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Help with maximizing our critical exposure at a Chicago documentary film premier.

Help with maximizing our critical exposure at a Chicago documentary film premier. [more inside]
posted by Roach on Sep 18, 2007 - 10 answers

Letterpress Learning in the Windy City

I have become very interested in letterpress recently and was wondering about opportunities in the Chicago area to learn more. [more inside]
posted by moooshy on Aug 22, 2007 - 5 answers

What art supplies have I missed?

Best art supplies for a four-year-old? [more inside]
posted by The corpse in the library on Jun 4, 2007 - 31 answers

Best arts newsletters?

What are the best arts/culture newsletters for Paris, Berlin, Madrid, Timbuktu...? [more inside]
posted by j.s.f. on Jun 1, 2007 - 6 answers

Big Ideas and Counter-Culture via Podcast

I love podcasts, but it very difficult to find new, quality programs. I am looking for broadcasted material on a range of topics - including philosophy, the mind, avantgarde arts and lectures by creative, original thinkers (see my list of current podcasts for detail)... Can you help? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on May 31, 2007 - 20 answers

Arts Mentor seeks NYC Youth

Know any performing arts-related youth mentorship programs, where artists can teach kids & teens, in the NYC area? [more inside]
posted by twistofrhyme on May 20, 2007 - 5 answers

1970s reading instruction kit using sight reading

Does anyone know the name of an educational toy/kit for learning reading skills (English language) which involved a big box/case containing a number of small books with pages of heavy white cardboard, each page bearing a letter combination or a simple word. I think they were comb or spiral bound. [more inside]
posted by bunky on May 14, 2007 - 3 answers

Travelling in Central Asia

Central Asia trip late May - early June. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by mammary16 on May 7, 2007 - 5 answers

How to seek corporate material donations for free workshops in Serbia?

Ideas for seeking corporate donations of tech equipment and air travel? I'm one of the co-founders of a free arts/tech workshop happening for the first time this August in Serbia. We've already had some modest success getting funding for this through traditional channels, but I also want to approach hardware companies and airlines to see if they can help us. [more inside]
posted by allterrainbrain on Mar 6, 2007 - 5 answers

Where can I find stickers that look like thought bubbles or speech bubbles?

Where can I find stickers that look like thought bubbles or speech bubbles? This is a good example of the shapes. The size needs to be big enough to allow one to write inside the bubble with a pen or a sharpie, and the stickiness must hold it to a large photo poster.
posted by FearTormento on Jan 5, 2007 - 9 answers

Is there work in NYC for someone who is excellent at programming Dataton Watchout?

Is there work in NYC for someone who is excellent at programming Dataton Watchout? If so, where?
posted by idledebonair on Nov 29, 2006 - 2 answers

Tai chi class

Anyone know of an ongoing Tai Chi class in the East Bay? [more inside]
posted by puddinghead on Oct 29, 2006 - 1 answer

Kung fu in the DC area?

Martial Arts Filter: To make this short and easy, do any of the MeFites in their collective wisdom have any good suggestions on where a 27 year old with no martial arts experience should look to begin learning such in the D.C. area? I not quite that interested in jujitsu, but all other forms I'm wide open to. Any advice you all might have, I certainly appreciate. [more inside]
posted by Atreides on Oct 29, 2006 - 15 answers

tv to teaching

I work as an Editor Producer in cable news. I've been thinking about moving on so I can have more time with my family, holidays, etc... I'm interested in teaching fine arts at a university level. I have over a decade spent in television but I don't have a masters. I am willing to earn one. Has anyone out there made this transition?
posted by Shanachie on Oct 17, 2006 - 10 answers

Avoiding Disaster Plaster?

I'd like to do a body cast, but I don't want to "break" the bank. Is there really a difference between regular old plaster of paris and cheesecloth and medical plaster strips?
posted by DenOfSizer on Oct 10, 2006 - 6 answers

Where are good web design schools in the United States?

What are some good web design schools in the United States? [more inside]
posted by MediaJunkie on Sep 22, 2006 - 13 answers

When/how did 'blurry porn' photography of food become the norm?

When/how did 'blurry porn' photography of food become the norm? [more inside]
posted by mattholomew on Aug 30, 2006 - 9 answers

Lots of little squared needed.

Help me find some smallish cheap square tiles in a variety of colors. Please. [more inside]
posted by sourwookie on Aug 28, 2006 - 8 answers

Where to go in NYC for cheap arts programs?

I'm looking for a way to keep busy and pick up some new skills in NYC. [more inside]
posted by GilloD on Jul 31, 2006 - 8 answers

what could I be when I grow up?

I need suggestions for arts/design related careers. [more inside]
posted by slipperywhenwet on May 29, 2006 - 14 answers

I am a visitor in my own city.

Tell me about my town. [more inside]
posted by stormygrey on Apr 28, 2006 - 19 answers

Homemade martial arts dummy

What can I use to build the frame for a martial arts dummy? [more inside]
posted by lunkfish on Mar 24, 2006 - 6 answers

Reviews for theatre rentals.

