Kim Tinuviel: Blog http://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog en-us (C) Kim Tinuviel, All rights Reserved. info@tinuvielcreative.com (Kim Tinuviel) Fri, 26 Aug 2016 02:11:00 GMT Fri, 26 Aug 2016 02:11:00 GMT http://www.kimtinuviel.com/img/s/v-5/u487579768-o991207053-50.jpg Kim Tinuviel: Blog http://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog 120 120 Kim's Rock-Bottom Art Sale & Auction http://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2016/8/kims-rock-bottom-art-sale-and-auction Kim Tinuviel and her artworkKim Tinuviel and her artworkKim Tinuviel and her artwork Dear Friends and Collectors:

How does an artist afford to replace a roof on her home or repair siding on her studio? She drops her art prices and appeals to collectors, old and new! If you have been wanting to own one of my pieces or purchase one as a gift, now is the time.

Rock-Bottom Art Sale & Auction!
Saturday August 27, 10am to 5pm
Sunday August 28, noon to 4pm

4563 Cedar Hill Rd, Langley WA 98260 map

Nearly all of the original artwork in my Whidbey Island studio will be available at unprecedented discounts! This is a great opportunity to pick up a piece you have been wanting or to purchase some early holiday gifts.

  • visit the studio or view art below
  • purchase immediately at the 'Buy It Now' price
  • make a bid in person or by email

Bids for unsold work will be reviewed on Sunday night, Aug 28. High bidders will be notified by email that evening. Cash, checks and credit cards (Visa/MC) accepted. Sales tax and shipping are in addition to the final total, and please add 5% for all credit card payments.

Thank you for helping this artist/homeowner. Please share with your friends!

See below for details of available artwork. Many smaller items are also available for those who can visit the studio.

IMAGE TITLE MEDIA DIMENSIONS RETAIL PRICE BUY IT NOW MINIMUM BID
Sidero Alogo I - AVAILABLE 20x30 Sidero Alogo photography 20x30 $475 $250 $125
Helios Rising III Helios Rising III photography 30x20 $475 $250 $125
Psyche I - AVAILABLE 20x30 Psyche photography 20x30 $475 $250 $125
Xiros -  - AVAILABLE 16x12 Xiros photography 16x12 $225 $100 $60
Synoro Synoro photography 16x12 $225 $100 $60
Khronos - AVAILABLE 12x16 Khronos photography 12x16 $225 $100 $60
Okeanos - AVAILABLE 12x16Okeanos - AVAILABLE 12x16 Okeanos photography 12x16 $225 $100 $60
Antikythera I - AVAILABLE 12x16 Antikythera photography 12x16 $225 $100 $60
Gaia's Cloak - AVAILABLE 12x16 Gaia's Cloak photography 12x16 $225 $100 $60
Kitos Kitos photography 12x16 $225 $100 $60
Didyma - AVAILABLE 12x16 Didyma photography 12x16 $225 $100 $60
Paradeisos - AVAILABLE 12x16 Paradeisos photography 12x16 $225 $100 $60
Monaxia Monaxia
 
