Mar
29
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Easter Egg Art

Spring is finally here -and with it comes Easter & egg design.  We scoured the web looking for some of the more creative designs we could find in hope that they might inspire you this weekend!

Mar
27
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Spring Classes are Coming!

We’re thrilled to announce that we will continue our art course offerings next month!  Registeration for these classes will begin April 15th, but in the meantime we wanted to give you a preview of what’s to come:

  • And More!

Tell us which classes you are interested in and we’ll notify you once they’re open for enrollment.

 

Mar
26
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Tenlegs Tips: Change Your Profile Picture

Tenlegs users frequently ask us how they can change their profile picture.  The answer is easy and takes less than a minute!

Step 1: Login to your Tenlegs account and select your Portfolio

Step 2: Click the pencil/edit button on the right of the Portfolio

Step 3: Click on your portfolio picture on the left.  A pop-up should open.

Step 4: In the pop-up, upload your new photo by clicking “Choose File to Upload” and then click “Save Profile”

Step 5: You can then add other art to your Artist Profile – but once you are done, make sure to click “Save and Publish” before you leave!

Mar
25
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Meet Our New Collaborator: Volumetric Society

At Tenlegs, we’re a huge believe in collaboration between artists.  We do it ourselves by working with other arts organizations to find other ways for artists to connect and prosper!  Meet our latest collaborator, The Volumetric Society.  We interviewed their Director & Curator, Ellen Pearlman.

Can you talk a little bit about the history and mission of the Volumetric Society?  How did you get started?

The Volumetric Society was started in November, 2010 as a response to the needs of users who were beginning to work with the Kinect and other interfaces.  We connect the body and brain and the physical world of natural user interface in our volumetric age. The technologies we focus on are telematics, the Kinect and sensors, the brain, 3D and 3D stereoscopic vision, 3D printing and how they overlap with other emerging technologies.

Tell us a bit about the members and leadership of Volumetric Society?

What are their backgrounds and what do they do professionally?

Sean Keane is the other half of the Volumetric Society. Sean was recently part of the Microsoft BizSpark Techstars initiative, where 11 teams were handpicked by Microsoft to reside at the Seattle campus and develop ideas focused around the Kinect. Sean is working on the VoxieBox, a volumetric 3D display. My background is in telematic art, which is artistic collaboration over high speed, 1G fibre optic research networks.

How can people get involved with Volumetric?

Go to http://nyc.volumetric.org and join. It’s free.

Are there any upcoming events you’d like to talk about?

We are starting many new and exciting initiatives. The first is a series of low cost classes for creative professionals around emerging technologies in collaboration with DevotionLearn, a Williamsburg art and tech gallery.http://learn.areyoudevoted.com .

The second is we will be launching a collaborative lab based on, but not limited to racks of multiple Kinects in association with CultureHub/SeoulArts/LaMaMa. This will allow artists to come in twice a month for 6 hours at a time and work on projects using the Kinect. The third is we are in the initial phases of scouting locations to have a showcase/office space. There are other initiatives we are involved in as well, but this is as much as I can say at the moment.

Mar
11
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Introducing Shared Gigs

We’ve always said that at Tenlegs, our mission is to help artists prosper, and one of our favorite way to do that is by bringing you paid gigs!

We’ve been connecting companies seeking talent with artists at Tenlegs for almost a year, but now we’re launching our Shared Gigs Page!  Shared Gigs will become your one-stop place for  quality listings of companies seeking artistic freelancers in graphic design, film, motion graphics, copy writing, music and more!

Mar
7
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Class Preview – Jumpstart: Max for Live with Adam Rokhsar

The latest class offering on Tenlegs, a tutorial of Ableton’s Max for Live audio software, starts next week.  We’re turned to online teacher Adam Rokhsar for a bit of a preview in what you can expect!  Check it out & don’t forget to register for Jumpstart: Max for Live.

