Accepting Marketing and Design Assignments

After careful consideration, I have decided to start a marketing company.    I have spent the past few months interviewing people and I have hired several people who will be working with me to create beautiful designs and successful marketing campaigns to build up a personal and company branding.

I have been writing a marketing blog over the years in an effort to help others to understand how to market their businesses.  Now I would like to provide the service for others.  My focus will be branding, designs, marketing plans, search engine optimization, Google AdWords, social networks, ads, e-commerce, press releases, blogs, articles, white papers, e-books, children’s book illustrations, websites, and classes.

If you have a marketing problem that you would like to resolve, please do not hesitate to contact me for a consultation.

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Sign up for Watercolor Painting

 

 

   For those children who did not have an opportunity to attend camp, this could be an enjoyable alternative.   Here is a chance to enjoy three afternoons of watercolor painting.   Drop your child off on a Saturday afternoon and go shopping, run your errands, or just enjoy the free time!  Sign up your child for Explorations in Watercolor for July 22, 29, and August 5th to be held at the Pawtucket Public Library, Pawtucket, RI.  All three classes total $100 and you can sign up your child on-line.

I have been painting since I was six years old and I have had many enjoyable moments with it.  My father and uncle encouraged me to draw and paint.  They gave me my first tools.  My father’s oil paintings on tile greatly inspired my interest in art.   My uncle, however,  was the one who taught me watercolor painting, as he was a teacher.

Since then, I have gone on to write and illustrate a children’s book.  My passion is developing talent in children.  Even though the digital age has changed the way we execute art, I do believe that artists will still enjoy painting with brushes and paper.

I will be offering these classes once per month for children and if there is enough interest, I will begin a class for adults.

 

 

 

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Watercolor Classes for Children


Because many of the schools have reduced or eliminated their art programs, children do not have the same opportunities to develop their talent.  Their levels of creative ability are faltering at a time when they are going to need these skills.  When they get older and start working after they have graduated from college, they are going to need these skills when they are searching for creative solutions to the world’s problems.  Otherwise, they will fail to solve the problems.

For example, the country of Bangladesh is sinking below sea level.  In time, some believe by 2050,  the land will be completely immersed underwater.  Today, the problem is so severe that hospitals and schools are built on boats because of the lack of land to build them.  Consequently, the people are travelling on boats to attend school and to visit hospitals.  The problem is getting worse.  How will today’s children solve this problem and where are they going to put the people who have no land on which to live?

Kyung Hee Kim, PhD has done research on creativity scores and has determined that creativity scores have decreased since 1990.  This is because of the decrease in opportunities for children to use their creativity.

As a child, I had ample opportunities to develop my creativity and I believe it is important for children to have someone in their lives who can encourage them.  I am holding a watercolor painting class for children in Pawtucket, RI.  The name of the class is:

                                      Explorations in Watercolor

The goal of this three week session is to teach children the basic principles of watercolor painting and to give them an opportunity to create paintings using different tools. Three classes on consecutive Saturdays. One-time materials fee and snacks included. ($100.00 for the entire series.)

 Dates:  July 22, July 29, August 5, 2017

Time:  1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Place:  Pawtucket Public Library, 13 Summer Street, Pawtucket, RI

Here is the link to sign up the child.  The class has to be paid in advance of the session. Feel free to contact me with questions.  I am only offering three sessions in July, but will offer more sessions when school begins.

 

 

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Edward M. Bannister – Rhode Island Artist

Homeward by Edward M. Bannister

Homeward by Edward M. Bannister

 

This painting caught my eye as I was reading about Edward Bannister and admiring his art.  He was a very successful African-American artist in the late nineteenth century in Providence, RI.  I like the painting because of the serenity which he portrays relative to the house in the background.  The gentleman in the foreground almost seem as though he is guarding the house.

Edward Bannister was originally from New Brunswick, Canada and travelled to Rhode Island after he married his wife, Cristiana Carteaux, originally from Rhode Island.  The two were very charismatic and active Abolitionists.  He had very little formal training in art, but was able to become very well-known and a recipient of many awards for his art, despite the racism and bigotry associated with him because of his race.

Boat on the Sea by Edward Bannister

Boat on the Sea by Edward Bannister

This dreamy redition of a sailboat at sea is indicative of his immensely spiritual nature.  The tranquility is a theme which is prevalent throughout his works.

Dorchester 1856

Dorchester 1856

Here is a beautiful view of Dorchester, Massachusetts, which was a promotional painting to attract the attention of the wealthy people living on the water.  Bannister had many wealthy patrons.

His artwork is included in the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C., which has many of the paintings that have managed to survive.  Many were lost.

 

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Inspiring Children to Use their Talents

The RI Kids Create Music School has included a line of clothing for children with original designs that are sure to delight your child.  The designs are florals, Christmas,  and a new nautical design on hoodies, sweatshirts, and tee shirts for any time of the year.  We are working on  music inspired designs to reflect our school image.

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Recently, some of our students performed at the Providence Bruins Hockey game.  On 12/4/2015, the RI Kids Create Choral Group  sang “Silent Night” before a crowd of 8000 people.  The girls were from the Academy for Career Exploration in Providence, RI.  I was very impressed when I discovered them in the community and invited them to represent our school.  We are currently working on another song for a performance in the spring.

 

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RI Kids Create t-shirt and Book

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We have a t-shirt for the school – actually it is the camp t-shirt.  But, we have decided to make it the school t-shirt.  It comes in all sizes and there is a style for men, women, and children.

We wanted a design which would reflect what we are trying to do at the school.  We want our piano players to be able to play with other musicians.  As students become more proficient, we will bring in other musicians and even singers to accompany the piano players.  Let us know what you think!  The shirts are available at ETSY and our new promotional site,  We appreciate the visits to the site, and even more, the sales!

We are trying to build up the school, so I have written a book to help encourage young piano students.  Beyond My Imagination is on sale on-line at Amazon and Barnes and Noble’s.  However, I am trying to arrange a book tour and would appreciate the help in ordering books and covering travel expenses.  I would like to speak to parents about the benefits of music for their children.  Please spread the word to friends and family, and if so moved, please order the book.  Thanks!

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Art for Children

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As the summer approaches, parents may be looking for ways to engage their children in healthy pursuits.  Art is a great way to encourage children to develop their talents as well as to develop skills which will help them later on in life.

Stuides have shown that the innovators in society are often the most creative.  Children who are exposed to a wide variety of arts are able to create new inventions and obtain patents for them.  They are also able to solve problems more creatively.  Children who develop artistic ability also develop strong critical thinking skills, and have a tolerance for other ethnic groups – all great qualities for a child to have!

Unfortunately, many of the public schools are eliminating art from the curriculum because of budget cuts, leaving parents to find other alternatives to exposing their children to enrichment xercises such as art.  Inner city children can look to non-profit organizations which are trying to enrich children though their programs.  Many of the programs in the larger cities are reaching out to more children.  The Inner City Arts Program in Los Angeles, California ia one progam which offers many programs for children, such as Photography, Dance, Dramam, and Visual Arts.

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