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    Engage Art eCourse Module #1

    On Your Mark 1.1. What is Engage Art?

    1.2. What is a Plot? Topic? Theme?

    1.3. Your Turn

    Module #2 Topic/Theme/Plot

    2.1. Engage Art’s Topic: The Spiritual Battle

    2.2. Topic Exploration

    2.3. Theme Exploration

    2.4. Theme Mind Maps

    2.5. Choosing & Refining Your Theme

    2.6. From Theme to Plot

    2.7. Setting/Exposition

    2.8. Characters

    Module #3 Understanding Art

    3.1. Revisit the Basics

    3.2. Art Thinking

    3.3. Why Build Your Art Thinking Muscles?

    Addenda

    Module #4 Skills, Supports &

    Surprises 4.1. Build Your Art Skills

    4.2. Practice Smart

    4.3. Stand on the Shoulders of Greatness

    4.4. Create a “Right Now” Art Space

    4.5. Experiment

    4.6. Collaborate

    4.7. Feedback

    Module #5 Reflect & Write

    5.1. Who Are You Writing For?

    5.2. Thinking About Your Art

    5.3. Writing About Your Art

    5.4. Writing About Yourself & Your Team

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    A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in the human soul. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

    1749-1832 Statesman and greatest German literary figure of the modern era. Poet, novelist, playwright, scientist, theatre director, critic, amateur visual artist. He also wrote, “The man who sees beauty may sometimes walk alone.”

    .

    Table of Contents Module #6

    Submit! 6.1. Before You Submit

    6.2. Top 10 Tips for Engage Art Submissions

    6.3. Submission Walk Through

    Module #7 Marketing & Promotion

    7.1. Art Business Skills

    7.2. Keeping Track

    7.3. Reclaim Your Time

    7.4. Copyright—A Business Essential for Artists

    7.5. Marketing & Promotion Strategies

    7.6. Ways for Novice & Emerging to Engage with Audiences

    7.7. Ways for Mid-Level & Established Artists to Expand Their Earning Power

    7.8. Your Values and Goals Should Power Your Life

    7.9. How Analog Artists Can Thrive in a Digital World

    7.10. Pricing Your Artwork

    7.11. Basic Multi-Purpose Marketing Materials

    7.12. Style

    7.13. It’s a Plan!

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    Introduction

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    Introduction

    Life is an adventure, and your life

    is your adventure.

    This workbook is meant to help

    you along your journey as a

    creative being.

    • You can use it to figure out how to begin to create things.

    • You can use it to further your life and career as an artist.

    • You can use it just for fun. • You can use it to help you

    create a business from the things you make.

    It is specifically designed to

    help you create the best visual

    artwork, music video, film, or

    performing arts piece that you

    can for the Engage Art Contest.

    We hope it benefits you, and we

    hope you win!

    Tips: • Print out this workbook if you like to

    jot in the margins, fill in the blanks, etc. When you’re in the thick of making your amazing art, it might help to be able to go back and review your thought process. When you are ready to submit to the Engage Art Contest, you will definitely want to refer to and pull from the things you have written for the exercises in this workbook.

    • This workbook is not meant to be completed all at once. Work through it at your own pace and in your own time. Take weeks or months, if you’d like. Watch movies. Go to museums. Live a life worth making art about. Rinse and repeat as needed.

    • Skim each section before you start following the links or doing the exercises. That way, you know where you’re heading.

    • You can work on Module 3 at any time. Really. Any time. During this process, and during your entire life. Repeatedly.

    • Seriously consider collaborating with others on this project. A dancer will probably need a videographer, for instance; a filmmaker may need actors and musicians, etc. Be open to the talents and ideas of others.

    • Have fun! After all, this is your very own amazing, choose-your-own art-venture!

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    On Your Mark

    Go into the arts. I’m not kidding. The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable.

    Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven’s sake.

    Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem.

    Do it as well as you possibly can. You will get an enormous reward. You will have created something. ~ Kurt Vonnegut Veteran, Prisoner of War, Bestselling Author

    Module #1

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    of anyone who is interested, into

    ministries and classrooms, into

    public and private spaces.

    Engage Art is a lot of different things at once.

    First of all, it’s FREE. Each Entrant

    (that’s you!) can submit one artwork

    in each category.

    It’s also:

    • An art competition for original

    performing and visual arts with

    more than $100,000 in prizes.

    • Exposure opportunities, whether

    you win or not.

    • Encouragement and growth

    opportunities for artists (hobbyist

    to pro) in both their personal and

    professional lives.

    • A program to integrate visual

    and performing arts into the lives

    1.1. What is Engage Art?

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    • A whisper in the ear to remind us

    that we are all creative beings.

    We are happier and more fulfilled

    when we have creative outlets

    in our lives. Engage Art is one of

    those outlets.

    • A program to promote creative

    people to new audiences in a

    variety of ways.

    • A reintroduction of the church to

    artists. Do you know how many

    historically famous artists used

    scripture to inspire their work?

    Why wouldn’t you do the same?

    • A reintroduction of artists to

    the church. Do you know how

    Visit EngageArt.org • for more information about the Engage Art Contest.

    • to enter your submission to the contest.

    • to sign up for updates on the contest.

    • to sign up to get free “art infusions”—curated collections of the submissions.

    valuable visual imagery can be

    to hold people’s attention? To get

    them to remember something?

    To get them to listen to unfamiliar

    ideas, or to familiar concepts in

    a new way? If you don’t, try this:

    Ask the next 10 people you see

    between the ages of 8 and 28 this

    question:

    “Watched any great videos lately?”

    Expect an immediate, long-winded

    answer. Then ask,

    “What was the sermon about this week?”

    Expect a blank stare. Get the

    “picture?”

    Curious? Awesome!

    http://EngageArt.org

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    1.2. What is a Plot? Topic? Theme?

    Understanding what a theme is and

    how it is based on a broader topic

    is key to your success in the Engage

    Art Contest.

    The concept and production of your

    submission should stem from this

    “theme work.” It doesn’t matter if

    you are choreographing a dance,

    sculpting, painting, creating a

    concept film, or making music—for

    this contest, the theme is where you

    begin.

    In the future, you may not start with

    a theme when you begin a creative

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