photography 12x16 $225 $100 $60
Kymata Orpheus photography 12x16 $225 $100 $60
Akropoli - AVAILABLE 16x12 Akropoli photography 6x12 $225 $100 $60
Technicolor Lace, original 12x12 Technicolor Lace (unframed) photography 12x12 $225 (framed) $75 $30
Dreaming, original 12x12 Dreaming (unframed) photography 12x12 $225 (framed) $75 $30
Choreograph, original 12x12 - SOLD Choreograph (unframed) photography 12x12 $225 (framed) $75 $30
File Aug 22, 3 59 04 PM Reflections of Ljubljana (framed series) photography 18x22 (3) $297 $150 $100
File Aug 22, 3 59 59 PM Reflections of Ljubljana (triptych) photography 9x25 $89 $50 $325
Rusty Relics Rusty Relics photography 21x10 $89 $50 $25
Farm Truck I Farm Truck I photography 23x19 $99 $50 $25
Farm Truck II Farm Truck II photography 19x23 $99 $50 $25
Farm Truck III Farm Truck III photography 23x19 $99 $50 $25
Farm Truck IV Farm Truck IV photography 19x23 $99 $50 $25
Farm Truck V Farm Truck V (medium) photography 15x17 $79 $35 $20
Farm Truck V Farm Truck V (small) photography 12x14 $59 $30 $15
Horn Horn encaustic, mixed media 6x6 $109 $75 $25
Love Note Love Note encaustic, mixed media 12x12 $325 $150 $75
Brother Sun, Sister Moon (diptych) Brother Sun/Sister Moon (diptych) encaustic, mixed media 6x6 (2) $198 $100 $50
Emerald Nova, original 12x12, SOLDoriginal 12x12, $350, prints also available Emerald Nova encaustic, mixed media 12x12 $350 $200 $75
Central Asian Rug Study I, original 9x6original 6x9, $275, prints also available Central Asian Rug Study I encaustic, mixed media 9x6 $275 $150 $100
Central Asian Rug Study II, original 9x6original 6x9, $275, prints also available Central Asian Rug Study II encaustic, mixed media 9x6 $275 $150 $100
Central Asian Rug Study III, original 6x9original 9x6, $275, prints also available Central Asian Rug Study III encaustic, mixed media 6x9 $275 $150 $100
Central Asian Rug Study IV, original 6x6original 6x6, $275, prints also available Central Asian Rug Study IV encaustic, mixed media 6x6 $225 $125 $75
Central Asian Rug Study V, original 6x6original 6x6, $275, prints also available Central Asian Rug Study V encaustic, mixed media 6x6 $225 $125 $75
Casino at Dusk Casino at Dusk photography 13x20 $225 $125 $75
Prairie Puffs Prairie Puffs photography 29x12 $375 $250 $125
Beyond the Belly River Beyond the Belly River photography 8x22 $300 $150 $75
Lake McDonald at Dusk Lake MacDonald at Dusk photography 14x24 $390 $175 $90
Moraine Creek Moraine Creek photography 9x22 $300 $150 $75
Reykjavik Fishing Lodge Reykjavik Fishing Lodge photography 10x24 $345 $150 $80
Ice Glow, original 14x24 - SOLD, prints available Ice Glow photography 9x21 $180 $140 $50
Silence (triptych) Silence photography 24x33 $750 $350 $200
Winter Vineyard I Winter Vineyard I, framed photography 16x44 $850 $650 $425
Utopia Utopia **NEW** photography 36x24 $950 $850 $750
Windbreak, limited edition, 19x36 and 21x60 Windbreak, open edition photography 8x24 $190 $150 $100
Windbreak, limited edition, 19x36 and 21x60 Windbreak, limited edition photography 19x36 $1300 $1150 $900
Windbreak, limited edition, 19x36 and 21x60 Windbreak, canvas, limited edition photography 21x60 $2000 $1800 $1600
Summer Dawn - JUST ONE LEFT! Light Sculpture, Summer Dawn metal, encaustic, paper 10x10x24 $600 $450/SOLD N/A
Celestial Garden - JUST ONE LEFT! Light Sculpture, Celestial Garden (one only) metal, encaustic, paper 10x10x24 $600 $450

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info@tinuvielcreative.com (Kim Tinuviel) Kim Tinuviel Whidbey Island art encaustic photo-encaustic photography http://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2016/8/kims-rock-bottom-art-sale-and-auction Tue, 23 Aug 2016 01:30:25 GMT
Hands-on Workshop: Artist Statements and Bios, with ArtBiz Atelier http://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2015/12/hands-on-workshop-artist-statements-and-bios-with-artbiz-atelier DSCN0685DSCN0685

It's not surprising that most artists prefer to make art over the tasks required to sell the work. But even if your gallery does all of the selling, an artist must still give the gallery talking points to help sell the work.

Some artists believe the artwork should sell itself. In reality, this rarely works. Instead, a savvy salesperson will notice a buyer's interest and engage the potential customer in small talk about the artist, the medium, or the style of the work. To do this effectively, the artist must provide compelling descriptions in the form of artist statements and biographical information. Whether you are supplying this information to your gallery, to the curator of a show, or posting it on your website, make sure your written material differentiates you from the crowd!

On Saturday January 2 from 10am-2pm, I'll present a hands-on workshop to help visual artists learn my methods for writing and formatting effective artist statements and bios. This ArtBiz Atelier event is hosted by Blueschool Arts in Clinton WA (Whidbey Island), and the cost is $65 per person. Pre-registration is required; deadline to register is December 24.

The ArtBiz Atelier offers a series of six progressive and monthly workshops (Nov 2015 through May 2016) for the business-savvy visual artist. Workshops can be taken individually, however the full series offers a well-rounded training program to help artists improve their reach and success in the world of art shows, funding and sales. The final event, in May 2016, offers artists the opportunity to present their work to a local, supportive audience in a special live presentation. Won't you join us?

Photographing Your Artwork - December 5, 10am-2pm
​   (register by 11/25/15)

• Artist Statements and Bios - January 2, 10am-2pm
​   (register by 12/24/15)

• Applications & Grantwriting - January 16, 10am-2pm
​   (register by 1/8/16)

• Develop Your Personal Brand - February 27, 10am-2pm
​   (register by 2/19/16)

• Portfolio Development - March 26, 10am-2pm
​   (register by 3/18/16)

• How to Give an Artist Talk - April 23, 10am-2pm
​   (register by 4/15/16)

• Public Artist Presentations - May 10, 6-9pm
   (register by 4/23/16)

Visit the Blueschool Arts website for dates, details and to register.
ArtBiz Atelier is developed and presented by Kim Tinuviel, Whidbey Island.

