real school of art – creative evolution!

Hi! Here’s a podcast about the development of the school: there is a lot going on behind the scenes, and I am very excited about where it is going…

New students are enrolling every week for your free opt-in courses (there are currently two of them!) and The RSOA first edition is getting glowing reviews! It is so beautiful to hear feedback from creatives really benefiting from the lessons!!

Three important points here, as the school expands:

  1. If you write me up some feedback about the intro course(s) for the school, I’ll thank you with a 30% OFF COUPON for the first (full) edition of the school.
  2. I’m creating an RSOA SCHOLARSHIP – an annual award of at least one free place on the school, for a special person in financial hardship, with a massive creative potential that keenly wants to be freed. My professional support will be offered alongside the course.
  3. ALL of you who buy the very-affordable first edition of the school will have it UPGRADED to the visionary super-creative-expansion version of the school, when it births into being later this year/ early 2019.

Hear more about it all, in the podcast above – and I so look forward to seeing you in the school!

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  1. Please share this post, if you know someone who’d be inspired – they’ll love you for it!
  2. Join me on Patreon if you’d like to hear/ see/ read much more about the school: that’s my inner circle, where I share all my creative outpourings with my very special folks – I’ll be publishing all the new school material there, first.
  3. My website is here, my art is on Etsy, The Real School of Art is here, my books on Lulu and Blurb, and art holidays on VAWAA.
  4. Social media: Facebook has the art school page and my artist page, and clareartista is on Twitter and Instagram
  5. Thank you so much for being part of my ambitious creative vision! 

 

WHAT IS THIS?!

THE REAL SCHOOL OF ART IS

totally UNLIKE ANY OTHER ART SCHOOL!

Our approach is all about authenticity, spontaneity, depth of spirit & meaning, and energy!

It’s going to bust a ton of myths which stop YOU from being the vibrant creative human you were born to be!

TERM ONE launches in just a couple of weeks!

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It’s going to support you in building a real, successful career as a happy artist, by illustrating methodically how I made my own, and bringing out the dormant gifts which YOU are hiding!

And it’s online: a substantial course of videos and worksheets which will span a whole year: you can follow at your own pace!

Here’s the video series which answers:

-what’s the point of art anyway?

-what is creativity, and why is it more important than ever right now?

-what if I don’t paint – what will this teach me?

-who the heck are you, anyways?!

and other juicy Qs:

ONE:  WHAT IS ART?!

TWO: WHAT IS CREATIVITY?

THREE: WHY IS CREATIVITY SO VITAL TODAY?

FOUR: WHAT IS THE RSOA, AND WHAT CAN IT TEACH ME?

FIVE: THE COURSE – OUTLINED

SIX: WHO THE HECK ARE YOU TO TEACH THIS?!

SEVEN: WHAT IF I DON’T PAINT – WILL THE RSOA TEACH ME OTHER STUFF?

EIGHT: WHY SIGN UP NOW?

NINE: SEIZE THE DAY!

TEN: HOW TO SEIZE THE DAY!

Any Qs about the school or the course, just message US below:

 

 

COUNTDOWN TO LAUNCH

HERE IS YOUR INTRO SERIES TO

THE REAL SCHOOL OF ART:

another 5 videos will come before the course launch date

in early January: sign up for the RSOA mailing list HERE

1. WHAT IS ART?

2. WHAT IS CREATIVITY?

3. WHY IS CREATIVITY SO VITAL TODAY?

4. WHAT WILL THE RSOA TEACH ME?

5. THE CURRICULUM: THE COURSE OUTLINED

TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT SIGNING UP,

GO SEE THE CLARE ARTISTA PAGES ON

PATREON

or

contact Clare here:

COUNTDOWN BEGINS…

Here’s video 1 of 10, which is introducing you to the art school – countdown to the raw version unfolding from January 2017!

Sign up now via PATREON – or get your SPECIAL OFFER via the mailing list which you can join HERE.

The happiest of creative days to you!

Clare xx

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MAKING SPACE TO MAKE!

WORK BEHIND THE SCENES ON THE REAL SCHOOL OF ART IS COMING ALONG!

Here’s some more insight into what the course will be sharing: how to make space to make:

There will also be a book of the same name released imminently via LULU.

You can sign up for the RSOA mini intro course HERE.

And you can read more about artist Clare Galloway HERE.

