The program is inspired by the recent release of his book How to Be an Artist, described in Saltz’s own words as “33 rules to take you from clueless amateur to generational talent (or at least help you live life a little more creatively).” This virtual program is packed with dozens of rules, prompts, exercises, and tips (Tell Your Own Story and You Will Be Interesting; Imagination Is More Important than Knowledge; Make Art for Now, Not for the Future; and Finish the Damn Thing!) designed to break through creative blocks, ignite motivation, conquer bad habits, and help artists of all kinds-painters, photographers, writers, performers-realize their dreams.
Jerry Saltz is the senior art critic at New York magazine and its entertainment site Vulture. He is the winner of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize in Criticism and a 2019 National Magazine Award. Before joining New York in 2007, Saltz had been art critic for The Village Voice since 1998, and was twice nominated for the Pulitzer Prize during his tenure there. A frequent guest lecturer, he has spoken at the Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim, the Whitney Museum, and many others, and has appeared at Harvard, Yale, Columbia, the Rhode Island School of Design, the Art Institute of Chicago, and elsewhere.
Michael Rips is the Executive Director of The Art Students League of New York, the author of The Golden Flea, Pasquale’s Nose, and The Face of a Naked Lady. He lives in the Chelsea Hotel in New York City.