What is an Open Art Studio?
Artists who work in their own Art Studio often give the public the opportunity to visit their studio, with other words, they Open their Studios to the public.
An Artist Open Studio is not a Gallery, and usually is not open every day. Most Artists need their own space and time to work their creative magic. A constant flood of visitors would mean they never would finish anything.
On the other hand, at certain times Artists may appreciate some extra exposure of their work, or even test their work by evaluating feedback from the public.
The public usually appreciates Open Art Studios, as there is no pressure to buy, and it gives visitors the opportunity to look deeper into works of art and how those works are created. Some artists even give short demonstrations to explain their way of working.
Generally speaking it is a worthwhile interaction for both parties.
In my own case, I love showing and demonstrating how my paintings and motives come together and take on a life of their own.
My Open Art Studio, in addition to above reasons, is also a good opportunity for the public to inquire about my regularly weekly art classes. Over the years I have met many people who loved the idea of learning to draw or paint, but they had an underlying feeling or sometimes even certainty that they wouldn’t be able to learn to draw or paint.
Anyone who feels like this, should talk to an art teacher, and they would find out quickly that anyone who has a liking or even love of art is capable of leaning to paint.
I alwasy say, if you can write your name, you can learn to draw, writing is much more complicated. Actually, I had someone in the past who couldn’t write, but he still learned how to draw 🙂
If you never have been to an Open Art Studio, feel free to come around on one of my Open Art Studio days.
Make sure you check for the NEXT Open Day on my web-site – click Open Art Studio