Artistic Generation

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    Mar 16, 2010 8:14 AM GMT
    As some people know, I taught school for six years (middle school for 3). Do you think that the Millenials and younger are more artistic (drawing, sculpting, painting) than older generations since being an artist is encouraged? I don't see the discouragement with my former students that they need to give up drawing, painting, etc. and focus on things that can financially support them.

    Second question, if you are an artist, what is your medium?
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    Mar 16, 2010 8:51 AM GMT
    Very true. I meet a lot of people who are free-lance photographers, or graphic designers; Most of my friends are. Its pretty awesome that we now live in a time where being an artist isn't looked as impractical.

    My medium is film.
  • calibro

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    Mar 16, 2010 4:08 PM GMT
    I think technology and the proliferation/access of education has increased art making. Millenials are simply the first generation to reap the benefits. I work with text and movement.
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    Mar 16, 2010 4:11 PM GMT
    calibro saidI think technology and the proliferation/access of education has increased art making. Millenials are simply the first generation to reap the benefits. I work with text and movement.


    My thoughts exactly.
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    Mar 16, 2010 4:17 PM GMT
    i think alot of people enjoy art and making art, but theyre forced to be pulled apart from it to get into "real life". but lately we've become such a visual society that we need artist to make our posters and design our structures and its given people the opportunity to do what they love

    I paint, and make films.

    (sounds like were at a special meeting, give your opinion then state what addiction u have)
  • gumbosolo

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    Mar 16, 2010 6:58 PM GMT
    calibro saidI think technology and the proliferation/access of education has increased art making. Millenials are simply the first generation to reap the benefits. I work with text and movement.


    What he said. Theater artist and writer here.
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    Mar 16, 2010 6:59 PM GMT
    It's possible it may be more encouraged nowadays--Art is very important for many reasons.

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    Mar 16, 2010 7:11 PM GMT
    I think the value of art and artistic expression are valued more as a life skill because younger generations are encouraged to live more balanced lives with home, family, work and personal fulfillment than were previous generations.

    I think I'm an "artist of life", it's been said on RJ that I'm "colorful".
    I paint life in big, broad, bold strokes... I'm a dancer, choreographer, model, actor, multi-sport athlete, lover, laugher, smiler, friend maker and general happy maker, (and sometimes I'm a mean, mouthy, antagonist of assholes) my life and my relationships are my works of art.
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    Mar 16, 2010 7:38 PM GMT
    I'm happily an art student, but I've found ways to translate my artistic skills into a career. That is why I choose web design. Don't get me wrong I love painting with acrylic and the nice feeling of a paintbrush on canvas, but you gotta be realistic when it comes to a job in the creative field. In one of my classes our midterm and final consists of making an actual art piece, in which I made a Harvey Milk screen-print which I am so proud of.

    I went a high school that did not at all support the arts. they only offered one art class and that was ceramics. Thank god for mt family support or else I would've never actually persuade a career in art.
  • josephmovie

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    Mar 16, 2010 8:29 PM GMT
    I would say more younger people do it because it's a fashionable thing to do. Career trends come in waves and this is no exception. And just because a lot more people are doing it doesn't mean a lot of people are doing it well or with much originality.

    From what I've seen internet has made things more accessible to duplication. As always, there's camp of people doing their own thing and another larger camp basically copying them. I've also noticed that as people like this get older they tend to go into more conservative professions simply because they have nothing original to contribute and really don't have their own creative force. Or they partner up with someone who does and copy them.

    Acrylics are my thing.
  • jrs1

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    Mar 16, 2010 8:55 PM GMT

    - voice
    - writing
    - something that seems like interpretive dance but is more or less " out of your god-damned mind. "
  • Space_Cowboy_...

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    Mar 16, 2010 8:58 PM GMT
    Design:

    Website and Fashion

    Focusing on Fashion Design right now and I won a website design competition on high school it was pretty kick ass.