Acrylic | Oil
I wanted to be an artist from a very young age and so when I graduated high school I went on to study Fine Arts in college and university. I did not learn a lot about how to be a better artist or painter, and they taught us nothing about the professional life of an artist and how to make a living in the trade.
After graduating university I spent years studying materials and techniques of painting and in particular, the methods of the Old Masters of the Renaissance and Baroque periods.
When I developed my courses and workshops for artists I decided that I would focus on teaching all of the stuff that I wanted to learn in school: Being a master of my craft, and; understanding the strategies and skills required to make a living selling my art. I have also learned that the best way to learn almost any skill set is to learn directly from an accomplished professional in the field - a Master (or Sage).
Taking workshops and getting mentoring is the way to go for any artist wanting to be a better painter, and a more successful entrepreneur.
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Levelling Up has provided me with a way to network with artists in a way I didn’t know existed. The community that has emerged has been very beneficial in taking my art to the next level. And having a circle of art friends has been very encouraging.
I’d highly recommend Levelling Up to other artists!
~ Martin, Emerging Artist
“Creating connections with other artists and learning from accomplished Masters has helped me find a better path for my own work.”
~ Jodi, Emerging Artist
“We created a warm community of like-minded artists challenging and supporting each other in goal setting and accomplishments achieved.”
~ Diana, Emerging Artist
“Sometimes taking a chance turns out to be one of the BEST things that happens to you. “Levelling Up” @levellingup was that “chance” for me; and I couldn’t be happier. Teaming up with a Master Artist and new art friends was the push I needed to move into the art world.I’ve learned SO MUCH, not only from my mentor but from my group. I’m expanding my art community, and getting encouragement, support, & feedback that’s really making a difference. I’ve not only joined my second group with @levelling up but one of their moderators @heatherkinehan just gave a presentation to artists on some tips and tricks on promoting art on social media. Love it!”
~ Pam, Emerging Artist
Listed below are this Master’s specialty skills. Join this Master’s group if you want to grow your skills in these areas.
David focuses on materials & techniques for permanence, color & light, painting demos, learning how the old masters created their masterpieces, and marketing & buisness.
Supplies and Tools - what to use, where to save, and where to spend
Running your art business the day-to-day
Studio Time Management
For ASPIRING & Emerging Artists
AM I AN ASPIRING ARTIST?
As an aspiring artist, you have been creating on the side, as a hobby, and now you're ready to take it to the next level!
YOU'RE INTERESTED IN:
- technique - color and composition
- art critiques - get feedback on your artwork to help you narrow and hone your style
- supplies and tools - where to save and where to spend
- marketing - learn to write your artist statement and CV, build your brand, launch a website, maximize your social media
- price artwork – because your time and talent have value
Am I An Emerging Artist?
As an emerging artist, you have been painting regularly and feel fairly confident in your one unique style.
You've taken workshops/courses and have already been selling your work to friends, family, and in community shows, markets and beyond.
Now you're ready to take it to the next level!
YOU'RE INTERESTED IN:
- art critiques - getting expert feedback on your artwork
- selling - learn how to sell your artwork
- building your brand and marketing, leveraging social media well
- earning a steady income in an unsteady economy
- how to approach galleries and/or go solo successfully
- business skills - learn the mechanics of creating and sustaining a business as an artist
- production - studio set-up and time management to maximize production
- art licensing - what products to create, how to find a reputable producer
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