How an Artist with Bipolar Disorder Overcame Her Disabilities and Found Success

How a Bipolar Artist Overcame Her Disabilities and Found Success

In this post, we have the privilege to introduce to you Elaine Asplind Russell, a professional artist who overcame her disability and has carved a niche for herself in the art industry. Below is her words of wisdom on how she used art as a platform to showcase her skills and to empower art students…

Things to Know About Slideroom Before Uploading Your Art Portfolio

Things to Know About SlideRoom Before Uploading Your Art Portfolio

Back in the day, college applicants in any art and design program will be asked to submit their portfolios through mail. People prepare an art portfolio made of 35mm slides that shows all their creative works. Painting, sculptors, and 3D art are photographed and turned to slides that will be included in the portfolio. The…

Learn how uploading your art portfolio online has become an integral practice among college admissions and why you need to learn how to do this.

What is the Big Deal about Uploading Your Art Portfolio Online?

Those Who Can’t Do, Teach? Really?

Those Who Can’t Do, Teach? Really?

Reflections on Great Teaching by Karen Kesteloot You know the saying, “those who can’t do, teach”? Well in my experience I have found that to be flat out wrong! In my education in design and fine art in college and university the instructors were gifted in their areas of expertise and were good teachers. How else can…

Behind a Great Art Student Is a Great Art Teacher – Why You Should Get an Art Teacher to Coach You

Behind a Great Art Student Is a Great Art Teacher – Why You Should Get an Art Teacher to Coach You

Everybody can become an artist. Some are naturally inclined to arts and have the skill set that can propel them to success, if they choose arts as a career. Others have to work harder to acquire the aptitude that some of their more well-known contemporaries already have. Nonetheless, their passion keeps them on track onto…

Why Betty Edward’s “Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain” Is an Essential Read for All Art Students

Why Betty Edward’s “Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain” Is an Essential Read for All Art Students

We all have brains that operate the same way and we all can fall prey to the same traps of stores knowledge interfering with our perception. Understanding and mastering how our brain works are what separates the mediocre from the fantastically skilled artists. To unlock your potential of becoming a great artist, a great place…

Do You Have ALL the Drawing Skills You Need To Succeed In Arts College

Do You Have ALL the Drawing Skills You Need To Succeed In Arts College?

Congratulations – you have been accepted by an art program! The fact that you got in shows that you have the talent to realize your potential of becoming a truly great artist in college. However, the question remains – do you have ALL the drawing skills you need to succeed? If not… You MUST Learn How…

Get Help in Making a Portfolio by Taking These Online Art Courses!

Get Help in Making a Portfolio by Taking These Online Art Courses!

Making a portfolio is the crucial part of getting into a college art program because it will be presented to professors during your college interview. Through your compiled artworks, you not only show off your design skills, but also give professors a glimpse of your creative process. The latter determines your potential to become a…