 

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info@tinuvielcreative.com (Kim Tinuviel) art business classes development lectures marketing photography visual workshop http://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2015/12/hands-on-workshop-artist-statements-and-bios-with-artbiz-atelier Thu, 10 Dec 2015 07:55:22 GMT
Hands-on Workshop: Photograph Your Own Artwork, with ArtBiz Atelier http://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2015/11/hands-on-workshop-photograph-your-own-artwork-with-artbiz-atelier cameracamera It's not surprising that most artists prefer to make art over the tasks required to sell the work. But even if your gallery does all of the selling, an artist must still keep records to catalogue and archive the pieces before they are shipped to the point of sale.

Some artists choose to take their work to a professional photographer to obtain perfectly lit, high-resolution images suitable for printed advertising and web or email use. Others prefer the do-it-yourself approach. Whichever method you choose, the goal is to achieve professional results. If you're wanting to improve your own DIY efforts, read on!

On Saturday December 5 from 10am-2pm, I'll present a hands-on workshop to help visual artists learn my methods for photographing artwork. This ArtBiz Atelier event is hosted by Blueschool Arts in Clinton WA (Whidbey Island), and the cost is $65 per person. Pre-registration is required; deadline to register is November 25.

The ArtBiz Atelier offers a series of six progressive and monthly workshops (Nov 2015 through May 2016) for the business-savvy visual artist. Workshops can be taken individually, however the full series offers a well-rounded training program to help artists improve their reach and success in the world of art shows, funding and sales. The final event, in May 2016, offers artists the opportunity to present their work to a local, supportive audience in a special live presentation. Won't you join us?

• Photographing Your Artwork - December 5, 10am-2pm
​   (register by 11/25/15)

• Artist Statements and Bios - January 2, 10am-2pm
​   (register by 12/24/15)

• Applications & Grantwriting - January 16, 10am-2pm
​   (register by 1/8/16)

• Develop Your Personal Brand - February 27, 10am-2pm
​   (register by 2/19/16)

• Portfolio Development - March 26, 10am-2pm
​   (register by 3/18/16)

• How to Give an Artist Talk - April 23, 10am-2pm
​   (register by 4/15/16)

• Public Artist Presentations - May 10, 6-9pm
   (register by 4/23/16)

Visit the Blueschool Arts website for dates, details and to register.
ArtBiz Atelier is developed and presented by Kim Tinuviel, Whidbey Island.

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info@tinuvielcreative.com (Kim Tinuviel) art business classes development lectures marketing photography visual workshop http://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2015/11/hands-on-workshop-photograph-your-own-artwork-with-artbiz-atelier Sun, 22 Nov 2015 23:16:13 GMT
Lake Havasu Photo Workshop - Winter 2016 http://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2015/11/lake-havasu-photo-workshop---winter-2016 11053096_1709845202569241_4852506726725297193_o11053096_1709845202569241_4852506726725297193_o

When it's cold, windy and wet outside, what could sound better than a great photography workshop on sunny Lake Havasu in Arizona? Dates are still to be determined, but it's looking at Feb 2016, for 2-3 days. This will be a small group - limited to six photographers, so get on the list now! We'll spend plenty of time on the water and the shore, enjoying abundant wildlife (think bighorn sheep, burros, coyotes, herons, egrets and other birds), plus landscapes, abstracts and astrophotography. Oh, and did I mention London Bridge? And lighthouses (there are 24 of them on the lake)? Those too. 

Are you ready to go? Contact me and I'll hold you a spot! And don't forget to SHARE this post with your friends and on social media.

As details are firmed up they will appear below:
Dates: TBD
Costs: TBD
Details: TBD

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info@tinuvielcreative.com (Kim Tinuviel) Arizona Havasu Lake abstracts astrophotography classes landscapes photography wildlife workshop http://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2015/11/lake-havasu-photo-workshop---winter-2016 Tue, 17 Nov 2015 01:17:56 GMT
Learn to photograph your own artwork http://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2015/11/tips-for-photographing-your-own-artwork cameracamera It's not surprising that most artists prefer to make art over the tasks required to sell the work. But even if your gallery does all of the selling, an artist must still keep records to catalogue and archive the pieces before they are shipped to the point of sale.

Some artists choose to take their work to a professional photographer to obtain perfectly lit, high-resolution images suitable for printed advertising and web or email use. Others prefer the do-it-yourself approach. Whichever method you choose, the goal is to achieve professional results. If you're wanting to improve your own DIY efforts, read on!

On Tuesday evening November 17 from 6-7 pm, I'll present a one-hour lecture and demonstration to introduce my methods for photographing artwork. This ArtBiz Atelier event is hosted by Blueschool Arts in Clinton WA (Whidbey Island), and is free to the public. The goal of this event is to give an overview of the upcoming hands-on workshop to those wishing to develop their own photography workflow, or for those who wish to learn more about getting started photographing their own work, scheduled for Saturday December 5 from 10am-2pm. Pre-registration is required for the hands-on workshop and the deadline to register is 11/25. Cost for the workshop is just $65. The introductory lecture is free.

