TC 311: The Culture of Cosplay – Bringing Art Alive

TC 311: The Culture of Cosplay – Bringing Art Alive

This week we’re doing something a little different. Our guest tonight is Katherine Masiewicz, a.k.a. KEM Cosplay, an aspiring actress and model who is active in the world of Cosplay. What is Cosplay? For the uninitiated, “cosplay” comes from Costume Roleplay, where fans of a particular genre of popular culture create costumes and portray their favorite character. Cosplay can include Japanese Anime characters, characters from video games, television shows, movies, comic books, science fiction — the list is almost endless. Characters can be a mix of two different genres, so the only limit is one’s imagination. An anime convention is an event or gathering with a primary focus on anime, manga and Japanese culture. Commonly, anime...

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TC 309 – Adult Coloring Book Craze

TC 309 – Adult Coloring Book Craze

This week we’re exploring the Coloring Book Craze! Why are they so popular? Can they really help you to relax? Studies have shown that coloring books and coloring pages can be extremely therapeutic, and has been compared to the benefits that one gets from meditation. It must be working; adult coloring books have taken over the publishing industry, and have skyrocketed to the best-seller list. You can’t walk into a brick-and-mortar bookstore without seeing a table filled with coloring books for adults. In the video below, Katie Couric talks about how adult coloring books have become a phenomenon. It started in the U.K., then to France, but has quickly spread globally. Coloring parties are even popping up in bars! Just a few of the benefits of coloring...

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TC 214: Inspiring Creativity – Purple Easel

TC 214: Inspiring Creativity – Purple Easel

In this episode we welcome Matt McDavid of Purple Easel, a unique “Art Experience” located in Rancho Cucamonga, California. In the podcast Matt shares how he got started, why he finds helping people find their inner artist so rewarding, and the importance of creativity to each individual’s ability to express themselves. According to the PurpleEasel.com web site “Purple Easel is an evening out Art Experience. You bring the drinks and we provide all the painting materials. We take you step by step to recreate the evening’s featured piece, no experience required. You’ll be amazed at what you will accomplish! Laughing with friends, sipping drinks, and creating art is what we’re about. Many people make a party of it, some folks come alone to...

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TC 202: Interview with artist and teacher Ian Kirkpatrick

TC 202: Interview with artist and teacher Ian Kirkpatrick

Topic: Learning about art, and how people benefit from the act of creating their own paintings. Special Guest: Artist – Ian Kirkpatrick In this episode we talk with artist and teacher Ian Kirkpatrick, and his work with first-time painters at “The Purple Easel”, a studio in Rancho Cucamonga, California that caters to people that never painted before and those that just want to learn more about art. We also talk about the Blood Moon, and what makes it red! http://www.purpleeasel.com/ Hosted by Robin Masiewicz, with regular guests Jamie and...

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