Thursday, May 25, 2017

New Alchemy of Painting Online Courses!

Enroll today for *FREE* on alchemyofpainting.com
Would you like to learn how to paint flowers?


Join the *FREE* online painting class "How to Paint a Rose" at www.alchemyofpainting.com!

Get to know me as an art instructor and honor the beauty of nature by creating your own floral painting today.



This course includes...
- a video demonstration with helpful commentary by the artist
- a step by step guide to create your painting from start to finish
- and a copyright free image for you to work from


Enroll today for free at alchemyofpainting.com





Monday, May 15, 2017

Alchemy of Art Podcast Episode 44 Interview with Kiala Givehand


Also available on iTunes

 
 
Today's episode features an interview with the Book Artist and Creative Business Coach, Kiala Givehand, and the Chinese folktale, The Story of Tanabata.

Kiala Givehand is a creativity and empowerment coach, poet/writer/editor, mixed media book artist, and workshop leader.  Givehand received an MFA in Creative Writing and Poetry from Mills College.  For more than 15 years she taught English and Language Arts at every level including college level Creative Writing, Humanites, and English Composition.


She now works with small groups of students, teachers, artists, writers, and creative entrepreneurs who want to identify their passions so they can embrace their gifts and talents through the empowered expression of their deepest desires.  She loves teaching and empowering others to live with intention.  Find out more at:  www.kialagivehand.com

 

On the Alchemy of Art Podcast we interview artists 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 www.azhirfineart.com.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Alchemy of Painting Book is available!!!!

Alchemy of Painting: Developing Your Style and Purpose
Pre-Order Book: The Alchemy of Painting

PRE-ORDER NOW AT 15% OFF!

Book Launch Date:  June 9th, 2017

Are you interested in developing your painting skills? Inspired by questions asked by her painting students, artist Addie Hirschten created this book to encourage your individual artistic journey. This how-to guide for painters both explains basic painting techniques and prompts you to develop your own artistic style.


Topics covered included painting materials, creating an art studio, steps to painting, developing your signature style, tricks of perspective, values, composition, color mixing, color harmony, the role art will play in your life and more!


The classic exercises in this book will help you develop your skills whether you wish to work abstractly or realistically. The many contributing artists share a wide variety to styles to inspire you. They include Trisha Adams, Charlene Brown, Elizabeth Chapman, Lynn Dunbar, Jessica Green, Sofiya Inger, Megan Jefferson, Dima Kroma, Pamela C. Newell, Leslie Saeta, Carrie Schmitt, and Randall David Tipton.


If you plan on attending the book launch party June 24th 2017 pick up your book then!  Send us a message and we will refund your shipping fee at the party.

Order Today!




















Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Alchemy of Art Podcast Episode 43 Interview with Creativity Doula Alexis Cohen


Available on iTunes


Today's episode features an interview with Creativity Doula, Alexis Cohen.  Cohen is a certified hypnotherapist, birth doula, creativity coach and visual artist.  Find out more about her creativity coaching at www.alexiscohen.org or on her art website www.alexisjae.org.


The story of the day is how the song "We Shall Overcome" was changed to become one of the most powerful unifiers of the civil rights movement of the 1960s.


Hirschten announces on today's show that her book "The Alchemy of Painting: Developing Your Style and Purpose" is available for pre-orders!  Get your copy today at: http://www.azhirfineart.com/alchemy-of-art-book/

On the Alchemy of Art podcast we interview artists 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 www.azhirfineart.com


Saturday, April 22, 2017

Alchemy of Art Podcast Episode 42 Interview with Painter Megan Jefferson




Also available on iTunes


Today's episode features a thoughtful interview with painter, Megan Jefferson, and a true personal story, "Bloom Where You are Planted."  We talk about finding flow and intuitive painting. Find out more about Megan Jefferson's work at: www.jeffersonartstudio.com.



On the Alchemy of Art podcast we interview artists 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 www.azhirfineart.com


Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Alchemy of Art Podcast Episode 41 Interview with the Creators of Caravan Classes



Listen on iTunes


Erin Goodman is an art teacher at Zionsville Middle School and Deanna Leonard is a metal designer, jewelry maker and art instructor.  Together they formed the business "Caravan Classes."  On today's episode they join us for share their personal art stories as well as how they formed the company "Caravan Classes."  Find out more on their website:  https://squareup.com/store/caravan-classes



Today's episode also features the story behind our current American flag's design featured in the book, "The Alchemy of Art: Stories for the Classroom."  On the Alchemy of Art Podcast we interview artists 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 www.azhirfineart.com.

"Petal Pushers" Show at the Harrison Center for the Arts

Flower Sale in the Park, San Miguel de Allende
Copyright 2017 Hirschten
Oil on Canvas
Join me this Friday night from 6-9pm at the Harrison Center for the Arts for the show "Petal Pushers."  I have six new paintings in the show and there is amazing work by several other artists as well.