The ArtBiz Atelier offers a series of six progressive and monthly workshops (Nov 2015 through May 2016) for the business-savvy visual artist. Workshops can be taken individually, however the full series offers a well-rounded training program to help artists improve their reach and success in the world of art shows, funding and sales. The final event, in May 2016, offers artists the opportunity to present their work to a local, supportive audience in a special live presentation. Won't you join us?

• Photographing Your Artwork - Nov/Dec

• Artist Statements and Bios - Dec/Jan

• Applications & Grantwriting - Jan

• Develop Your Personal Brand - Feb

• Portfolio Development - Mar

• Artist Talks - Apr

• Public Artist Presentations - May

Visit the Blueschool Arts website for dates, details and to register.
ArtBiz Atelier is developed and presented by Kim Tinuviel, Whidbey Island.

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info@tinuvielcreative.com (Kim Tinuviel) art business classes development lectures marketing photography visual workshop http://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2015/11/tips-for-photographing-your-own-artwork Sun, 15 Nov 2015 00:11:53 GMT
Become a business-savvy artist with ArtBiz Atelier http://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2015/10/become-a-business-savvy-artist-with-artbiz-atelier ArtBizAtelier2ArtBizAtelier2

This year I've developed a new program of workshops and lectures intended to help visual artists on Whidbey Island develop professional practices and promotional skills for their art practices. This program, called ArtBiz Atelier, is hosted at Blueschool Arts in Clinton. Each month from November 2015 through May 2016, I will present a free one-hour evening lecture that will introduce the hands-on workshop scheduled later that month. Register for the full series of workshops, or just the ones you need.

Is your creative work well represented online and in a portfolio? Do you have your work for sale in the right galleries? Do you seek alternative opportunities to show your art but aren't quite sure what in the heck they are and even if you did, how to go about it? Can you easily approach a curator and discuss your artwork?

​If these questions leave you in a cold sweat, ArtBiz Atelier will leave you cool, calm, collected - and the rarest of creatures....the business-savvy artist!

• Photographing Your Artwork - Nov/Dec

• Artist Statements and Bios - Dec/Jan

• Applications & Grantwriting - Jan

• Develop Your Personal Brand - Feb

• Portfolio Development - Mar

• Artist Talks - Apr

• Public Artist Presentations - May

Visit the Blueschool Arts website for dates, details and to register.
ArtBiz Atelier is developed and presented by Kim Tinuviel, Whidbey Island.

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info@tinuvielcreative.com (Kim Tinuviel) applications, grantwriting, portfolio, branding artist statement artist talk business development marketing photography visual art workshops http://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2015/10/become-a-business-savvy-artist-with-artbiz-atelier Fri, 30 Oct 2015 21:37:09 GMT
Coordinating the Artist Trust EDGE program for visual artists, 2015 http://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2015/10/coordinating-the-artist-trust-edge-program-for-visual-artists-2015 File Oct 30, 1 46 41 PMFile Oct 30, 1 46 41 PMClaudia Bach presents her segment on Communications and Marketing to the EDGE class in Port Townsend, Oct 2015. In 2012 I was selected to participate in Artist Trust's EDGE Professional Development Program for visual artists in Port Townsend: an eight-day residential program for about a dozen Washington state artists. For just over a week we met at Fort Worden, in an old schoolhouse classroom with professional artists and educators from all over the state to learn in-depth issues related to the business of being a visual artist. After a week and nearly 50 hours of instruction, we each presented ourselves and our work in a public event - in a kind of final exam.

Now, three years later, I am coordinating and presenting to a new group of visual artist students. We've been living and studying here at Fort Worden, in a CENTRUM residency program, now for seven days. The final presentations are tonight, and our wrap-up session is tomorrow morning. We've worked hard to get to know each other, worked hard to refine how we present ourselves as artists, worked on websites, massaged artist statements, reviewed tax practices and intellectual property practices. We met several professional artists, gallery owners and curators, and have slept very little! It's been a challenging and transformational week.

As a leader and instructor, I've learned a ton. Plus, today's students are tomorrow's peers. And each time I review this intense curriculum, I learn more. If you don't know about Artist Trust and are interested in the arts in Washington state, take a look at their programs.

The students in this track were:
Roldy Ablao
Debbi Commodore
Heather Cromwell
Savvy Dani
Patric Donohue
Malayka Gormally
Tom Hausken
Julz Ignacio
Beth Kehoe
Ray Mack
Tara McDermott
Katie Miller
Janis Miltenberger
Eric Olson
Ann Quinn
Rebecca Seymour
Sarah Beth Smith
Susan Walker

Congratulations to them all on their EDGE graduation!

