THE EDUCATION of an ARTIST
Arts Education / Inspiration / Philadelphia / Process

THE EDUCATION of an ARTIST

A good creative arts education is essential for learning and the process of making art is an emotionally, intellectually, psychologically, and physically complicated one.  All levels of art education emphasize the value of individual creative exploration, critical thinking and use of imagination.  Aesthetic development begins as soon a the child makes a mark; beauty and … Continue reading

Diebenkorn’s Notebooks
Artist Profile / Guest Author: Series / Inspiration / Museums / Shows

Diebenkorn’s Notebooks

Yesterday I went to see Richard Diebenkorn’s notebooks –only a few blocks from where I live. I have visited every day since Feb. 10. Thanks to his wife Phyllis and the Diebenkorn Foundation, the notebooks are on view at Stanford University’s Cantor Arts Center through August 22, 2016. (News flash: the show has been extended—it … Continue reading

That’s Pinteresting: Why I love Pinterest and you should too
Inspiration / Process

That’s Pinteresting: Why I love Pinterest and you should too

Yes, I really am writing about Pinterest on a fine arts website. Pinterest has been described as a visual bookmarking tool, a content-sharing site and a visual search engine. For most people Pinterest conjures images of mason jar craft cocktails, lovingly crocheted baby bonnets or an album full of antique wedding veils, but don’t let … Continue reading

New Contributor: Bárbara Díaz-Tapia
Artist Profile / Contributors Work

New Contributor: Bárbara Díaz-Tapia

Bárbara Díaz-Tapia One of the original Proximity Arts show members, Bárbara’s profile has recently been added to our contributors page. Click here to read more about our other contributors… Bárbara Díaz-Tapia is a multidisciplinary artist and art educator who is interested in her country’s history. In 2006 she got her BFA at Escuela de Artes … Continue reading