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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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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