step to take to start focusing back on…