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Creative Spirit Janelle Gurchinoff

Janelle Gurchinoff is a Michigan-based artist and the owner of Spirit Cat. After getting her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, Janelle worked as a graphic designer for 20 years. Having little creative freedom over the years, she ended up feeling totally lost and depleted....
How to Talk about Art – a Visual

How to Talk about Art – a Visual

For those visual learners out there, a visual journey of basic art analysis! Feel free to use it to help your students or others, but please share with them Artist Strong and credit my effort. BE COURAGEOUSLY CREATIVE: Practice this on your favorite visual. Do you...
Say YES to ARTSpeak!

Say YES to ARTSpeak!

Have you ever encountered an artwork and wondered why you have the feelings you do about it? Has someone put you on the spot asking your opinion about an artwork in the news or in a museum? I have taught art for nearly 8 years and the minute I share, “I teach...

Discussing Art: A Beginner’s Guide

The first steps to discussing art. How many of you appreciate art but when forced to share your opinion about art have a huge desire to crawl under a nearby desk or chair and hide?  I know countless people actually afraid to talk about art.  They are afraid they will...