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Raising Creativity: The Documentary!

Posted on 28 Apr 01:53

3 years ago (2014), Rebecca Zak (CoFounder and VP of ArtResin) made a documentary on alternative education systems.  It is called 'Raising Creativity!'

 

As artists speaking to other artists, we think you will understand where Rebecca is coming from.

 

We would love to know what you think!

 

 

 

How can we nurture creativity in education? The Raising Creativity documentary project answers the why, who, how, what, and now what about creativity in education respectively (i.e., why is this topic important, who has spoken/written on this topic already, how will this issue be investigated this time, what was observed during the inquiry, and now what will this mean going forward?). Tweet, post, comment, and share!

Watch part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GxYUBM...
Watch part 2: http://youtu.be/n-2vkZjeMFY
Watch part 3: http://youtu.be/ndZccFyg69E
Watch part 4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QV4Xv...
Watch part 5: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=846De...
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Raising Creativity is a 5 part documentary-style YouTube video series produced in partial fulfillment of the requirements for Rebecca Zak's PhD in Educational Studies.
www.raisingcreativity.com


Hey Jess, What Makes You Happy?

Posted on 27 Apr 10:36
Welcome to our new contest ... What Makes You Happy?

Introducing Jess!!
Jess is brand new to the ArtResin team and as a graphic designer, she'll be making sure all of our branding and marketing campaigns look pretty and perfect :)
Welcome Jess!!!
Take a look at today's video to get to know Jess and what makes her happy!!



And now, we want to know ...
what makes YOU happy?

Simply post a video or a picture of what makes you happy on Instagram ... and don't forget to use the hashtag #artresinhappy so we can find your post!!

Each member of the ArtResin team has a 2 gallon kit to give away and starting the week of May 8th, we'll each pick our favorite entry.

That means there are SEVEN 2 gallon kits to be won!!

We are so excited to see your submissions!!!

Bravo! Feuilles d'instructions simples ArtResin FRENCH :)

Posted on 26 Apr 19:02

As we spread out across the globe, our lovely Canadian resellers required French in the instruction cards that we include with the ArtResin.  So here it is!  

Au fur et à mesure que nous nous étalions à travers le monde, nos magnifiques revendeurs canadiens ont demandé au français les cartes d'instructions que nous incluons avec l'ArtResin. Alors voilà!

If you live in Canada, look forward to receiving a glossy printed Bilingual Info Sheet so you can resin everything in French or in English :P

Thanks for your patience :)

Si vous habitez au Canada, attendez avec impatience de recevoir une fiche d'information bilingue imprimée brillante afin que vous puissiez résister tout en français ou en anglais: P

Merci pour votre patience :)

INSIDE / DEDANS:

artresin french francais epoxy resin how to instructions info sheet

OUTSIDE / DEHORS:

ArtResin FRENCH Instruction sheet

 

 

Hope this helps someone :)

J'espère que ça aide quelqu'un :)


Hey Dave, What Makes You Happy?

Posted on 26 Apr 14:12
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Welcome to our new contest ... What Makes You Happy?

Here's someone who needs no introduction .... Dave!
You may already know that some of Dave's favorite things include art, ArtResin'ing art, his family, Facebook Lives and skinnydipping in Lake Ontario in the winter ... but what you may not know is that Dave is a musician and aspiring freestyling rapper!
It's true!
In fact, when the inspiration hits, Dave has been known to start randomly bustin out rhymes here at ArtResin HQ.
See for yourself!
:)



And now, we want to know ...
what makes YOU happy?

Simply post a video or a picture of what makes you happy on Instagram ... and don't forget to use the hashtag #artresinhappy so we can find your post!!

Each member of the ArtResin team has a 2 gallon kit to give away and starting the week of May 8th, we'll each pick our favorite entry.

That means there are SEVEN 2 gallon kits to be won!!

We are so excited to see your submissions!!!

Hey Tracey, What Makes You Happy?

Posted on 25 Apr 10:40

Welcome to our new contest ... What Makes You Happy?

Meet Tracey!
You've probably seen the mother-daughter team of Tracey and Mackenna on our Knick Knacks With Mack video series.
But what you probably don't know about Tracey is that she is unquestionably the captain of the ArtResin HQ ship - from processing and packing up orders to wholesale accounts to tracking your packages to making sure the snack cupboard is always fully stocked .... we'd all be lost ( and hungry ) without her!!

Thanks Tracey!!

And now, we want to know ...
what makes YOU happy?

Simply post a video or a picture of what makes you happy on Instagram ... and don't forget to use the hashtag #artresinhappy so we can find your post!!

Each member of the ArtResin team has a 2 gallon kit to give away and starting the week of May 8th, we'll each pick our favorite entry.

That means there are SEVEN 2 gallon kits to be won!!

We are so excited to see your submissions!!!


Hey Patty, What Makes You Happy?

Posted on 24 Apr 13:56

Welcome to our new contest ... What Makes You Happy?

Introducing Patty
If you've ever called or emailed ArtResin for help with your artwork, you've most likely chatted with Patty - she rocks customer service!!

Watch today's video to find out what rocks Patty's world!!!

