GetSmART! Learning Series: The Aesthetics & Logic Behind Art

GetSmART! Learning Series: The Aesthetics & Logic Behind Art
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Arkansas Arts Council
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Feb 16, 10:00AM
Feb 16, 12:00PM
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Arkansas, US
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Scarlet Sims

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When: 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Feb. 16
Where: Historic Arkansas Museum
Cost: Free
In-person and online
20 person cap for in-person
Join professor and professional artist Robert Bean in a discussion about why judges and panelists aren’t selecting your oil or acrylic paintings. Learn the top mistakes visual artists make in their paintings and what artwork (often) needs to catch the eye of a judge or panelist.
Bean will address questions like: What are some ways to stand out among competitors? What’s composition and why does it matter? What’s the structure, craftsmanship and challenge of selected pieces and how can a judge tell? How do the best visual artists think about the quality of the view experience? What is plagiarism? How does color impact decisions, and how can creativity be infused into paintings, even when it’s realism?
This workshop is recommended for visual artists who are interested in applying for an Individual Artist Fellowship grant in the visual arts category of painting in acrylic or oil on canvas. These grants award up to three creatives $5,000 each and are open Dec. 30 through April 14.
About Robert Bean
Robert Bean has been slinging his own unique brand of visual stories on canvas and paper since the late 1990s. A graduate of the School of Visual Art at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Bean serves as the Department Chair of Painting and Drawing at the Museum School of the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts and is an adjunct instructor of figure drawing at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He is also a recipient of a 2023 Individual Artist Fellowship Award for graphic novel.

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