Special Offer from Levi’s + SkillShare: 6 Online Classes in Urban Photography, Creating Typographic Art Inspired by Sound, Designing Meaningful Tattoos, Vintage Illustration, Flash Fiction, and Stop Motion Videos!!


Levi’s has teamed up with SkillShare (a site that allows people to enroll in really hip online classes) to offer 6 classes from visionary artists with 100% of class proceeds going to arts+music education for kids through 826 National.

Enroll now in these Levi’s School of #MAKEOURMARK online classes–
Beautiful Ink: Designing Meaningful Tattoos
  • The classes are taught by renowned artists such as Cubby Graham, David Carson, Bang Bang, Benjamin Samuel, Brock Davis, and Linda Eliasen.
  • Sign up on each course page. Promo Code for free classes: OURMARK
  • Not only do you get the great course information, you create your own projects that get shared in the SkillShare site gallery.

With your help, they’re hoping to raise thousands of dollars for art and music education for kids. 100% of all the proceeds are being donated thanks to Levi’s.

Thanks for supporting this cause to help raise money for music and art education for kids, and for sharing with your audience.
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Free Online Sessions On How To Maximize Your Artist Presence on Houzz

Join Annie Nozawa, Marketing Manager for Houzz–a site that connects you with interior designers, architects, home renovators and home owners seeking artworks for interiors–

in online sessions next week where she’ll share with you quick, simple tips to help you boost your exposure on Houzz.

Businesses like yours’– artists, painters, printmakers, and others with home decor items– are receiving website traffic, new business inquiries, and new clients as a result of their presence on Houzz.

Annie Nozawa will show you how you can maximize your own profile’s presence on Houzz, step-by-step.

To register for a session, choose a timing below:

Monday, February 4th 11 AM PST | 2 PM EST

Monday, February 4th 1 PM PST | 4 PM EST

Wednesday, February 6th 11 AM PST | 2 PM EST

Wednesday, February 6th 1 PM PST | 4 PM EST

Online Video Conference Lecture Series: The Art Scene Outside The Center

Last week, my blog post on Online Courses for Artists received more interest than I had expected, so I know that there is an interest with my readers and followers in online educational opportunities. Some may be seeking educational art opportunities for expanding their knowledge base, while others may be interested in models for creating their own online courses. So when I learned of this lecture series, I knew that I wanted to share the information–


The Art Scene In Different Places Out Of The Center-Nicola Trezzi


Lecturer Nicola Trezzi- is the US editor of Flash Art International and curator of Prague Biennale
February 18th – March 11th 2013, the course will present 4 video conferences on Mondays at 7PM CET
Application deadline: February 24th, 2013
Course fee: 90 €  Register Here.
During his four meetings Nicola Trezzi will present the art scene in four different countries: Indonesia, Sweden, Romania and Israel.  These presentations will try to embrace the entire artistic community, which means considering not only the work of the artists but also curators, gallery owners and collectors. Through this “enlarged” scope Trezzi will give a deeper idea of reality that is not only globalized but also ever more interconnected and de-centralized. At the same time each session will always underline the connections with this so-called “peripheral” countries and the mainstream. The mainstream will be mostly New York, where Trezzi is currently based.

week 1 Sweden
week 2 Indonesia
week 3 Romania
week 4 Israel

Online How-To Art Courses for Artists

Learn to teach and create your own art courses in the VASA Project workshops listed here.

Or take a course in sound art to expand your art-making practice.

English: Entrance to the towers at MassArt

English: Entrance to the towers at MassArt (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

CREATING SOUND ART is a new ONLINE course at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt).

You don’t have to be a student to enroll in this course. Expand your practice and knowledge of contemporary sound art.

In this course, create several sound art pieces of various types including audio art, text or graphic scores, sound installations, sound sculptures, and sound performance.

Plus  experience numerous well-known works in the medium of sound art via audio, video and live participation.

For complete information about the course go to the course website:

This is a 1.5 college credit module offered through the Studio for Interrelated Media (SIM).

or you may register online through this link: http://pce.massart.edu/courses/spring/sim/index.shtml

New WikiPaintings Beta Site

image via freedigitalphotos.net

On the new WikiPaintings Visual Art Encyclopedia you can view paintings there from Di Vinci to Basquiat. Wikipaintings is a very new and at present the website is working in test mode.

Wiki functionality of the site is still under development. Please request an invitation and they’ll let you know when it’s ready.

How to contribute

If you like this project, and you would like to contribute to its development, here is what you can do:

  1. 1. Translate Wikipaintings website into your native language. They have a user-friendly interface for quick translating of site content to any language.
  2. 2. Help Wikipaintings to structure the database of images that they possess. They create a catalog of pictures now using EXCEL. This scheme is very simple and thoroughly worked out by their editorial staff. Examples of filled and empty EXCEL directories can be downloaded on the Wikipaintings site.
  3. 3. Edit and elaborate information that is already on Wikipaintings.org. By registering on this site, you can go to the page of your favorite artist — and correct any inaccuracies in the data, fill possible gaps in describing the works, add missing pictures, replace low quality images, and try to find names of not identified paintings.
  4. 4. Report an error or low quality image. If you notice inaccurate information, grammatical errors, extraneous characters in the image, or any other problem, you can report it to the editors.
  5. 5. If you do not have free time, but you still want to contribute, you may donate for the development of the project a little bit of your money.
  6. 6. If you have comments on this new site or interesting ideas how to make it even better and more interesting — you can share them. Wikipaintings welcomes constructive criticism and creative approach.
  7. And, finally, you can tell your friends and acquaintances about this site — via twitter, google+ and Facebook

You can contact Wikipaintings via their site for you more detailed explanation of how to contribute to Wikipaintings.org

Turps Banana Art School Correspondence Course

There is something very interesting about this so I wanted to share. Perhaps you would like to apply, or reading this blog post will give you the idea to create your own art school correspondence course!

Turps Banana Art School / Correspondence Course

Application deadline 30th August 2012

Starting this October, the correspondence course is an innovative new project giving painters a critical perspective and challenging insight into their practice, wherever they are, in the form of quarterly appraisals.

Running over 12 months, participants will engage in a two-way process during which they will present works, and in turn receive feedback from a dedicated mentor and the wider tutorial team at Turps Art School.

Applicants must have a personal email address, access to the internet and reasonable facilities to document work digitally.

Participants will be provided with a dedicated online folder that will be visible to both themselves and the tutorial team. Participants will be expected to upload works, drawings, works in progress, sketchbook pages etc. during the 12 month duration of the course. It is important this is an ongoing process that best describes their output as this will allow the mentors to track developments and compile their observations between feedback points.
Cost of the programme for 12 Months: £1,500

For more information