032: Skill Building

 

Today’s podcast is packed with fun art-related talk: my pottery obsession…er, class, the MFA Museum Council, and work by Yayoi Kusama and Cecilia Vicuña.  I will do a long post all about pottery class very soon.  But in the meantime, here is the instagram video I talk about on the podcast with the guy making the little pots.  It’s AMAZING (and if you don’t see it, here is a direct link).

I also wanted to share two photos from the Yayoi Kusama installation (the first is inside the installation and the second is a photo of one of the “peepholes”):

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And this is the Cecilia Vicuña piece:

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And here is an historical quipu:

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You can read more about quipus here.

Finally, here is a link to the Museum Council instagram account.  I posted a video of the Yayoi Kusama experience to that account:

And a video of Cecilia Vicuña singing:

(If you don’t see the two videos above, click through to my blog.)

Thanks for stopping by!

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082: Team Teaching with Nathalie Kalbach

Today’s podcast is about team teaching and features a conversation with Nathalie Kalbach.  Nathalie is a self-taught mixed media artist.

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She was born in Germany and lived most of her adult life in Hamburg before moving to the United States in September 2013. She now lives in Jersey City, NJ.

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“For the last decade I have been exploring the possibilities of creating dimension and texture by layering different materials and paint media. I have worked in art journals and on canvas, incorporating collage and found objects.

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For me, creating art is a dialogue between my skills and the supplies I use. It is not so much a battle as an ongoing attempt to work out the connections between ideas and techniques.

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In my mixed media canvases I emphasize urban subject matter, especially gentrification. I depict the vibrancy as well as the decay that I see in the cities around me from multiple viewpoints, represented by layering and tactile dimension.”

On the podcast we discuss the more than decade long friendship Nathalie and I share…

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…and some thoughts on the benefits of team teaching, as that’s what we’ll be doing at the beginning of next month.

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Thanks for stopping by!

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081: Listener Mail

 

Mom and I are doing our best to get back into the podcast swing of things.  We’ve been podcasting since 2012 (6 YEARS!!!) but we’re not great about frequency.  This will be just our sixth podcast in 2018.  (Note to self: put podcast in calendar as a “to do.”)  All of that said, today’s podcast is a particularly good one, because it’s a conversation with YOU! We chose a few of the awesome comments you’ve left to share and discuss.

Mom and I would also love it if you would take a few minutes to take this four question survey about the podcast and why you do or don’t listen to it.  Should take you less than one minute to complete.

CLICK HERE FOR THE SURVEY 

Thank you for your time!

Finally, a quick reminder that I’ve got a bunch of teaching gigs coming up:

September 22-23: I’ll be at The Ink Pad in NYC.

Saturday is “Interesting Faces” where I’ll be sharing my techniques and ideas for creating truly unique faces.  It’s time to play beyond the edges of your imagination!

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Sunday is “Painted Paper Collage.”  In this class I’ll be sharing some of the techniques that I use over and over for projects big and small, including this fabulous collaged dress:

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October 13-14: ScanNCut for Artists in the Boston area

I’m super excited to be teaching an in-person ScanNCut class.  This is the first one I’ve taught that is open to the public and it is focused on using the ScanNCut as an art tool to make stamps, stencils, screens, and more!

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November 2-4: co-teaching a 3-day class with Nat Kalbach in the UK

Nat and I are both so psyched to take you through the process of creating mixed media collages from two different perspectives.  I think it’s going to be an amazing class!

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I hope to see you in class!  Thanks for stopping by!

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080: Artistic Fear

 

Mom and I are discussing artistic fear on today’s podcast.  What is it?  Why is it?  And how can you overcome it?

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From the podcast:

Some resources for you:

Finally, a quick reminder that I’ve got a bunch of teaching gigs coming up:

  • August 31-September 2: 3 Classes at Whimsodoodle in Florida. (Mom is coming with me to this one!)
  • September 22-23: I’ll be at The Ink Pad in NYC.
  • October 13-14: ScanNCut for Artists in the Boston area.
  • November 2-4: co-teaching a 3-day class with Nat Kalbach in the UK

I hope to see you in class!  Thanks for stopping by!

Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes here.  And if you like the podcast, please leave a review on iTunes!

079: Time & Perspective

 

For the first time in podcast history, Mom and I are in the same room to record this episode of the Adventures in Arting Podcast!  I wonder if there’s any difference in how the podcast feels?  You’ll have to let me know!

As mentioned on the podcast, I’ve got a bunch of teaching gigs coming up:

I hope to see you in class!