41 Interview with the Creators of Caravan Classes

April 4, 2017

 

Erin Goodman is an art teacher at Zionsville Middle School and Deanna Leonard is a metal designer, jewelry maker and art instructor.  Together they formed the business "Caravan Classes."  On today's episode they join us for share their personal art stories as well as how they formed the company "Caravan Classes."  Find out more on their website:  https://squareup.com/store/caravan-classes

Today's episode also features the story behind our current American flag's design featured in the book, "The Alchemy of Art: Stories for the Classroom."  On the Alchemy of Art Podcast we interview artists from a wide variety of mediums about their creative process and art philosophy.  Each episode includes folktales and true stories about artists to inspire you and keep you going.  Hosted by Addie Hirschten, a contemporary impressionist painter, art teacher, author and public speaker.  Find out more at www.azhirfineart.com.

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40 Interview with Songwriter Bobbie Lancaster

March 24, 2017

On today's episode singer/songwriter Bobbie Lancaster shares her journey of becoming a musician.  Along with teaching songwriting through the "Arts for Learning" organization and conducting music at her church Bobbie has has now produced 9 albums in a wide variety of musical genres including blues, bluegrass, folk, children's music,and gospel.  Listen to her recordings on CD Baby or follow her on Facebook under Bobbie Lancaster Songwriter.

The story of the day is a true story of "The Kite" featured in the book "The Alchemy of Art: Stories for the Classroom."  In addition Hirschten shares how that story became the seed for her new illustrated children's book, "The Happy Kite."

On the Alchemy of Art Podcast we interview artists from a wide variety of mediums about their creative process and art philosophy.  Each episode includes folktales and true stories about artists to inspire you and keep you going.  Hosted by Addie Hirschten, a contemporary impressionist painter, art teacher, author and public speaker.  Find out more at www.azhirfineart.com.

 

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39 Interview with Felt Artist Paula Scott-Frantz

March 6, 2017

On today's episode fiber artist, Paula Scott-Frantz, shares her love of felt as well as her extraordinary personal art stories.  She has been working with the Indianapolis Museum of Art for over twenty years and offers a refreshing perspective on the purpose of art. The art history story of the day is about the origin of art therapy movement.

On the Alchemy of Art podcast we interview artists from a wide variety of mediums about their creative process and art philosophy.  Each episode includes folktales and true stories about artists to inspire you and keep you going.  Hosted by Addie Hirschten, a contemporary impressionist painter, art teacher, author and public speaker.  Find out more at www.azhirfineart.com

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38 How to Be a Professional Artist

January 25, 2017

Are you ready to take the next step and become a professional artist?  In this episode Hirschten answers this question covering the wide variety of ways artist make money today and what it takes to bring in business.  The story of the day is the ancient fable by Aesop, "The Silkworm Weaver."

On the Alchemy of Art podcast we interview artists from a wide variety of mediums about their creative process and art philosophy.  Each episode includes folktales and true stories about artists to inspire you and keep you going.  Hosted by Addie Hirschten, a contemporary impressionist painter, art teacher, author and public speaker.  Find out more at www.azhirfineart.com

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37 Interview with Artist and Curator Kyle Herrington

November 30, 2016

Today's episode features an interview with artist and curator, Kyle Herrington.  The chat covers his thoughts on modern artwork, using humor and censorship.  Find out more about Kyle's work at: www.kyleaherrington.com.

In addition Hirschten shares two true stories from art history: the story of the painting the Mona Lisa and what happened to the works of the Louvre museum during World War II.

