Toledo proposes eliminating public school art instruction By now, it’s common knowledge that American education is in need of reform. Public school districts across the country, as well as higher education institutions face significant state budget cuts that are forcing them to eliminate expenses by any means possible. As elementary and secondary schools focus their [...]
When you hear the word “artist” you might automatically think of a painter or a sculptor. But with the emergence of new and digital technology almost every day, many artists are leaving their brushes and clay behind and going digital.
If you have always been a dreamer, an artist, a photographer, love fashion or simply are someone who wants to use their creativity as a way to make a living, then an online art degree program is a great way to go. More than ever, all of these industries are online – from your favorite fashion magazine, to art forums and auctions, to a live gallery of recent photos to entice new customers. It all can be found at the touch of your fingertips. The same can be said of an online art degree that can cater to your passion of art and design. Not only do you get the same curriculum guidelines, but you also get real-world glimpses at what is going on in the art world as well as increased experience in navigating and understanding these new ideas as they happen.
In today’s increasingly tech-savvy world, it seems as if the world is at your fingertips. Just think of your daily schedule and more often than not, it includes checking your email, your Facebook, your text messages, and any other such web application. It could be on your laptop computer, your mobile phone, or a device like the iPad. But have you ever asked who made all this accessibility possible and appealing? The program was probably created by those who went to art schools and learned the tricks of the trade. The design was probably conceived and created by graphic designers, those who are trained in branding an image and making it pleasing and memorable to the eye. All of these artistically and technically challenging jobs are within reach more than ever before with the increasing popularity of online education.
College scholarships are most often awarded to students who shine on the football field or the basketball court. But a new online contest plans to recognize students who stand out at a different kind of game—like “Penguins Attack 2” or “Smiley Showdown.”
If you want to make a living as an artist in today’s economy, you may want to consider picking up some digital chops