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Monday, March 28, 2011

Artist Toolbox: Get Involved

Glovebox is committed to providing our community with great resources - whether it’s getting your art in front of the public,  learning how to price your work, or staying motivated.  No one will deny that it takes perseverance and determination to make a career out of art. We are here to help you. Tell us, what do you want to know?

First, you can check out your local resources. As an artist, motivation can be a challenge. Sign up for a class at a local community center to meet peers, improve on a skill or learn a new technique. Stop staring at an empty canvas and try something fresh today!


Glovebox had the opportunity to meet Ed Hauben, the Director at Newton Community Education (NCE) center, to talk about motivation. The NCE is a hub for educational, social, cultural and vocational programs for adults and children. Learn from a professional Illustrator in the Illustrating Children’s Books course. In the class students develop and design original ideas into a detailed storybook. Students will even learn how to publish work under the guidance of the instructor.
“[The NCE] offers everything from basic drawing, intro to painting, pastels, Chinese brush and Impressionist painting to advanced painting, figure drawing, illustrating children's books and all levels of digital photography.” Ed Hauben, Director of NCE tells Glovebox about other invaluable resources they started for artists, “Because of the demand, NCE now offers Art Group, a place for artists to meet, review, and talk about their work, and The Business of Art, a discussion about how to promote and sell work.”
The NCE is always looking for new local teachers who would like to teach. Ed tells us that he encourages professional artists to “Share [their] passion with highly motivated and interested students while giving back to the community.” A great resume builder and a way to make some extra cash.

Sign up for a Newton Community Education class today at Get familiar with the Massachusetts Cultural Council, ArtSake and other local community centers. And if you start teaching at NCE, let us know because we want to take your class!

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