Friday, November 28, 2014

2015 Collage Calendars (Birds)

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2015 Collage Calendar

* calendars will be printed in a limited edition of 60

* each calendar is printed on premium matte finish 61 lb photo
paper using 8 color archival pigmented inks

 * images are ideal for framing

* a total of 14 pages make up each calendar including a page
that provides information about each collage

 * each calendar is hand-signed with edition number and hand assembled by the artist

* features all new collage images

* the size is 5.5" x 8.5"

* the pages are joined together using a silver ball chain with
a connector that opens and closes to remove months and allows you to hang the 
calendar on a wall

* calendar are shipped in a sturdy and secure cardboard mailer

Each calendar is $18 + $3 shipping within the United States.
Shipping cost outside the United States is $10 and you will be sent
an invoice for the remaining $7
  

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Online Workshop: Career Tools and Strategies For Artists

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Career Tools and Strategies For Artists:  A 6-Week Online Professional Development Workshop for Artists
 
Two key ingredients for a successful art career in the 21st century are a strong work ethic in the studio and self-promotion. In this 6-week online course, taught by artist and author Randel Plowman, participants will apply a self-directed strategic plan for self-promotion through a number of exercises and projects.

Some of the objectives of this course

·       Setting and achieving career goals
·       Creating an elevator speech
·       Writing an effective resume and artist statement
·       Documenting your work
·       Developing a strong work portfolio
·       Building long term professional relationships
·       Using social media to help promote and sell your work
·       Approaching galleries and other venues for exhibiting you work
·       Preparing your work for the web. From camera to computer
·       Establishing an online/offline presence

Things we will be using during this online course.

·       Computer
·       Internet connection
·       Scanner or digital camera
·       Some skills using social media tools such as Facebook, Blogger and Tumblr
·       Participants will need to purchase two books for this course. (Around $25 for both books)

The workshop will start January 10 and run through February 21
The cost of the entire 6-week course is $120
A personalized card with a classroom invitation code can be sent if you would like to give the workshop as a gift for the holidays.


Randel Plowman received his M.F.A. from University of Wisconsin-Madison and his B.F.A. from Northern Kentucky University. He has exhibited in solo and juried exhibitions throughout the United States; in addition, his work appears in many public and private collections in North America and abroad, his work has been cited in numerous publications, including The New York Times and USA Today; been featured in How Design magazine, Artist Magazine and Somerset Studio. He is the author of two books, Masters: Collage, and The Collage Workbook: How To Get Started And Stay Inspired, voted Best Art Instruction Book of 2012 by the Library Journal. 
For more information about this online course please contact me at: randelplowman@hotmail.com 

Online Workshop $120

Monday, November 17, 2014

New Online Creativity Workshop

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30 Day Online Creativity Workshop - A New Mixed- Media Collage Course by Randel Plowman

Join artist and author Randel Plowman for a new online 30-day creativity workshop for both beginner and advanced artists. During this course participants will create work using a variety of tools and techniques for mixed-media collage. Those signing up for the course will be able to watch video demos, share their work with others on a group site, read interviews of other artists about creativity and creative inspiration. Each participant will also have the ability to download all videos and projects to work on later at their convenience.

Here are just a few things that we will be featured throughout the course
 
·      Creating and keeping a daily Idea Journal
·      Daily creative prompts to help you tap into your true creative self.
·      5 mixed-media collage projects
·      Online video demos
·      How to create and use a personal imagery board
·      Interactive internet based classroom including a discussion forum
·      Finding resources for imagery
·      An overview of techniques and materials
·      Overcoming creative blocks
·      An optional artist exchange and collaboration

The workshop will start January 9 and run through February 7
The cost of the entire 30-day course is $80
A personalized card with a classroom invitation code can be sent if you would like to give the workshop as a gift for the holidays.

Things we will be using during this online course are:
Computer, internet access , scanner or digital camera and some knowledge of social media site like Facebook and Blogger.
The list of materials for this course is kept to minimum and will be sent a few weeks before the course starts.

Randel Plowman received his M.F.A. from University of Wisconsin-Madison and his B.F.A. from Northern Kentucky University. He has exhibited in solo and juried exhibitions throughout the United States; in addition, his work appears in many public and private collections in North America and abroad, his work has been cited in numerous publications, including The New York Times and USA Today; been featured in How Design magazine, Artist Magazine, Somerset Studio. He is the author of two books, Masters: Collage, and The Collage Workbook: How To Get Started And Stay Inspired, voted Best Art Instruction Book of 2012 by the Library Journal. 

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For more information about this online course please contact me at: randelplowman@hotmail.com

30 Day Creativity Workshop $80
Click button below to sign up for this workshop 

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Access

Access
collage on paper
6.25” x 4.25” 2014
$45 

Monday, March 31, 2014

Experiments In Collage V



Experiments In Collage V:  A six-week online course taught by Randel Plowman.
  Collage is the art of taking something old and making it new. Through fragmenting, combining, and recontextualizing, images can be transformed and given new meaning. The goal of this online course is to familiarize participants with various techniques and approaches to creating successful collages. This six-week course includes 8 projects with online studio demonstrations using various techniques. Those signing up can watch exclusive online videos, share their work on the group site and comment on others work. Space is limited for each session so sign up early.                                    
The course will start April 26 and runs through June 7th
The cost for the entire six-week course is $120. 
Things you must have when taking this online course
  • computer
  • image editing software such as Photoshop or GIMP. (GIMP is a free download for Mac and Windows computers.
  • internet connection
  • scanner or digital camera
  • inkjet printer
  • some skills using social media tools such as Facebook etc.

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  Video demonstrations will be broadcast each Saturday at 2pm est and will also be available to watch anytime after that on the course website.  
A complete list of materials will be sent to you after signing up for the course.
  Randel Plowman received his B.F.A. from Northern Kentucky University and his M.F.A. from University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has exhibited in solo and juried exhibitions throughout the United States; in addition, his work appears in many public and private collections in North America and abroad, his work has been cited in numerous publications, including The New York Times and USA Today; been featured in How Design magazine, Artist Magazine, Somerset Studio and Studio Apprentice. He is the author of two books, Masters: Collage, and The Collage Workbook: How To Get Started And Stay Inspired, voted Best Art Instruction Book of 2012 by the Library Journal. 
For more information about this online course please contact me at: randelplowman@hotmail.com
$120 for full 6-week course.
This session is full. Please inquire about upcoming workshops