We were so pleased to have had rising Baltimore City Senior Robin/Elliot O’Maonaigh with us this summer via the Bloomberg Arts Internship program! Last night they gave their culminating presentation (which these slides are excerpted from), documenting their intern’s view on the studio acquired through close observation of our artists’ practices done in tandem with building their own portfolio and supporting our studio milieu. You can learn more about what they saw and learned this summer in this blog post they prepared.
Make Studio was excited and humbled to receive a generous grant from Civitan Club of Baltimore, allowing us to undertake our “Make Studio Road Warriors” series. This funding is enabling our artists to get out of the studio, and even out of Baltimore, specifically to have unique art experiences in the company of fellow artists from other progressive art studios. First up, on May 26th, a group of artists and staff visited VisAbility Arts Lab in Rockville and Art Enables in Washington, D.C.! Read on to find out what we saw and did that day.
by Tyrone Weedon As a 90s kid, I was introduced to the stand-up comedian Louie Anderson when he has a Showtime Comedy Special on cable television that I watched years […]
Now that it’s been a minute and we feel like we’re back in our art center, we’re happy to be resuming our periodic spotlights on 1-2 artists in our showroom gallery.
Currently in the gallery: “My Morphinominal Life in Art” featuring Iragi Nkere, on view through the end the September. Stop by to see the work in-person if you can, or follow along on social media as we share artwork details and thoughts from Iragi.
Make Studio artist Louis Middleton is a big fan of beautiful scenery. He often makes artwork about faraway places, idyllic landscapes and seascapes, as well as capturing the essence of […]
The first piece Tyrone worked on when he returned to in-person studio attendance last month was this one, his response of solidarity to the alarming rise in hate crimes directed […]
“I began watching old episodes of the “Bob Ross” painting show on Netflix and Hulu in 2018 (ish), because I thought it would help hone my painting skills. I learned many new things by watching him paint, such as use of color, mostly soft colors. I also bought a book of Bob Ross’s paintings from the Giant, which I have been using as a reference ever since.”
Everyone can agree that working from home has advantages and disadvantages, and the same can be said about at-home art practices. Zach has mostly been able to find the advantages!
Zach taps a wide variety of sources that inspire his creative process. As of late, he says he’s been “trying to replicate the art of animator Don Bluth (An American Tail, The Land Before Time, etc.)” He also uses “photos of real actors as reference while designing human characters.”
As you may have noticed, Iragi is Make Studio’s #1 fan of seasonal holiday festivities. Before the pandemic, that was evident on this day, also this one, and this one, […]