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DON’T INTERRUPT!

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all illustrations from the soon-to-be-published MAKING SPACE TO MAKE book

One of the most misunderstood aspects of artists’ lives… is their work schedule.

I’m serious! It’s one of the most constant issues which has perpetuated; throughout the past 25 + yrs, no matter where in the world my studio has been: daily, often hourly, unanticipated interruptions when I’m working in deep concentration.

Peoples’ perception of what an artist is actually doing is not always accurate: perhaps they look superficially and think we’re just painting pictures, like plastering a wall or cooking dinner. Folk see the surface of a painting, and often don’t appreciate the many layers behind that surface, nor the intensity of focus which we need to place one mark upon another.

The reality is, we’re deep in alpha-wave consciousness, balanced on a wave of inspiration, focussing our energy, experience and passion intently and profoundly in one place, in that one potent moment.

If you’re not really fucked off when someone interrupts your dense creative concentration with a trivial query -then something isn’t right!

We’re expected to put pleasure or ‘non-necessary’ things to the side, and to attend to others’ needs- to not to need or want to go deeper, and to not prioritise our own joy and fulfilment.

Certainly, in my own (Scottish) culture, taking indulgent time to yourself could even be seen as highly offensive: it’s much easier and crowd-pleasing to connect with others through complaining, suffering, being frustrated, than it is to share our ecstasy.

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Let’s change that!

Here are 5 top tips for making space to really concentrate on your creative projects; they all might seem obvious, but it’s harder than you’d think to put it into consistent practise.

Get these things right, and you’ll be on the way to having a thriving creative space and practise:

  1. Lock the door and put a sign on it: this is really important – the message should be clear that only the postman has permission to buzz without an appointment.

  2. Switch off the phone and internet – it might go without saying, but real focus only comes through methodically removing all distractions, and the phone and web are both potential irritations. Make at least a few hours’ block to get into your creative space, and work at this – put on some nice ambient music if you really need background noise, but try the silence, just try it, to see what comes up.

  3. Tell people the boundary beforehand, NOT when you’re peeved: start letting folks know that you need this space to really get into your mojo. If you don’t tell them, they won’t know – and they’re likely to react negatively if you bark at them, or get ratty: it’s up to us to define our boundaries and needs. Do it slowly but methodically.

  4. EMPTY your diary: your space and time has to be literally that, space and time. When your agenda is clear, you can get down to the work, which often involves a huge amount of prep time – some of it practical, some of it energetic and psycho-emotional: you need to bring your energy slowly into focus.

  5. Are people still bothering you? Look deeper; what is it about your energetic boundary which is still accepting them in your field of sensitivity: is there something which can’t define that boundary – something which believes that you deserve to be pestered? In my own journey I struggled with this last aspect for years: it was anguishing – perpetual small annoyances, someone always ‘just popping by for a minute’ – totally distracting me from that sacred place of flow.

Remember – creative flow IS sacred, and it’s up to you to define and protect it appropriately!

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Making space to make is a vast subject, which I am soon to release a book about: keep in touch via the Live Like A Happy Artist website or Patreon, to hear more.

The Real School Of Art will also be delving into this topic, in a series of classes about how to make your creative space and time truly sacred, and an integral part of your lifestyle – stay tuned!

And if you REALLY need to get away from at all apply now for the Arthouse competition 2016: you could win a month’s creative retreat in Italy!

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Now go get creating!

Clare xx

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SEIZING THE MOMENT!

As you’ll know if you’ve signed up for PATREON

(and got access to your 6 VIDEO STARTER SERIES!!)

being creative is all about – not just seizing – but riding on this moment.

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It’s about surfing the great wave of now,

catching it and balancing divinely

on that power and potential! 

ALL creative acts demand that action, that adventure and commitment, to some degree.

You can’t hesitate, or watch from the shore !

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Creativity is about WHO YOU ARE right in this moment,

and WHAT THE UNIVERSE IS PRESENTING TO YOU.

It’s about what’s sparking in your heart, your stomach or your pelvis: what’s stirring up in your imagination and vision – it’s about acting on that, and doing more than just daydreaming!

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With all this in mind, I am – literally – ecstatic to be introducing this initial video series, to you good folks who have interest in delving deep into the creative process:

GO SIGN UP FOR PATREON NOW

to access your videos!

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