This year's art show is available in two virtual formats, featuring the work of students from diverse art disciplines, including painting, sculpture, jewelry, photography, and video. To make artwork is an act of creation where ideas, viewpoints, and feelings are made concrete and visible. To share these visual expressions with others is a gesture of generosity. Whether the message of the work is joyful, encouraging, introspective, or provocative, the act of sharing is a gift that then invites good things like thoughtful reflection, empathic conversation, emotional response, or energized action.
The submissions presented a wide array of styles and approaches among which were many strong works. Throughout this body of submissions, I noticed a strong interest in nature, human emotions, and social injustice. Choosing roughly 40 pieces from the array was a difficult task. I approached the process by identifying those pieces that I believed to be an absolute fit for the show and then narrowed the pool down through painful elimination.
In doing so I had to create some guidelines for the process. I decided to exhibit only select works by any given artist unless each piece was made stronger by being presented as a group.
I also sought to create a balance in materials, media, and processes with a keen interest in works that showed a heightened level of sophistication with regard to craft and concept.
As an artist myself, I know the sting of rejection and can only offer my words of support and encouragement. It is my sincere hope that the audience enjoys the show as much as I enjoyed looking at the images and selecting the exhibition.
He has exhibited both nationally and internationally and has held academic appointments at the University of Georgia, Kent State University, and Ohio University.
For optimum viewing, you can download the Artsteps Application on your iPad and search for Hiram in the Artsteps application search.
You can also view it on your laptop or desktop browser Google Chrome is recommended by clicking here. The Artsteps application can also be downloaded on other Apple and Android device. You can view the Art Show Image Gallery by clicking here.
I Understand.Posted by Samantha Chagollan Feb 10, Hilary Key has always seen the world through an artistic lens. Hilary believes lots of kids need to draw. Hilary is the director and owner of ArtStepsan art studio here in Costa Mesa. The program focuses on providing a solid foundation in classical, realistic drawing — and painting — in an atmosphere of kindness and mutual respect.
While ArtSteps is directed towards children, anyone can learn how to draw and paint by following the program. ArtSteps began inwhen Hilary, a recent art-school grad, learned to teach others about her passion through a curriculum designed by Ed and Sher Warren. Ed, a professional award-winning artist, and Sher, an English teacher, were frustrated that the arts were getting cut in their local, Los Angeles schools.
They developed their own comprehensive curriculum, and began to pass it on to other teachers. Hilary fell in love with the program, and decided to start her own studio in Orange County, using the Warren method.
She opened her first Yorba Linda studio inand then a second studio in Mission Viejo inwhich relocated to Laguna Hills in As ArtSteps was continuing to grow and thrive, she kept receiving requests for a studio in Costa Mesa. Hilary loves the vibrancy and electric energy of our city. ArtSteps offers classes for ages 4 and up, with special class times directed to homeschool students, and an evening class for teens and adults.
With a varied schedule of more than 20 classes per week, plus special workshops in clay and other media, the studio is a haven for any creative-minded artist. Robin, the studio manager, tells me all ArtSteps teachers are well trained for the classroom. Each instructor gets at least 60 hours of in-person artwork training and classroom guidance.
All have already received or are working toward a degree in fine art. Hilary and Robin walk me through the library of curriculum, where each lesson is broken down into small, simple steps that are easy to follow.
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The Costa Mesa studio is light, bright and open. The walls are filled with colorful work by students and instructors. All the art supplies are out on open shelves, easily accessible and visible for everyone. Two young students are hard at work as I pass by, diligently choosing colors, and merrily completing their assignments. It encourages us to observe and question the world.
You learn to have patience, and what you notice immediately is different than what reveals itself to you over time. You notice the colors around you in a different way. You start to see shapes and lines, where you once saw only objects and forms. This new perspective can be invaluable to learn at a young age. Hilary hopes to eventually expand that program, bringing drawing and watercolor, and other art instruction, into hospitals and other schools, too. For now though, there is plenty to learn right here at ArtSteps in Costa Mesa.
You can find the schedule for ArtSteps classes, as well as pricing and upcoming workshops, online at artstepsclasses. E, Follow ArtSteps on Instagram or Facebook to see students in action and their artwork. Thanks for reading!To add pictures to the picture gallery, click the Pictures tab in the menu bar near the top of the screen.
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I encountered many crashes, reloads and remaking as many times my work got wiped, but with a bit of perseverance and patience I was able to create a close to representation of what I had planned toward the final year exhibition. After this display, you can see a virtual sculpture hung in the air with a parachute, this is to replicate my idea of having the sculptures gliding down on make shift parachutes and balloons to go with the narrative behind the work, our final photographed image is displayed opposite this character.
And lastly in the tour is two large screens simultaneously playing the final art film, within this film a parody wildlife documentary is playing whilst getting to know some members of the UgLi BoiZ, before the tour finishes back through the doors and outside once again. The art film had to be reduced in size and quality drastically to be uploaded to Artsteps, so I have uploaded the video to Youtube, which I have posted the URL link in a separate blog post.
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The mission of the ArtSteps program is to develop creativity in children, youth and young adults, as well as affirm community appreciation for young artists by displaying their artwork in a professional setting.
ArtSteps fosters relationships between local artists, teachers and students, and provides a lasting web of creative impetus that will support students from 1st grade through 12th grade. Each March, ArtSteps hosts a student art show that is held in celebration of National Youth Art Month and exhibits the artwork of students in a community-wide event. The annual show features two and three-dimensional works of art from all mediums. An opening reception for the exhibition entertains over community members, teachers, friends and family members of the student artists.
Projects are designed to network youth with the community and professional artists as they work together to create artwork that falls within a certain theme. The original projects were done in teams. One or two adults worked with a team of kids to create the art piece. The art pieces were auctioned away or photographs were taken of them. The artwork was not taken home by one member of the team unless it was won in auction.
Inthe students were given the opportunity to create artwork individually, instead of in a team so that they could take the piece home. There is always a lesson incorporated into the project. For example- local history, working with a certain artist or type of medium, how to design a show or label, how to incorporate the elements of art, how to create an artists statement.
Many times, several lessons are incorporated into the project. Artistic birdbath sculptures were created by student teams and then displayed in the public library for 6 weeks. Art created outdoors with natural items— inspired by Andy Goldsworthy.
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Here's today's -- what's yours? A few months ago, Google launched its very democratic Google Art Projectwhich allows users to virtually tour 17 prominent museums around the world. Artsteps is hoping to create a similar atmosphere of online art viewing, but in everyday virtual galleries with uploaded artwork from around the world.
Make a financial contribution or sign up for a newsletter, and help us keep telling Phoenix's stories with no paywalls. On a basic level, the web-based program allows members to create virtual, 3D spaces that could potentially resemble their own galleries and upload their own artwork to model on the walls and in cases. The virtual exhibitions can then be viewed on the main website or can be embedded into websites and blogs. There's also a community forum for exhibitions to be rated and discussed.ngx.admindndbeyond.pw design your space
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