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The Bold School Blog: A community of bold artists learning and creating together. 

How to Use an iPad in Your Artistic Process.

Author: Leigh Penner


Artists and their sketchbooks. They go together. Artists use sketchbooks to create images which are basically rough drafts for a finished piece. Artists also use them to...

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Artist Spotlight: Corey Moortgat

This is Corey Moortgat, a Bold School student turned mentor turned instructor. But this isn't all there is to Corey. 

You're about to fall in love with her incredibly expressive work. Corey...

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Ten Stock Photography Sites to use for References

Author: Leigh Penner


Cover photo: Reinhart Julian  

Every stock photography site is slightly different.

Some let you download for free without requiring a sign up. Some free...

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Do I need to know how to draw before I learn to paint?

Author: Leigh Penner


Before we get started I like to save you some work and see what Google says!

Some say YES to learning to draw first:

  • "Learning to draw is paramount to your journey...
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5 Best Free Color Palette Tools Online

Author: Leigh Penner


The Problem with Selecting Bold Colors
Sometimes it is easy to get stuck in a rut of the same color selection. Other times, looking at a work, you can easily see that...

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Artist Spotlight: Bethany Aiken

 Say hello to Bold Color Artist, Bethany Aiken

Bethany caught the attention of Bold School when she first posted in our group about her art collaboration with a hippo!!...

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Should I buy art that matches my pillows?

Author: Leigh Penner


Okay, so this title is a tad sarcastic. lol. On the other hand, is the question legitimate? I mean, how nice are your pillows??

This type of comment is something many...

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How to Know if an Online Course is legit?

By Artist and Founder Charla Maarschalk

Disclaimer: This post is a little longer than my normal format.


If you’ve ever participated in online learning you know that some courses are better...

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Are You Willing to Take Creative Risk?

Author: Charla Maarschalk


TWO STORIES OF TAKING RISKS

I recently heard a story, the source completely escapes me right now, of a prisoner-turned-artist who spoke of what changed in him when...

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Are All Sketchbooks Created Equal?

Author: Charla Maarschalk


I LOVE having 1000 different sketch books lying around and I dream of filling them up. Every blank page is filled with so much potential. And every incredible...

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Where Does a Art Come From?

Author: Charla Maarschalk


If you’ve been reading my blogs, you know that I travelled to Kenya in early 2019. If you haven’t read, be sure to catch up on the stories I’ve...

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Are You an Online Learner?

Author: Charla Maarschalk


Where do you learn?

Some people go to university or college for their entire lives because they love to learn. Some people read a lot of books. Others Google...

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