Somerset Studio Gets Bigger & Better

Today our Director of Publishing Christen Hammons stops by Somerset Place to give you the ins’ and outs’ of the new Somerset Studio and how this revamped, quarterly publication is about to get more hands-on with interactive elements that encourage artistic play, experimentation, and processes. 

 

One of the great joys in being the editor-in-chief of Somerset Studio is having art land on my desk that stops and makes me ask how the artist managed to achieve this particular piece. Sure, I have enough experience that I can look at a piece and understand the general approach, but I always want to ask the artist, “How?” and “Why?” It’s one thing to look at a piece and understand the technique involved, but it’s another to truly get inside the artist’s head and understand the process.

Michelle Ward, author of our Make it Your Own department, never fails to share the how and the why behind her pieces. We’ve always been so fascinated with the way she can take a simple supply — like tags, cardboard, even plain paper — and turn them into stunning collages, journal pages, and more. She’s made it clear to many of us that we can take a humble supply and just play and see what we come up with.

We kept this in mind while redesigning Somerset Studio. We asked for our artists to share photos of their raw materials and give us more in-depth explanations of why they did something. We added worksheets to help inspire more playtime, more experimentation for our artists. As we work on the launch of the first quarterly issue of Somerset Studio, which hits newsstands February 1, 2019, we are keeping the ideas of artistic play and processes in mind.

We’re having a lot of fun as we work on this first quarterly issue. Included inside are all the types of articles you love, with a deeper look into how the artists got from point A to point B. Also included are more activity sheets, with guides on doodles, lettering, and more fun things you can add to your artwork. We’ll give extra attention to the details that truly take a piece of art to the next level. We envision this new Somerset Studio to walk the line between a magazine and a workbook. Not only will we not be sad if you work right on the pages, we’re encouraging you to do so!

As we get closer to the debut, we’ll be sharing more sneak peeks about all the goodness that awaits you inside each issue. Don’t forget that the bigger and better Somerset Studio arrives on February 1, 2019. Be sure to become a charter member today, so you won’t miss out on all the fun.

 

Credit: These images have been borrowed from, and originally appeared in Michelle Ward’s article, “Old Faithful,” from the Make It Your Own department inside Somerset Studio.

 


Posted: Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018 @ 1:14 pm
Categories: Glimpse Inside And Sneak Peeks, Mixed-Media Art.
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Today our Director of Publishing Christen Hammons stops by Somerset Place to give you the ins’ and outs’ of the new Somerset Studio and how this revamped, quarterly publication is about to get more hands-on with interactive elements that encourage artistic play, experimentation, and processes. 

 

One of the great joys in being the editor-in-chief of Somerset Studio is having art land on my desk that stops and makes me ask how the artist managed to achieve this particular piece. Sure, I have enough experience that I can look at a piece and understand the general approach, but I always want to ask the artist, “How?” and “Why?” It’s one thing to look at a piece and understand the technique involved, but it’s another to truly get inside the artist’s head and understand the process.

Michelle Ward, author of our Make it Your Own department, never fails to share the how and the why behind her pieces. We’ve always been so fascinated with the way she can take a simple supply — like tags, cardboard, even plain paper — and turn them into stunning collages, journal pages, and more. She’s made it clear to many of us that we can take a humble supply and just play and see what we come up with.

We kept this in mind while redesigning Somerset Studio. We asked for our artists to share photos of their raw materials and give us more in-depth explanations of why they did something. We added worksheets to help inspire more playtime, more experimentation for our artists. As we work on the launch of the first quarterly issue of Somerset Studio, which hits newsstands February 1, 2019, we are keeping the ideas of artistic play and processes in mind.

We’re having a lot of fun as we work on this first quarterly issue. Included inside are all the types of articles you love, with a deeper look into how the artists got from point A to point B. Also included are more activity sheets, with guides on doodles, lettering, and more fun things you can add to your artwork. We’ll give extra attention to the details that truly take a piece of art to the next level. We envision this new Somerset Studio to walk the line between a magazine and a workbook. Not only will we not be sad if you work right on the pages, we’re encouraging you to do so!

As we get closer to the debut, we’ll be sharing more sneak peeks about all the goodness that awaits you inside each issue. Don’t forget that the bigger and better Somerset Studio arrives on February 1, 2019. Be sure to become a charter member today, so you won’t miss out on all the fun.

 

Credit: These images have been borrowed from, and originally appeared in Michelle Ward’s article, “Old Faithful,” from the Make It Your Own department inside Somerset Studio.