By Jeremy Rinkel Grades 6—8, 9—12 Students will be creative if we allow time in our day for assignments that foster creativity. When I teach novels, I allow students to express their knowledge of particular concepts through art and writing. Instead of creating a pointless assignment, students have a purpose, to create the best writing or artwork they can. You've probably done the same over the course of the year.
Just as a blog can build buzz around a book or business, it can also be used to promote your art. You tinker with your own creative projects and wonder if you could use a blog to promote them too.
But despite all the blogging advice out there, you sense that blogging for art is different. The one thing artists need to be successful today The Internet has turned selling creative work on its head. No longer can you simply get good at your craft and then find someone to champion you, manage you, or sponsor you.
Want a publishing deal? You better have built a solid fan base for your work first. Want a chance at a record deal or even just make a decent side income from your work? People connect with people. Your blog is the place where you give fans not only the emotional experience that attracted them to you in the first place, but also ways to get to know you as a person and artist.
Your audience expects to see a different side of you on your blog. Your job is to find these hooks — the things that your people are most curious about. Perhaps what lens you used in a photo or what inspired you to write that song. Or hilarious personal stories from your travels. Or exclusive material not available to the general public.
And since artists learn from each otheryou could help others by teaching what you know. But the secret is to get fans, clients, and customers interacting with you on many levels. Let them get to know you and what matters to you. Let them into your world as an artist.
What works for artists in the real world? But how does this work in real life? How do artists succeed online? The problem with theory — creative people are so diverse in their talents and interests that seeing how this advice applies to your own situation is difficult.
What works for a musician might not work for a painter. What delights the fans of a writer might be a complete turn-off for the fans of a filmmaker. Even creative people in the same field might need to relate to their audiences in different ways. Because some of those ideas might work for you too.
So check out the following list of excellent role models for tons of ideas. After all, great artists draw their influences from many places and you never know where your next killer idea will come from. Hugh MacLeod — The poster boy of blogging success for artists Hugh began blogging inlong before most people had any idea what a weblog even was.
Steal Like An Artist is a must-read for all creative types. Michael Nobbs — Writer and artist with a passion for consistent and sustainable creativity Michael is a writer and artist who has built a whole community around encouraging others to create every day, make drawing a habit, and build solid platforms to be viably creative.
Amy Ng — Illustrator and blogger with inspiration, good business sense, and lots of smiles Amy is a writer and illustrator from Malaysia who has been sharing creative ideas, tutorials, business guidance, and courses since at her site.
She is a prolific blogger and her personality definitely shines through in her writing. She has an unassuming and generous style that endears her students and readers to her.
His artistic career grew out of his desire to leave a legacy to the world that would be longer-lasting than his technical work could ever be. Dan Duhrkoop — A painter with all the answers in a comprehensive knowledge base Dan has an incredible resource-packed blog for independent painters at Empty Easel.
Empty Easel is a popular site that attracts over a quarter million page views each month. Lisa did not begin painting until she was 31 years old. She worked outside of the art establishment and shares her learning process and growing collections on her blog. Lucy Chen — Figurative artist and visual storyteller committed to inspiring a full and expressive life Lucy Chen embraced painting as an adult; she enrolled in her first art class at age For Gold Key works of art and writing in the Awards’ 29 categories, including architecture,painting, flash fiction, poetry, printmaking, video game design, and more, the opportunities for recognition will continue when the works are adjudicated again on a national level by a panel of leading creative professionals.
Seniors may resubmit writing submitted to the Scholastic Awards in a previous year as part of their Writing Portfolio. Do not include any identifying information, such as your name, in the title of your portfolio or the works included in the submission.
How to Start a Blog in 5 Steps: There’s five main steps you need to do in order to start a blog. If you follow this guide exactly, you’ll have your own blog set up in 30 minutes or less.
Nov 01, · Put Scholastic Art & Writing Awards on your list of contests to investigate for school next year. Promote it to your students as the “creme de la creme” contest that everyone has a shot at. Promote it to your students as the “creme de la creme” contest that everyone has a shot at.
The annual Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are the nation's most prestigious recognition initiative for creative students in grades and the largest source of .
Writing alumni have also been receiving a good deal of attention this fall, with Eden Robinson winning the $50, Writers’ Trust Fellowship, Yasuko Thanh winning the Victoria Book Prize, Connor Gaston and Karolinka Zuzalek both winning Leo Awards for their latest film projects, Shanna Baker winning the photojournalism category in the.