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info@tinuvielcreative.com (Kim Tinuviel) Artist EDGE Port Townsend Trust Washington state visual art http://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2015/10/coordinating-the-artist-trust-edge-program-for-visual-artists-2015 Fri, 30 Oct 2015 21:00:25 GMT
February 2015 Classes and Workshops http://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2015/1/february-2015-classes-and-workshops TINUVIEL_FebClassesHeaderTINUVIEL_FebClassesHeader
W I T H   K I M   T I N U V I E L
 
Intro to PhotoEncaustic
SW workshop - Fri & Sat, Feb 6 & 7
Click for details and to register. Deadline: Jan 30
Give your digital photographs new life - learn the alchemy of photography + encaustic painting 
to jazz up those images and make beautiful artwork! Suitable for teens and adults.
 
The Magic of Music Theory, Advanced Level 
SW class begins Feb 9 - five Mon evenings
OH class begins Feb 10 - five Tues evenings
Click for details and to register. Deadline: Feb 3
Continue learning the mechanics of how music works. Apply this new knowledge to performance and 
composition. We'll brush up on the basics, touch on solfege, and focus on chord inversions/progressions,
minor scales/modes, and harmonizing melodies. For teens and adults. Prerequisites apply.
 
Private classes and workshops are also available.
(360) 639-4299
kim@tinuvielcreative.com
www.kimtinuviel.com
 
A practicing studio artist and Juilliard-trained classical musician, Kim Tinuviel has a diverse repertoire 
of media and expression, encompassing everything from digital photography and encaustic painting/sculpture
to metalwork/welding to live orchestral performance. She has taught, lectured, tutored and coached in her various
fields for over 20 years, and has called Whidbey home since 1997. In addition to educating, creating and performing,
Kim is the owner of a small marketing communications and graphic/web design firm (Tinuviel Creative), and a
local photo tour business (Whidbey Photo Adventures).
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info@tinuvielcreative.com (Kim Tinuviel) Kim Tinuviel Whidbey Island art classes encaustic music photo-encaustic photography workshop workshops http://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2015/1/february-2015-classes-and-workshops Sat, 10 Jan 2015 20:53:45 GMT
Online tutoring now available - music and art http://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2014/12/online-tutoring-now-available---music-and-art Online-Learning-The-Future-Is-NowOnline-Learning-The-Future-Is-Now Many of you have expressed interest in Music Theory and PhotoEncaustic classes, but have been unable to attend because of distance or schedule. With this in mind, I began looking into online tutoring as a solution.

With online tutoring, you get one-on-one time with me, not a pre-recorded video. The lessons are specific to your needs and current level of training. The main benefits are flexibility and low cost. Schedule anywhere from a single half-hour session to weekly two hour sessions. Your needs drive our scheduling.

Music Theory students: brush up on tricky topics, or take the full course.

Encaustic and PhotoEncaustic students: get advice on any stage of your project or process.

Photographers: I'll work with you on Photoshop, Lightroom, marketing, or image critique.

Business owners: pick up tips on marketing, social media, email newsletters, re-branding, PR, etc.

Contact me today at 360-639-4299 or email kim@tinuvielcreative.com to schedule your introductory session.

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info@tinuvielcreative.com (Kim Tinuviel) Kim Tinuviel art classes coaching marketing music theory online photography tutoring http://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2014/12/online-tutoring-now-available---music-and-art Wed, 10 Dec 2014 19:59:47 GMT
Stimulate your brain - learn music theory http://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2014/12/stimulate-your-brain-learn-music-theory thinking_of_musicthinking_of_music Why Study Music Theory?

For me, music has been a life-long practice. Thinking back, I suppose I stuck with it because it made me FEEL BETTER to play, listen and study music.

But how exactly does music make people feel good? Lately, I've seen a number of articles by researchers attempting to explain this phenomenon. One of the best I've read was by the National Geographic Daily News blog and is titled Your Aging Brain Will Be In Better Shape If You've Taken Music Lessons.

music on the mindmusic on the mind In short, it is now commonly believed that the benefits of playing and studying music, whether as a child or in adulthood, are numerous:

• Creating new neural connections compensates for some of the natural neural declines associated with aging

• Enhanced brain plasticity - its ability to change or adapt in response to experience, environment, or behavior

• Robust gains in memory, verbal fluency, the speed at which one processes information, planning ability, and other cognitive functions

These are just a few of the possible benefits of musical study. As we age, doesn't it make sense to exercise our minds as well as our bodies?

REGISTER FOR ONE OF THESE CLASSES:

THE MAGIC OF MUSIC THEORY
Advanced Level - South Whidbey
Five Monday evenings
Feb 9 through Mar 9, 2015
6:00-7:30pm

South Whidbey location TBD
Tuition:  $125 (plus textbook)
register here
THE MAGIC OF MUSIC THEORY
Advanced Level - Oak Harbor
Five Tuesday evenings
Feb 10 through Mar 10, 2015
6:30-8:00pm
Location: Click Music, Oak Harbor
Tuition:  $125 (plus textbook)
register here
 

Instructor: Kim Tinuviel, Juilliard-trained professional musician
Class Fee: $125 (plus textbook/approx $27)
To register, please visit my Classes and Workshops page.

