Are you trying to improve your drawings or paintings?
Do you have some questions you would like to ask an artist, but never get the opportunity? or you feel too embarrassed to ask?
Yes I’ve been there as well, remember no one is born with these skills, we’ve all had to learn them, step by step.
I learnt best when I created an opportunity to ask an artist, or an art teacher. It’s not easy, because everyone is in a rush. I used to go and visit artists in their studios, because they are much happier to answer your questions and talk about art, when ‘at home’ in their own studio. So although I didn’t always ‘get’ their art or their philosophy, I learnt by talking about it, and where I was hoping to go in my own art development.
For three weekends, from the middle of August, I will throw open my studio doors and invite anyone to come in and browse, to drink tea and coffee and to ask loads of questions. At the same time, another 40 artists in East Kent, will be doing the same thing. Most areas of the UK have an Open Studio event, during the year, and these are valuable opportunities to meet the artists, and talk about their work, but more importantly, to use the opportunity to talk about your own artistic problems and your progress. So Make the most of the opportunity, think up the questions you would most like to ask, choose one problem area of yours, and ask clearly, for advice on how to solve the problem, and to get to your next goal. Use your visit to learn your next step. You could even take a photo of your work with you to show where you are in your own journey.
Visit some studios, and Ask Questions! You’ll be glad you did, later on.
Thanet Artists Open Studios Weekends of 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st, and 27th, 28th and 29th August. Open 10am to 4pm each day.
My Studio: 21 Seafield Road, Broadstairs, Kent CT10 2DD
Full details are here: Open Studio Details I look forward to meeting you!
Here is a video from a very successful artist and motivational speaker, you may need to turn your sound down a little! Enjoy!
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