Do you love to draw and paint? That’s awesome! You’re awesome! You’re an artist. Keeping creating!
Who’s here to help you?
- Your parents.
- Your grandparents.
- Your teachers.
Who will bend over backwards to help you?
- People you know very well whom you’ve done a lot of things for.
- People you’ve built a great relationship with by being amazing all the time and thinking of them and their needs, not your needs.
Who’s NOT here to help you?
- People you’ve never met.
- People you don’t know.
Where do you get to exhibit?
- Your parents’ refrigerator.
- On the school bulletin board (if your work is really, really good)
- Potentially at a coffee shop if you’re putting lots in of effort in and getting great results.
Where do you NOT get to exhibit?
- Most coffee shops.
- All wine bars.
- All art galleries.
- Fine art galleries.
- Award-winning fine art galleries.
- The Smithsonian
Things You Can Do To Move Your Art Career To The Next Stage
- Be nice to everyone.
- Eat your vegetables.
- Draw and paint as much as you can.
- Take as many art classes as you can at school.
- Work hard to get good grades in these classes.
- Take an art class outside of school.
- Start researching art. There’s lots of great stuff on the web.
- Watch some cool movies about art and artists.
- Choose a favorite artist and learn more about them.
- Get out of the house.
- Attend a gallery opening. First Fridays are great days for that.
- Get your parents to buy you a piece of art in a local gallery – if it’s a First Friday then you can also ask the artist questions.
- Exercise regularly.
- Be super nice to everyone.