Thursday, November 12, 2020

The Best Deal on Online Art Classes: Art Bundle for Good!

 


"Looking for beauty we find beauty.  Looking for violence we find violence.  Beauty may be found amidst squalor, violence hidden in good deeds.  'Seek and ye shall find,' the Bible says, and it is often true.  Only a deep inquiry into our own hearts reveals the direction that is right."

-Roberta Weir



While we now have kitties living at Studio Alchemy I am seriously starting to miss our in-person art classes!  But good news if you are interested in improving your art skills you can sign up for Art Bundle for Good....


I was honored to be invited to contribute my class "Creative Art Journaling" to Art Bundle for Good.  It is an amazing package deal of online art classes. There are more than 75 artists contributing art courses and resources with a value of over $4000!  You can learn from a wide variety of teachers all from the comfort of home.

In addition 25% of the profits from the sale are going of Courageous Kitchen, a Bangkok based charity helping refugees. 


Find out more here:   https://www.art.bundlesforgood.com/?ap_id=StudioAlchemy 



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Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Alchemy of Art Podcast Reboot!

 


Yes it is true!  The Alchemy of Art Podcast is up and running again with new episodes on "Using Art to Heal,"  "The Art of the Mask," and "The Art of Decorating."  More to come!  

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Monday, November 9, 2020

Art Inspiration: Finding your Creative Voice

 

Hands Creating, Oil on Canvas, Vita 2019

"Spirit and energy should be clear as the night air;
In the soundless is the ultimate pleasure all along."

-Sun Buer

I dreamed recently that I was on a stage talking to a crowd of people.  They couldn't hear me and asked me to speak louder.  I started shouting and felt liberated to finally be heard.

Are there things you'd like to say with your creative voice?  

If so I've created a new free lecture for you:

Simply go to my online art classes site: https://the-alchemy-of-painting.teachable.com/courses and register for free. 

 
Open, Oil on Canvas, Vita 2019
 

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Monday, February 11, 2019

Alchemy of Art Podcast Episode 63 Interview with Mixed Media Artist, Lauren Reiner


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 This episode features an interview with mixed media artist, Lauren Reiner.  Find out more about her work at:  http://www.weedsandwonder.com/


On the Alchemy of Art podcast we interview artist from a wide variety of mediums about their creative process and art philosophy.  Each episode includes folktales and true stories about artists to inspire you and keep you going.  Hosted by Addie Hirschten, a contemporary painter, art teacher, author and public speaker. Find out more at http://studioalchemy.art/ Take Hirschten's new online classes on www.alchemyofpainting.com




Friday, November 30, 2018

Alchemy of Art Podcast Episode 62 Truth vs. Beauty?


Do you create art to show the big ugly truths of human existence or to glorify the beautiful?  On today's episode we discuss whether truth is more or less important than beauty in art pulling from the thoughts of art philosophers John Ruskin and Oscar Wilde as well as Aesop, Perrault and the Grimm Brothers.




On the Alchemy of Art podcast we interview artist from a wide variety of mediums about their creative process and art philosophy.  Each episode includes folktales and true stories about artists to inspire you and keep you going.  Hosted by Addie Hirschten, a contemporary painter, art teacher, author and public speaker. Find out more at http://studioalchemy.art/ Take Hirschten's new online classes on www.alchemyofpainting.com

Monday, November 5, 2018

Alchemy of Art Podcast Episode 61 Muralist Jules Muck



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Today's episode features an interview with muralist and graffiti artist Jules Muck.  We discuss her work and the recent controversial bunnies mural in Indianapolis.  Find out more about Muck's work at:  www.julesmuck.com





On the Alchemy of Art podcast we interview artist from a wide variety of mediums about their creative process and art philosophy.  Each episode includes folktales and true stories about artists to inspire you and keep you going.  Hosted by Addie Hirschten, a contemporary painter, art teacher, author and public speaker. Find out more at http://studioalchemy.art/ Take Hirschten's new online classes on www.alchemyofpainting.com


Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Alchemy of Art Podcast Episode 60 The Art of Self Expression



Today's episode features Addie sharing late night thoughts on art as a means of self expression.


On the Alchemy of Art podcast we interview artist from a wide variety of mediums about their creative process and art philosophy.  Each episode includes folktales and true stories about artists to inspire you and keep you going.  Hosted by Addie Hirschten, a contemporary painter, art teacher, author and public speaker. Find out more at http://studioalchemy.art/ Take Hirschten's new online classes on www.alchemyofpainting.com 

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Alchemy of Art Podcast Episode 59 Interview with Photographer, Elise Rorick




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 Today's podcast features an interview with fine art photographer, Elise Rorick.  


Find out more about her work at https://www.lusicovicreative.com/ 


On the Alchemy of Art podcast we interview artist from a wide variety of mediums about their creative process and art philosophy.  Each episode includes folktales and true stories about artists to inspire you and keep you going.  Hosted by Addie Hirschten, a contemporary painter, art teacher, author and public speaker. Find out more at http://studioalchemy.art/ Take Hirschten's new online classes on www.alchemyofpainting.com 

Monday, August 20, 2018

The Studio Alchemy Gallery: Before and After



For years I have dreamed of creating an art studio where painters can gather, support each other, make a mess and grow together.  I wanted for my students and I to have a warm environment that feels like home. 

And now we have it!  You can join us for upcoming classes by registering at:

After much searching I found a perfect spot in a historic building that is being renovated.  We are calling the space Studio Alchemy because Alchemy was the medieval study of scientific transformation.  When artists create they are transforming materials into something new.  

This new studio has also been transformed by Boaz Construction Company!  
Here are the before and after pictures...


The Studio Alchemy Classroom


The Studio Alchemy Lounge Space


Studio Alchemy Front Door and Banquet Table

The Studio Alchemy Front Door



The Studio Alchemy Art Classroom Space


The Studio Alchemy Restroom


Artist Addie Hirschten's Private Art Studio

The Meditation Room at the Studio Alchemy Gallery
The Opening Party Celebration for the Studio Alchemy Gallery
The Studio Alchemy Gallery in the Late Afternoon

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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Alchemy of Art Podcast 58 The Art of the Dream Interview with Teresa Vazquez


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Today's podcast features an interview with artist and dream expert, Teresa Vazquez.  Find out more about her work at https://www.teaviedreamaworld.com/ 

Together Teresa and Addie will be teaching a course in fall of 2018 on dream analysis and dream art at Studio Alchemy!  


On the Alchemy of Art podcast we interview artist from a wide variety of mediums about their creative process and art philosophy.  Each episode includes folktales and true stories about artists to inspire you and keep you going.  Hosted by Addie Hirschten, a contemporary impressionist painter, art teacher, author and public speaker.  Find out more at http://studioalchemy.art/ Take Hirschten's new online classes on www.alchemyofpainting.com