Lakeside Art Studio – where the ordinary becomes the extraordinary
LAS is the working studio of artist Dannielle Mick. The space is nestled in the scenic lakeside community of Parsippany, New Jersey, and is conveniently located from all major Morris County highways.
The school offers in-depth art instruction and private instruction in a variety of media suitable for students of all ages and skill levels. Teaching is done both in the studio and outdoors plein aire. Inspiration translates from the local lakeshore scenery into the light and airy studio.
The studio holds classes and workshops year round. Offered days, evenings, and weekends, they are updated frequently. Classes and workshops are kept small to give each student more individual attention.
Students from LAS literally learn to see their world in a new way. The impact on their art can be significant. A newly developed vision changes their appreciation of life and surroundings and enhances creative awareness. Students bond together and share a common artistic and personal journey.
Adult students painting en plein air at Lakeside Art Studio
Kids drawing class at LAS: cupcake still life
Not your ordinary art school
Since 2009, Lakeside Art Studio has taught and inspired more than 2,000 students to develop their creative potential.
What Lakeside Art Studio teaches is not only how to draw, paint, and all of the traditional theories, but Dannielle also incorporates solid information on how to become a professional artist who shows in the public venue and all that is involved leading up to this achievement. For example, how to:
- Have intentions (what are your intentions?) and set goals
- Set a regular painting date in the studio
- Paint in series like the great masters (Van Gogh, Matisse)
- Put together a cohesive body of work – style, subject, media
- Professionally photograph and present your artwork
- Frame your artwork as not to detract from the art – size, color, texture, glass, matting, archival
- Write an artist statement and biography – what to say, and what not to say
- Design your business card and what information to display
- Choose the images for your web site that best represent your work, and to select the right web developer
- Determine who and what art organizations to join that would be most helpful to achieving your goals
- Prepare your artwork for gallery viewing (including pricing, titles, image selection and interactive dialogue)
- Approach a gallery using all the correct dialogue
- Enter juried shows, what the judges are looking for, clear jpegs, labeling, and shipping. What juried shows to enter that will best compliment the artist work (not all shows are for everyone).
- Write a press release to get the attention of the editor for publication and exposure
- Organize an art exhibition – start to finish – including press release, design postcard, labels, art lists, the hanging and presentation, organizing the art reception and refreshments
About the Instructor – Dannielle Mick
Dannielle Mick is an internationally recognized, award-winning professional artist and art educator, teaching students of all ages for the last 30 years. As the Director of Education at an art education facility, Dannielle previously oversaw and prepared all art education programs for over 4,000 students annually.
Dannielle demonstrating new techniques to Mixed Media class
Lakeside Art Studio Plein Air Workshop at Sandy Hook, NJ