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Getting The Most Out Of A Life Drawing Class

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By Cherie Sullivan via ArtWeb

As you will have already gained insight into if you read our recent blog post on the human body in art, there are few subjects quite as compelling as the figure in drawing, painting, sculpture or almost any other creative…

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Sometimes You Can Be A Square And Around: Online Courses And Career-Driven Professionals

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In an age when everything has moved online, MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) are becoming increasingly popular educational models. Distance learning and online resources are now part of some more formal and traditional qualifications. But, as a creative professional, where…

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Artist Events for February 2016

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A list of some fantastic artist events coming up in the month of February, submitted by the ArtWeb community: Event: Fresh Off the Press 2016 Date: Feb 12th-Mar 20th, 2016 (19:00-21:00) Cost: Free Location: Lime Kiln Gallery (Calstock, UK) Details: ArtWeb member and colourist painter Alexandra Jacobs…

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Helpful Advice on Selling Your Artwork – Whatever Your Career Stage

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As you will hopefully already appreciate if you have read our previous comprehensive artwork pricing guide, selling your artwork isn’t necessarily as simple as just totting up all of your obvious expenses (paints, canvas, studio rent and the like) and…

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Perfect 10: The Human Body in Art

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Image by Graham Burquest via ArtWeb

On any day of the week, strolling through the sculpture galleries of any national museum, you will be able to see artists ‘practicing their scales’, as it were; drawing the masterpieces on display. For centuries the true measure of beauty…

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Your Guide to Thriving As an Artist Outside the Major Art Capitals

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Many of those today who aspire to a sustainable artistic practice, or already have a long history of precisely that, have found themselves confronted with a major dilemma as London, New York and other more obvious art capitals have become…

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ArtWeb vs WordPress: The Artist Website of Choice

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Image by Robert Askew via ArtWeb

Website providers, coding, domains, designers, themes, blogs, portfolios, shops. The options for someone wanting to branch out online are limitless and it is even more difficult if you are an artist. Your work is unique in that it is not…

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Now You Are Just Showing Off: How To Personalise Your Artist Portfolio

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Whether you are applying for your foundation degree or whether your group show application merely makes you feel like you are, a portfolio plays a huge role in your professional artistic life. With a few simple pointers, this post will…

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How to Make the Most of Your Fine Art Degree Show

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Angela Stanbridge via ArtWeb

A true landmark event – or ‘rite of passage’ – in the life of a professional artist is their university degree show. It may be the first and last time you ever formally exhibit your work to the public, or…

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In The Frame: What To Consider When Framing Artwork

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Framing artwork is incredibly important and many artists consider it part of their final outcome – Francis Bacon demanded his canvases were framed behind glass, for instance. Despite the cost that framing can add to production costs, it might be…

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How To Be A Sell Out: Benefits of Using Your Own Artist Website

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Image by Julia Bellamy via ArtWeb.

You are an artist in a competitive market, you want and you need to sell work. Do not rely on others to do this for you; third party web-shop options, middle men, may not be the most efficient ways for…

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Artist Events: December 2015

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Here’s a run down of some fantastic artist events coming up this month, submitted by the ArtWeb community: Event: Atelier: The Art of Representation Date: Nov 30-Dec 4, 2015 (10-00-17:00) Cost: Free Location: Mall Galleries, The Mall London (UK) Details: Influenced by the Atelier Method…

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Times Have Changed: The Evolving Role of an Artist

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The Role of an Artist What is the role of an artist? There is no denying that art from a given time in history or a distinct geographical location can offer us an insight into a culture that we would…

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Introduction to the Sugar Lift Etching Process

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If you find yourself wishing to marry the largely technical process of etching with a more painterly, intuitive style, then you may consider experimenting with the sugar lift etching process. This process, as you might expect from the above, involves…

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Social Media Success: How To Balance Your Online Presence Part 2

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Part two of this post looks at newsletters (are they right for you, should you send them out, who to and how often?) before moving onto a final stage of wrapping everything we have looked at together. Balance is the…

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