So, you have embraced the world of Art and Design and are ready to begin your journey. You are ready to work your way up to a masterpiece but need to make sure you learn the basic foundations first. Everyone has to start somewhere. Some start at an early age and are drawn to their first paint by numbers set. Others appreciate forms at an age where they begin to learn more about life. Some appreciate Art at an older age and take comfort in the peace that accompanies being an artist. Starting off is something that we all have to but don’t worry, it’s a stage that everyone encounters and one which most look back fondly upon. Have a look at our top tips when it comes to beginner art and get your journey on the right path.
Find Your Passion
The Concept of Art covers an extensive amount and finding something that emits emotion is a worthwhile journey. From sketching to music, poetry to painting, writing to theatre, there is no right or wrong answer and the fun is that it’s completely up to you. Anyone in the world of Art has their likes and dislikes and is more appreciative of some forms than others. Perfectly fine and all part of the fun. It creates discussion and debate and polarises opinions. Finding your passion may not happen overnight but when you do find it, you won’t look back and will spend a lifetime cherishing it.
Practice Makes Perfect
It’s an age-old cliché but never truer in Art. Producing your best work isn’t likely to happen in the beginning stages of your journey but everyone is different. One thing that is for sure is that the longer you spend at a given activity, the more knowledgeable you become and the better off you are. The old 10,000-hour rule holds steady and becoming committed to something can only mean good things. Practice for fun as a hobby or make it part of your life, the choice is yours and nobody else’s.
Learn from Others
The stages of learning any form of art requires being taught. These teachings do not have to take place in a classroom and are boundless in their form. Learn from those before you, at school, as a career, from a source of inspiration. The freedom in how you learn is why so many invest time, effort and passion in art. It is not limited to learning from someone at the same place for the same amount of time. Art is not regimented and can be approached tentatively or head on. Whatever your choice is, don’t forget to enjoy it along the way, a piece of advice that can often be forgotten as time passes. The choice is yours and entirely up to you. There are not many things in life that you can say that with so appreciate whichever form you choose and make the most of it.