Tradition meets creativity
Tradition and creativity are two words that at first seem to be opposed and incompatible, but Marama Hotere is one artist who is taking tradition and exploring ways in which it and creativity can, and does, mutually co-exist.Posted on 12 Jun 2016 Comments
An artist who saw beauty in shades of toast
‘Toastman’, and friend of The Learning Connexion, Maurice Bennett, sadly passed away on Monday.
Maurice was known to all and sundry as ‘The Toastman’, because his art of choice was to create portraits and billboards from toasted bread of various shades.
Artist and TLC Diploma of Art and Creativity (Advanced) graduate, Jane Toy, exhibited work recently at the Fine Arts Whanganui Gallery on Taupo Quay. Her exhibition is entitled ‘Threads’ and will be on show for at least a month. Check it out if you’re in the area.Posted on 30 May 2016 Comments
How to plan an 'artist's talk'
Communication is essential in trying to promote or sell your work. An artist talk is a great way to get your art and your story out there. Of course your art speaks for itself but you also need to learn how to speak with confidence about your art.Posted on 30 May 2016 Comments
Kill The Demon
Why you fear calling yourself an artist, much less a professional artist.Posted on 26 May 2016 Comments
Photoshop Tutorial - Light Wrap
Here’s a technique you can use next time you’re creating an image in Photoshop that has a lot of sky or is otherwise has bright areas in the background.Posted on 26 May 2016 Comments
Be an Artist
A brief respite from the terror of dying*Posted on 23 May 2016 Comments
The sound of art
Golden Bay artist and TLC Diploma of Art and Creativity (Advanced) graduate, Oli Gedye, creates tactile three-dimensional sculptures and kinetic sculptures that combine music and art.Posted on 18 May 2016 Comments
Eight weeks of making art at TLC
“One term is too short. I’m just scratching the surface.”Posted on 09 May 2016 Comments
Make your mark
Professional artists sign their artwork. Reasons why you should too.Posted on 20 Apr 2016 Comments
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