Reviews for theatre rentals. Do they exist? [more inside]
posted by Sallysings on Mar 2, 2006 - 7 answers

Give me a good smart-assed domain name suggestion for a craft-themed blog

Got a good smart-assed suggestion for a name for a craft-themed blog? [more inside]
posted by phearlez on Feb 3, 2006 - 49 answers

US Arts Funding Compared to Other Countries

I know that the US has lower per capita arts funding than comparable countries. How do countries outside the US characterize arts funding and subsidies? [more inside]
posted by ao4047 on Jan 31, 2006 - 8 answers

Martial arts for fatties?

Can seriously overweight people do martial arts? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 21, 2005 - 22 answers

What is this game and where can I get hold of it??

What is this game and where can I get hold of it?? [more inside]
posted by trampesque on Oct 25, 2005 - 9 answers

need screen shot

I am looking for a screen shot of the end credits for "Tinker, Tailor, Solder, Spy". [more inside]
posted by clavdivs on Aug 9, 2005 - 5 answers

Cool Hunting

I'm looking for some really hip websites, magazines or podcasts that comment and report on arts, entertainment, culture and a little (just a little!) on politics. I already read Salon.com, Slate Magazine and Rolling Stone, but I need more. Any ideas?
posted by JPowers on Jul 12, 2005 - 11 answers

Great biographies?

I want to read great biographies. Which are the best? [more inside]
posted by pracowity on Apr 10, 2005 - 37 answers

The painter needs a website

My friend the painter (third picture from top) just called me saying he needs a website, I am a webmaster, and I don't do graphic design, but I promised him that I would overlook that as well. So, could you point me to websites of painters that you like?
posted by samelborp on Apr 1, 2005 - 8 answers

Arts & Crafts classes in NYC?

I've been looking forward to taking classes at the YWCA Arts & Crafts League in NYC, ever since I found out about it a few months ago. However, it turns out that they will closing after their current term of classes, possibly re-opening in the fall with a reduced slate of classes. What other reasonably priced options are there in NYC (Brooklyn, Queens or Manhatten) for arts & crafts classes? [more inside]
posted by skwm on Mar 1, 2005 - 5 answers

Does a BFA degree have value outside its field?

Does a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (especially one in theatre/acting) have value outside that field?
posted by stray on Jan 6, 2005 - 15 answers

Where to get a M.A.T. in visual arts?

Where can I find a comprehensive list of US schools offering an M.A.T. in visual arts? Also, will it make things difficult if I receive my M.A.T. in a state I do not intend to teach in?
posted by Marit on Dec 22, 2004 - 3 answers

Memoir Recommendations

My wife likes reading biographies and memoires, particularly of women in culture and the arts. Think "Reading Lolita in Tehran" rather than, say, "Mornings on Horseback." Any recommendations for a birthday present?
posted by mojohand on Jul 26, 2004 - 17 answers

News research question on arts academy being destroyed by fire

ObscureNewsResearchFilter: Does anyone remember a fairly recent news story regarding a performing arts academy (possibly a music school, specifically) being destroyed by a fire? I want to go even further and say that it happened in Salzburg, Austria, but I may have hallucinated that particular detail. I've googled to no avail.
posted by scody on Jun 12, 2004 - 2 answers

How would I go about painting on top of color photographs with acrylic paints?

How would I go about painting on top of color photographs with acrylic paints? I would like to branch out from pure photography and into multimedia; however I have no knowledge of painting process. I am currently taking an acrylics painting course at a commnity college, and while I am beginning to get the basics of applying paint to a canvas, I am at a loss as to how I might prepare a photograph surface for painting. A related question: how about painting on smooth plastic lamps?
posted by blindcarboncopy on May 2, 2004 - 6 answers

Drawing Pens

Searching for two drawing implements: Firstly, I want a pen with grey ink, nothing too dark, nothing too light. Something with a fine tip. Of course I could get this effect by mixing my own ink and using nibs, but I don't like using them. Secondly I'd like a marker or very broadly tipped pen of the black pigment ink variety to fill dark areas quickly and more importantly, evenly. I have a dying Staedtler jobby that has since been discontinued, I think. Any advice on brands, models and places to purchase them would be greatly appreciated.
posted by picea on Mar 30, 2004 - 6 answers

Advice on Software/Paradigms for Non-Techies Going to Techie 6th-12th Grade School?

I'm working with a new 6th - 12th grade school focusing on Arts & Technology integrated into the cirriculum. We're looking for software that will allow us to accomplish varying tasks - e-mail for students/teachers/parents, digital portfolio publishing for students, shared discussion space for class comments, teacher/course specfic pages etc. Each student will have their own portable computer as well.

What I'm looking for is pratical thoughts/examples of how to provide this functionality. I've seen some schools using Manila, dotlrn also seems very promising but perhaps a bit too "big" for us to take on.

Is the weblog paradigm itself a good one to be pursuing to pull this off? Or are we just not ready to go there without significant effort? If you were attempting to create this techno environment for a school (many of whose students and teachers are unfamilar with technology) how would you pull it off?
posted by dhacker on Jan 18, 2004 - 10 answers

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