I believe that teaching art is a combination of instruction in art skills and theory, facilitation of the creative process, and support of personal expression. Learning to paint takes focused attention and practice. Creative expression takes opening up and letting go. Personal expression takes self exploration. All these need to exist to create good art.
Exploring the meaning of your art is a central focus of my workshops. I also work with students to develop their personal styles of expression. Acrylic paint is a wonderful, forgiving medium for this process.
Part of developing as an artist is finding ways to be kind to oneself and to learn to deal with bumps and challenges. My workshops include methods of overcoming obstacles to the creative process, including dealing with the inner critic. I work with students find ways to enjoy experimenting and stretching as they explore new ways to create.
This workshop will give you a great opportunity to learn many new ways of creating with acrylic paint and mixed media: collaging, stamping, stenciling, using mixed media, and other ways to apply and remove paint. You will learn to create art that is more expressive, contemporary, and personal. The class includes demos, exercises, individual support, and plenty of time to paint.
You’ll also have an opportunity to explore your artistic process to understand how to move more deeply into your own creativity. The workshop is open to participants with all levels of experience. Even if you’ve taken this class before, you don’t want to miss it! There will be loads of new information.
This class is offered for different lengths of time (2-day, 3-day, and 5-day). The longer classes offer more opportunity to go in depth and learn more techniques.
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