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

Taking a Break From the Studio

The Value of Rest, Part 1 

"By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work. Then God blessed the seventh day and made it...

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Be Bold: Be Brave

  Written by LM Penner


The Differences and Similarities Between Being Bold and Being Brave

I've been thinking about this a lot lately. What is the difference between being bold and being...

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Ergonomic Art Tools

 

There is a physical component to art practices that may cause strain on the human body. Here is a list of some really cool ergonomic products which could be used to benefit and extend your...

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Critique Without Offense

Author: Leigh Penner


Critique Without Offense

As a verb, critique means to review or examine something critically. As a noun, a critique is that review or examination, like an...

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Landscape Painting the Bold Color Way

 

Author Leigh Penner


Often, in Bold School's art classes, you will hear the instructors speak about the concepts of tone and value. Have you ever gone for a walk among trees and noticed all...

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Personality and Art

Author Leigh Penner
Cover Art by Mini Suboth


A while ago, the Bold School staff were asked to take a personality test. To our surprise, three of us learned our personalities were classified...

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O Holy Night

O Holy Night

The embroidered tree came out of a time of experimenting with an inspiration that didn't make sense to me. 

I felt a deep pull towards working with threads. I couldn't...

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Art Can Impact Family Legacy

 Author: Charla Maarschalk


Sleigh bells in the air
Beauty everywhere
Yuletide by the fireside
And joyful memories there.

Do you like to create at Christmas? I do! I love to create everything...

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The Road to Kenya

Author: Charla Maarschalk


What moves you into action? As an artist I'm inspired to paint faces -- but not just any face. I either start with an idea I want to represent so I look for a face that...

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Turning Artistic Criticism into Motivation

By Leigh Penner
Cover Image by Anita McComas


Turning Criticism Into Motivation

No one likes feeling criticized. Different people do have different reactions to it, though. For some people,...

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The Practical Considerations of Packaging Art

 By Leigh Penner


The Practical Considerations of Packaging Art

So, you've decided to gift your art this Christmas. The people you love adore your artwork, and you want to bring them...

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The 'Art' of Gifting Your Art

Author: Leigh Penner


The 'Art' of Gifting Your Art

Well, December is here, and with it, the season of giving!

Have you ever heard the phrase, the art of gifting?  The art of...

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