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:star: F.A.N.: Free Artists Network: Diverse Art Education for Creative Students



:bulletred: The Free Artists Network (FAN) is designed to modernize the field of art education, making art lessons more relevant to industry-standard skills and making content easier to access for a broader range of students worldwide. FAN aims to establish an international database of art lessons in various media modalities. These lessons will be contributed by other art educators, industry professionals, and software developers and will offer creative students industry-relevant lessons that meet their own diverse artistic interests, ability levels, and/or special needs. Teachers can upload their own multi-media art lessons to this database to share them with art students and other art educators worldwide.

:bulletpurple: Features Include, but are not limited to:
:bulletyellow: 1) Shared media galleries of student artwork with a built-in critiquing system
:bulletyellow: 2) Multi-media lesson templates and rubrics specific to arts education
:bulletyellow: 3) Classroom management services and tools for teaching art lessons online
:bulletyellow: 4) An online database of shared art lessons in various artistic fields that art teachers can instantly add to their websites
:bulletyellow: 5) The option for educators to share their arts-based lessons with students and other art educators for free or for a fee

:star: For more information and to help fund this campaign, please visit: F.A.N.: Free Artists Network

Campaign created and started by thefluffyshrimp , a good friend of mine and an awesome art educator :)

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:iconbeami:
beami Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
a little paradise for art-teacher-newbies [link]
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:iconfallingflowers:
FallingFlowers Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Student General Artist
woah. looks cool and confusing at the same time! :squee:
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Rain-tear Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
thans for the info!
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:iconkim2302:
kim2302 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Student Photographer
This looks pretty cool!! :D
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:iconpraedatorius:
praedatorius Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Fascinating: is there a site like this that helps writers?
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:iconthefluffyshrimp:
thefluffyshrimp Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for your question. Yes, this website will include a database of lessons for writers and poets. :-)
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thomasVanDijk Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think the project is interesting, but I can see some problems coming up already. The design of the website, as shown in your journal isn't functional.

I think for this project to work, you'd need a professional web design agency (I think this project is way too big for a freelancer) to sort out what's important and what's not on this site and to give it a level of professionalism. This might cost a lot of money and needs to be

What worries me most is that there seems to be plans to include graphic design into the workshops. Personally, I wouldn't take any design lesson from a site that looks like that.
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:iconthefluffyshrimp:
thefluffyshrimp Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for your suggestions. :-) Yes, we have an experienced web developer who will be working with us.

"The website" will not be creating graphic design lessons. It just provides a database of lessons contributed by other graphic designers and art educators.

Thank you!
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Ocknon Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
Wait, I may just be tired, but I have no idea how this works, could someone care to explain using a second grade vocabulary? Thanks! (Not that I'm in second grade, just tired D:)
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:iconthefluffyshrimp:
thefluffyshrimp Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for your question. In short, the FAN project's aim is to create a network of arts-based lessons for creative students worldwide. Professional artists and experienced teachers will be contributing design, fine art, music, film, and creative writing lessons to the database. Students can find art lessons based on their unique artistic interests and ability levels. :-) Does that help?
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:iconocknon:
Ocknon Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
Yes! Thank you very much! Seems really interesting :3
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Scyoni Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I hope this kind of thing makes art education more than a blowoff class in the standard school system (although I'm sure first impact would be post-secondary).

I would definitely like to see some updates in the lower levels of education for the arts. I'm in college studying animation, and I feel like nothing in High School or primary ever prepared me for anything. Our program actually started at square one, because with the erratic nature of arts education they couldn't assume we understood what 'perspective' was.

And yet we had art every year in primary/secondary. How about standards? XP
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:iconthefluffyshrimp:
thefluffyshrimp Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for your comment! :D Yes, this is exactly our goal.
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MegaAnimeFreak7 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Is this site up and running?
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:iconthefluffyshrimp:
thefluffyshrimp Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Not yet! Soon though. The developers are working on it now, and it should be up in early February of this year. :D
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MegaAnimeFreak7 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Yay
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:iconluckofgoodness:
LuckOfGoodness Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This sounds amazing!!!
My mums just started a career in art and I think all teachers and students would love to use this!
>u<
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:iconthefluffyshrimp:
thefluffyshrimp Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for your comment! :D
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SwissMello Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Student General Artist
ohmygosh, this is so awesome, if i was out of highschool I would totally sign up for this /)^3^(\
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:iconthefluffyshrimp:
thefluffyshrimp Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for your comment! :D
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:iconakiyata:
Akiyata Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooh~ Does it have anything on animation?
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:iconthefluffyshrimp:
thefluffyshrimp Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for your question. Yes, it covers animation. :-)
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:iconakiyata:
Akiyata Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay. I will certainly check it out then :) Thanks for the reply~
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:iconsilentreaper:
SilentReaper Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am sure it will :) FAN hopes to cover a wide variety of art forms for art students!
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:iconakiyata:
Akiyata Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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Oki--Kurmi Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
ill check out later
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Evolicess Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Student Writer
Pay day is coming. I think I may donate to this.
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:iconthefluffyshrimp:
thefluffyshrimp Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
If you can, thank you so very much! :hug:

Either way, thank you for spreading the word. :D
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SilentReaper Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:highfive:
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