Where To Find Free Online Courses: Knowledge For All & What Else To Expect
by Daric Gill
As schools and colleges scramble to adapt to this age of online learning, students and educators are having to reinvent their ideas of education. Formally a college educator myself, I am familiar with the challenges of both sides of this coin. For the past 12+ years, I’ve built a collection of free artist resources for professional development in the creative field.
This article will cover a broader scope, listing searchable databases and online courses for arts and non-arts related interests. The hope is to help build equality and aid in the pursuit of greater knowledge for little or no cost at all! As an added bonus for the artists reading this, I will include a small sentence for each link explaining what to expect in the arts category.
Admittedly, the nuances of hands-on art-making is a particularly hard field to teach online, which is why it’s not as present as history or design-based fields. None-the-less, there are plenty of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) at our disposal and I wish to share some of these resources with you all.
How To Apply To Art Shows:
Tips For Entering Like A Pro
by Daric Gill
Whether you’re just starting out or you’re looking to improve your current trajectory, a smooth path to entering art shows can really improve your results. It can often seem like a daunting task, but when broken down into bite-sized chunks, it’s not too difficult. In this comprehensive article I’ll cover what you need, suggest tips for each stage of the process, and provide companion tutorials that will have you submitting like a pro. Read on for more.
What you need:
1. Good Photos of Current Art
2. Exhibition Opportunity
3. $0 - $$$ For Entry Fees
4. Read The Rules
5. Artist Bio And/Or Artist Statement (Maybe)
Many artist concerns could be remedied by suggesting that whatever works for you, works. However, this doesn’t really help map out possible solutions for what is causing the concerns to begin with.
Sketchbooks have been the artist’s companion since the invention of paper. It’s one of the best ways to form simple ideas into reality. But finding the right idea-making process isn’t always as easy as it sounds. Not everyone has landed on a type of sketching that works for them. What process works well for a painter might not work for a sculptor, digital artist, or a photographer. In this article, I’ll land on a few suggestion/tips along the way. Read on for more.
There are a couple pieces of writing that can greatly enhance an artist’s professional utility belt. Among those are the artist statement and artist biography. In this article, I’ll outline what makes a better artist bio and give several examples of what to avoid. This is a companion article to, “Writing An Effective Artist Statement”, which I feel is also a good resource to check out. Read onward for more.