Over the next few weeks I am going to present different ways to save money in art work. I have found a few great practical and easy ideas on how to do this. For the third week of our journey I am going to look at ways to save on costs in .........
- Read, read , read.......Go to the library. Read as much as you can.
- Buy books that teach techniques or take you through a series of workshops or lessons.
- Find an artist who would be willing to mentor you. This could even be done long distance thanks to the Internet.
- Form a art group so you can learn from and teach each other.
- Experiment with objects and equipment you already have. I couldn't get or afford many different surface design equipment used by many artists overseas so i used children's art equipment instead and have learned to use them through trial and error.
- Read articles on line
- Find magazines that teach contemporary techniques. Ie the quilting arts magazines.
- Research other art form other countries online or in books.
- Go to exhibitions. Sketch and take photos of others work and analyse their work.
- Get others artists in your field to critique your work. Learn from their critique.
- Enter Art/quilt competitions. For small fees good critique can be given on your work.
- Take opportunities to go to workshops/lessons/lectures. Sometimes these can be given for free or for a nominal cost if you belong to a art association.
- Belong to an association that supports your type of art work.
- Visit museums