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The Arts School

Getting ready to run a taster day at The Arts School tomorrow.

General Art is one of my favourite courses as it is project based and gives you a chance to try different materials out and develop your own ideas and work. 

If you are interested in this course or any others, please visit or website email me at sophie@theartsschool.co.uk


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Roll up! Roll up!

Our next course is Figurative Drawing on bank holiday Monday August 28th.

The day runs from 10:30-12:30, break of an hour for delicious lunch (let us know dietary requirements at time of booking), then 1:30-3pm we create! 

Course costs £90 and includes materials, and lunch, just bring yourself!

Refer a friend and get 10% off.

We look forward to meeting you!

BOOK HERE

The Arts School – the start

So I have been quiet because I have been busy! 

1) the boy who will be 7 months old next week, amazing! 

I could spend all day watching him learn the world! The greatest time consumers!

2) The Little Art on the Green, more details next week


And 3) 

I have started an arts school! 

The Arts School will start running day courses in Drawing and Mark making and Reflective Practise. Come and spend the day on a beautiful farm in East Sussex. 60 acres of woods, fields and lakes. A delicious lunch is included, provided by Sam. So excited! A few spaces left for our intro day on July 8th and confirmed dates to follow! 

Visit our website or follow and like our Facebook and Instagram 


http://www.theartsschool.co.uk/

Unsuccessful experiments 

Today I tried a quick play with still life photography, it wasn’t very successful, but it is just a starting point. 

 

 I learnt:

  • Cats are not helpful, 
  • I have a large amount of dried petals from flowers from my husband which I need to do something with, anyone got any ideas please let me know!
  • I need to allow myself more time to set up and consider.

Thanks for reading!

©www.sophiemayer.com 2015

Artist insite: Nathalie Croquet

Today I saw these images, and the artist, beauty stylist and journalist, Natalie Croquet.

I find the images beautiful, interesting, enquiring, and fun! 

Fashion is not my realm, but I am drawn to these images. I think they work as colour, props, pose, and compostion, so the spoofs are as attractive as the original campaigns. 

What do you think?

   

    

All images taken from other websites and are not my own.

I thank those for sharing and inspiring!

©www.sophiemayer.com 2015 

Social Media and me: What is a hashtag and how do I work it?

  1. When I am looking into something new, I, like many, start with google. 

    It is a quick way to get initial answers to your question. 

    I am re addressing where I am with social media and where I want to be. 

    Today it is a simple and quick google Q and A: what is a hashtag and how does it work.

    Here is what I found out and where I found it:

    tag: A word or phrase preceded by a hash mark (#), used within a message to identify a keyword or topic of interest and facilitate a search for it. So whenever a user adds a hashtag to their post, it is immediately indexed by the social network and searchable by other users.15 Aug 2014 #google explained 

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    “A hashtag is simply a way for people to search for tweets that have a common topic. For example, if you type #Gravity (or #gravity or #GraVItY, because it’s not case-sensitive) into the Search Twitter box at the top of any Twitter page and hit Enter, you’ll get a list of tweets related to the movie. What you won’t get are tweets that say “Who discovered gravity?” because “gravity” isn’t preceded by the hashtag  

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  2. “Which characters can you include in a #hashtag? 
    For starters, spaces are an absolute no-no. Even if your hashtag contains multiple words, group them all together. If you want to differentiate between words, use capitals instead (#BlueJasmine). Uppercase letters will not alter your search results, so searching for #BlueJasmine will yield the same results as #bluejasmine.
    Numbers are supported, so tweet about #50ShadesOfGrey to your heart’s content. However, punctuation marks are not, so commas, periods, exclamation points, question marks and apostrophes are out. Forget about asterisks, ampersands or any other special characters.
    Keep in mind that the @ symbol does something completely different. Using @ before a person’s Twitter handle will tweet at him directly, letting him know you have written to him via the @Connect tab. A hashtag will not. Sometimes users will hashtag a celebrity’s name instead of using her Twitter handle — it is acceptable to tweet #Lorde or @lordemusic. But if you are trying to reach someone directly, don’t use a hashtag.
    There is no preset list of hashtags. Create a brand new hashtag simply by putting the hash before a series of words, and if it hasn’t been used before, voilà! You’ve invented a hashtag.” 

     

Thanks to the websites for sharing and educating me!

©www.sophiemayer.com 2015