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info@tinuvielcreative.com (Kim Tinuviel) Click Music Oak Harbor South Whidbey Whidbey Island classes music music theory http://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2014/12/stimulate-your-brain-learn-music-theory Tue, 02 Dec 2014 20:03:07 GMT
Holiday Studio Sale http://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2014/11/holiday-studio-sale Beyond the Belly RiverBeyond the Belly River$300

Looking for that perfect gift? For yourself or someone you love?
Would you like to give handmade gifts or gifts of experience?
Come visit my Whidbey Island studio where you will find
some beautiful one-of-a-kind options!

I'll be open from noon to 4pm on Sunday Nov 30, AND each Saturday before Christmas.
Check out the Light Sculptures, encaustic paintings and photographs.
Stop in to see the art, 
purchase gifts, or just to say hello. 
Oh, and please bring your friends!

4563 Cedar Hill Rd, Langley  directions
360-639-4299  |  www.kimtinuviel.com

Celestial Garden - JUST ONE LEFT!Celestial Garden - JUST ONE LEFT!24" tall x 10" diameter, steel, copper, encaustic collage on paper
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info@tinuvielcreative.com (Kim Tinuviel) 3-D Kim Tinuviel Whidbey Island art encaustic light sculptures metalwork photography http://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2014/11/holiday-studio-sale Sat, 29 Nov 2014 23:58:57 GMT
Annual Studio Party & Sale http://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2014/11/annual-studio-party-sale
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It's a PARTY! 
(and studio sale)
Fri-Sat, Nov 28-29
10am-5pm

You're invited to drop by my South Whidbey
studio on the Thanksgiving weekend
for the annual Holiday Party and Studio Sale
I'll be showing Light Sculptures, encaustic paintings 
and photographs. Stop in to see the art, 
purchase gifts, or just to say hello. 

Oh, and please bring your friends!

4563 Cedar Hill Rd, Langley  directions
360-639-4299  |  www.kimtinuviel.com

 

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info@tinuvielcreative.com (Kim Tinuviel) Whidbey Island art party studio sale http://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2014/11/annual-studio-party-sale Thu, 20 Nov 2014 18:09:30 GMT
Stimulate your brain - learn music theory http://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2014/10/stimulate-your-brain-learn-music-theory thinking_of_musicthinking_of_music Why Study Music Theory?

For me, music has been a life-long practice. Thinking back, I suppose I stuck with it because it made me FEEL BETTER to play, listen and study music.

But how exactly does music make people feel good? Lately, I've seen a number of articles by researchers attempting to explain this phenomenon. One of the best I've read was by the National Geographic Daily News blog and is titled Your Aging Brain Will Be In Better Shape If You've Taken Music Lessons.

music on the mindmusic on the mind In short, it is now commonly believed that the benefits of playing and studying music, whether as a child or in adulthood, are numerous:

• Creating new neural connections compensates for some of the natural neural declines associated with aging

• Enhanced brain plasticity - its ability to change or adapt in response to experience, environment, or behavior

• Robust gains in memory, verbal fluency, the speed at which one processes information, planning ability, and other cognitive functions

These are just a few of the possible benefits of musical study. As we age, doesn't it make sense to exercise our minds as well as our bodies?

Introduction to Music Theory
Five Monday evenings
Nov 3 through Dec 1, 2014
6:00-7:30pm

South Whidbey location TBD
register here
Advanced Music Theory
Five Monday evenings
Jan 5 through Feb 2, 2015
6:00-7:30pm

South Whidbey location TBD
register here

Instructor: Kim Tinuviel, Juilliard-trained professional musician
Class Fee: $125 (textbook purchase required/approx $27)
To register, please visit my Classes and Workshops page.

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info@tinuvielcreative.com (Kim Tinuviel) Whidbey Island classes music music theory http://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2014/10/stimulate-your-brain-learn-music-theory Sun, 19 Oct 2014 02:58:30 GMT
New PhotoEncaustic class scheduled http://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2014/10/new-photoencaustic-class-scheduled horses-on-film-in-progress, ©2014 Kim Tinuviel www.kimtinuviel.comhorses-on-film-in-progress ©2014 Kim Tinuviel www.kimtinuviel.com©2014 Kim Tinuviel www.kimtinuviel.com Cool weather is on its way and it's time to warm up with a new encaustic class... PHOTO encaustic! This two-session workshop, on Friday evening October 24 and Saturday October 25 will introduce you to the techniques and possibilities of combining your photography with the encaustic medium.

If you have some interesting photos you've taken, and have been wanting to do something artistic with them, this class is for you. Using ancient encaustic techniques, we learn how to collage and transfer photographic images onto (and into) beeswax surfaces. We'll be working on both wood and clay as substrates, and all basic materials and equipment will be provided. All you need to bring is your printed image(s) and any other ephemera or mixed media you desire. Upon registration, you'll receive instructions for preparing your images (size, paper type, etc).

