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Ep133 Transcript: How to Learn to Create Art – Quick Fix Friday
Andrea Vahl: Making art can reduce your stress, improve your mood, reduce anxiety, and all kinds of other health benefits. So if you’ve been thinking about creating some art, tune into today’s quick fix Friday, where I share a couple of tips about how to get started creating more art.
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In episode 131, I talked to Sandra Angelo, who is an amazing accomplished artist. And if you haven’t listened to that episode yet, go back and listen right now. It’s really inspiring. And she’s got a great course. Multiple courses, but her main one is learn to draw fast and she is amazing at instructing people and really getting big improvements in people’s art.
So definitely go and check that out right now if you are interested in creating some art, but I have a couple of quick tips that can help. Tip number one is really just. Understand the type of art you want to create. Is it watercolors? Do you want to work with oil? Do you want to do drawing? Is it more of modern art?
Maybe it’s experimenting with all different types and find out what you really like. I know a friend of mine has really gotten into creating what Bob Ross style paintings. So she has been really perfecting that and getting really great. Another friend of mine has gotten into watercolors and exploring that medium.
So find out what type of art you want to get started doing. And that will then inform your next tip, which is tip number two, which is to get the right supplies. I definitely found that when I was at one of those local art studios working, I didn’t have the right kind of brush. And so my art didn’t come out very well.
It didn’t look like the little painting that they were creating up at the front because my brushes weren’t quite right. So if you are going to start creating art at home, definitely invest in the right tools and the right supplies. And then tip number three is to find out how you like to learn art.
Do you want to be in person with an instructor where someone’s really guiding you through? Could you do a group class or would you prefer more one on one instruction? Or can you learn from the amazing host of videos that are out there on the internet between YouTube and Udemy and Skillshare and more private instructions like Sandra has, there are all kinds of ways to learn online.
So learn how you like to learn and then find that type of class that will benefit you. And maybe that is also a little bit of a learning process for you on the best type of class for you. And then tip number four is to really make time for the art, because I definitely think that you need to.
Create this time in your day or in your week to regularly get started with your art and keep getting better because you’re going to see progress. If you make more time for it, of course, it’s not going to be as good in the beginning. And you want that reward for your efforts by learning how to do it well.
So those are some of my tips. I’ll have some links for you. Of some of the classes that are out there online that I’ve had friends experience. And of course, we’ll link back to Sandra’s great information as well. So go back and listen to episode one 31 and get out there and create some art.
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