Author Archives: SamekB

Everything is New in Fall at Artist’s Network University

Leaves are turning and Fall is here, but rather than winding down we’re busy adding new courses to our calendar at Artist’s Network University. At ANU we’re always looking for great new courses and instructors and we’re excited to say that in the past year we’ve added lots of both! Just...

Creating an Artistic Life: Tips for a Vibrant Art Career

Making the decision to become an artist full-time can be inspiring but overwhelming, at Artist’s Network University all our instructors are also successful working artists in their own right, and they all have great insight and tips into creating a sustainable art career.

What You Find Outside Your Comfort Zone | ANU Student Work

Stepping outside your comfort zone can help you to see your art and painting in a new way. Trying something that seems beyond the “norm” can often lead to exciting work! Artist’s Network University student Jeanine Robb left stress at her studio door, signing up for Painting Abstractions and Abstract Realism...

Right and Left Brain Drawing | Student Work at ANU

One of our newest courses, Pastel Drawing with Your Right Mind, includes not only important drawing exercises but also gives a great introduction to working with pastels. Instructor, Suzanne Day, was excited to share her right/left brain approach to drawing with students while working with one of her favorite media.

Fun-dational Skills | ANU Student Work

One of our foundational courses, Understanding Oil Paint: Foundations, Pigments, Glazing, and Optical Effects is a 2 week course we offer giving students the opportunity to dig deep into the foundations of this classic medium, showing them how to create and mix different themes and create different effects. Daan Hoekstra leads...

Just Getting Started | Student Work at ANU

Sometimes taking the first step can be the most challenging. Whether we’re trying something new or returning to something we love, getting started is tough! At Artist’s Network University we have lots of beginning courses, great for students wanting to try painting or drawing in a more formal way. Many students...

Take Two! | ANU Student Work

In my series of sharing student work I was excited to see two pieces from our student, Sharon Kendall, both featuring interesting, emotive portraits from two completely separate courses! I love how you can see the change in style and perspective between the two courses while they both remain so uniquely...