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Sponsor // The Paseo Brings Light and Sound Installations to the Streets of Historic Taos


Youth workshop projection piece on the Luna Chapel in Taos, August 2015. Instructor-artist Nettrice Gaskins, Boston MA.

On September 25 and 26, 2015, the historic district of Taos, New Mexico will be transformed with 30 works by over 70 artists.  The 100% free “un-hangable” art that The Paseo will present is experimental, ephemeral, and participatory.

Artists include CHiKA, a Japanese-born, Brooklyn-based artist, and video pioneers Steina and Woody Vasulka, now based in Santa Fe. Other installations revolve around literary and culinary arts. Some pieces reference the centuries-old Spanish and Native American history of the community and the natural wilderness area that encircles Taos. All are interactive. The event also features 11 STEAM workshops in Taos schools, part of the STEMarts Lab@The Paseo youth program, created by Taos artist, Agnes Chavez.

The Paseo
Friday-Saturday, September 25-26, 1 to 10pm
Sunday September 27, 7pm Pecha Kucha presentations by artists

Sponsored by New Mexico Tourism Department, New Mexico Arts, Town of Taos, Taos County, the Healy Foundation and many private supporters.

Sponsor // Get 50% Off the Craftsy Online-Video Class ‘Sketchbooks: Drawing the Everyday’

Sketch like a pro, even on the go! Gain the skills you need to become a better artist when you join Paul Heaston in the online Craftsy class, Sketchbooks: Drawing the Everyday, for 50% off today — a special offer for Colossal readers. In these online-video lessons, you’ll learn an inspiring range of ways to use pencil, ink and watercolor to capture the world around you.

In these online-video lessons, you’ll begin by discovering an array of texture-building ink techniques to express light and shadow. Then, infuse your work with color and character using Paul’s pro tips for painting smooth watercolor washes, and combine what you’ve learned to create eye-catching compositions. Whether you want to depict people, architecture or nature, you’ll gain the confidence and creative skills to fill up your sketchbook with pieces you’ll want to show off!

Visit Craftsy.com now to get 50% off lifetime access to the online class, Sketchbooks: Drawing the Everyday, and watch it anytime, anywhere. Offer expires August 24, 2015 at 11:59pm MT.

Sponsor // Design a Career Without Boundaries at Parsons

Love what you do. Prepare for a creative career with a certificate in art and design from Parsons. Future-proof your resume and build skills that are in high demand in areas like Graphic and Digital Design, Interior Design and Architecture Studies, Fashion Business, Fashion Design, Fine Art, Photography, and more.

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You deserve to learn from the best. Start exploring Fall offerings in all areas of study and discover your new path at a free Information Session on Tuesday,  August 18. Take the leap today. Learn more.

Sponsor // Get 57% Off the Craftsy Online-Video Class ‘Dynamic Detail in Pen, Ink & Watercolor’

Depict the world around you in fascinating detail using a relaxed, methodical approach. With artist and instructor Steven Reddy as your guide, capture highly detailed scenes as you learn techniques for creating contour drawings, grisaille underpaintings, beautiful watercolors, and more. Enroll in the online Craftsy class, Dynamic Detail in Pen, Ink & Watercolor, for 57% off today — a special offer for Colossal readers.

In these online-video lessons, you’ll learn how to break down a complex scene into an initial sketch that’s light and loose. Then, create contour drawing and a grisaille underpainting that will bring extraordinary dimension to your work, before using a limited watercolor palette to enhance your piece with harmonious color. Finally, finish your work by using contour lines to suggest shaping and hatch marks to create texture.

Visit Craftsy.com today to get 57% off lifetime access to the online class, Dynamic Detail in Pen, Ink & Watercolor, and give it a try risk-free with Craftsy’s 100% money-back promise. Offer expires  August 10, 2015 at 11:59pm MT.

Sponsor // 10 Essential Techniques for Better Drawing: Get 50% Off Craftsy’s Online Class

Transform your drawings with easy-to-learn principles of composition, perspective, value, form, mark-making and more. Join internationally acclaimed artist Patricia Watwood in the online Craftsy class, 10 Essential Techniques for Better Drawing, for 50% off today — a special offer for Colossal readers — and master a toolkit of fundamental techniques to draw what you see with more confidence and accuracy than ever before.

With these online-video lessons you’ll use hatching, crosshatching, stippling, and veiling to create shadows, tones, and gradation. Then, define objects in your drawings with composition, block-in, and contour lines, before seeing how to depict shapes in three dimensions. Next, use enveloping and triangulation to accurately orient objects for a convincing sense of placement. Finally, enhance your ability to depict light and shadow, and create accurate value shifts for true-to-life results.

Visit Craftsy.com to get 50% off lifetime access to the online class, 10 Essential Techniques for Better Drawing, and be confident you’ll love your purchase with Craftsy’s full money-back promise. Offer expires July 27, 2015 at 11:59pm MT.

Sponsor // Create a Stunning Website or Portfolio with Squarespace

Squarespace makes it easy to create stunning websites, portfolios, blogs, and online stores without having to touch a line of code. Showcase your work beautifully with full-screen presentations and dynamic slideshows that look spectacular on every device. Set up a functioning website in minutes using Squarespace’s intuitive and easy-to-use tools.

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Sponsor // Get 50% Off the Craftsy Online-Video Class ‘Picture Book Illustration: Animal Characters’

Have you ever wanted to create your own picture book? Now you can! Bring endearing animal characters to life, and captivate audiences of all ages, when you join illustrator Eric Johnson in online-video lessons you can watch forever. For a limited time, get 50% off the online Craftsy class Picture Book Illustration: Animal Characters — a special offer for Colossal readers — and master the art of animal character design from start to finish.

In these online-video lessons, you’ll find out how easy it can be to conceptualize and develop a beloved character. You’ll begin by creating thumbnail sketches, before adding expressive human characteristics. Then, explore a variety of poses, props and settings to draw a captivating visual narrative, and refine perspective, scale and balance. Plus, see how to experiment with various color palettes to convey mood and emotion.

Visit Craftsy.com to get 50% off the online class, Picture Book Illustration: Animal Characters, and illustrate classic animal characters that delight children and adults alike. And don’t forget, it’s no risk and all reward with Craftsy’s full money-back promise. Offer expires July 13, 2015 at 11:59pm MT.

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