Classes are held on Whidbey Island, in my studio or in a larger local venue. If you're from out-of-town but would like to attend, I have housing for up to three (one couple and one single). Contact me for details.

Won't you please join us for this fun and intimate workshop? Visit the Classes and Workshops page for details, or call 360-639-4299 to register. Please register by Oct 16 for the best value!

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info@tinuvielcreative.com (Kim Tinuviel) Whidbey Island classes encaustic fine art learn photo-encaustic photography workshops http://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2014/10/new-photoencaustic-class-scheduled Thu, 02 Oct 2014 18:47:29 GMT
Whidbey named third-best island in national poll http://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2014/6/whidbey-named-third-best-island-in-national-poll Arriving on Whidbey, ©Kim TinuvielArriving on Whidbey, ©Kim TinuvielArriving on Whidbey, ©Kim Tinuviel Why do I choose to live and make art on Whidbey Island? People ask me this all the time. It would be more convenient in Seattle, more dynamic to in New York City, and more culturally diverse in San Francisco. I live and work on Whidbey Island for many of the same reasons that USA Today's recent Ten Best poll chose Whidbey as the third-best island in the US. It is a place of extreme beauty and inspiration. Each day I am surrounded by one of the most beautiful environments and comfortable climates in the world. Nearly 365 days each year, I can get outside and photograph this beauty and the animals and humans that occupy it. The landscapes are stunning, and the weather adds interest to everything.

07_MWhidby_Heron-at-Keystone07_MWhidby_Heron-at-KeystoneHeron at Keystone, ©Moira Whidby Another thing to note is that the USA Today poll recommends nine other wonderful islands, but none (besides Whidbey) are anywhere near the western United States. The closest competitors for visual beauty are Kauai (Hawaii) and Mackinac (Michigan). So if you are in the western US and haven't yet seen Whidbey Island, GET OVER HERE!

16_DWelton_20140525_011216_DWelton_20140525_0112Kim Tinuviel leads a Whidbey Photo Adventure tour. Photo ©David Welton And since you're considering a visit to Whidbey, won't you also consider enjoying a guided photography tour of the island? Whidbey Photo Adventures will take you out for a full or half day to see the best of Whidbey. Photographers of any skill level, with any camera will benefit. You'll get my individual attention to help you up your photography skills. Imagine coming home with a magazine-worthy photograph of Whidbey beauty! In fact, I'll even help you get your masterpiece printed as a high quality poster and shipped directly to your home.

SLucero_KimSLucero_KimKim Tinuviel, owner and guide of Whidbey Photo Adventures. Photo ©Sandy Lucero. Check out the USA Today story and then call me at 360-639-4299 or email to register for your tour. I can also help you find some great accommodations while you're on Whidbey. See you soon!

Thanks to tour guests David Welton, Moira Whidby and Sandy Lucero for the use of their fantastic photos, all of which were made on a recent Whidbey Photo Adventure!

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info@tinuvielcreative.com (Kim Tinuviel) 10 3 Today USA Whidbey Island art photography top tourism http://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2014/6/whidbey-named-third-best-island-in-national-poll Thu, 12 Jun 2014 20:27:39 GMT
Treat yourself to a Whidbey Photo Adventure http://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2014/6/treat-yourself-to-a-whidbey-photo-adventure Whidbey Photo Adventures owner and guide, Kim TinuvielWhidbey Photo Adventures owner and guide, Kim Tinuviel. Photo courtesy of Sandy Lucero.

Whidbey Island is a photographer's paradise. There is so much to see and shoot, but where do you begin? Enjoy making beautiful photographs while someone else takes care of the details. Whidbey Photo Adventures takes you right to the best shots on Whidbey Island.

Come alone, or bring a friend. You'll be joined by other photographers and a professional guide who will help you push your photographic limits and make some truly artistic shots. Photographers of any ability level are welcome. And don't worry if your camera is good enough. The camera you have is the 'right' camera! Four-hour photo tours start at $99 per person. Visit the Whidbey Photo Adventures website for information www.whidbeyphotoadventures.com.

Here are a few photos by a recent guest...

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info@tinuvielcreative.com (Kim Tinuviel) Whidbey Island art education photography tourism http://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2014/6/treat-yourself-to-a-whidbey-photo-adventure Sat, 07 Jun 2014 06:07:26 GMT
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See Whidbey Island... through your camera!

This summer I'm launching a new business venture called Whidbey Photo Adventures. Join me for guided photography tours of Whidbey Island! You'll have the opportunity to visit some of the best locations for shooting Whidbey Island landscapes and nature, as well as enjoying individualized guidance for getting great shots. Any skill level and any camera will work, however digital cameras will provide the most opportunity for instant results. Then when the tour is over, print your best shot as a poster and have it delivered directly to your home.

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Adventures are available to suit your needs. For the most flexibility, book a Private Tour. For convenience, consider a Value Tour. And if affordability is your priority, check out a Group Tour. Visit the Tours page for details.

