Art Studio for photography, open-drawing sessions & all workshops
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Art Studio for photography, open-drawing sessions & all workshops

New art workshop and photo studio: My dream is to establishing an artistic community, full-filing artists' desires for creativity, insuring a safe environment freeing creativity processes & providing satisfactory returns for everyone. This space is more than just a photography studio. It can host drawing sessions, workshops of art, Yoga classes and much more. Do not hesitate to shoot me a message HERE  for any ideas you have. You will get a great deal! This studio offers: Large Bay-window for natural light and stylized pictures Side-small window for natural light Black & white curtains with French Baroque motif Dedicated in-&-out main entrance door Own half-bath room Changing room Oriental-setup living room Fully equipped with Backdrops (Choice of colors: black, white, light grey, light blue, and green) Strobe light Hear light Reflection light with umbrellas Flash Canon camera Full-motion camera tripod Set of 4 remote camera-flash triggers  

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Many readers tired of listening to climate change deniers and urge care for our planet
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Many readers tired of listening to climate change deniers and urge care for our planet

Thousands of scientists vs. one Re: "More ill-informed writers," by Ted Gilles, Dec. 30 Letters. Mr. Gilles took issue with three letters dated Dec. 22 concerning climate change and human contribution to such change. He stated there is "zero evidence" such changes are anything but natural. He labeled the writers as "ill informed," asserting the best evidence on climate change is to be found in the publication "An Inconvenient Deception" by Dr. Roy Spencer. Spencer is a principal research scientist for the University of Alabama in Huntsville and U.S. Science Team Leader for the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer on NASA's Aqua satellite. Spencer believes claims by other scientists regarding the severity of climate change are greatly exaggerated. However, Spencer's findings and assertions are at odds with the conclusions of the vast majority of the world's experts on the subject. Of course, it is possible that Spencer is right and the…

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Partnering Opportunities with Models

I am looking for relatively fit figure art models to partner with in open drawing sessions and photography shoots. My studio is at the Rockville/Silver Spring area. The exact address will be provided to models directly. An e-mail will go out with proposed dates. Groups of artists, models and photographers will then be formed accordingly. There are opportunities for week days, weekend-ends, day-times or evenings. There is also room to discuss few special requests or preferences before committing to a session. Modeling sessions have the following format: Figure Art Drawing classes Models will take poses ranging from 5 to 30 minutes depending on the techniques I wish students to learn. I will be very involved providing instructions to students and asking models for specific classical drawing poses; and they will be comfortable. The classes will run for two-and-half hours. Open drawing sessions Duration and format of these sessions will vary.…

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Nude Art Modeling Allows Me to Travel the World

This industry has its creeps and its pitfalls, but I love the freedom and the creativity it offers. I've posed among ancient Mayan ruins in the Yucatán Peninsula, reclined across white sand beaches in Queensland, and balanced on rocks in a crystal-clear Irish lake at sunrise. I've looked out from the bow of a Californian shipwreck like a figurehead and posed nude on horseback in the deserts of Utah. This is just a small sampling of the incredible places my job has taken me in the last two and a half years. At the age of 24, I've had the privilege of visiting 32 countries across five continents—something I never would have been able to accomplish without freelance art modeling. Photo by Dan Van Winkle It all started for me back in 2011, when I was 18 and living outside of Toronto. One of my friends was doing “trade for…

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The Ancient Egyptian city Heracleion was found in the Ocean

Off the coast of Egypt divers have discovered something that was thought to be lost a long time ago. It was said that the ancient city of Heracleion was lost under the sea for good. Well 1200 years later, off the bay of Aboukir, this ancient city has finally been discovered. The city dates back to the 6th century B.C. and holds some of the most beautiful artifacts you could imagine. Things like grand statues of gods and goddesses standing well over 15 feet tall and carved out of red granite, treasures of gold and rare stones, elaborate temples and enormous tablets. This find is enormous in the historical preservation community and has been commissioned by museums around the world. Take a look at this incredible city found underwater. This is diver Franck Goddio examining the enormous hand carved statue of a pharaoh. This statue stands roughly 16 feet tall and was found near…

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Disabled chefs serve as model for change in Morocco

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — A remarkable restaurant in Morocco’s capital offers its guests the opportunity to enjoy a full, fresh meal for just $6. But what’s most remarkable are its chefs: all are developmentally disabled. Moroccan salad, grilled meat, Basque rice and lemon mousse are on the menu of the day at the restaurant, part of broader efforts by the Hadaf association that runs it to integrate disabled youth into Moroccan society and the job market, and change perspectives on disability. “At first it’s not an easy thing to teach them cooking, but day after day, thanks to their desire for learning and their passion, they are really developing capacities in the cooking field,” explains Nora Hachami, a specialist trainer at Hadaf. Since its opening in April, the restaurant has enjoyed very favorable reviews. Its customers say they appreciate the quality of the food, the low prices and the commitment…

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Metallica’s James Hetfield’s Iron Cross
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Metallica’s James Hetfield’s Iron Cross

Specs: Black and Gold color - Mahogany wood body - Mahogany wood neck - Rosewood Fretboard - Set-in construction - White Pearl Inlays - Scale Length 24.75" - 22 Frets - H/H Wilkinson Pickups - 2 Volume, 1 Tone, 3-way toggle Switch Controls - LP Bridge - Gold Hardware - Lock-in mechanism tunersExtremely easy to play, not buzzing and clean sound. You may check how the guitar plays on that cover video: Orion from Metallica I have had my eyes on the James Hetfieled's (Metallica's rhythm guitar and vocals) Iron Cross since I first saw on their Frantic video clip; from St. Anger album. The one he owns is a Gibson model from the early 70's which he personally bolted on the golden iron cross left-over from a motorcycle he was building with his uncle. Needless to say that this model is no longer made which makes it a very…

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M4Arts Hosts Pop-Up Art Show with Lamine Hamdad

Figure drawings and photography by Lamine Hamdad delighted Georgetowners Original post on:  Figure drawings and photography by Lamine Hamdad delighted Georgetowners Art lovers poured into this past Sunday's pop up art show with local artist Lamine Hamdad for a special showing and artist meet & greet. Lamine is a true modern-day renaissance man with expertise in web development, computer programming, fine art and photography. Although he works as a full time web developer and database system engineer, he’s also an artist and photographer on the side.  As a fine art illustrator, Lamine focuses on the human figure and face. You can tell he’s skilled by just observing the detail and precision in his illustrations. However, it’s Lamine’s sketching-style which makes his work stand-out. The delicacy, fluidity and energy of his lines make his drawings romantic and full of life. If you like strolling through Georgetown, enjoy viewing art, or just like mimosas, stop…

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