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How to Pitch Your Ideas Like a Pro

  • On June 16, 2016
By Melanie Bindon, Art Gym Denver The ability to pitch well is an important but understated skill in the art world. Whether you are dreaming of being a published comic book artist, looking for a new creative gig, or are seeking an artist residency, the power of a good pitch can sky rocket your artistic […]
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5 Traits to Increase Creativity

  • On June 2, 2016
By Melanie Bindon, Art Gym Denver Creativity is an increasingly important skillset for one to thrive in the modern world. As technology and communication accelerate the rate of change, so too must the creative applications of these new ideas and technologies grow. We must accommodate quickly or risk falling behind. From business to the arts, […]
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6 Portfolio Do’s & Dont’s

  • On April 21, 2016
By Melanie Bindon, Art Gym Denver What makes a portfolio stand out? What are the best practices and pitfalls to avoid when showcasing work? Here are a few tips to consider when applying for a new opportunity.   DO: Put your best piece first Consider the order of your work to craft the narrative you […]
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You Don’t Have to be a Starving Artist

  • On March 24, 2016
By Melanie Bindon, Art Gym Denver Further reading: Puttylike.com: Starving Artist Meet Web Psychcentral.com: Scrapping the Starving Artist Mythology Youtube.com: Fear and Permission with Chris Guillebeau (TEDxCMU 2010)   Join us to grow. Join us to share. Lend your voice to the conversation.     “Listen to the mustn’ts, child. Listen to the don’ts. Listen […]
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Arts Employment in Colorado

  • On March 5, 2016
By Melanie Bindon, Art Gym Denver   Join us to grow. Join us to share. Lend your voice to the conversation.     “A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.” – George Bernard Shaw    
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Selfie

  • On February 18, 2016
Self Portraiture in the Age of Modern Technology By Melanie Bindon, Art Gym Denver We’re all familiar with the selfie pose: camera angled 45 degrees above the eye line, head casually turned to three quarters angle, pouty lips and flexing muscles. Proudly, we show ourselves off to the world one snippet at a time saying “this […]
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