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What's going on in the plein air world? Plus, interesting art links.
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From North Korea to Baltimore, Instagram Is Fostering the Next Generation of Photojournalists

From North Korea to Baltimore, Instagram Is Fostering the Next Generation of Photojournalists | Plein Air and Other Cool Art Stuff | Scoop.it
BY MOLLY GOTTSCHALK February 13, 2010. Marjah, Afghanistan. A troop-carrying helicopter drops acclaimed American photojournalist David Guttenfelder into the front lines of the then-biggest American air assault in the war against Al Qaeda. Seeing the Marines that surround him snapping photos on their smartphones, he drops his DSLR, reaches for the iPhone 3G (his first) in the pocket of his flak jacket, and begins shooting photos, hoping to mimic the intimacy of those the soldiers were sending back home.
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Workshop workshop

Workshop workshop | Plein Air and Other Cool Art Stuff | Scoop.it
The most exciting thing about giving a workshop, I’ve found, is the kindling of ideas on how to do it better next time. Inspiration from other artists has informed my work and approaches. It’s easy...
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How Artist Casey Shannon Turned Tragedy Into Triumph - The Healing Power of ART & ARTISTS

How Artist Casey Shannon Turned Tragedy Into Triumph - The Healing Power of ART & ARTISTS | Plein Air and Other Cool Art Stuff | Scoop.it
Casey Shannon is a Sumi-e painter with a triumphant spirit and passion to create art in spite of life's challenges. She proves the healing power of art.
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Henri Matisse and The Healing Power of Art - The Healing Power of ART & ARTISTS

Henri Matisse and The Healing Power of Art - The Healing Power of ART & ARTISTS | Plein Air and Other Cool Art Stuff | Scoop.it
Henri-Émile-Benoît Matisse (1869–1954) is known as one of the leading figures of modern art as an outstanding colorist, draughtsman, painter, print-maker, and sculptor. Along with André Derain, he is credited for having launched the Fauvism movement (1904-1908), an intensely emotional style of painting distinguished by a color palette that was rebellious for its time. The …
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Twitch launches dedicated arts category

Twitch launches dedicated arts category | Plein Air and Other Cool Art Stuff | Scoop.it
To promote the new Twitch Creative platform, the live-streaming service will broadcast the entire library of Bob Ross' The Joy of Painting.
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Learn to draw and sketch in a 2-hour ILT workshop in Orlando

Learn to draw and sketch in a 2-hour ILT workshop in Orlando | Plein Air and Other Cool Art Stuff | Scoop.it

Can't draw a straight line? Learn a secret of the artists passed down through the ages! Use a "straight-edge". AKA ruler. Want to learn more secrets?

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"Art and Science" Adam Savage #DevLearn Keynote Mindmap

"Art and Science" Adam Savage #DevLearn Keynote Mindmap | Plein Air and Other Cool Art Stuff | Scoop.it

"Adam Savage gave a thoughtful, entertaining, and ultimately moving talk about how Art and Science are complementary components of what makes us human. He continued telling stories that kept us laughing while learning, and ended on a fabulous note about being willing to be vulnerable as a person and a parent.  Truly a great keynote."

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Why not STEAM instead of STEM? | Mark Kulaga, M.Ed. | LinkedIn

Why not STEAM instead of STEM? | Mark Kulaga, M.Ed. | LinkedIn | Plein Air and Other Cool Art Stuff | Scoop.it
What has been done to reverse the consideration for the importance of Art? 

Answer: Nothing, and what is being done is worsening the perception of Art.  

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Someone actually told Mark Kulaga, the author of this article, that "Art has nothing to do with the economy... nor does it belong in STEM." 

Mark's response was: Do you realize a picture of a kitten on the wall of a cubicle improves productivity? What do you think actual art does for people?

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Attribution is important

Attribution is important | Plein Air and Other Cool Art Stuff | Scoop.it

Sadly, the artist is not attributed in this little 29 second video. Does anyone know who created this? I think it's fantastic!

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Indie creator bites back on art theft

Indie creator bites back on art theft | Plein Air and Other Cool Art Stuff | Scoop.it

The strip expresses something that, sadly- happens to artists all too frequently at conventions: theft. While is may seem harmless to the general public, or may not be considered theft in their minds, it is. A convention attendee casually strolls up to your table, exclaiming that they just love, love, LOVE a certain piece that is on display- then proceed to take a photo of it, and walk away. This is beyond unacceptable in any situation

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Urban Sketching: Using the Velázquez Palette Outdoors

Urban Sketching: Using the Velázquez Palette Outdoors | Plein Air and Other Cool Art Stuff | Scoop.it
An extremely limited palette of colors can aid in working quickly outdoors, according to a Chicago-area architect and instructor. How? Lead Image: “Elgin Academy,” by Keelan Kaiser PleinAir Today will regularly shine the spotlight on…
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The Velasquez Palette: Ultramarine Blue, Burnt Sienna and Yellow Ochre

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Why drawing needs to be a curriculum essential

Why drawing needs to be a curriculum essential | Plein Air and Other Cool Art Stuff | Scoop.it

As a primary visual language, essential for communication and expression, drawing is as important as the development of written and verbal skills. The need to understand the world through visual means would seem more acute than ever; images transcend the barriers of language, and enhance communications in an increasingly globalised world.

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A New Demonstration Article in Artists Palette Magazine

A New Demonstration Article in Artists Palette Magazine | Plein Air and Other Cool Art Stuff | Scoop.it

"I remembered my Dad’s paints sitting in the drawer waiting. From them I selected Winsor Red and Permanent Mauve, two paints I had never used before. I imagined the strong moody mauve/blues and deep purples that would come from this melding and added one tube that was familiar to me in order to balance out the colour scape, Cadmium Yellow Light."