On the Alchemy of Art podcast we interview artists from a wide variety of mediums about their creative process and art philosophy.  Each episode includes folktales and true stories about artists to inspire you and keep you going.  Hosted by Addie Hirschten, a contemporary impressionist painter, art teacher, author and public speaker.  Find out more at www.azhirfineart.com

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36 How to Make a Difference

November 18, 2016

In the wake of social unrest following the 2016 election Hirschten shares uplifting stories of many different inspiring artists including Jacques Louis David, Picasso, Romare Bearden, Thornton Dial, Charles Dickens, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Ella Jenkins, Pete Seeger and Sadoko Susaki and the 1,000 Paper Cranes.  Each of these artists used their artwork to share stories of injustice and push for social change.  Only by sharing what is happening can artists open people's eyes to what is going on around them.

On the Alchemy of Art podcast we interview artists from a wide variety of mediums about their creative process and art philosophy.  Each episode includes folktales and true stories about artists to inspire you and keep you going.  Hosted by Addie Hirschten, a contemporary impressionist painter, art teacher, author and public speaker.  Find out more at www.azhirfineart.com

 

 

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35 Should You Become a Professional Artist?

November 8, 2016

Have you fantasized about becoming a professional artist?  In this episode Hirschten creates a pro/con list that breaks down the good, the bad and the ugly sides of becoming a professional artist. The story of the day explains the creation of Kolam designs.

On the Alchemy of Art podcast we interview artists from a wide variety of mediums about their creative process and art philosophy.  Each episode includes folktales and true stories about artists to inspire you and keep you going.  Hosted by Addie Hirschten, a contemporary impressionist painter, art teacher, author and public speaker.  Find out more at www.azhirfineart.com

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34 Clearing the Art Clutter

October 20, 2016

Do you have a pile of old paintings you are not proud of?  On today's episode Hirschten answers the question, "How do you clear the art clutter?"  First she lists ways to identify which pieces are ones you are not proud of then gives a variety of options for purging the "practice pieces."  The story of the day is a strange personal tale about a portrait that was hidden for 20 years.

On the Alchemy of Art podcast we interview artists from a wide variety of mediums about their creative process and art philosophy.  Each episode includes folktales and true stories about artists to inspire you and keep you going.  Hosted by Addie Hirschten, a contemporary impressionist painter, art teacher, author and public speaker.  Find out more at www.azhirfineart.com

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33 Interview with Mixed Media Artist Tori Weyers

September 15, 2016

Today's podcast features an interview with mixed media artist Tori Weyers and the true story of Mucha and Bernhardt.

Tori Weyers is a fine artist and designer specializing in mixed media, screen printing, and abstract painting. Weyers received her BFA from the Art Academy of Cincinnati and has a passion for creating work that engages and delights the viewer with rich visual narratives, strong composition and unique subject matter. Weyers has been a featured artist in Art Journaling Magazine and she teaches mixed media, painting and printmaking at the Indianapolis Art Center as well many different in person and online workshops and classes. Weyers creates and shows work from her downtown Indianapolis studio in The Circle City Industrial Artists Complex as well as her home studio in Broad Ripple. In addition she is currently doing a 366 day drawing challenge and you can follow her progress on Instagram.  Find out more at: www.DrawRiot.com

On the Alchemy of Art podcast we interview artists from a wide variety of mediums about their creative process and art philosophy.  Each episode includes folktales and true stories about artists to inspire you and keep you going.  Hosted by Addie Hirschten, a contemporary impressionist painter, art teacher, author and public speaker.  Find out more at www.azhirfineart.com

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32 Interview with Motion Graphic Artist Rebecca Berdel

August 16, 2016

Today's podcast features an interview with the motion graphic artist, Rebecca Berdel, and the true story of Isadora Duncan. Berdel describes herself as a recovering motion designer seeking to return to non-digital outlets.  In this episode we explore the need to switch mediums and working as a professional creative.  View Berbel's work at:  http://www.rebeccaberdel.com/

On the Alchemy of Art podcast we interview artists from a wide variety of mediums about their creative process and art philosophy.  Each episode includes folktales and true stories about artists to inspire you and keep you going.  Hosted by Addie Hirschten, a contemporary impressionist painter, art teacher, author and public speaker.  Find out more at:  www.azhirfineart.com

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