20Sep
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5 Tips for Creative Collaboration

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Art history is chock-full of duos or groups resulting in creative magic. Andy Warhol & Jean Michel Basquiat, Walt Disney & Salvador Dali, and Marina Abramovic & Ulay are all examples of artistic collaboration. Sometimes artists work together to master a new form, connect emotionally, bring new energy into stale work, or for complementary skills. […]
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14Jul
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Stop! How to Know When an Artwork is Finished

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By Melanie Bindon, Art Gym Denver When you spend umpteen hours working on a project, it’s hard to know when to stop. While the process of finishing will look different for each endeavor, the feeling is often the same. Luckily, time and experience make it easier to recognize this feeling. Remember you’re the artist and ultimately […]
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02Jun
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5 Traits to Increase Creativity

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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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11Feb
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Organization For Artists

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By Melanie Bindon, Art Gym Denver Have you ever looked around your studio and seen a multitude of in-progress works nearing completion, yet been full of new ideas and ready to sketch? When working on so many projects it is hard to ensure definite progress is made on each one. It is easier to start […]
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21Jan
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5 Intentions to Improve Your Art Practice

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  5 Intentions to Improve Your Art Practice By Melanie Bindon, Art Gym Denver It’s that time of year when we reflect on how we spend our time, consider what we could have done differently and determine where we want to be next year. Often, this process results in static resolutions instead of dynamic intentions. We […]
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16Dec
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5 Questions for Pricing Your Artwork

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 5 Questions for Pricing Your Artwork  Pricing your artwork is never easy, even if you ignore the tension between the creative process and the idea of your art as an object-for-sale. However, balancing this tension and pricing your work must be done if you intend to sell your art. Even if you are represented by […]
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13Nov
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Art As Therapy

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Art As Therapy Building Resilience Through Art Life will demand everything you have to offer. Your ability to cope with these demands is directly related to your emotional wellbeing. Each of us is equipped with a certain capacity for absorbing change (positive and negative) – call this your stress cup. If the volume of change […]
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11Nov
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10,000 Hours of Art

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10,000 Hours of Art Is Talent Enough?   Why are some artists so much more skilled than others? Are they more talented, intelligent, or hard working? Possibly, especially the hard working aspect. However, this is not the whole story.  Malcolm Gladwell wrote in Outliers that it takes 10,000 hours to achieve mastery of any field. […]
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08Nov
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Failing Upward

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  Failing Upward An Artist’s Guide to Growing From the Inevitable     It would be nice if things always went our way. Anyone who’s lived awhile on this tiny blue dot knows that this is not always the case. In art, as in life, things sometimes (even often) go wrong. The trick is to […]
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01Nov
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SEO For Artists

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SEO For Artists Search Engine Optimization and Why You Should Care   We all understand that our websites can be powerful tools for connecting to new audiences for our art. In theory, the equation is simple: bigger audience = more chances to build a follower/collector base, larger collector base = more sales, more sales = […]
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