Painting is a great hobby and, if you’re lucky, it can also become a great career. One of the best things about painting is that it allows your creativity to flourish. You can also learn new things about yourself and the world around you when you paint. Here are five ways to learn more painting:
- Visit galleries
Paintings are meant to be viewed in person, not from a computer screen, so get yourself off to an art gallery. You can easily learn lots about painting online, but there’s nothing more immersive than the experience of visiting a gallery and being surrounded by all sorts of art works. Not only can you learn about paintings from reading descriptions and guides and speaking with the curators, you can learn from viewing them up close.
- Join an art club
Joining an art club is a great way to learn more painting: you’ll be surrounded by like-minded people who are all interested in painting and want to learn from one another. Clubs are all about pooling ideas together and sharing them; whether you’re a novice or a more experienced painter, you’re bound to pick up some tips and learn new things about painting. Clubs are also great if you have a busy schedule because they can easily be fitted in and they provide a nice break from the routine of life.
- Go to art school
If you’re really committed to learning more about painting, why not go to art school? Have a look round and see what art courses are available. It’s a big commitment, even if you only do a year-long course, but the information you’ll learn will be invaluable. Not only will you get lots of time to hone your craft, you’ll learn from experts and get help perfecting your skills. Speaking from experience, going to art school definitely helped me a lot and I wouldn’t be the artist I am today without it.
- Practice, practice, practice!
It goes without saying that you learn by practicing. The more you paint, the more you’ll learn about painting and what it does for you. As you paint more, you’ll also learn more about your skills and your likes and dislikes. Painting is a great way to express your creative side and there is a lot to it. There are loads of wonderful things to learn about painting and you’re not going to know everything if you do one painting then stop, so keep practicing!
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