Help Taryn Study Classical Art

$900 of $850 goal

Raised by 12 people in 23 months
Taryn Blackburn  IDAHO FALLS, ID
You can give $10 to enable me to attend summer classes. My goal is $850.

"We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life; when all we need to make us happy is something to be enthusiastic about." --Charles Kinglsey      

 
 
I have always dreamed that I could make the world a more beautiful place through art. Even as a young girl I immersed myself in art history and was fascinated with studying some of the greatest achievements man has made through masterpieces.  

I knew it would require hard work to develop my artistic talent and to refine it into a profession, but being the daughter of multi-generational farmers, pioneers, and pilgrims I'm not afraid of hard work.  I'm continually working to improve my talent, and this summer I am excited to train with professional artists at the Center for Academic Study and Naturalist Painting  in Springville, Utah.

"While the power of art can be magical, there is nothing magical in its creation. Great works of art are not divined or conjured with some incomprehensible mystical power. Rather, for centuries, artists have relied upon concrete methods and techniques for artistic execution." --Juliette Aristides.  



 Classical training imparts the technical, and even scientific, knowledge that is required to achieve mastery in art.  Through disciplined training and through studying classical master works, my heart beats faster each time I unlock the secrets of why master artists saw what it saw, why their brain thought what it thought, and why their hand responded in the way it did under such stimuli.

To be an artist is to be immersed in the hidden world that only a few get to see. Every time you come to it again you always learn something-- the process is a lifelong teacher.  I am so grateful for the opportunity to study with master artists this summer and get that rare glimpse into their world.

Estimated costs for my summer training are $7,220.00, which include housing, tuition at the Center for Academic Study, childcare, and travel.  I have raised $6,370.00 over the past year to cover these costs and I am now asking you to donate the remaining $850.00 so that I can advance my career.  

I would love to share my work with you.  Over the summer I will be posting pieces that I've completed during my training onto my website.  These pieces will be available to those who donate to my project.  Please visit www.tarynblackburn.com/classicaltraining  to view the available artworks and sketches.
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Update 4
Posted by Taryn Blackburn
23 months ago
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We did it!! Thank you all so much! Words can't express my appreciation for everyone's support in helping further my art training.

GoFundMe.com will still be accepting donations through this Wednesday, the 20th, if you are able to donate (every little bit helps get me a little further). My campaign will be closed after that. Thank you!
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Update 3
Posted by Taryn Blackburn
23 months ago
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I'm 1/3 of the way to my goal!! Thank you everyone for your support and love : )
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Update 2
Posted by Taryn Blackburn
23 months ago
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I'm completely blown away by everyone's love and support. Thank you so much!
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Update 1
Posted by Taryn Blackburn
23 months ago
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I'm so incredibly thankful for those who have donated already to help me take art classes over the summer! Every amount helps.
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$900 of $850 goal

Raised by 12 people in 23 months
Created May 6, 2015
$5
Anonymous
22 months ago
JB
$500
J B
23 months ago

You have a great talent Taryn! Glad to have the opportunity to help. Keep up the great work and hard effort.

$30
Anonymous
23 months ago
CR
$25
carlo russo
23 months ago
ER
$100
Eric rhoads
23 months ago
TW
$25
Theresa Whitcomb
23 months ago

I'm so proud of you!

AB
$25
Angela Butler
23 months ago

Love you friend. I only wish I could have done more. Good luck !

KL
$25
Katie Liddiard
23 months ago
KS
$100
Karri Sloan
23 months ago

Way to go Taryn!!! We think it's awesome you are pursuing you dreams.

RB
$25
Ryan Brown
23 months ago
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