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Marbling daubs of paint, smudging charcoal lines, even springing off a gymnast's mat?the ways students challenge themselves at Renaissance Arts Center are as diverse as the students themselves. Classes are available for students aged three years to adult, and focus on visual arts, fitness, music, and literary arts programs. Curricula are designed to be comprehensive, incorporating a broad base of concepts, from fundamentals to techniques for specific mediums.
A renowned artist whose work has graced shows at major museums, Brainard Carey knows the difficult journey from aspiration to success firsthand. Through The Art World Demystified, he helps connect artists at all levels – from those just starting out to others seeking major breaks in mid-career – to opportunities for shows and sponsorship. In his subscription-based newsletter, Brainard spotlights not only deadlines for grants, awards, and residencies, but also interviews major figures in the arts, such as Pablo Picasso's favorite brush. He even extends his services directly to individual subscribers with one-on-one mentoring, which ranges from answering questions to consulting artists about their work and networking skills.