 

 

Max for Live: controlling a filter with your head from Adam Rokhsar on Vimeo.

Tenlegs:  Your classes are very popular in NYC, but now that we’re reaching a broad audience, tell us a little about yourself and you background as a teacher.

Adam:  For seven years I worked as a psychologist, mostly for homeless or abused kids, and then for adults with developmental disorders.  Those experiences effected me, both as an artist and a teacher.

Since then, I have taught classes in software art to people of all ages — from eight year olds to eighty year olds, NPR’s Radiolab, Steven Spielberg’s celebration at the Jacob Burns Media Center, to people who have difficult time speaking or controlling their bodies.

I’ve taught hundreds of classes in music, making computer art with Max, and Ableton, and have worked with dancers, musicians, video artists, DJs, poets, and professors.  I am currently teaching a class to professors at Bennington College, and sometimes teach at places including NYU and Sarah Lawrence College.

2)Tell us about your plans for the content of Jumpstart:  Max of Live.  What will be covered in the class?

Jumpstart: Max for Live is designed for musicians — whether they are new or Ableton ninjas — to get the sounds they hear in their head out into the world.  Max is a powerful tool and many people using Ableton don’t understand its full potential.  People use it like a bunch of plugins, but it’s more much than that.  This class is designed to get you going deep through hands-on projects.  You get to make your own tools, coming from your own ideas, and along the way get a tour of doing some crazy things with Max for Live — like controlling Ableton with a camera, or creating visuals that respond to your clips, or using artificial intelligence to turn Ableton into a performing machine.

Why is now a great time to take this class?

This is a great time to learn Max for Live because with the release of Ableton 9, anyone who has the Ableton Suite gets Max for Live for free.  But lots of people don’t know how to use it — so this class will get you a headstart, so you’ll be designing sounds and tools unlike everyone else who has to depend on plugins they buy.

What do students need to have in order to be able to take the class?

Students will need Ableton 8 or 9 and Max for Live (www.ableton.com) .  If you want to make visuals using Ableton, you’ll also need the full version of Max (www.cycling74.com).  You can get a fully functional demo of Max for 30 days, and the student pricing is reasonable.

You’ve taught on the Tenlegs platform before.  What should students expect in how the class with be run & how the technology is used?

Tenlegs lets me bring classes to people who I never would be able to reach.  I live in Brooklyn NY, but now I’m teaching people in Europe, Japan, New Zealand… it’s amazing.

Taking a Tenlegs class with me means that you’ll be getting videos that I make specifically for the class to get you started in Max for Live.  The videos are project-based — instead of walking you through the whole program, we dive into a project, each time going deeper and deeper.  At the end of the videos, you’ll get a few Max for Live devices and a challenge to create sounds, experiment with the devices, and find new ways to use them.  You can message with me through Tenlegs for help, to go deeper, or to share your work.

At the end of the class, you’ll have a bunch of Max for Live projects we make together to use in your work, as well as videos, and new connections to everyone else in the class.

Register for the class today

 

Mar
5
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Open Call: Teaching Artists for Spring Session

You may remember our call for teaching artists from December…well guess what, those classes just wrapped up and it’s time for us to plan for some Spring class offerings!

We are planning for a block of 4-6 classes, taught by teaching artists who want to share their craft via the Tenlegs’s Online Education Platform.  Teaching artists don’t have to be professional teachers, rather simply experienced artists who’d like to teach.  Here are a few more details

  • The prospective teacher can decide the class duration (1 week or 5 weeks), the number of students in the class, and the price they would like to charge – we are flexible!
  • Tenlegs will take care of the class set-up, legal, marketing, enrollment, payment processing, & tech support during the class.
  • They teacher would get 75% of the enrollment proceeds from students.
  • You can preview the Tenlegs Education platform via this online video.

So do we have you interested yet?  Send us a proposal with your class idea, resume/portfolio, and a rough plan for what you would teach to: community@tenlegs.com