To celebrate the launch of Whidbey Photo Adventures, you are invited to join me on Sunday May 25 from 10am-2pm for a FREE introductory tour. Reservations are necessary as space is limited. After the tour, you'll be asked to fill out a brief review and critique form, and to help spread the word by recommending it to your friends, family and visitors.

Want to join me on May 25? Call or email today!  360-639-4299

 

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info@tinuvielcreative.com (Kim Tinuviel) Whidbey Island fun learn photography sightseeing tips tour http://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2014/5/join-the-first-whidbey-photo-adventure Mon, 19 May 2014 17:16:19 GMT
2014 Whidbey Art Trail opens this week! http://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2014/5/2014-whidbey-art-trail-opens-this-week WAT_logoWAT_logo This week I'll be hanging a show with members of the Whidbey Art Trail at the Art Center @ WICEC. The show opens Friday and will be up through the Memorial Day weekend. Rumor has it that members will offer demos on Saturdays during the exhibit. Stop in after the farmers market! WICEC can be found in the old Bayview School building at Bayview Corner, 5611 Bayview Rd, Langley (Whidbey Island).

Under the Harvest Moon ©2014 KimTinuviel.comUnder the Harvest Moon ©2014 KimTinuviel.comUnder the Harvest Moon, Light Sculptures by Kim Tinuviel, 24 tall x 10 diameter, steel, copper, encaustic collage on paper If you would like to visit my studio and see even more, call ahead at 360-639-4299. My studio is #15 on the Art Trail map and is located in rural Langley, about halfway between Langley and Freeland. I would love to see you.

The Whidbey Art Trail is a year-round self-guided artist studio tour will lead you through some of the most scenic country side in the Puget Sound area. Located on Whidbey Island, the Whidbey Art Trail features a wide array of contemporary artists including painters, weavers, print makers, potters, glassblowers, woodworkers and more. You'll find the artists working in unique and spectacular studios located in renovated barns or adaptively reused buildings in the small towns along the way. You'll have the opportunity to go "behind-the-scenes" to interact with the artists and gain insight into their creative process, as well as help support the artists' creative work through the direct purchase of original works of art.

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info@tinuvielcreative.com (Kim Tinuviel) WICEC Whidbey Art Trail Whidbey Island art photography http://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2014/5/2014-whidbey-art-trail-opens-this-week Mon, 05 May 2014 20:01:12 GMT
Wide Angle Reprise http://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2014/5/wide-angle-reprise Winter Vineyard I, ©2014, KimTinuviel.comWinter Vineyard I, ©2014, KimTinuviel.comWinter Vineyard I, pigment print with hand-textured aluminum, 16" x 44" mounted

From May 27 through June 15, you'll have an opportunity to see my recent photographic work from an exhibit called Wide Angle. Originally conceived as a two-person exhibit of primarily panoramic photography, photographer Sharon Shoemaker's work provided a beautiful counterpoint to my own pieces. Wide Angle was originally presented in March 2014, on Whidbey Island, at Rob Schouten Gallery at Greenbank Farm.

About nine pieces remain from that show, and they can be seen at The Art Center @ WICEC - Whidbey Island Community Education Center, at the old Bayview School. Swing by after the farmers market on a Saturday. Or stop by during the week. Someone is usually in. All work is for sale, but you'll have to contact me by phone or email to make a purchase.

WICEC is located at 5616 Bayview Rd, Langley WA 98260.

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info@tinuvielcreative.com (Kim Tinuviel) Whidbey Island Wide Angle exhibit photography solo show http://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2014/5/wide-angle-reprise Mon, 05 May 2014 07:42:24 GMT
Metal and encaustic sculpture in new Langley gallery http://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2014/4/metal-and-encaustic-sculpture-in-new-langley-gallery Have you seen my latest Light Sculptures? If not, take a look at this video, then drop by Trillium Home & Design on First Street in Langley to take a look. Debra and Colin Campbell have opened this beautiful new interior design gallery offering design services and some lovely art and decor. I love Colin's oil paintings, and you can see my sculptures plus beautiful pieces by a number of other artists as well. 

These unique and original pieces, 100% handmade of steel, copper, encaustic, mixed media and Nepalese Lokta paper, will become the focal point of any space they occupy. Lit by a small 40w bulb that produces almost no heat, each sculpture emits a warm and organic glow. Unlit, it expresses an industrial elegance unlike anything you've ever seen. The prototype of this series was awarded an honorable mention at the 2013 Coupeville Art Festival in the 3-D/Sculpture division. Each piece is approximately 24" tall and 9" in diameter.

Call for a studio viewing or visit Trillium Home & Design to check them out!

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info@tinuvielcreative.com (Kim Tinuviel) Trillium Home & Design art encaustic metal sculpture http://www.kimtinuviel.com/blog/2014/4/metal-and-encaustic-sculpture-in-new-langley-gallery Tue, 29 Apr 2014 22:41:56 GMT