How Do I Keep Motivated?

So you have done the course, met lots of like-minded others, got all the materials but now the course is over, how will you keep motivated?  It is easy to be motivated when you are surrounded by others creating artworks as you get to see new ways of doing things, ideas are shared and often we are motivated.  There often comes a time when the motivation dries up for most of us, then what?  I explain a few ways of keeping motivated…

Keeping In Touch 

If you can try and keep in touch with those that you learnt with once the course is over it is easier to be motivated.  A small group of learners from one of my courses have a ‘drawing meet up’ once a month to continue to inspire and encourge them.

If you don’t have a group of people from a course, try joining a forum or online group where others post imagery of their work.  It is inspiring to see work and you often can ask questions of the members. If none of the above is possible, do a course, I think taking courses with like-minded individuals is not only the quickest way to learn but also the most motivating.

Doing art courses is a great way to stay motivated

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What Are The Best Books To Learn About Art History?

I had a friend who told me that she felt she didn’t know enough about art and asked me what she could read to find out more.  She had been on a recent holiday to Rome and admitted that she ‘didn’t know anything about the art‘ and felt she should know more. Some books came to mind that are really informative for an overview of art history and great for beginners, so I thought I would share them…

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