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Cartoons That Cure: Art Therapy with Steve Barr - Artist's Network

Cartoons That Cure: Art Therapy with Steve Barr - Artist's Network | Plein Air and Other Cool Art Stuff | Scoop.it
I loved that my art brought laughter to other people. But I had no idea those funny little drawings also had the power to change lives through art therapy.
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UK citizens may soon need licenses to photograph some stuff they already own

UK citizens may soon need licenses to photograph some stuff they already own | Plein Air and Other Cool Art Stuff | Scoop.it
Copyright strikes again, with photographers and publishers hit particularly hard.
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9 Tips For Making Painting A Part Of Your Daily Life Next Year

9 Tips For Making Painting A Part Of Your Daily Life Next Year | Plein Air and Other Cool Art Stuff | Scoop.it
Painting is easy, you just have to ask the right advisees. "Painting is just another way of keeping a diary," Picasso proclaimed. "Painting is self-discovery," said Jackson Pollock
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The Great Art Show Debate | The Art of Ed

The Great Art Show Debate | The Art of Ed | Plein Air and Other Cool Art Stuff | Scoop.it

"The art show is how we are most often judged as successful or unsuccessful. We count blue, red, and white ribbons from the images we sent to all the contests and shows we entered. We question why the same lessons from the same teachers win year after year when our students are creating unique and wonderful images that reflect who they are. If you are waiting for this article to provide the perfect answer to this great debate then you can stop reading now. There are no easy answers. However, we can dig a little deeper in order to find what we truly feel is most important."

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Live Notes: Adam Savage from #mythbusters #DevLearn on Art and Science

Live Notes: Adam Savage from #mythbusters #DevLearn on Art and Science | Plein Air and Other Cool Art Stuff | Scoop.it

By: Cammy Bean "Curiosity, Discovery, and Learning" Adam Savage "opens by talking about his dad, who was a painter. "I paint for the same reason I splash in the bathtub."

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And here's a link to Clark Quinn's mindmap of this #Devlearn keynote http://blog.learnlets.com/?p=4514

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Elizabeth Bowden's curator insight, October 2, 2015 1:10 PM

Adam Savage of Mythbusters "opens by talking about his dad, who was a painter. "I paint for the same reason I splash in the bathtub."

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Painting Beautiful Skin Tones with Chris Saper [Video]

Painting Beautiful Skin Tones with Chris Saper [Video] | Plein Air and Other Cool Art Stuff | Scoop.it

Artists Network Online Event - Artist's Network "A Word from the Author
“Painting beautiful skin tones has more to do with understanding color and the way it is affected by light than any other factor. The principles presented here apply to any medium and do not rely on a particular style or technique.” –Chris Saper"

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Maker Faire: 9 Projects That Will Inspire You - InformationWeek

Maker Faire: 9 Projects That Will Inspire You - InformationWeek | Plein Air and Other Cool Art Stuff | Scoop.it
Innovation, mutual respect, and the open sharing of information are the hallmarks of the Maker Movement. Here's why a trip to your local Maker Faire might be the wake-up call your IT team needs.
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This is an annual event.

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The Correlation Between Arts and Crafts and a Nobel Prize

The Correlation Between Arts and Crafts and a Nobel Prize | Plein Air and Other Cool Art Stuff | Scoop.it

It appears that artistic development and scientific productivity are closely related -- experience in the arts enriches ones skills in the sciences. The authors’ theory is that, “there exist functional connections between scientific talent and arts, crafts, and communications talents so that inheriting or developing one fosters the other.”

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Rediscovering the Forgotten Benefits of Drawing

Rediscovering the Forgotten Benefits of Drawing | Plein Air and Other Cool Art Stuff | Scoop.it
A century ago, drawing was taught as an essential skill for scientists, valued for communicating findings, but also for enhancing observations. One biology professor laments this loss and aims to incorporate drawing back into her introductory biology courses.
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Storytelling: Overcoming What Makes Us Stop

UPDATE: Thanks for all your kind words guys! It's quite overwhelming to see this shared and retweeted all over! All sins typographic in nature have been amended,…

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, August 19, 2015 5:45 PM

This American Life storyteller Ira Glass rocks, and here's a quick video with storytelling advice we rarely hear.


Sure, people have great enthusiasm to become great storytellers in their business, or as a leader, or to change the world. Yet becoming a great storyteller requires practice -- i.e. telling stories a lot.


Most people start practicing and then stop, never achieving their dreams. Why? Because of what Glass talks about in this quick video.


Watch this piece, pay attention, and don't stop practicing when you  hit this road bump.


Story on!


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it 

Karen Goldfarb Copywriter's curator insight, August 20, 2015 3:58 PM

Always loved this insight. It makes you feel a lot better about sucking at something new.

Michael Williams StoryCoaching's curator insight, August 21, 2015 11:52 AM

We're all great at beginning, aren't we? But inevitably we run into a roadblock, get distracted or bored. Has this happened to your storytelling. All excited at the beginning but seem to have run out of steam? It happens to all of us. In this short video, Ira Glass offers some good advice to keep you going when the going gets tough.

 

Michael Williams, StoryCoach www.michaelwilliamsstorycoaching.com

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Instagram Takes on Growing Role in the Art Market

Instagram Takes on Growing Role in the Art Market | Plein Air and Other Cool Art Stuff | Scoop.it
The central question circulating around the art world is how many actual sales are generated by the app.
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