And now, we want to know ...
what makes YOU happy?

Simply post a video or a picture of what makes you happy on Instagram ... and don't forget to use the hashtag #artresinhappy so we can find your post!!

Each member of the ArtResin team has a 2 gallon kit to give away and starting the week of May 8th, we'll each pick our favorite entry.

That means there are SEVEN 2 gallon kits to be won!!

We are so excited to see your submissions!!!


ArtResin's What Makes You Happy? Contest!!

Posted on 20 Apr 14:22
Okay guys ...
wanna know what makes us happy?

Giving away FREE ArtResin!!  :)

Welcome to our new contest ... What Makes You Happy?

We want to know!




Simply post a video or a picture of what makes you happy on Instagram ...

and don't forget to use the hashtag
#artresinhappy so we can find your post!!

Each member of the ArtResin team has a 2 gallon kit to give away and starting the week of May 8th, we'll each pick our favorite entry.

That means there are SEVEN 2 gallon kits to be won!!

We are so excited to see your submissions - and stay tuned, because starting next week, we'll be posting ours :)

Coming soon ... ArtResin's What Makes You Happy? Contest!

Posted on 18 Apr 14:37
ArtResin has a new contest, friends!

( psst ... it may involve free ArtResin .... !! )

Stay tuned .... details coming soon!!!


ArtResin Featured Artist - Mike Hammer!

Posted on 18 Apr 10:40
We are so pleased to feature Toronto based artist Mike Hammer!

Mike is such an inspiring artist. His work is so unique and so colorful that we had to feature him in our artist series :)

In this video, Mike shares the process behind his "blobs" and who influenced his work. Mike has great insight into his own work as well as the work of the artist in general. We found it fascinating just to sit down and chat about color and paint and the enjoyment Mike gets from the blob process.

Mike has some great advice and a wonderful perspective. We hope you enjoy sharing a moment with him and the beauty of the blob!

Enjoy :)



See more of Mike's work at www.mikehammer.ca

Content Ideas for Rap Album

Posted on 15 Apr 23:44

 

I am working on a rap album, but first I need to learn how to rap.

 

What are you working on these days?

                   

To get started, I bought a rhyming dictionary, a 'How to Rap' book and a small notepad that I scratched 'RAP' into the cover (where I can make notes about my rap ideas).

artresin dave zak hhiphop album how to rap book

I figure this is a great start!

Totally ridiculous.

 

Why Rap?

1) I love hip hop

2) Hiphop is a powerful art-form for spreading messages (I would argue that it is the MOST influential art-form at my disposal).  Hiphop drives culture.

 

According to 'How to Rap', there are 3 parts to the art of HipHop.  They are all important:

First, is CONTENT: what are you going to talk about.  Ideas or Butts?

Second is FLOW: the pauses, the style...

Last is DELIVERY: are you chill or angry or goofin' around?

 

I have been keeping a list of values that are important for this project:

1) don't swear
2) keep it positive
3) tell stories
4) keep it clean
5) be creative and have fun!

 

Because I only decided to make a rap album a few months ago, I am still working through the CONTENT part, while I practice free-styling when doing the dishes or driving in the car.  I have a long way to go.  This is fine.

 

SONG CONTENT TOPICS SO FAR:


• If you are listening to this through your phone you should stop looking at your phone so much. You can't hear intuition if there is always noise.  Turn it off. :)
• Attitude and how everything can always be alright.
• Let if flow and let it go. You can't control everything around you.
• Consistency and Repetition. Do the same thing. Even if you suck, suck a lot!
• Getting put on anti-depressants, having a bad boss.  Quitting everything and beginning the search for freedom.  Not money.  Not fame.  But finding TIME to create.
• My version of Biggie Smalls '10 Crack Commandments'.
• You don't have to have answers or solutions, you just have to be able to identify and explain the problem.
• God went past religion and came right to me. (Mos Def inspired)
• Thank and make fun of 'the 4 Hour Workweek' by Tim Ferris.
 

Somewhere in the lyrics I want to thank:

• Biggies Smalls for having such good flow and helping me learn
• J.Cole, Kanye West and a Tribe Called Quest for inspiration
• Logic! (hiphop artist I most connect with)
• Damu the Fudgemonk - the best beatmaker ever to practise to.  Exactly my beat style.
• Tim Ferris and #GaryVee for helping me in the search for time
• Chris Wiersma (Long time friend and mentor)
• My old bad boss (forget his name).  I become an entrepreneur because I had a bad boss.  This changed everything.
• Parents etc.

 

As strange as it is for a 33 year old happily married father of 2 from the suburbs to start rapping, this is not out of the blue!  

 

1) I spent most of my early life making music.  It was my obsession.  Every day for hours on end I played guitar, played the drums, recorded and mixed.  I know music software and have some hidden skill-sets which just need to be dusted off.

I moved into visuals arts and then life took over.  I miss making music.

2) My younger brother is a beat-maker and classical pianist.  I could not find a better partner for this project.

3) I may have a chunk of time and a studio space in the next 1-3 years.

 

Any questions? :)

 

For example: 'What does this have to do with Resin?'