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FEATURED ARTIST: JASMINE FLYNN

Dressy Gals Ballerina

“The latest involvement I see would be “holiday fantasy” which I am using bright colors, amusing shapes, and “magical” touches such as glitter.”

-Jasmine Flynn

Jasmine specializes in visual design and contributes her talents into many designing factors. Whether it’s fashion design, illustration, product design, advertisement, or constructing finalized projects she places her best effort in the completion of any work she assigns herself to or assigned to. The process of design has always intrigued Jasmine artistically, to possess the ability to create is something she holds dearly as something valuable. Jasmine describes her work by allowing to communicate for itself to the viewer, and to allow herself as an artist to simply contribute her gift in limitless ways.

Stop by Segmation’s SegPlay Mobile on iPhone/iPad and Android to see young talented Jasmine Flynn’s Dressy Gals and Dressy Guys Segmation Patterns. Dressy Guys includes various styles including a Green vested, Checkered, Gentlemen, Circle Fashion, Family Fashion and the ever popular Doo Wop! Dressy Gals is another set from Jasmine Flynn, who has an eye for fashion. Dressy Gals includes several neat looking colorful outfits and models, including the Blue Square, the Blue and Purple, the Red Diamond outfit, Ballerina, Summer Outfit and the Pink Haired girl!

Dressy Gals - Pink Haired Girl

Dressy Gals – Pink Haired Girl

Dressy Guys Green Vested

Dressy Guys Green Vested

Read more Segmation blog posts about Art:

Tips for Improving your Landscape Drawing Skills

Extracting Art from Science

The Creative, Artistic and Inventive Mind of Leonardo da Vinci 

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On Jasmine Flynn’s flickr account http://www.flickr.com/photos/simplyjasmine/, you will find a large variety of drawings that she has posted since 2011. She also is a contributor to Keel Magazine at  https://www.facebook.com/KEELMAGAZINE.

Dressy Gals Blue Square

Reviving Art as the Heart of Education

School art programs fall victim to tight budgets. For years, it has been evident that art classes and extracurricular activities suffer because of budget shortages in the education system. Schools strive to meet state and national standards and, as a result, art programs get left behind.

Recognizing its importance, many teachers and parents see to it that art remains a utilized teaching tool in and out of the classroom. Reviving art education is possible, but to fulfill this need, a new approach is required. Reviving art as the heart of education begins in the family and continues in the classroom.

Art Programs Fall Victim to Tight Budgets

In addition to attendance and enrollment, funding for schools relies on teaching, tests, and other measurables. Art cannot be graded this way. As a result, art programs, which produce numerous benefits for developing minds, are not supported by the current education system.

Art as a Teaching Tool

Some schools and districts work hard to preserve art programs. These schools value the fact that art can be used, not only for expression, but as a teaching tool. Many subjects are better taught with an element of creativity; this brings facts to life, makes information stick, and encourages kids to think beyond the learning structure that controls education.

Art at Home

Like all subjects, art isn’t limited to the classroom and it should not be confined to the four walls of a school house. Creativity works to define who we are, what we value and how we exist in the world around us. Art is found in unlikely places when we choose to make art a part of our everyday lives.

Ultimately, facts, figures, concepts, and information are all empty without the element of creativity. It is important to have opportunities to connect with what we see, hear, and learn in meaningful ways. This happens best through creative expression.

Is art a big part of your life? How can you make art a bigger part of your life? How can you encourage children to be creative learners, and how can a creative approach to education enhance the learning experience?

Read more Segmation Blog Posts about Art Education:

Art and Science – A Genius Combination

Is Art Education Necessary?

How Well Do You Know The Color Wheel?

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Tips for Buying Art at Auction

Anyone who’s ever visited a gallery knows how expensive it can be to purchase original art. Fortunately, there is a more economical alternative for fine art lovers who are on a budget. At an art auction, it’s possible to find a piece you love at an amazing bargain. Below are a few quick tips to ensure that your first auction is a smooth, successful experience:

  • Know which type of auction you’re attending. There are three main categories. Estate auctions (an upscale version of a “moving sale”) are held when a family or heir needs to liquidate everything in the house, regardless of price. Consignment auctions are usually held at an auctioneer house, with most sellers setting minimum reserves to ensure that their pieces don’t sell too cheaply. Mixed auctions are a combination of the two.
  • To find an auction, enter your location and “art auction” into a search engine. You can also check the newspaper and try calling antique dealers and auctioneer houses directly.
  • Once you’ve found an auction, call to make sure the location and time is accurate. Also find out when the preview period starts — this allows you to come a few hours (or sometimes days) early and get a look at the items that will be up for bidding.
  • When registering to bid, find out if the auction house adds a premium to your bids. In some cases, this can increase the total selling amount by 10% or more. Also find out what form of payment they accept.
  • At the auction, choose your seat carefully. Sitting toward the front will give you a close view of the items, but sitting or standing in the back will let you see who else is bidding on an item. Always have a maximum bid in mind for items you’re interested in. Resist the temptation to exceed it, especially in the heat of the moment during the bidding process.
  • Listen carefully to the auctioneer’s descriptions of items. Also pay attention to the conversations going on around you, as this may help you determine the value and authenticity of a piece of art. Write down the selling prices so you can review them later and recognize trends.
  • After winning a piece of art, be sure to get a receipt after the auction is over. If it’s high in value, you might also consider insuring the item.

If you do your research and resist getting carried away, an auction can be a fun and cost-effective way to enhance your art collection.
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