Monthly Archives: November 2010

Portfolio class with Sonya Blesofsky, 11/17/10, and National Portfolio Day, 11/20/10

Although not all Art Ready students will choose to apply to art schools, it never hurts to get a realistic picture of what these schools are looking for in an admissions application, and generally what is considered a quality portfolio … Continue reading

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Presentation by Rebecca Graves and Studio Visit: Phillip Shung and Mallie Mickens, 11/10/10

This week in Art Ready, students continued to learn how to be creative AND also earn a living, through presentations by artist-entrepreneurs who very much defy stereotypes of the artist as starving, secluded, or solitary. First, Rebecca Graves, a decorative … Continue reading

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Visit to Sage & Coombe Architects, 11/3/10

“How do cranes get to the top of a building during construction?” “How long does it take to get a building built, from start to finish?” “Are modern buildings made to last as long as the Egyptian pyramids?” These were … Continue reading

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Studio visit to Marci MacGuffie, painting/installation artist, 10/27/10

Not all professional artists have known from early in life that they want to be artists, and their ideas, materials, and ways of working can change drastically over the course of their careers. This is frequently demonstrated in museum retrospectives … Continue reading

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