Sunday, June 12, 2016

Career Tools and Strategies For Artists


Career Tools and Strategies For Artists:  A 6-Week Online Professional Development Workshop for Artists 

Learn to manage your career as an artist, from putting together a strong portfolio to documenting your work.  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
  • 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 you will need for 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 July 16 and run through August 27
The cost of the entire 6-week course is $95

6-Week Workshop $95

30-Day Collage Challenge Workshop


30-Day Collage Challenge Workshop
Creating art on a daily basis can change your work for the better, whether it’s gaining a new skill level or technique, challenging yourself artistically or simply seeing what dedication and commitment can produce.  A daily project is a personal journey that can offer you an opportunity for self-discovery and personal growth.    
During this 30-day online collage workshop participants will be challenged to create one collage every day for the next 30 days.  Those taking the course will be presented with a daily theme/technique to enhance artistic skills. Each daily prompt is developed to help with overall technique, design skills such as color and composition and basic principle of good design.
Most projects can be completed in about an hour. 

Some of the things featured in this workshop
  •  daily prompts and exercises
  • downloadable video demos
  • share your work with others in the group
  • free downloadable book and printable image sheets
  • personal feedback for each project

The 30-Day Online Collage Challenge starts Saturday, July 16 and continues through August 14. Entire workshop is only $65.  A material list will be provided after signing up.

Space is limited, so sign up early.   

Randel Plowman received his M.F.A. in printmaking 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 The Paris Review, 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. 
 Have a question or comment? Contact me at randelplowman@hotmail

30 Day Workshop $65

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Spinner

Spinner
collage on paper
12" x 10" 2015
Comes mounted in a 18" x 16 - 6 ply archival mat
Includes Free Shipping 
$95

Friday, April 01, 2016

The Doorway

The Doorway
collage on paper
12" x 10" 2015
Comes mounted in a 18" x 16 - 6 ply archival mat
Includes Free Shipping 
$95

Monday, August 17, 2015

New Approaches to Mixed Media Collage: 6 Week Online Workshop

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New Approaches to Mixed Media Collage: 6 Week Online Workshop 

Join artist and author Randel Plowman for a 6-week online collage workshop.
Beginning and advanced artists alike will benefit from this hands-on online workshop filled with downloadable projects and video demos, discussions about materials and techniques and more.  In addition to creating collages, participants will also learn about matting and framing their work. Those signing up for the course will also have the opportunity to participant in a theme-based online exhibition. An exhibition book will also be published that will include everyone’s work.
Everyone will be able to download projects and video demos to work on at their own convenience, share work and comment on others work on a private group site and read weekly interviews from other artists working in collage and more.

Workshop starts: September 12 and will run through October 24, 2015
Some of the things that will be featured in this course:

  •   8- online collage projects with downloadable video demos
  •   Overview of materials and tools
  •   Weekly artists interviews
  •   Ability to share your work with others taking the course
  •   Documenting your work: scanning, photographing and preparing your work for the web.
  •   Overview of matting and framing your art
  •   Optional one on one critiques via email
  •   Opportunity to participate in a theme-based online group collage exhibition which will include an optional book with everyone’s work and more.  
A material list will be sent a few weeks before the course starts and are typically kept to a minimum with basis art supplies. The cost for the 6 week online course is only $120.

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 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. He is currently working on a new book about collage.
For more information about this online course please contact me at: randelplowman@hotmail.com

The workshop is limited to 20 people, so sign up early.

Cost for entire six week course is $120

No Place Better Than Here: Mixed media collages by Randel Plowman

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No place better than here
Mixed media collages by Randel Plowman

August 17 – September 18, 2015
Gallery talk // September 10, 3:30PM
Artist reception // September 10, 5–7PM
Northern Kentucky University School of the Arts
Fine Arts Center Third Floor Gallery
Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 9am–9pm.

Saturday, August 01, 2015

No Place Better Than Here: Mixed media collages by Randel Plowman

Effective Flower Arrangement
collage on paper
12" x 10" 2015

"No Place Better Than Here: Mixed media collages by Randel Plowman" opens Monday, August 17, 2015 at 9 a.m. in the Third Floor Gallery and continues until Friday, September 18, 2015. The third Floor Gallery is located on the Third Floor of the Fine Arts Center at Northern Kentucky University. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Parking is available for a fee in the Welcome Center Garage. For more information contact David J. Knight at Knight@nku.edu or 859-572-5148.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Editioned Prints For Sale


I've editioned a number of prints of my past colleges and am offering them for sale. Each Giclée print is signed and numbered and is printed in a limited edition of 9 on archival Somerset Velvet Fine Art paper. Includes free shipping and print documentation.
Please check back for new editions.

Monday, March 16, 2015

New Online Collage Workshop Starts on March 22


New Online Mixed Media Collage Workshop

This is the last week to sign up for my new online mixed media collage workshop. This one will run for two months and will start March 22. I hope to see you there!

You can find out more information or sign up for the workshop by clicking om the link below:

http://acollageaday.blogspot.com/2015/02/new-mixed-media-collage-workshop_23.html

If you have any questions please contact me at: randelplowman@hotmail.com

Friday, March 06, 2015

New Online Mixed Media Collage Workshop

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New Online Mixed Media Collage Workshop

Join artist and author Randel Plowman for an 8 week personalized collage art workshop.  Each person signing up for the course will be provided with projects catered to their own skill levels and or time constraints. The course is custom designed for both beginner and advanced artist. Whether you want to work on a series or body of work or simply want to try new techniques for collage this workshop in for you.

Some of the things featured in this course:

·      Downloadable online video demos and prompts
·      Online classroom with group discussion forums
·      Private Facebook group for sharing your work with others taking the course
·      Weekly projects and ideas to enhance your creativity
·      Optional one on one critiques via email, Skype or phone
·      Creating a body of work based on a themes.
·      Daily creativity prompts
·      Documenting your work
·      Optional group critiques via Skype
·      After the course is complete a themed-based online exhibition will be presented. Participants taking the course will get to choose the theme or title for this exhibition
·      An overview of materials
·      Matting and framing your art
·      Downloadable content and more

The course starts March 22 and continues until May 24. A material list will be sent a few weeks before the course starts. Supplies are typically kept to a minimum using mostly basis art supplies.  The cost for the entire 8-week course is only $150

Before signing up you should have access and be familiar with the following.

        •       computer
        •       internet connection
        •       scanner or digital camera
        •       inkjet printer
        •       some skills using social media tools such as Facebook, etc.

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. This is ninth online collage workshop since 2013.
For more information about this online course please contact me at: randelplowman@hotmail.com 


To sign up for this course click on link below.
8-Week course is only $150